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Facebook and Internet.org want to connect the world using lasers

To help connect people around the world, Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers. The thinking in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is that affixing lasers to drones and satellites will beam a signal to just about anywhere. Show More Summary

Finnish Defence Forces Quietly Move to Readiness Mode

The largest circulation daily Helsingin Sanomat meanwhile, collates a number of initiatives and programs by the Finnish Defence Forces in an attempt to test the temperature of current attitudes to national defence. The paper interviewed analyst Mika Aaltola of the […]

Facebook's Messenger Payment Service Now Widely Available

Facebook today said its Messenger-based, peer-to-peer mobile payment service is now available to everyone across the U.S. It was initially tested in New York City earlier this year. Messenger users need only add their MasterCard- or Visa-backed debit card to pay anyone else on Messenger. Show More Summary

Sonic Runners is now available for everyone on Google Play

Sonic Runners is yet another one of those endless runner titles and has a sort of "retro" cell-shaded look to it. It initially launched in some regions as a first test run, but today it's finally available globally. More details provided in the post.

Beleaguered F-35 Begins 'Ski Jump' Test Trials for US Marines

The US military has begun testing the "ski jump" take-offs for the F-35 fighter jet variant that is nearing initial operating capability for use by the US Marines.

Independent lab test confirms KFC 'fried rat' was chicken

Don't worry everyone, you can eat your KFC with a clear conscious. An independent lab test confirmed that the rat-shaped chicken tender that caused a media frenzy last week was actually chicken. Devorise Dixon initially claimed that he was served something that appeared to be a fried rat at his local KFC in California. Show More Summary

Independent lab test confirms KFC 'fried rat' was chicken

Don't worry everyone, you can eat your KFC with a clear conscious. An independent lab test confirmed that the rat-shaped chicken tender that caused a media frenzy last week was actually chicken. Devorise Dixon initially claimed that he was served something that appeared to be a fried rat at his local KFC in California. Show More Summary

US Army puts Gray Eagle UAS, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test and Evaluation on the One System Remote Video Terminal at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California. Record testing […]

Hands-on Test Of Ford's New Sync 3 Infotainment System

Following the initial success of the original Sync infotainment system and then a stumble with the second-generation Sync with MyFord Touch, Ford could have a hit on its hands with Sync 3.

Google Continues To Test Its Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads, Despite Accident Reports

Google first made the initial announcement in May that they were planning to upgrade from track-testing and begin testing Google self-driving cars on public roads. On Tuesday, Google revealed that the self-driving cars were experiencing issues. Show More Summary

Get Windows 10 Free By Testing Latest Preview Build

Microsoft is going to provide Windows 10 as a free upgrade to those who own a genuine copy of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 provided that these users upgrade to the new software within a year start July 29th, 2015. Initially there was some...Show More Summary

BMW Puts Light & Charge Initiative To The Test In Oxford

Owners of electric cars are probably painfully aware that unlike regular cars, finding a charging station for your vehicle isn’t as easy as the stations aren’t nearly as ubiquitous compared to gas stations. This means that you will need to plan your journey along routes where there will be EV charging stations available. Show More Summary

Street Fighter 5 PS4 Beta Starts Next Month, Two More Characters Confirmed

We already knew that there would be a Street Fighter 5 beta. We didn't know until now, though, that the initial test will be exclusive to PS4.Click To Continue Reading

Canon 5DS and 5DS R Initial Resolution Tests

Like everybody else, we’re pretty excited to get our hands on Canon’s new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this [...]Show More Summary

This guy completely destroyed a $10,000 gold Apple Watch by placing it between two really powerful magnets

When the Apple Watch initially launched a few months ago, some video bloggers performed stress tests to see just how much damage the watch can handle. This included trying to scratch the watch's screen with various materials such as sandpaper and dropping the watch on the ground. Show More Summary

SoundHound’s “Hound” Beta Blows Away The Competition In Tests

Earlier this month you might recall that music identification tool SoundHound launched their own voice assistant software called Hound. The app is currently in beta but so far from initial impressions, it seems that many were very impressed with Hound’s capabilities. Show More Summary

SpaceX founder files with government to provide Internet service from space

Elon Musk’s space company has asked the federal government for permission to begin testing on an ambitious project to beam Internet service from space, a significant step forward for an initiative that could create another major competitor to Comcast, AT&T and other telecom companies.Read full article >>

More Thoughts on Google Photos

Last week when Google Photos launched, I quickly tested it out and then wrote a post with my immediate initial reaction to the service. Much of my early disappointment centered around the fact that Google chose to limit the size of photos in the service to 16 megapixels. As a DSLR shooter this meant that […]

LMCo Gets $ for Low Rate F-35 Production | Army Tests Black Hornet UAV | Lebanon Asks for Hellfire, Might Get It

Americas Lockheed Martin saw a $920.4 million advanced acquisition contract on Thursday for the F-35 program. This award covers the production of 94 low rate initial production Joint Strike Fighters, with these spread across the three F-35 variants.. 78 F-35A models will be manufactured and delivered, with 44 of these destined for the Air Force […]

US Navy Hypersonic Railgun Round Being Adapted to Standard Deck Guns

The U.S. Navy’s deck guns could take on new relevance if ongoing tests to fire a guided round at five times the speed of sound from their muzzles are successful, USNI News has learned.Using rounds initially designed for the service’s...Show More Summary

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