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Lockheed touts progress on Space Fence

The Air Force wants to replace its aging Space Surveillance System to keep tabs on the threat posed by orbital space junk. Lockheed Martin has a radar prototype.

By Mar. 8, 2012


Raytheon, Lockheed lock horns for Space Fence contract

The Air Force expects to deploy its $3.5 billion system by 2017, and in the process improve its space debris tracking ten-fold. If it works, as many as 200,000 pieces of junk can be tracked.

By Jun. 1, 2012


Supreme Court to public domain: Let's fence you in

The Supremes say Congress can force public-domain works back into copyright, in consideration to the Berne Convention treaty.

By Jan. 18, 2012


Computer monitor tossed over fence by FedEx man

In a YouTube video that is causing amusement and pain, a FedEx delivery man takes a package containing a Samsung computer monitor from his truck and then simply tosses it over a fence.

By Dec. 20, 2011


Urban Hopper bot leaps over 25-foot fence

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is showing off its Precision Urban Hopper robot, a wheeled ground unit being developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Boston Dynamics for surveillance operations in urban terrain. The shoebox-size rolling robot can leap over 25-foot-tall obstacles and keep going.

Sep. 17, 2009


'Virtual' fence along U.S.-Mexico border delayed

Citing technical glitches, Homeland Security officials settle for three-year lag to complete first phase of cameras and other surveillance gear in Arizona and Texas.

By Feb. 28, 2008


French woman uses eBay to fence stolen goods

French woman goes on daily shoplifting spree and then sells stolen items on eBay. She pocketed about $120,000 before being arrested.

By Sep. 28, 2007


Homeland Security's 'virtual' border fence ends up, well, nonexistent

The Government Accountability Office told Congress today that the virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is inoperable, and the DHS is abandoning its original plans for it.

By Sep. 10, 2008


Samsung BD-UP5000: Sit on the high-definition fence

If wars aren't your thing, you'll be pleased to know that Samsung has a solution to the high-definition DVD war that doesn't involve any bloodshed or harsh words

By Apr. 16, 2007


Ask the Experts, Episode 5: Motion and sound control

For the first time in their histories, CNET and GameSpot have teamed up to bring you a new series, called "Ask the Experts." It's devoted to answering readers' questions regarding the recently released next-generation consoles. Make sure to tune in today to find out how well the Kinect and the PS4 camera perform.

By Dec. 18, 2013