Future of War: Israeli Military Has Big plans for Small Drones

For decades, Israel’s Air Force has been operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in varying sizes and applications. Now, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is turning its gaze to small rotorcrafts manufactured by the likes of Israeli Aeronautics Ltd. and Chinese company DJI. The IDF currently uses over 400 drones and has over a thousand soldiers trained as operators. It uses...

Uber Just Shuts Down It’s Self-Driving Trucks Division Here’s Why

The ride-hailing business Uber has shut its self-driving trucks division to focus solely on its research with autonomous cars. Although the division had completed a delivery of Budweiser beer in 2016, it is now shutting down as the company focuses on self-driving people transport. The decision is understood to have been driven by a desire to focus the team researching...

Facebook, We Have A Big Problemo!

But that doesn’t mean the company is doomed. Facebook stock was down over 20 percent in after-hours trading yesterday after the company announced earnings that missed expectations, along with expectations of slower growth in the future. The drop, which was the largest single decline in the firm’s history as a public company, wiped more than $100 billion from the company’s...

Brothel Uses Virtual Reality Creating Porn Star Fantasies Real

The oldest profession embraces cutting-edge technology. Have a hentai fantasy you’d like to indulge? What about a favorite adult film you’d like to immerse yourself in? Then it may be time to head to the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Nevada. Dennis Hof, who runs the legal brothel, announced a new virtual reality experience on offer. Speaking to UK publication The Sun earlier this month, he said clients...

Singapore Airlines Launches Kris Pay: A Blockchain Wallet For Frequent Flyers

Singapore Airlines has launched KrisPay, a digital blockchain wallet that lets members of KrisFlyer, the carrier’s frequent flyer program, convert their air miles into digital currency. Members can use as little as 15 KrisPay miles (equivalent to US$0.07) to pay for items at the airline’s 18 partner merchants in the city-state, including gas stations, beauty product retailers, as well as...

Chiraq Rapper B.Bandz Brings “Swag” To Augmented Reality

Tech This Out recently interviewed a young rapper named B. Bandz whose revitalizing the music industry by using technology in an innovative way. B. Bandz has been making music since he was a little kid performing for his grandma’s church but he started gaining recognition when he began releasing music in high school. His first single “Y.R.N” dropped back...

Introducing A Dating App That Connects People Through Their Fantasies

As with, well, everything really, the internet has changed the dating game. Just think how ubiquitous the phrase “swipe right” has become. Yet while apps like Tinder work for many people, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to sexuality. It’s in these realms outside of traditional dating – whatever “traditional” means anyhow – that Fantasy App exists. Created...

Timehop: The App Affected Over 21 Million Users

Timehop, a memory sharing smartphone app, disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data, including names and emails, of its 21 million users. Around a fifth of the affected users (4.7 million) have also had a phone number that was attached to their account breached in the attack. Timehop is a smartphone application designed to resurface old posts from several...

Big Brother Has A New Home: Facial Recognition Comes To Your Next Hip Hop Concert:

Austin-based startup Blink Identity has announced that it has raised $1.5M in a seed round led by Sinai Ventures with the participation of Live Nation, Techstars, and a number of other live entertainment related funds. The company, which was founded by Mary Haskett and Dr. Alex Kilpatrick, completed the Techstars Music Accelerator in Los Angeles this past spring, and is...

Enter China’s New Laser Gun Rifle

You could get burned if you upset the Chinese government. Researchers in the country have reportedly developed a prototype laser assault rifle with similar dimensions to an AK-47, according to South China Morning Post. The new high-tech weapon is dubbed the ZKZM-500. The ZKZM-500 can reportedly set a person on fire using lasers. From 800 metres (about half a mile) away or...