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It may seem like police officers have access to everything from their in-car computers and helpful dispatchers, but we are learning that this is not always the case. A new pilot program being tested by the NYPD is giving its officers Android AT&T phones with a custom app that allows them to access information, which was unavailable, incomplete or took a long time to receive using previous methods.   The app represents one entry point where cops can log in and access multiple databases ...
LaWS on the USS Dewey (via US Navy & Raytheon)   It was only roughly 20 years ago that the US Navy was still using WW2 era Iowa-class battleships outfitted with 16 inch guns (the USS Missouri and Wisconsin fired their guns onto land targets in the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991) to engage in conflicts around the globe. Fast-forward a few decades and those ships and guns have been replaced by guided missile destroyers outfitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles, anti-missile Gatling canno ...
We love meeting our members in person!  Hope you guys are having a blast at Design WEST! (Pictured below from left to right: element14 Community member since Feb. 2012, John Beetem; Community Content Manager, Sagar Jethani; and Developer, Drew Fustini.)   If you weren't able to go to Design WEST this year, but are interested in learning more - check out the Design WEST group here!   Also, if you're planning on going to an event, let us know where you'll be by posting a discus ...
Greetings, Makers!   Recently Pumping Station: One allowed our own Drew Fustini, element14 Software Developer and Hobbyist, to take the element14 crew in Chicago on a field trip to Pumping Station: One, Chicago's only Hackerspace. Thank you!   We are lucky to be located close to a hub for such an important part of our audience, Makers!  We had a blast, and we'd like to invite you to experience Pumping Station One as we did.   First, we need to give a shout out to Drew ...
US Navy EOD Group 3 in action (via US Navy)   US Navy EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) teams have proven indispensable on the battlefield and rightfully so as the military has seen an increased use of IEDs since the war on terror began. In order to combat the unseen threat of IEDs, land mines and other explosives (both water and land based) these teams employ the latest in high-tech gear. Among their arsenal of gear include portable/foldable mine detectors (from CEIA) that are capable of ...

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