GuaripeteMagazine https://www.guaripetesolutions.us Magazine about Sex Books Coffee Music Wine Pets and Bugs, Coffee Secrets, Wine Online Store, Sex Health Articles, Update Sofware Online, Libros Populares Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cropped-cropped-Guaripete-160-x-160-1-32x32.png GuaripeteMagazine https://www.guaripetesolutions.us 32 32 120412861 Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! – TechCrunch https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/take-cover-its-a-drone-with-a-nail-gun-techcrunch/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:52 +0000 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/take-cover-its-a-drone-with-a-nail-gun-techcrunch/ The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because [...]

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The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because roboticists at the University of Michigan have made a roofing drone that uses that tool to autonomously nail shingles into place.

In a video shot in UM’s special drone testing habitat, the craft flies up, approaches its bit of roof, and gingerly applies the nail gun before backing off and doing it a couple more times.

It’s very much just a tech demonstration right now, with lots of room to improve. For one thing, the drone doesn’t use onboard cameras, but rather a system of static cameras and markers nearby that can tell exactly where the drone is and where it needs to go.

This is simpler to start with, but eventually such a drone should be able to use its own vision system to find the point where to touch down. Compared with a lot of the computer vision tasks being accomplished out there, finding the corner of a roof tile is pretty tame.

Currently the drone is also free flying and uses an electric nail gun; this limits its flight time to about 10 minutes and a few dozen nails. It would be better for it to use a tether carrying power and air cables, so it could stay aloft indefinitely and use a more powerful pneumatic nail gun.

Drones are already used for lots of industrial applications, from inspecting buildings to planting trees, and this experiment shows one more area where they could be put to work. Roofing can be both dull and dangerous, and rote work like attaching shingles may as well be done by a drone overseen by an expert as by that experts’ own hands.

The drone is the subject of a paper (“Nailed it: Autonomous Roofing with a Nailgun-Equipped Octocopter”) by UM’s Matthew Romano and others, submitted for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation later this year.

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Pa. man accused of using drone to drop explosives on ex-girlfriend’s property – WTAP-TV https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/pa-man-accused-of-using-drone-to-drop-explosives-on-ex-girlfriends-property-wtap-tv/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:51 +0000 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/pa-man-accused-of-using-drone-to-drop-explosives-on-ex-girlfriends-property-wtap-tv/ WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WFMZ/CNN) – The attorney for a Pennsylvania man is exploring a plea agreement after federal prosecutors accused him of targeting his ex-girlfriend in a series of explosions. Explosions rattled a Washington Township, [...]

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WFMZ/CNN) – The attorney for a Pennsylvania man is exploring a plea agreement after federal prosecutors accused him of targeting his ex-girlfriend in a series of explosions.

Explosions rattled a Washington Township, Pa., neighborhood this spring and summer. Prosecutors allege they were caused by 43-year-old Jason Muzzicato dropping explosive devices from a drone onto his ex-girlfriend’s property. (Source: WFMZ/CNN)

According to prosecutors, 43-year-old Jason Muzzicato dropped explosive devices from a drone onto his ex-girlfriend’s property, rattling a Washington Township, Pa., neighborhood this spring and summer.

Muzzicato is not directly charged with detonating any of the explosives, but he is charged with knowingly operating an aircraft, the drone, without registration.

Charles Carcione, who lives in the neighborhood, says he believes other materials, such as nails, were dropped alongside the explosive devices.

“One day, I was… in the driveway doing something. All of a sudden, I heard them. It rained nails. They came out of the sky. They dropped down from the sky. Nobody was around. Nobody went by and threw them. They dropped from the sky,” he said.

Carcione says he had his suspicions about Muzzicato before he was arrested and even confronted the man, asking him to stop. He claims the explosions only got worse.

“Everything has been quiet since his arrest,” Carcione said.

Muzzicato’s attorney says they are exploring a plea agreement.

Muzzicato is also charged with illegally having weapons. Investigators say when they raided his home, they found improvised explosives and nine guns, which he was not allowed to have because of a protection from abuse order.

If convicted, Muzzicato faces up to 33 years in jail, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Copyright 2019 WFMZ, Charles Carcione, United States Attorney’s Office via CNN. All rights reserved.

