Why Are F-22 Raptors Patrolling Las Vegas?

The skies above Las Vegas, Nevada have been packed with military aircraft over the last week. It's not another reboot of Red Dawn, mind you, but rather the second round of the Red Flag war games held at Nellis Air Force Base. Check out these sweet shots of the F-22 Raptor—America's first stealth fighter—staying sharp… » 3/08/13 9:00pm 3/08/13 9:00pm

Wargames Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Wired Interviews Everyone and…

Unlike more modern films about hacking like The Net and Hackers, Wargames has been lovingly embraced by the geek audience. And even 25 years after its release, it holds up as a thought-provoking film about a changing technological future-a future where the fate of the world really can be in one man's hands, or just as… » 7/24/08 9:46am 7/24/08 9:46am

Air Force Wants to Use Every Computer They've Got to Build Massive…

China has been semi-famed for launching DDoS attacks and poking around the US's secure networks generally. One Air Force colonel's solution? Build a massive botnet to DDoS the Commie bastards (or anyone else) right back. Because we're on the Light side, our bigass botnet wouldn't infect new computers, but the plan… » 5/14/08 7:30am 5/14/08 7:30am

Air Force Buys 300 PlayStation 3 for Research

The Air Force has bought 300 PlayStation 3s for "research." Whether "research" means "let's play a massive Call of Duty 4 game" or "let's start building SkyNet with 300 PlayStation 3 nodes" or "let's create a giant black mecha with Blu-ray lasers" is yet to be seen. According to the Air Force, they need the cell processors for » 3/05/08 5:16am 3/05/08 5:16am