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  • August 15, 2014
    This is a short video from Japan of an army of Pikachus preparing for battle in Akarenga Park, Yokohama. You think they're going to battle one of those Kaiju from Pacific Rim? Because I'd suggest recruiting some Charizards and Blastoises while you're at it. You gotta diversi... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    This is Poland's PL-01 Stealth Tank. It will be "the world's first fully operational stealth tank when it goes into service in 2018" (if you exclude all the other stealth tanks that have already been developed in secret that the government hides from us). You think the US gov... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2013
    This is a video from a recent warfare related tech show where companies came to show off their latest robotic killing machines with the hopes the Army will buy them. This is a little tank robot with a MG-240 machine gun mount that can accurately hit targets from 150-meters. T... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is a group of US soldiers in Afghanistan taking a break from soldiering to play a little pick-up game of Quidditch. Hey -- you better not break those brooms, my tax dollars paid for those things. Just kidding, I have no idea where my tax dollars went. Maybe I'll ask Unc... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    In agreement with last year's announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn't start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human inter... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2013
    I generally avoid participating in any sort of Gangnam/Harlem shake style memes because they're usually only mediocre to begin with and start beating a dead horse fast, but this is different. It's a compilation video of Russian troops singing and marching to the SpongeBob Squa... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is the latest video from DARPA, featuring a voice controlled LS3 (Legged Squad Support System), the grandson of BigDog. It takes voice commands now. Things like, "Power on" and "ATTACK!" Eventually, it will stop listening. And that day, my friends, will be a Tuesday. ... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2012
    Mad scientists at the army's Picatinny Arsenal have developed a weapon that can shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to fry electronics and detonate explosives. But can it cook a hotdog? "Air is composed of neutral molecules and is an insulator," Fischer said. When lightnin... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2011
    Remember Boston Dynamics' BigDog? How could you forget, that lifelike f***er was terrifying. He still haunts my dreams at night. AND fantasies. Unthankfully, AlphaDog is now here to take his place. Did I mention he's 10x quieter than his predecessor, can carry 400-lbs over... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Because what could be safer than a base full of autonomous robots doing whatever the f*** they want, whenever the f*** they want, the Army is considering building them one. And me? Well, I'm considering strapping myself to a homemade rocket and blowing up on the launchpad. G... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2010
    Remember the XM-25 Smartgun we've reported on in the past? Of course not, you can't even remember where you parked your car at the mall. BY MACY'S NOT BLOOMINGDALES YOU DINGALING. Anyway, the XM-25 is officially in the hands of troops in Afghanistan and shoots grenades that ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2010
    Happy Veterans Day. I'd like to take this time to thank all the men and women who have served and do serve to protect my freedom to write whatever I damn well please without fear or repercussions. And a special thanks to my grandfather, an Army communications man who was on t... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2010
    Inflatable tanks were used in both world wars so this isn't exactly new news but I'm posting it anyway with the hopes Russia sends me some free vodka for the good publicity. So, yeah -- Russia has ordered a boatload of blow-up army vehicles at a cost of almost $3,200 per piece... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2010
    Flying Hummers: I think I saw them on the menu at a Cirque du Soleil brothel. What?! I was writing an exposé! Just kidding, but I did write it off as a work-related expense. Business savvy: this guy. DARPA wants flying "Transformer" hummers for the military. AAI Corporat... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2010
    This is a short video demonstrating Vecna Robotics' B.E.A.R. (Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot). It was allegedly designed to help carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield, but the video also shows its skill at smashing through doors, breaking car windows, lifting weights... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2010
    Finally, hand grenade oil lamps. Available with gold, silver and natural finishes, each grenade will set you back $65 ($55 for natural), and possibly on fire. Alternatively, go to an army surplus store and buy a decommissioned grenade for $5-$10 and make your own. But do not... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2009
    An autonomous killer Reaper jet recently went rogue in Northern Afghanistan and had to be shot down before it got the chance to go berserk and blast the shit out of the blue team. Eff that! The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the MQ-9 was lost. W... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2009
    We can only pray this is an elaborate Photoshop hoax or we're all as good as dead. Well, you are, I'm as bad as dead. And twice as bad as that nancy Leroy Brown. That jive-talking mother ain't got nothin' on me! Picture [pictureisunrelated] Thanks to Daniel, who actually i... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2009
    Monocopters are single-bladed airfoils, best known for falling from maple trees as whirligigs. But this is a radio controlled version developed by Lockheed Martin that actually flies UP instead of only down. I predict robotic versions in the future with really, really sharp b... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2009
    We've known about airless tires for a while now here on Geekologie, but now the US military is getting involved and testing them sums of beaches out on some of their vehicles. But not their tanks -- they don't have any air to begin with, silly! The advantages of airless tires... / Continue →