July 16, 2019

A Blenheim drone expert taking to the skies over Marlborough had a first-hand encounter of the feathered kind. GCH UAV operations manager Colin Aitchison was filming near Oyster Bay when he was joined in the air by an inquisitive falcon who headed straight for the drone. Colin, who has more than 700 hours of flight […]

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In 2015, a Connecticut teenager raised the question of whether our robots have the right to bear arms when he jury-rigged a working flamethrower — and separately, a semiautomatic pistol — to his drone. But this Thursday, for better or worse, you’ll be able to easily build a flying flamethrower yourself. You’re looking at a […]

Russia is planning to supply its troops with small-scale drones that can drop bombs, Russian news site Izvestia reported last week. The quadcopters outfitted with explosives are modeled after similar commercial drones rigged with explosive devices used by ISIS fighters in Syria. “This is a very tactical [unmanned aerial vehicle], we’re talking about small UAV […]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense official said Tuesday. Iran offered no […]

Defying the Trump administration’s pressure for tougher action, the European ministers instead exhorted Iran to abide by the agreement’s terms. But Mr. Khamenei seemed to reject their gesture out of hand. “Iran will continue the process of cutting down on its #JCPOA commitments,” he said in his speech. The 2015 agreement promised Iran an end […]

CLOSE File photo (Photo: Journal Courier) Sturges Avenue – A 38-year-old woman completed a domestic violence packet Monday after her live-in ex-boyfriend punched her in the face twice. The 25-year-old man had a prior conviction for domestic violence, therefore a felony warrant was prepared. Police could not find the suspect. 700 block of Fifth Avenue – Officers […]

Albany residents will have the chance to ask questions about the potential use of the police department’s new drone technology at a meeting Tuesday night. The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee is hosting a drone presentation. Since the program was announced, questions and concerns have emerged over possible civil rights violations and invasion of privacy. […]

In 1911, over a swathe of small farms south of Tripoli, an Italian aviator named Giulio Gavotti leaned out of his biplane and threw a small bomb onto Turkish soldiers below. It was the first recorded use of a powered aircraft as a weapon of war. Today, Libyan militiamen defending the capital face a deadlier […]

video Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should investigate Google: Report Disruptive Tech Research chief analyst Lou Basenese argues Peter Thiel is raising “perfectly legitimate” concerns about China and Google. He also provided insight into Facebook’s digital currency Libra. Facebook board member Peter Thiel said Sunday the FBI and CIA should investigate whether Chinese intelligence has […]