Lockheed Martin engineers on behalf of the US Army are working on a mobile laser system. 60 kW power weapon will be a defensive weapon that protects against rockets.
Military technology will soon enter the next evolutionary sphere and soon, instead of traditional missiles and rockets, combat will be carried out using laser weapons. Such weapons are not yet common, but military engineers have been working on weapons projects for years. One of them is occupied by Lockheed Martin people.
The company has announced the successful completion of the new 60kW mobile laser power test. The company has already created similar armaments before, but it has so far been able to boast half the power. The achievement is undoubtedly very important, because during the tests we managed to fire a 58 kW radius, thus beating a record in the category of lasers of this type. This was accomplished by combining the radii of several lasers into one strong beam.
Torrent sites are one of the most popular sites on the Internet, but their owners have not been able to translate it into real money until recently. Now, however, this has changed and since some of them have dealt with the distribution of malware, the profits of their owners have risen up.
Experts from Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ warn that torrent sites, so readily visited by Internet users, can be a big threat to them. Research has shown that users are 28 times more likely to be infected with malware compared to regular sites. What’s more, the attacks are silent and the user does not even know that malware has been installed on his computer, as it does not require any action from him.
And what does this malicious code do? Approximately 45 percent of the cases install adware that displays ads on victims’ computers. Approximately 10 percent of the cases are unwanted toolbars, while 9 percent are botnet clients who take control of the hardware.
Many malware, however, takes over our personal data, which can then be sold online. It also collects credit card numbers and even steals money directly from our accounts, such as changing your account number when making a transfer. Ransomware is also a big threat blocking important files and demanding ransom.
Distribution of malware can be extremely profitable for webmasters. According to the Digital Citizens Alliance, their total revenue last year was nearly 64 million euros, and the owners of each site, according to the number of visitors, rake from 182 to 4500 euros a day.
Anyone who spends many hours every day in front of a computer knows how important his work tools are – desk and chair, whose ergonomics determine the comfort of work. There are already many models of desks that are designed to make it more comfortable, but on their particular stand is a desk called Station.
Station is basically not a desk, but more like a dental chair that was designed by Altwork engineers so that many hours of work did not adversely affect our muscles and spine. As you can see in the attached picture, the employee is sitting on a special folding chair and his head is supported by a comfortable headrest.
In front of him there is a tabletop on which you can put the keyboard and mouse, and a bit further there is a monitor. There is also an extra, movable arm on which we can put, and next to are convenient shelves for holding other trinkets.
The station weighs 95 kg without a monitor and can be set in four basic positions. So it will serve as a standard sitting desk, desk stand or workstation for several people. And if we want to relieve our muscles, then they can be set in such a way that we are lying down.
HP Inc. Presented four new generation business scanners that meet a wide range of needs, from general office work to complex document workflows. The new HP ScanJet scanners, much slimmer than their predecessors, are also capable of handling mobile devices, fit well into modern offices, and increase productivity with fast double-sided, high-capacity automatic document feeder (ADF) and reliable paper feed.
The new ScanJet scanners also offer an optional Wi-Fi1 for the first time, which simplifies connecting and scanning from anywhere in the office. Especially appreciated are customers from the health, banking, insurance and legal sectors. The new ScanJets also allow users to scan images directly to the application with the included software and fully functional TWAIN and ISIS drivers, and also support the HP JetAdvantage Capture application, which facilitates scanning, saving and transferring digital files from a mobile device.
HP has also announced a new entry-level scanner that works in both simple color scanning and complex workflows and is available at a very affordable price.
“Business customers need affordable, easy-to-use tools to help transform data into digital content that can be easily searched, shared and archived,” said Robert Sekuła, HP. The HP ScanJet scanners announced today allow you to easily and intuitively perform common office tasks. At the same time, they are highly reliable and can be configured for specific workflows, so customers can focus on their business. “
By the end of June this year, energy prices on the stock market approached those of August 11, 2015, when energy supplies were reduced to large companies, as a result of which many businesses had to curb production or shut down office buildings. This situation can also happen again this year and touch both businessmen and residents. The first heat wave brought temperatures in excess of 35 degrees Celsius, which is just the beginning of the holiday.
Heat can be cumbersome, especially if we do not spend their vacation on water. Air-conditioned offices may offer tempting alternatives, but prolonged adverse weather conditions and associated network overload may lead to unpredictable power outages. For this reason, storms, and more specifically the associated discharges, are an additional threat to unprotected equipment respectively.
– Electricity is essential today in almost every field of life. We have more and more electronic devices and we need more and more energy for their service. High temperatures are not conducive to them. Imagine what would happen if the city was regularly cut off from the heat supply because of the heat, and all the daily necessities denied us obedience? Are we waiting for closed office buildings, deserted cities and night life? Fortunately, this is an extreme scenario, as the latest technology allows you to adapt your infrastructure to regular heat. More and more buildings are being built that intelligently manage energy and will eventually allow it to be used more efficiently and in smaller quantities. “We are now able to minimize the unpleasant effects of unexpected power outages in our homes and businesses using guaranteed power solutions,” said Jacek Parys, Sales Executive, IT Business, Schneider Electric. UPS devices, the so-called. Uninterruptible power supplies, in the event of a power failure, support current in connected devices, whether they are computers, electric blinds, gateways, monitoring systems or widely used radio and home appliances.
Ford has revealed the launch date of standalone vehicles. Technology will debut in 20021. Full control of new cars will be used by PCs that use a whole range of sensors.
Ford is one of many automotive companies working on autonomous vehicle technology. The American company claims that the first cars of this type will be launched in 2021.
But they will be completely different cars from those we know every day. Vehicles will be designed with business in mind, services such as Uber or Lift. They will be available on request by customers, carrying them just like taxis. Vehicles will also be deprived of standard equipment and will not find in them gas pedals and brakes, which means that in the event of any danger can not be controlled over them. A person using such a vehicle will only be brought into the role of a passenger.
Lexar is introducing a new pendrive model. JumpDrive Tough is designed to work in difficult conditions. Its housing is resistant to shocks, water and high pressure.
Typical portable storage media designed for home use are devices of a rather delicate construction that is not water resistant or shockproof. Sometimes, however, they have to work in a much heavier environment, and special designs of such media are being designed for such tasks, which, thanks to the reinforced housing, can withstand a great deal.
Such a device is Lexar JumpDrive Tough, which is just entering the market. The USB 3.0 comes with a USB 3.0 interface that is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
The product casing was made of durable materials and covered with thick rubber. So it can withstand the pressure of 750 PSI and also bear the temperature from -25 to 149 degrees Celsius. The carrier will also carry a draft up to 30 meters deep, without the risk of damage, and is equipped with a convenient grip for attaching it to the keys.
JumpDrive Tough also protects access to data stored on it, using EncryptStick Lite technology. Files are encrypted with 256-bit AES. Access to them is possible through a password, and in the case of unauthorized access attempts, they are automatically deleted.