Category: Technology

Watch a AC-130 Gunship Devastate Targets on the Ground with Its Howitzer

The largest gun attached to any warplane in the world belongs to the new AC-130W Stinger II flying gunship. Its M102 howitzer can fire 105mm high-explosive shells at targets on the ground at a rate of up to ten rounds per minute. Here it is in action: The video starts with aircrews loading 105mm howitzer […]

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The U.S. Marines Want the Ability to Sink Ships

Yes, the U.S. Marines are well known for invading islands and wresting them away from others during a conflict. They also have a lesser-known responsibility to defend them, and the Corps may be getting new ship-killing missiles to aid them in that task. U.S. Marines occupied Iceland during World War II to prevent Germany from […]

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What We Know About the U.S. Navy’s Drone Fleet of the Future

The Navy of the future will have two kinds of drone ships to extend the reach of its manned vessels, making the fleet more capable than ever. A new report lays out this vision and says that at least one of the two types of unmanned ship will be equipped to carry weapons. The report […]

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Should the U.S. Navy Turn Merchant Ships into Floating Missile Magazines?

The U.S. Navy could buy older civilian merchant ships on the cheap and convert them into floating arsenals. The concept, outlined in the U.S. Naval Institute, envisions adding dozens—if not hundreds—of multiuse missile silos to the ships to provide additional firepower to the Navy while it struggles to reach its 355-ship goal. The idea is […]

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Watch All Five of the U.S. Military’s Fighter Jets Fly in Formation

An exercise designed to test the Air Force, Navy, and Marines’ ability to fly and fight together has yielded a rare and remarkable moment: All five fighter jets currently flown by the services flying in formation, possibly for the first time. The video was taken during this month’s Orange Flag, a sister exercise to the […]

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Hacker Performs Awesome Tesla Model 3 Ubuntu Linux Infotainment System Mod

There’s a lot to like about Tesla’s Model 3, but as with most things with prepackaged entertainment (or infotainment) systems, even this beautiful electric car leave people yearning for a bit more. In the case of one reddit user, Tesla’s infotainment system didn’t satiate his/her entertainment hunger, so they decided to do what’s perhaps one of the most […]

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Britain Built a Nuclear Land Mine and Almost Used Chickens To Detonate It

The Cold War saw numerous oddball inventions of lethal intent, but leave it to the British to slap one with a silly name. And Blue Peacock’s name wasn’t the end of its peculiarities. Blue Peacock was supposed to be a nuclear land mine. It was designed to blow up on a time lag, days after […]

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Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. […]

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Have Amazon text you when your order has shipped and again when it’s been delivered

If you shop at Amazon you’re probably familiar with the emails they send letting their customers know when an order has shipped. But did you know you can have them text you as well? They will, and it’s very easy to set up. Simply sign up for “Shipment Updates via Text” and Amazon will send you a […]

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How to See Your USPS Mail BEFORE It Arrives in Your Mailbox (for FREE)

Although we live in the great day-and-age of on-demand communication via phone, e-mail, text, and social media, it’s hard to deny the excitement upon receiving an old-fashioned letter via US Mail. Unless of course that letter is a bill or some other dreadful news.. But either way, those residing in the United States will be […]

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