Over the next decade, changes in computing power will enable teams of hi-tech drones to operate virtually on their own, or as “robotic wingmen” to piloted aircraft, said Werner Dahm, the Air Force’s former top scientist. At a testing range in the Arizona desert, Apache helicopters are flying together with unmanned choppers in experiments the Pentagon believes will serve as an eventual model for future warfare. “We’re not far away from having a single piloted Apache or other helicopter system and a larger number of unmanned systems that fly with that,” said Dahm, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Arizona State University.
Robot is my wingman: The next wave in US robotic war: drones on their own - Hindustan Times
The first story: Wonderbook™: Book of Spells (by PlayStation)
Augmented reality for books. Marker pages. “Images simulated. Actual game images appear on your television.”
A book of AR markers.
A strange, distant interaction:
Cool things happen when you point the iOS 6 panorama camera out the window of a speeding car
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On Monday, Kit Kat will distribute six chocolate bars that have a GPS tracker inside them. Once they’ve been discovered by a hungry customer — and hopefully not via an emergency visit to a doctor after they’ve been digested — they can get activated. Then, a team will go out and deliver a 10,000 pound prize directly to him or her, wherever they happen to be.
OOH posters fitted with NFC touchpoints will let users check in on the competition as well, and find out, Willy Wonka style, how many GPS Kit Kats are left.
It was 7.45am on June 30 last year when the senior, longstanding broker for PVM Oil Futures was contacted by an admin clerk querying why he’d bought 7m barrels of crude in the middle of the night.
The 34-year old broker at first claimed he had spent the night trading alongside a client. But the story began to fall apart when he refused to put the customer in touch with his desk for official approval of the trades.
By 10am it emerged that Mr Perkins had single-handedly moved the global price of oil to an eight-month high during a “drunken blackout”. Prices leapt by more than $1.50 a barrel in under half an hour at around 2am – the kind of sharp swing caused by events of geo-political significance. Ten times the usual volume of futures contracts changed hands in just one hour.
That breathless moment when you catch the ghostly hand of the Google digitizer