Tag Archives: Wars

Challenged by China and Russia, US builds force for future space wars

WASHINGTON: The United States has met a mounting 21st century strategic challenge from Russia and China with the creation of a full-fledged US Space Force within the Department of Defense. Acting on an ambition by President Donald Trump that had met resistance at first, the White House signalled its determination to not cede superiority in a Star Wars-like future of killer satellites and satellite-killer weapons. Trump made the ... Read More »

Star Wars at 40: What made the film great, and what makes it dangerous

I was always interested in milestones and records, as was my father. He mentioned one day that a film called Jaws had earned more money than any previous release. A few months later, I referred to Jaws, and he told me its spot had been taken over by a new box office champion called Star Wars. George Lucas’s space odyssey ... Read More »

New York Auto Show: Horsepower Wars in Full Swing

A model pulls the sheet to reveal the Maserati Levante SUV during the 2016 New York International Auto Show media preview in Manhattan, New York, March 23, 2016. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) The horsepower wars will be in full swing at this week’s New York International Auto Show, as automakers inject more power into everything from muscle cars to SUVs. Fiat Chrysler ... Read More »

Star Wars Smartphones Are Flying Into Japan This December

With Rogue One nearing release, there are bound to be brand tie-ups around the world. In Japan, telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp is launching a pair of Star Wars themed phones, one for each side of the Force. The decision of which variant to buy will also affect your colour choice, so you may want to look at it from that ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »