iRobot Corporation, makers of the Roomba Robot Vacuum, learned that one of its units, called a PackBot, was “destroyed in action” in Iraq. Between 50 and 100 PackBots are now being used in Iraq and Afghanistan for battlefield reconnaissance, search-and-destroy missions of explosives and ordnance disposal.
iRobot PackBot DIA
- Google goes for the wow at I/O, but w... — “We tell Facebook all about ourselves, but Google knows the real us,” says Brian Solis, an analyst at the Altimeter Group. “That’s why it’s so incredible — and also so dangerous at the same time.” Google goes for the wow at I/O, but what about privacy? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/google-goes-for-the-wow-at-io-2018-but-what-about-privacy-ai-virtual-assistant/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756The search giant was mostly mum about privacy [...]
- The Looming Tower – TV Mini-Ser... — “The signs of a hypocrite are three: whenever he speaks, he tells a lie; whenever he promises, he breaks his promise; and whenever he is entrusted, he betrays that trust.” The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series 2018) – IMDbhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt6474236/Created by Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright. With Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp. A [...]
- Facebook is now in the data-privacy s... — Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next? – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/11/facebook-is-now-in-the-data-privacy-spotlight-could-google-be-next/?utm_term=.aeee8be65182The search giant gathers a lot more data on us than Mark Zuckerberg’s social network. Who let Google off the hook? The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes more money off its users than Facebook does, gathers more of [...]
- Control Your Roomba With IFTTT Comman... — Control Your Roomba With IFTTT Commands – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/control-your-roomba-with-ifttt-commands-1723535/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleWhen the humans are away, the Roomba will play: Keep a closer eye on your iRobot vacuum with new IFTTT functionality. Using If This Then That applets, owners can trigger the autonomous cleaner … [...]
- How do you crown the best smartphone ... — Learn How DxOMark Scores Smartphone Cameras to Find the Best | Digital Trendshttps://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/learn-how-dxomark-scores-smartphone-cameras/They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of us are never without our phones. In search of the best smartphone camera, we found out how respected photography lab, DxOMark, tests devices and scores them. [...]