Augmented Reality for Dogs

The US Army is testing augmented reality goggles for its working dogs. They will allow the animals to scout ahead of troops for IEDs and other hazards without handlers being required to be in close proximity. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is currently trialling prototype sets that let the dogs see visual indicators in… Read More

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Hallmarks of a Great Officer…

“Today’s officer must have the mental flexibility, the imagination, to utilize to the fullest extent the developments of modern technology. Nevertheless, he must not lose his soldier’s soul in the laboratory. Above all he must have the integrity and character of a Washington, the moral conviction of a Lincoln, and the tenacity and fighting ability… Read More

Fortnite, VR & The British Army

British troops are tapping into a video game world to improve their sharp-end skills as they continue to trial a simulation based on a popular first-person shooter. The new virtual reality kit – which has the same roots as multiplayersensation Fortnite – allows 30 soldiers at a time to immerse themselves in a digital environment.… Read More

Wearables & Data: The ‘Smart’ Gym Is Here

What will the latest advances in mobile applications (apps), streaming, and wearables mean for the way members track their progress? Leveraging the right technology in your (small, medium or big) fitness business can put more customers more in control of their health and fitness, and provide personal trainers (and their managers) with increased efficiency. In… Read More

Technology & Financial Fitness

“In short, investors should not treat technology as the equivalent of a “diet pill” that will help them lose weight effortlessly and instantly. Instead, they should view it as a tool to encourage the behaviour (the investment equivalent of exercising more and eating less) that will lead to long-term success. Think of fintech as one… Read More

Technological Advances & Military Goals…

“As soon as technological advances may be applied to military goals, and furthermore are already used for military purposes, they almost immediately seem obligatory, and also often go against the will of the commanders in triggering changes or even revolutions in the modes of combat.” Frederich Engels (1820 to 1895) German socialist philosopher, and the… Read More