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How military drones are becoming deadly weapons across the globe – Economic Times https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/how-military-drones-are-becoming-deadly-weapons-across-the-globe-economic-times/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:50 +0000 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/how-military-drones-are-becoming-deadly-weapons-across-the-globe-economic-times/ Something once equivalent of a do-it-yourself kit was enough to blow up half of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output on September 14. The 18 low-cost drones (along with cruise missiles), supposedly deployed by Houthi rebels [...]

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Something once equivalent of a do-it-yourself kit was enough to blow up half of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output on September 14. The 18 low-cost drones (along with cruise missiles), supposedly deployed by Houthi rebels in Yemen to attack the Saudi oil facilities, caused oil prices to jump more than 10 per cent in a day.

In recent years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones that used to improve our daily lives with logistics and mapping support can now be programmed to destroy things remotely. What makes them lethal and effective for warfare are advancements in video-camera techniques, precision operations with improved GPS, stealth operations and faster speed. In fact, capability improvements can be seen from India’s own drone procurement and manufacturing.

Back in the 1990s, the Indian Army bought Israeli drones for recce and surveillance. But this year, an order was placed for more than 50 Harop attack drones from Israel. Meanwhile, state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and a clutch of private Indian companies are making drones and developing UAV technologies.

ALL About Military Drone
TECH
The software is like an auto pilot linked to onboard motors, propellers, payload activators and weapons

TASK

Security, surveillance, attack

Iran Shahed_agencies
Iran’s Shahed-129 and Qasef-1 drones

SPEED
Mach* 0.18 (222 kmph)-
Mach 1 (1,234 kmph)
*Ratio of a drone’s speed to speed of sound

PRICE

Rs 50 lakh+

China drone
China’s Wing Loong 1


Run On

Lithium polymer batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, jet fuel

Drones Faster Than Sound?

Companies are developing hypersonic weapons — missiles that can dodge air defence system by flying up to five times faster than sound. Thus, combat drones moving at hypersonic speeds (beyond Mach 5) could bypass detection systems making them more lethal

drone_reuters


India’s Harop Defence

India has a fleet of around 100 drones and it plans to add 54 Harop attack drones from Israel to enhance unmanned warfare capability. These drones have electro-optical sensors to loiter over high-value military targets like surveillance bases and radar stations before attacking them.

Project Rustom

DRDO is developing MALE drones that can travel at 200 kmph and fly at altitudes of 6,000-10,000 feet

Drone_agencies
India’s Harop Defence drone


Types

MALE or Medium Altitude Long Endurance drone:
Can fly up to an altitude of 30,000 feet and travel over 200 km

HALE or High Altitude Long Endurance drone:
Can go beyond 30,000 feet and has a range of a few thousand

Israel drone


Flying Business

Likely size of Indian UAV market by 2021
$886 million

Estimated global size of market by 2021
$21 billion

Global market for drone applications by 2020
$100 billion

No. of drones operating illegally in India before 2018 rules
50,000

No. of Indian firms in drone business
>50

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This sports tracker is Amazfit! Amazfit GTR https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/this-sports-tracker-is-amazfit-amazfit-gtr/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:49 +0000 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/this-sports-tracker-is-amazfit-amazfit-gtr/ I said: “NO” to smartwatches. Utterly disappointed with how LG Urbane and WearOS turned out over the years, I found myself drifting away from wearables until I came across MiBands (2, 3, 4 reviews). These [...]

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I said: “NO” to smartwatches. Utterly disappointed with how LG Urbane and WearOS turned out over the years, I found myself drifting away from wearables until I came across MiBands (2, 3, 4 reviews). These relatively cheap trackers, with simple phone notifications and a battery lasting forever, were just perfect for me. Now, Huami strikes again (they are the company behind the Xiaomi MiBands) with Amazfit GTR. A serious sports tracker and a smartwatch hybrid.

Not a smartwatch

Amazfit GTR isn’t running WearOS, it’s not what I would consider a typical “smartwatch” despite the very watch-alike design. The one I got, comes with a beautiful 1.39″ AMOLED display wrapped in a brushed aluminium 47mm case. There is a 42mm version as well for those who have smaller wrists, and more female stylisation colour options.

Bear in mind the size of the watch (47mm vs 42 mm) will determine the battery life as the bigger Amazfit GTR comes with a bigger screen but also a bigger battery.

The “smartwatch” come with 2 buttons (power – top, function|customisable – bottom) and my version with a leather alike strap infused with a black, soft silicone inside.

Display

This is a thing of beauty, much brighter than my LG Urbane, encased in the plain but elegant bezel. Both, 47 mm and 42 mm versions come with the same pixel density, so you don’t miss out on resolution by picking the smaller version.

