Venezuelan authorities say drones detonated near President Maduro during a speech, but firefighters at the scene say it was just a gas tank explosion

Efecto Cocuyo/Twitter Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro cut a speech short on Saturday after a loud noise kicked off panic in the crowd. Maduro is safe, officials say. Soldiers at the event were seen running out of formation in a video shared online. Venezuela’s government is saying the loud noise was from an attempted attack on […]

The backstory of how America coordinated with some of the world’s most powerful nations to tank the dollar

(Photo by Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images) Officials of the Trump administration have said they want a weak dollar. The US government pushing for a weak greenback breaks with recent tradition. But 35 years ago, the Reagan administration worked with foreign governments to weaken the dollar. At the beginning of the year, Treasury Secretary Steve […]

Staggering cost of next-gen Armata tank made Russian army look for cheaper options – Deputy PM

The cutting-edge T-14 Armata tank turned out to be too costly for the Russian army which now has to look at cheaper alternatives like the modernized version of time-tested T-72, a high-ranked government official acknowledged. The T-14 Armata tank, a technological marvel of Russian military industry, is anything but affordable for the army, Deputy Prime […]

Tank biathlon: Spectacular war machine challenge kicks off on first day of Intl Army Games (VIDEO)

The Tank Biathlon World Championship, a massive, breathtaking military race, kicked off after the opening of the large-scale International Army Games in the Moscow region. The competition will be held in seven countries. Teams from over 20 countries, including Russia, China, India, Syria and Iran are expected to take part in the tank biathlon championship, […]

Year-old router bug exploited to steal sensitive DOD drone, tank documents

Enlarge / A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance December 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Training materials for the Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit were stolen by a hacker exploiting a Netgear router. (credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) In May, a hacker perusing vulnerable systems with the […]

ZTE shares tank in Asian markets after it agrees to pay $1.4 billion settlement to the US

REUTERS/Sergio Perez Investors wiped about $ 3 billion off embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp’s market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $ 1.4 billion in penalties to the U.S. government. ZTE was crippled when the United States imposed a seven-year supplier ban on the company in April after it […]

This $60 posture corrector from ‘Shark Tank’ might seem gimmicky — but it actually eliminated my back pain at work

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. BetterBack The BetterBack (as seen on “Shark Tank”) is a $ 59 posture corrector that has completely eliminated any back pain I usually experience while sitting at a desk.  I have […]

The bogus expert and social media chicanery of DC’s top cyber think tank

Like viruses, cybersecurity charlatans are incidental guests in the body of infosec. These men sell false expertise, conspiracy theories, and invisible security potions and they are as unintentionally hilarious as they are alarming. Case in point: BuzzFeed’s exposé of James Scott, cofounder of Washington DC’s big cybersecurity think tank, ICIT (Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology). […]

8 ‘Shark Tank’ companies that didn’t land a deal but are still doing incredibly well

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Throughout its nine seasons, the show “Shark Tank” has averaged four to nine million viewers. It’s the biggest public platform that an entrepreneur could hope for, and just […]

10 photos of the next-generation T-14 tank — Russia’s answer to an M1 Abrams, the king of the battlefield

Getty Images Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in early February that Moscow ordered two battalions of T-14 Armata tanks and one battalion of T-15 infantry fighting vehicles.  The T-14 and T-15 are part of Russia’s new Armata universal chassis system, which serves as a platform for up to 13 tracked armored vehicles, including the self-propelled Koalitsiya-SV […]