Bad news, automatonophobes. Not only does the military have drones in the air and on the ground, but they’ll soon have autonomous teams working together. Lockheed Martin refers to what they’re doing as […]

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Thousands of protestors marched on Pakistan’s parliament on Tuesday in a bid to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Canadian cleric Tahir ul-Qadri led twin protest movements into the heart of Islamabad’s “Red Zone,” which includes the parliament, Sharif’s home and office, and Western embassies, Reuters reported. The unrest is yet another problem for Pakistan’s new civilian government, which is already burdened with a Taliban insurgency and high unemployment rates, according to Al Jazeera.
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Google tries to make sure its most popular Android apps are also available to iPhone users, but not everything makes the cut
Now Google’s Photo Sphere app, designed to help you capture three-dimensional views of your world, has finally come to iOS.
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Like Google’s other Android-to-iOS app ports, Photo Sphere blends in well with the operating system’s minimalist interface while delivering snappy performance
After you launch the app, click on the camera menu option and you’ll immediately see an orange positioning dot and a targeting frame prompting you to begin creating your immersive photo Read more…More about Google, Google Maps, Android, Photos, and Android Apps

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How does an American community, a suburb, really, learn overnight how to deal with injuries sustained from tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and a militarized police force? Using the internet, of course.Ten days ago, the people of Ferguson, Missouri, had no idea how to help someone who’s having a panic attack because they’ve been pepper sprayed, how to flush a tear gas victim’s eyes with a mixture of equal parts Maalox and water, or how to get the lingering effects of tear gas off their clothes. Now, they’re old pros, in part thanks to a network of volunteers and organizations from as far away as Australia and Palestine who have dealt with police brutality and abuse in the past.”I don’t think any community, at least in the US, is equipped to deal with getting tear gassed by the people who are supposed to be helping them,” Kalaya’an Mendoza, an activist with Amnesty International who has been in Ferguson for much of the last week, told me. “Palestinians have been emailing and sending tips for dealing with tear gas that they use in their own struggle

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My well-dressed guests from out of town arrive with bags of gear. Lytro’s Jeff Hansen is unpacking a bag as introductions occur, and with him are Eamon Drew and Chris Horsley-Wyatt from Blonde Robot, Lytro’s Australian distributor. Two smartly-presented Lytro Illum cameras appear among the action and in no time at all, the focus is on them.
What’s under Lytro’s hood?

Lytro’s scene is plenoptic/light-field and computational imaging. While conventional digital cameras record the intensity and colour of light hitting a sensor in order to render a static image, a plenoptic camera makes use of an array of microlenses that assist in measuring the directionality of incidental light rays

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