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Boeing Debuts Laser System That Shoots Down Drones (Video)

Artistic rendering of a Boeing laser defense system (Boeing)
Artistic rendering of a Boeing laser defense system (Boeing)

Laser systems have been used for decades to shoot down ballistic missiles, mortars, and other swift, airborne objects. The past past few years, they’ve found...




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    This Is How Lexus Hoverboard Works

    A couple of months ago, Lexus introduced its rideable Hoverboard to the world in a YouTube video. We couldn’t be certain whether or not it was... Read more

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    10 Killer Jailbreak Tweaks That Add Features Regular iPhone Users Wish They Had

    Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are going to add some fantastic new features to the company’s smartphone lineup, but there are... Read more

  • A member of the Israeli startup StoreDot demonstrates a bio-organic charger system which they are developing that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds at their laboratory in the Tel Aviv on April 9, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    10 No-Brainer Ways to Improve Battery Performance on Your Phone and Laptop

    To be perfectly frank, battery technology is infuriating. Think about how different the world would be if improvements to battery tech progressed as quickly as... Read more

  • A person holds out his smartphone displaying the Uber app, before getting in a black Lexus which was hailed using the app, in Manhattan, on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Uber Takes Next Step to Develop Own Mapping, Free From Google Maps

    Uber has entered an economic development partnership with the University of Arizona to develop the company’s mapping test-vehicles, making it the latest step in Uber’s efforts... Read more

  • A pothole on 29th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 26, 2014. Potholes have been appearing frequently in the city due to the freezing temperatures this winter. About 74 percent of roads are in poor or mediocre condition. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Google Patents Solution to Avoiding Potholes

    Of all the minor annoyances in life, potholes on a deteriorating road can be one of the worst. Besides giving the driver an unceremonious jolt,... Read more

  • In this Monday, July 29, 2013 photo, the Terrafugia "roadable plane" folds up its wings after flying at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. (Joe Sienkiewicz/The Oshkosh Northwestern via AP)

    Tech Startups Want to Change the Way You Drive, and Fly

    SAN FRANCISCO—A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former... Read more

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    Windows 10 and Your Privacy: What You Need to Know

    In my last article, I gave you a list of reasons why you should wait for Windows 10. Among those reasons, I mentioned privacy, and... Read more

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    Google Maps Gets Another Cool New Feature That Has Nothing to Do With Navigation

    Google Maps is one of the most used mobile and desktop apps around but not all of its awesome features are necessarily meant to prevent... Read more

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    You Can Now Download Cortana to Your Android Device

    Back in May, Microsoft announced that its digital assistant Cortana would be expanding to platforms other than Windows in the future. It began with a closed beta... Read more

  • A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Comcast: We’re Ready for 4K Distribution Today

    While there’s no disputing that the picture quality of 4K content is absolutely breathtaking, the transition to a 4K world isn’t going to happen overnight... Read more

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    iPhone 6S Leak: Major Details Revealed on the Device’s Camera

    Apple is a few short weeks away from its fall iPhone event where it’ll announce at least two new smartphones, including the iPhone 6s and the... Read more

  • The Ocean Cleanup Array. Pictured is the center of the V, including the collection station. (Erwin Zwart / The Ocean Cleanup)

    Cleanup Mission Successfully Surveys Garbage Vortex in Pacific (Photos)

    Every years, millions of pounds of trash get dumped into the Pacific Ocean, which together form large islands of waste known collectively as the Great... Read more

  • Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez speaks at the FTC in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, where she announced Apple will refund $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Courts Affirm FTC Authority to Punish Companies for Lax Cybersecurity

    Since 2002, the Federal Trade Commission has been pursuing businesses for sub-substandard cybersecurity practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act, which empowers the FTC... Read more

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's twitter account on March 26, 2014 in Istanbul.  (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

    Twitter Disables Network of Websites That Track Deleted Tweets From Politicians

    Twitter has disabled a group of websites that archived deleted tweets from politicians and diplomats worldwide. The Open State Foundation (OSF) said that Twitter turned... Read more

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    5 Reasons Why You Should Hold Back Your Upgrade to Windows 10

    Since its release, Windows 10 has gained a great amount of hype. This is understandable: it serves as the first major Microsoft OS update that... Read more

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    4 Ways You Can Read Offline Articles While on the Go

    Are you always in transit? Can’t live without the latest updates on tech news? If your work requires you to stay online and you travel... Read more


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