Daily Archives: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Never Send a Human to do a Robot’s Job

More robots are going to war. In this case Afghanistan, which is where the Lockheed Martin-Kaman unmanned K-MAX helicopter is heading for a six month trial with the Marines after completing the Navy’s Quick Reaction Assessment. I’ve always loved Kaman’s … Continue reading

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Grande Communications Launches TiVo

Well, that was fast. Texas MSO Grande Communications announced just over a month ago that they’d be providing TiVo to their customers, and it looks like they have already launched. Interestingly it sounds like the features may be a little … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Harpoon

It is hard to believe, but the Harpoon anti-ship missile is forty years old. It has certainly evolved quite a bit, and is available in surface, air, submarine, and land launched versions. It also formed the basis of the SLAM, … Continue reading

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CNET Reviews the Insignia Connected TV with TiVo Design

CNET has reviewed the recently launched Insignia Connected TV with TiVo Design, which mixed results. Overall they gave it 2.5 stars out of 5, and most of the knocks against it seem to have more to do with the TV … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes A Wasp

That’s the F-35B Lightning II which is currently conducting trials taking off and landing from the deck of the USS Wasp. The Wasp is a multipurpose amphibious assault ship, not an aircraft carrier. But that’s OK, since the F-35B is … Continue reading

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