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Drone of the Day: Blackjack

The Blackjack (RQ-21A) was deployed last year. For the Navy and Marine Corps, it fulfills a requirement for a small tactical unmanned aircraft system (STUAS) to follow-on to the ScanEagle. And it is the first military drone that is open architecture, that is, based upon a non-proprietary operating system, allowing it… » 7/24/15 11:15am 7/24/15 11:15am

Watch Kevin Spacey Be Nice, Then Evil in '21'

The most recent instalment in the Call of Duty franchise is notable — not because of the running around and blowing stuff up, that's dull — but because Kevin Spacey plays a genuine, multi-faceted character. He starts out nice, and ends up trying to destroy the world with poison gas whilst being a racist or something.… » 11/29/14 8:00pm 11/29/14 8:00pm

Rain Man's Finally Met His Match With This Blackjack-Dealing Robot

If you thought Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man character took a cold, calculating approach to gambling, he's got nothing on Yaskawa Motoman Robotics' new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. Using a sophisticated vision system it's even able to recognize the cards it's dealing, so casinos could still use their standard Bicycle… » 2/22/13 8:37am 2/22/13 8:37am

Samsung Epix (aka BlackJack III) First Smartphone With Built-In Optical Mouse, Not Lasers

The Samsung Epix—the BlackJack III in another dimension where BlackBerry doesn't exist and the acronym BJ doesn't make people snicker—actually seems like a solid successor to the BlackJack II, adding the major things it needs to not get laughed at by every other smartphone today, "world's first optical mouse in a… » 10/21/08 12:10pm 10/21/08 12:10pm

BlackJack II Hands-On (Verdict: Speedy, Slim and Sexy)

We just got hands-on with the BlackJack II, the Windows Mobile Smartphone follow-up to the popular BJ1. The things we noticed: it's thin like the original, and small enough to feel the same in your pocket as non-smartphones. The OS is Windows Mobile 6, which improves greatly on the original's WM5, and is definitely… » 10/23/07 1:33pm 10/23/07 1:33pm