Ignore the battery warnings and crank up the display to the max, set the timeout to 10-15 seconds and enjoy the “smartwatch”.

Battery

I told you to ignore the battery warnings because Amazfit GTR comes with excellent battery life. I’m not even joking! It’s been 10 days, 3h of GPS workouts, display set at 100% and 10-sec timeout, the heart sensor measures my pulse every 1-2 min, and the sleep in monitored at the most power-hungry setting and I’m only down to 50%.

This is spectacular. If you used MiBands – it’s that good.

So why this isn’t a smartwatch?

Amazfit GTR has a soul of a sports tracker and looks of a smartwatch. I can’t call it so however as it lacks voice assistants, there are no options to reply to messages and notifications.

For the most part, this is a passive screen to receive a notification and act on it on your phone. And that’s OK. I never really used the voice commands from my LG Urbane, and replying to any messages from a smartwatch is an insane activity if your phone is around.

I’m happy that Amazfit GTR filled the gap between the short-lived smartwatches and rather not interactive smart bands. It’s a perfect fit.

More than just a tracker

Amazfit GTR is a premium sports tracker. It provides you with an ultimate tracking experience that no smart band or smartwatch I have seen can match.

HR sensor

This is the most accurate and most reliable HR sensor I had the pleasure to use to date. Yes, there is a “but”: as long as you will strap it in the right spot. It takes a couple of tries before you know where on your wrist it should be wrapped around, but once Amazfit GTR is in position, it won’t skip a beat.

The accuracy of this sensor is impressive. I was getting results within 1-2 beats over 1h long workouts compared to my trusty Sigma Rox10 with a chest strap.

The sports tracker (unlike Mibands) stays where you placed it even during more active workouts.

Just don’t get discouraged. If your heart rate reads 70-80 after a warm-up – you need to reposition the tracker.

Activities

I hope you are an active person, otherwise, you are going to miss the awesome list of activities that you can track with this tracker:

  • Running (outdoor/indoor)
  • Cycling (outdoor/indoor)
  • Swimming (outdoor/pool)
  • Walking/Climbing/Trails
  • Skiing/Elliptical trainer
  • General Excercise

I only miss stuff available on my Google Fit apps: the ability to track and count press-ups, sit-ups, and squats.

However you exercise, you can find a way to track it!

GPS

To my surprise, GPS tracking isn’t as battery draining as I would assume. Amazfit GTR is at 50% and still tells me that I could track my workouts with GPS enabled for 24h.

Accuracy of the workouts is good although I had a 3km run which had been underreported by 70m. I needed to run a little further to “complete” the 3km tracked.

The cycling accuracy so far has been excellent with Amazfit reporting 200m short over 32km cycle tracked with a combination of GPS and wheel circumference (read a very accurate reading). That’s more than acceptable!

I hope the bigger discrepancy had been caused by a poor GPS fix.

Activity Details

Previously, I could check the time, distance and a couple of averages, or when it comes to Google Fit, I could check a whole lot of nothing on my watch, with Amazfit GTR I actually can see almost every metric of my workouts including graphs.

The level of detail is Amazefit! Even weather app comes with sun information and an interactive graph!

For the most part, I don’t even have to check my phone again

What’s amazeballs about it?

The Amazfit GTR tries so hard to free you from your phone. It’s designed to encourage active sports life and leaving the social media behind. The watch comes with almost everything an active person would like to have. There is the battery, that will last you through a marathon (tracked GPS), there is a screen bright enough to show you the stats while you are out and about on a sunny day and there is an array of data that is simply accessible from the Amazfitr GTR itself.

Any other tracker or even a smartwatch would need you to bring your phone to check your hearth graph for the last workout or pie chart of your intensity training. With Amazfit GTR all that info is available on your wrist, at your fingertips.

Where it falls short

The Amazfit app feels inferior to MiFit app. It’s odd, as it’s a basically a carbon copy of the MiFit. The app is serviceable but lacks Google Fit integration (MiFit comes with Google Fit – do they have licencing issues for not Xiaomi brands?) but it makes up for it supporting Strava (Google Fit was always about steps and active minutes where Strava is about using GPS so it makes sense, I guess?

The biggest let down is lack of music storage. I wanted to ditch my phone entirely and run freely through the local woods listening to the best tunes, but that’s not going to happen unless you are willing to leave your headphones behind. It’s the biggest omission as the built-in GPS was the biggest selling point apart from the battery life.

