Aquatic drones are coming…

Aquabotix the aquatic drone company has been working on SwarmDivers that is a cluster of drones that can “function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, be easily controlled via one operator on the surface, and perform dives on command”.

The main focus is military/defense applications for now. The press release only mentions other applications briefly, and right at the end, saying that the drones are capable of research, harbor management and oceanography too.

Wanna see them in action?

Faster and more securely Cloudflare’s new DNS (1.1.1.1)

Cloudflare announced a brand-new DNS service (please goto https://1.1.1.1 for additional information) during April Fool’s Day weekend, of course — because its launch date ties into the IP address you use to access it: 1.1.1.1. Four ones. Get it? 4/1?

Cloudflare’s DNS will offer support for both DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS, and the company is hoping that its HTTPS support will see more browsers and operating systems support the protocol. Cloudflare’s DNS is currently sitting at a global response time of 14ms, compared to 20ms for OpenDNS and 34ms for Google’s DNS, so it’s the fastest DNS resolver for consumers.

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