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Predator Was Nearly Jean-Claude Van Damme in a Lobster Suit

A fantastic collection of anecdotes about the shooting of Predator reveal that Jean-Claude Van Damme was expecting a starring role and wanted to fight Arnie with his martial arts skills, although the makers intended him to be more of a "stuntman" for the cloaking suit effects. Thankfully, everyone came to their senses and the above Van Damme version of Predator never happened. [YouTube] Read More >>

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What Happens When Four Sharks Meet a Giant School of Fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim among a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry, and they are the buffet. Read More >>

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The Military's Newest Drone Can Roam Up to 1800 Miles From Home

The rapid exit of US ground forces from Afghanistan has caused an unforeseen problem for forces in the region: Afghanistan's most remote regions are suddenly out of range of conventional turbo-prop UAVs, making CIA interdiction against the Taliban nearly impossible. But a new generation of jet-propelled Predator drone will soon take to the skies and venture up to 1800 miles from its base. Read More >>

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Iran Unveils New Drone Amazingly Not Held Together by Tape

Iran welcomed a new addition to its drone fleet on Monday with the unveiling of the Fotros. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says this familiar-looking can do anything from taking pictures of Israel to protecting Iran's borders. So he says. Read More >>

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Beware the Wolf in Drone's Clothing

There isn't a huntsman's axe on the planet sturdy enough to save you from these gnashing jaws, no locale remote enough to shield you from its prying eyes. Written, produced, and directed by Mato Atom, Seagulls reimagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in the modern era where Predators roam the skies like a pack of big bad wolves. Read More >>

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These New Spy Drones Are Blatantly Ripped Off From Star Wars

Though we all know and love the Western world's arsenal of high-flying, hard-hitting drones, there are also different types of robot in the works. Read More >>

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Acer's First Ivy Bridge Computers Are...Desktops???

Hey hey! Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors are here! As such, there are some new Ivy Bridge-equipped machines from Acer, which means they'll be within financial reach for many. But I hope you like desktop PCs, because that's all you're getting for now. Read More >>

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How the Iowa National Guard Built Their Own Predator-Style Ammo Packs

Remember in Predator when Jess Ventura is unleashing his M-134 Mini-gun into the forest? It was being fed by an ammo box strapped to his back. Turns out, that wasn't an actual piece of Army kit, at least until members of the Iowa National Guard created it themselves. Read More >>

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Holy Sh*t, A Virus Has Infected the US Drone Fleet

Wired's Danger Room has learned that a computer virus has infected the United States' Predator and Reaper drones. The virus is a keylogger that keeps track of every pilots' keystroke as they perform missions over Afghanistan and other locations. Read More >>

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