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Internet operators such as Gogo have made it easier to connect to fast Wi-Fi in the sky, but it's still tricky to get a speedy internet connection when sailing on the open ocean. Enter cruise operator Carnival, and its new hybrid "WiFi@Sea," a new network for passengers aboard cruise ships that aims to offer faster internet service throughout an ocean voyage.
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a two-kilometre range and can bring down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement by the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), one of the developers. It cited Yi Jinsong, a manager with China Jiuyuan Hi-Tech Equipment Corp., a firm under the academy, as saying that small-scale, unmanned drones were relatively cheap and easy to use, making them a likely choice for terrorists. "Intercepting such drones is usually the work of snipers and helicopters, but their success rate is not as high and mistakes with accuracy can result in unwanted damage," he said.