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Qinetiq's Sentry is one stealthy boat

It looks like a Jet Ski, but it's really a remote-controlled aquatic drone for harbor security and battlefield recon. And it's fast.

By Sep. 11, 2007


Utilities Updates: System Optimizer X 4.7; PheniX 1.3.2; Simple Server Sentry 1.2; more

Utilities Updates: System Optimizer X 4.7; PheniX 1.3.2; Simple Server Sentry 1.2; more

By May. 31, 2005


Automate Wi-Fi use to save your Android's battery life

If your Android phone doesn't have battery life issues, you're either quite fortunate or extremely parsimonious with screen and data use. Sentry can help you automate your Wi-Fi settings to improve your battery life.

By Jul. 10, 2012


Earth in crossfire on NASA hazardous asteroid map

Earth is near the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. But there's little to worry about.

By Aug. 13, 2013


NSA surveillance retrospective: AT&T, Verizon never denied it

Blanket denials from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook -- and efforts to clear their names -- are the opposite of what AT&T and Verizon did in response to reports saying they opened their systems to the National Security Agency.

By Jun. 12, 2013


DARPA plans 'Avatar' surrogate robots

The agency apparently wants to create remotely operated bipedal machines that could perform some soldiering duties. Flying dragons not included.

By Feb. 19, 2012


The Gizmo Report: Sentry's QE5541 Fire-Safe

Glaskowsky reviews a new USB-compatible fire- and water-resistant media safe introduced at CES 2008.

By Feb. 1, 2008


Scrap metal gets new life as robot night lights

Artist Tal Avitzur combs California scrapyards for bits of old brass and reimagines them as robots. The LED-blinking night lights, which contain parts like taxidermy animal eyes, can lend a surreal cast to a corner of your bedroom.

By Oct. 15, 2012


NSA to store yottabytes in Utah data centre

US surveillance spooks at the National Security Agency are working on a data centre in the Utah desert that could potentially hold yottabytes of data. What-a-byte? We're glad you asked

By Nov. 2, 2009


Hummingbird robo-drone gets 1.8-gigapixel camera

The Army is getting ready to ship a trio of A160 Hummingbirds to Afghanistan for a trial run with the Argus sensor system.

By Dec. 27, 2011