Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own.

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The Air Force now allows any enlisted serviceman to become a UAV pilot

To help meet the rising demand for drone surveillance and reconnaissance, the United States Air Force just announced it now allows enlisted pilots (including non-officers) to fly in missions involving unmanned aircraft.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/22/air-force-now-allows-any-enlisted-serviceman-to-become-uav-pilot.html

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'Bird' gadget lets you control a drone with your finger

A man holds up his finger. A drone, rising slowly in a conference room, hovers in place. He pushes his finger out a bit, and the drone moves forward. He pulls back, and the drone follows his gesture perfectly. He lowers his finger, and the drone lands softly on the ground.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/16/bird-gadget-lets-control-drone-with-your-finger.html

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Science and religion fight over Hawaii's highest point

Rising more than 6 miles from the seabed floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest summit in the world.

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Maker of controversial Yik Yak app responds to critics

Yik Yak, an anonymous location-based social media app, has gained traction as a fast rising startup. But with that success has come criticism. Yik Yak has come under fire as critics claim the anonymity of the app facilitates cyber bullying.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/20/maker-controversial-yik-yak-app-responds-to-critics/

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Exclusive aerial footage of Apple's mysterious white box next to 'iPhone 6' event site

Not too far from Apple’s Campus 2 project, a temporary structure is rising for the company’s September 9 event, and new aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a flying camera drone offer a closer look at the mysterious white box that has generated considerable buzz.

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Joining Forces to Harness the Internet of Things

A rising tide of interest has sparked a series of competitive moves among the widening array of software and technology providers vying for a share of the rapidly expanding IoT market. The enormous promise has driven a growing number of large and small players to rebrand and reposition their product and service offerings to appeal to the curiosity of potential corporate and consumer customers. However, the more realistic players also are recognizing that they need to join forces to truly meet the rapidly evolving needs of their customers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80864.html?rss=1

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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.

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