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Feb 16, 2016

Russia Reveals New Flame-Throwing Anti-Tank Multicopter UAV

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Scary


A prototype of a new missile-firing multicopter drone was presented at a robot conference near Moscow.

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Feb 16, 2016

Astro droid? Russians build human-like super-robot for remote-controlled spacewalks

Posted by in categories: employment, military, robotics/AI, space

https://youtube.com/watch?v=KE8yq51GVxw

A remotely-operated robot reproducing the minutest particulars of a human doing complicated work will be taken into space to do dangerous jobs in orbit. An operational prototype has been demonstrated to the Russian government’s military sci-tech curator.

Military robots under development in Russia won’t be limited to the battlefield only: space applications will have priority, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters last weekend.

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Feb 16, 2016

Safeguarding Nigeria’s Investment In Telecoms Through Legal, Regulatory Enforcements

Posted by in categories: internet, law

A report published by the Internet Crime Complaint Centre, which is a partnership between the United States of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Centre, in 2010, revealed that Nigeria ranks third among the list of top 10 sources of cybercrime in the world.

This translates to 8 per cent, behind the United States’ 65 per cent and United Kingdom’s 9.9 per cent.

The publication also ranks Nigeria as the first in the African region as the target and origin of malicious cyber activities.

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Feb 15, 2016

This Millennial Might Be the New Einstein

Posted by in category: quantum physics

The new Einstein and female to boot.


A 22-year-old Ph.D. candidate wants to understand the way quantum gravity works. And Jeff Bezos wants to hire her.

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Feb 15, 2016

Hospitals are using virtual reality as a new form of treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, virtual reality

Doctors are using virtual reality to treat hospital patients.

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Feb 15, 2016

Time to Buy Cyber Security ETFs on Decent Q4 Results?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, security

This is very true; everyone knows in order for AI to truly be embraced by both consumers and industry; that Cyber Security on multiple fronts will need to be invested in to ensure better adoption of all the great technology on the horizon.


Though the cyber security industry has lost its momentum in the past several months, partially due to the weakness in the broad technology sector, it is poised for exponential growth in the coming years in the face of increasing cybercrime and the need to protect against these threats. According to Gartner, global security spending will increase 4.7% year over year to $75.4 billion in 2015 with some analysts projecting the global market to grow from $77 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.

The Q4 earnings reports of several industry players reflect this trend as most of them have beaten our earnings and revenue estimates with an encouraging outlook. Yet, they failed to drive the space and its ETFs higher that might suggest attractive entry point at the current level (read: 16 Bold ETF Predictions for 2016 ).

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Feb 15, 2016

Governance challenges at the intersection of space and cyber security

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics, governance, military, security, space

See even Space gets it — the importance of great Cyber Security is needed now.


The disruption of capabilities that space assets provide would have immediate, far-reaching and devastating economic, political, and geostrategic consequences. Over the past two decades, space vulnerabilities have grown dramatically in a manner commensurate with terrestrial dependency on space-based capabilities and enablers. This is true for both civilian and military activities. Purposeful interference with space systems could rather easily trigger a retaliatory spiral of actions that could compromise a safe and secure operating environment in space. Accordingly, having available a range of measures to prevent or preempt an incident, or even full-up conflict, is of rapidly growing importance to an increasing number of countries.

The interruption of space services through a cyber attack could involve large, and possibly very complex, knock-on effects. As the space and cyberspace domains are linked operationally—space cannot exist without cyber and cyber, in some cases, without space—and they permeate all other warfighting domains (i.e. land, air, and sea), cyber-related vulnerabilities of space assets are a major concern. Global effects would be virtually instantaneous.

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Feb 15, 2016

82 Percent of Energy Sector IT Pros Say a Cyber Attack Could Cause Physical Damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nuclear energy, security

82% of Energy Industry (power grids, nuclear, solar, gas, etc.) say that a Cyber Attack Could Cause Physical Damage — and they didn’t highlight those on some sort of life support or machine to help patients, etc. to live.


According to the results of a recent Tripwire survey of more than 150 IT professionals in the energy, utilities, and oil and gas industries, 82 percent of respondents said a cyber attack on operational technology (OT) in their organization could cause physical damage.

The survey, conducted in November 2015 by Dimensional Research, also found that almost 60 percent of respondents said they aren’t able to track all the threats targeting their OT networks, either because they don’t have the visibility necessary to track all threats (16.2 percent), because they only track threats that directly target their department (8.1 percent) or because there are just too many threats (35.4 percent).

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Feb 15, 2016

$100 Billion Later, Feds Fumble on Cybersecurity

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, security

Are you feeling confident about those robots and other AI machines and apps connected to the cloud environments self managing themselves?


The latest round of embarrassing federal data breaches struck the very agencies charged with protecting Americans, evidence one leading member of Congress believes is proof that throwing money at a problem doesn’t solve much unless there’s accountability to go with it.

Last week, the personal data of some 20,000 FBI employees and more than 9,000 Department of Homeland Security workers was released.

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Feb 15, 2016

Mattel’s latest VR View-Master has focus controls and headphones

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

I remember seeing this two weeks ago about the Mattel’s View-master returns with VR capabilities. However, they keep adding more bells and whistles to it.


What’s unique, however, is the level of interactivity, plus there’s an augmented reality (AR) twist-when you lay out the compatible cards on a table and put the viewer on, related objects appear on top of them to let you know what kind of experience awaits. However, Mattel is now ready to tackle the market with a new product dubbed the View-Master Viewer DLX.

The View-Master Viewer DLX has a headphone connector and a focal adjustment to make the virtual reality experience more realistic and the visuals better. The latter feature is found on the Gear VR and will be useful for those who have less than flawless vision.

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