Conclusion

Disclaimer
The Amazfit GTR has been provided to me for the purpose of the review. As usual, with all my reviews I reserve the right to an honest critique of the product.

Amazfit GTR may seem expensive for a sports tracker (about $140), but if you consider the smartwatch prices, the $140 price point is a bargain. After all, you are getting an incredibly durable wearable with over 20-day battery life, and bells and whistles that many other brands are missing.

I’m done testing my 47 mm Amazfit, time to retire MiBand4 and make space for the GTR on my wrist!

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Drones, at $45 apiece, are winning in a new era of warfare – MarketWatch https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/drones-at-45-apiece-are-winning-in-a-new-era-of-warfare-marketwatch/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:12:47 +0000 https://www.guaripetesolutions.us/drones-at-45-apiece-are-winning-in-a-new-era-of-warfare-marketwatch/ Here come the drones — and they are dangerous. Yemen’s Houthi fighters last weekend claimed they were responsible for a crippling blow to Saudi Arabian oil production using drones and cruise missiles. The combination of [...]

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Here come the drones — and they are dangerous.

Yemen’s Houthi fighters last weekend claimed they were responsible for a crippling blow to Saudi Arabian oil production using drones and cruise missiles. The combination of the two confused and overwhelmed Saudi antimissile defense systems, causing enough damage to take out half of the kingdom’s oil production.

In addition to demonstrating just how ill-prepared the Saudis were, the attack also proved that this type of warfare is becoming increasingly common globally. With the proliferation of drones, countermeasures are also getting more advanced. Currently they range from using trained eagles to nets, jammers, antidrone guns, lasers and more.

But how effective are they?

Cost advantage

So far, it seems drones are winning, and the main reason is the price ratio between the two. It’s usually cheaper to assemble and arm a single drone than to build and maintain a costly antidrone weapon system.

For example, models that caused millions of dollars of damage to the Saudi oil industry can cost up to $15,000 each to build, and the drones that fighters in Yemen use cost as little as $45 per strike.

The majority of those are quadcopter-type drones that are commercially available all over the world. Houthis outfit them with bombs and cameras, making them lethal to infantry and a challenge to take down using conventional arms. While they won’t turn the tide of war, they can harass the enemy and cause stress to defending troops on the border.

Even though Saudi Arabia has access to expensive, high-tech military drones bought from the U.S. and China, the recent attack shows that money isn’t everything in warfare. Much can be achieved by exploiting holes in an enemy’s defenses using cheaper alternatives built from smuggled parts. So how do you fight the buzzing menace?

Defense against drones

Using laser beams to melt the threat from the sky seems to be the most cost-effective solution. Laser Weapon Systems (LaWS) may be expensive to build, but once installed on a ship or a defense installation, the cost of firing a single shot is negligible. Boeing BA, -1.04%  and Lockheed Martin LMT, -0.49%, as well as some countries, including Israel, Germany and the U.K., are all working on laser defense systems of their own; the ETA is most likely the next decade.

The other type of defense is gaining access to the drone by disrupting communications between it and the controller, either by jamming the drone’s GPS/communication signals and causing it to crash or by taking over the drone itself.

This strategy is especially useful with commercially available models, which often operate on the same part of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum as smartphones — hijacking the signal here can be done via smartphone or laptop, or by using a special gun-like gadget such as a Drone Defender.

Jamming and spoofing is a promising strategy since it can be launched as an area-based attack, targeting multiple drones with a series of attempts to gain control. It isn’t flawless, though — if a drone uses an encrypted signal to communicate, an attacker may need to decrypt it first.

Microwave guns

Finally, there are physical measures, such as nets that can be fired from a special launcher or dropped on the offending drone by another unit or a group of them; firearms; and even microwave guns that can fry a drone’s electronics. Those methods may be useful when facing a single drone, or a group of slow-moving (hovering) targets, but they are an inadequate countermeasure against military-grade unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) such as the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper.

As you read this article, the drone-versus-defense cat-and-mouse game continues, with various resistance groups and terrorists adding their own spin to the mix. In the end, defenses may be getting more sophisticated, but drone development is always one step ahead: Special reflective coating can deter laser weapons, shields protect against microwave attacks and encrypted communication makes drones harder to hack.

As technology and human ingenuity advance, so will the drones, turning them into an inevitable staple of modern warfare.

Jurica Dujmovic is a MarketWatch columnist.

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