Over the years LibertyUnderFire has provided multiple columns on the National Security Agencies’ (NSA) massive intelligence gathering and storage of all electronic information from all electric devices and how such activity violated the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution of all U.S. citizens. Such is now well known and after the Edward Snowden document dump […]

Over the years LibertyUnderFire has provided multiple columns on the National Security Agencies’ (NSA) massive intelligence gathering and storage of all electronic information from all electric devices and how such activity violated the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution of all U.S. citizens. Such is now well known and after the Edward Snowden document dump […]

The following is an excerpt from Counter Jihad: America’s Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, by Brian Glyn Williams, by permission of the author and publisher. Copyright 2017 University of Pennsylvania Press. [T]he incoming Obama administration had come to see these drone strikes as a vital component of its war against terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Like […]

With improving technology, police and prosecutors have become increasingly concerned that criminals with drones could outfit them with guns and bombs to create havoc. Now, law enforcement is flipping that on its head with a bipartisan proposal to permit police to equip unmanned aircraft with deadly weapons. The legislature’s judiciary committee passed a bill this […]

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will put out fires with the help of camera drones, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). These devices will monitor fires in narrow alleys and streets and high-rise buildings. Acting Interior Secretary Catalino Cuy said that camera drones “proved to be very useful” for the […]

Complete, standalone DSP offers 1TMAC/sec computational capacity SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EMBEDDED VISION SUMMIT — Highlights: Complete, standalone DSP runs all neural network layers 1 TeraMAC (TMAC)/sec computational capacity fits in less than 1mm2 silicon area General purpose, programmable and future proof to meet evolving requirements Optimized for vision, radar/lidar and […]

The United States has deployed a high-altitude surveillance drone to Japan to monitor North Korea’s activities amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone with the capability of collecting aerial data from an altitude of about 15 kilometers or higher arrived at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo late on Monday and will be […]

For big Chinese brands, the classic story is this: They grow huge in their home market, then find it tougher to build global brands. That’s been the case for many Chinese electronics or appliance companies, including Haier, Hisense and Midea. Even Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which now gets about 58% of sales outside China, battled […]

DJI Phantom 4 Pro According to AgFunder’s 2016 AgTech Investing Report (supported by The Robot Report’s own research), 2016 drone funding fell 64% from 2015 levels. Also, the type of companies getting funded were sensor, payload and analytics-based add-ons or service-providing companies rather than drone makers. In 2015, according to AgFunder, the largest drone deal was DJI’s $75 […]

The Mota JetJat Nano-C isn’t what you think of when you hear the word ‘drone’. It’s tiny, weighing just 17 grams, and and sounds more like a frisky mosquito than a quadcopter. At it’s core it’s a toy, and is as fun as it is challenging. For novice drone pilots (present company included) it can […]

Complete, standalone DSP offers 1TMAC/sec computational capacity SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EMBEDDED VISION SUMMIT — Highlights: Complete, standalone DSP runs all neural network layers 1 TeraMAC (TMAC)/sec computational capacity fits in less than 1mm2 silicon area General purpose, programmable and future proof to meet evolving requirements Optimized for vision, radar/lidar and […]