How long before these get banned because some group claims that it CAN POTENTIALLY cause blindness? Several NAVYs have tried this over the past few decades. None of them were allowed to keep them.

Also, isn't temporarily blinding the driver of a vehicle somewhat dangerous as well?

With all the advancement of directed… » 9/02/14 12:13pm Yesterday 12:13pm

Great story, Alissa. THESE are the sort of tech articles that keep me coming back to Giz. It doesn't always have to be about the bleeding edge of technology. Sometimes revealing the unknown right beneath our feet (pun definitely intended) is just as interesting. Thanks. » 9/02/14 11:41am Yesterday 11:41am

It says a lot when I get excited because Limer wrote a Microsoft article that's only SOMEWHAT pessimistic.

Minor clarification. Microsoft only makes about 25% of its revenue from Windows. That's a little less than what it makes from its Business Division (Office). » 8/29/14 2:19pm Friday 2:19pm

Task Force Black is going to be VERY busy over there for the foreseeable future. Support from/for the moderate opposition force in Syria (the non-ISIS opposition) would be great for the TF Black. Similar to what they're doing with the Peshmerga in Iraq. These people are fierce fighters and are actually okay with… » 8/29/14 1:39pm Friday 1:39pm

There's several reasons.

1. On a hike if a snake is camouflaged on the trail and you spot it, you could conceivably come to the conclusion that killing it would spare others accidental harm. Not justifying it, just saying I know others who do for that very reason. » 8/27/14 12:50pm 8/27/14 12:50pm

To be fair, just because someone holds the stock when the deal is going through doesn't necessarily make them corrupt. Apple's a pretty common stock. Now if Deasy went and shifted half his portfolio into Apple, than that would be sketch.

Perhaps offering compensation in exchange for willful divestiture would be a good… » 8/26/14 3:19pm 8/26/14 3:19pm

For the possibly life saving record:

"two pairs of legs per segment means we can be friends."

refers to which friends exactly?

Also, what a great series you've done here. Not overly detailed to the point where I feel like I don't ever need to go myself to experience it myself. You have me yearning to go now. Well done. » 8/26/14 2:36pm 8/26/14 2:36pm