Washington, March 9 - Researchers have developed a six-pronged copter-drone that is capable of strikes with 80,000 volts.
The Tarot hexacopter designed by Chaotic Moon's William "Whurley" Hurley is called CUPID, the Verge reported.
The power of the voltage creates an electromagnetic field that fries any electronics within four or five feet of the stun gun.
The guts of the drone are protected from the EMP blast by keeping all the electronic elements in a Faraday Cage, a conductive enclosure which blocks electrical fields.
Washington, March 9 : Researchers have said that middle-class working mothers are leaving work as they are unwilling to behave like men.
Washington, March 9 - The US Navy said Saturday that it has dispatched a warship to assist in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
The USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is en route to the southern coast of Vietnam to aid in the search for flight MH370, Xinhua quoted the US Navy as saying on its website.
The Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard was flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it lost contact with the ground early Saturday.
Washington, March 8 : Two US senators have reportedly called for a ban on in-flight calls, warning that it could cause hostility among packed passengers.
Senators Diane Feinstein and Lamar Alexander wrote to Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox said that they were concerned that the addition of this entirely avoidable aggravation of a confined space will create a possibly hostile atmosphere on commercial flights.
According to Tech Crunch, the FCC caused a national uproar last November, after it decided to explore the possibility of lifting the ban.
Washington, March 8 : Pinterest has reportedly revealed its first ever transparency report, giving out information on the number of requests the company received in the past six months from state and federal government agencies.
According to the report unveiled by the company, Pinterest received only 12 information requests in the second half of 2013.
The report confirmed that unlike other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the government doesn't often turn to Pinterest to gather user information, the Mashable reported.
Washington, Mar 08 : A passenger jet carrying 239 people that reportedly lost contact with Malaysian Airlines is suspected to have run out of fuel.
Flight MH 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with the Subang Air Traffic Control at about 2:40 a. m. local time.
Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control, Fuad Sharuji, said that they had no idea where the aircraft was, adding that they had tried to call through various means, but to no avail, CNN reports.
Washington, Mar 08 : Five Indian nationals are reportedly said to be among the 239 passengers in the Malaysian jet that lost contact with the airlines and presumed crashed.
Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, was quoted by Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, saying that the military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island.
The Vietnam Emergency Rescue Center announced that it found signal of the missing plane120 miles South West of Ca Mau cape, the Southern-most point of Vietnam.
Washington, Mar 08 : Wikileaks founder Julian Assange questioned US President Barack Obama's control over the nation's intelligence operation in light of the mega leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Assange asked if Obama is wearing pants, and related to the response to Snowden's leaks, he said that it does not look that way.
According to Politico, Assange said that it had been six months since Snowden's revelations and asked if the U. S. citizens have seen the commencement of a criminal investigation against Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for lying to Congress.
Washington, Mar 08 : Apple and Android are reportedly the top leaders in the US mobile space, a new report by comScore has revealed.
The firm revealed that Apple dominated as the top US smartphone maker for the start of 2014, while Android was the top US mobile platform.
According to Cnet, Apple's iPhones capture 41.6 percent of the US market, while Samsung came close second with 26.7 percent share, followed by LG with 6.9 percent.
Washington, Mar 8 : The architect of the infamous 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar, which looks like a vagina, has reportedly drawn widespread criticism over her casual statement that she is not concerned by the deaths of the migrant workers in the preparations for the tournament.
Zaha Hadid, whose Al Wakrah is the most famous of the stadiums rising out of the desert for the 2022 World Cup for its weird shape, is enmeshed in a far more serious scandal: a rash of deaths in the name of building the infrastructure for the tournament.
Washington, Mar 8 - Despite NASA's effort to track it down, there is no evidence for the existence of Planet X, astronomers have revealed.
The hypothetical world that may or may not be orbiting the sun beyond the orbit of Pluto has inspired many a doomsday theory. In the run-up to the much anticipated "Mayan Doomsday" of Dec. 21, 2012, the marauding Planet X was scheduled to make a inner-solar system dash, sparking gravitational mayhem, triggering civilization-ending solar flares.
Washington, Mar 08 : Windows Phone platform has reportedly passed BlackBerry in the US as the third-largest smartphone platform, a report by comScore has revealed.
With Apple and Samsung dominating the first two spots respectively, Windows Phone manufacturer, Microsoft, has struggled to convince the American users to adopt its platform.
However, it has still outperformed struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry, which was caught flatfooted by the success of the Apple iPhone and simply never recovered its stride, PC World reports.
Washington, Mar 08 : A new Facebook scam, allegedly offering users naked videos of their friends, has been reportedly distributing malware infecting two million people, an anti-malware company has revealed.
Romanian anti-malware company Bitdefender said that the scam, spreading malware called Trojan. FakeFlash. A, first appears as an advertisement on Facebook pages with a title such as "[Friend's name]'s private video " or "[friend's name]'s naked video," along with that user's photo.
Washington, Mar 08 : Facebook-owned Instagram has reportedly signed a deal with top-tier advertising and marketing agency, five months after rolling out its first official ads on the photo and video-sharing service.
Advertising agency Omnicon Group, has more than 5,000 clients and with its one-year contract, it is expected to spend up to 100 million dollars on Instagram ads for its clients.
Washington, Mar. 08 - Microsoft reportedly leaked its yet-to-be-unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1 OS, much before its scheduled launch.
The software maker's Windows Update service apparently released links to the update, which enabled the new desktop-features after installation.
According to The Verge, although Microsoft has removed access to the downloads from its servers, those who managed to get hands on the update, were able to find that most of the changes have been designed to appease traditional desktop users.