Here's What Yesterday's Successful Missile Defense Test Really Means

On Sunday, a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead launched from the Marshall Islands. The Pentagon hailed it as a major success for the troubled national missile defense system, which has cost $40 billion since 2004. But, in truth, it changes little. » 6/23/14 2:34pm 6/23/14 2:34pm

Delta Will Save $1 Million A Year Giving Flight Attendants Smartphones

Delta Air Lines will be handing out Nokia Lumia 1520s to its legion of over 20,000 flight attendants beginning this fall, replacing the smaller Lumia 820s they're already using. This will give those in the cabin useful tools as well as reduce fuel and printing costs enough to save the airline a million dollars… » 4/10/14 1:18pm 4/10/14 1:18pm

Next Phase Of The Rally Fighter Features Intel Integration

My head was only still for a few seconds of my hot lap in a Rally Fighter, but that's all it took for me to notice the accessory controls were the vehicle's biggest letdown. Local Motors is seeking to rectify that with the integration of an open-source "Galileo board" from Intel. » 3/26/14 8:18am 3/26/14 8:18am

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Fuel Limit

Much digital ink has been spilled fretting over this year's top road racing series (F1 and LMP1), particularly with respect to the hybrid power systems and the method of limiting the cars on their fuel usage. The big worry is that this will prevent the drivers from racing. This is why we have nothing to worry about. » 3/14/14 2:31pm 3/14/14 2:31pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

NHTSA asks America how they feel about in-car alcohol detection

Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on… » 6/21/13 11:57am 6/21/13 11:57am