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Waymo vs. Uber: 8 Things I Learned From Anthony Levandowski Taking the 5th

The questions he was asked spoke volumes about Uber’s suppliers, the secret Spider lidar, Google’s early suspicions, and more

Olfactory Overload by Bob Hill

I’ve been spending more time of late wandering our eight-acre landscape both because after 42 years here I keep finding old plants I too often overlook, and, more important, the chances are very slim I’ll find an aircraft carrier either on its way to Australia or North Korea. Gardening always provides some escape from reality […]

TTM autographs received: Jim Rice

I sent $20 and a couple of Topps Allen and Ginter cards to Rice and got them back signed in about 10 days - his average certified autographs don't go for much, but it's more surprising that he's been responding to recent TTM requests. Show More Summary

Worst-Case Scenarios

Back in 2009, a pair of Great Blue Herons built a nest on a dead oak in Sapsucker Woods right outside the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and I spent an inordinate amount of time photographing the growing family. Our best views of the nest...Show More Summary

One from Greco

2 hours agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

The oldest English language book that presents games from Gioachino Greco (c.1600 - c. 1634) is Francis Beale, The Royall Art of Chesse-Play (London 1656). This book contains 154 games attributed to Greco, as well as examples of Fool's Mate and Scholar's mate. Show More Summary

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by AI

Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called Sunspring. Now, Benjamin’s back in a new film titled It’s No Game. Like its predecessor, the short is a surprisingly effective blend of human and machine talent—plus a healthy dose of the surreal. Watch the film below to see […]

Top Secret WWII Machine Guns: The Norm and Welgun

Eric Norman was one of the small arms designers at Special Operations Executive Station IX during the Second World War. The Norm Gun and Welgun were two of his designs that although never reached serial production, are interesting in their own right day, if anything due to their simplicity of mechanics and operation. Show More Summary

Robotic Construction Platform Creates Large Buildings on Demand

This robotic foam sprayer can make you most of an igloo in 13.5 hours flat

SilencerCo Maxim 9 Finally Released For Sale

Over a year and a half after its initial announcement, the SilencerCo Maxim 9 has finally hit dealers shelves. Back then, at a seemingly over-the-top launch event in Miami, a Crockett and Tubbs theme took media types out into international waters for some high-seas target practice. Show More Summary

UPDATE: Savage Arms Model 10 GRS with that Norwegian Stock

We touched on this brand new model by Savage Arms while we were out at SHOT Show this winter. At the time, even the on-hand Savage Arms reps did not have much information for us. Although, they were kind enough to let us play with it. Show More Summary

POTD: Fancy Trap Shooter

I saw this the other day when I helped out some friends set up stages for a Steel Challenge match. This shooter was shooting Trap by himself and he was wearing a Top Hat. One of my friends said some people are starting to wear elaborate hats when shooting Trap. He has seen some people […] Read More … The post POTD: Fancy Trap Shooter appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Drone Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

4 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

By Emile L’Eplattenier on April 25, 2017 Since the demand for drone photography and video has skyrocketed in the past few years, insurance carriers have been taking note. While there were very few options for drone insurance even five years ago, today there are many options to choose from. In this article we’ll help you

Refractors, Rookies, Parallels and Even a Football Card...Another COMC Blaster

Let's take a break from buybacks today and check out a virtual blaster that I built with $20 in credit on COMC. I've been doing these posts for years; they're some of my favorites to put together and some of my favorites to read when I see them on other blogs. Show More Summary

An Even Tacticooler Molle Seat Cover – The Grey Man Tactical Rigid MOLLE Panels

A simultaneous highly useful vehicle accessory and immediate tacticool billboard, the Molle seat cover has become a must-need accessory for any truly tactically organized video. While eliciting the best insults one can level at tacti-tards, Molle panels are highly useful tools. Show More Summary

DJI’s partnership with Hasselblad leads to an 100-megapixel Frankendrone

The love child between DJI, the world’s largest drone maker and beloved professional photography brand Hasselblad is an 100-megapixel Frankendrone. DJI announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week what is the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform. Show More Summary

May’s Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online for Ammoland Readers

The Montana Hunting & Fishing News Magazine is offering an exclusive free look at their May 2017 issue online for Ammoland.com readers. This post May’s Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online for Ammoland Readers appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Leupold Adds to Thermal Optics Line with Handheld LTO-Quest

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. introduces the latest in its line of Leupold Thermal Optics, the LTO-Quest. This post Leupold Adds to Thermal Optics Line with Handheld LTO-Quest appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

KDG Recognizes the Seeming Absolute Co-Witness Community with new SIDELOK

Kinetic Development Group, still at it with their excellent SIDELOK series has seen fit to recognize what seems to be the minority of the AR-15 shooting community. With almost all manufacturers offering lower 1/3 optics mounts, those...Show More Summary

TFB Modification Minute: Stop using a ???? hammer and adjust your sights ????

This week’s modification minute features the MGW Sight Pusher, used by professional gunsmiths to adjust and replace handgun sights, rather than potentially damaging hammer/mallet/punch approach. Enjoy! Please support our sponsor Brownells. Show More Summary

Bushnell Hosts Hunting, Shooting Sports Celebrities at NRA Annual Meetings

Bushnell welcomes an all-star cast of hunters and competitive shooters to the Vista Outdoor booth (#2542) during the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits. This post Bushnell Hosts Hunting, Shooting Sports Celebrities at NRA Annual Meetings appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

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