Lockheed Martin’s laser weapon takes down 5 drones in live-fire demonstration

In a live-fire demonstration at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, a 30-kilowatt ...

It was 5-0 at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico as a Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system shot down five unmanned drones with a “100 percent” success rate. The August test of the Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) system against five Outlaw drones was designed to demonstrate how the system’s advanced beam control technology and an solid-state fiber laser could decisively destroy unmanned aerial threats.

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Kenyon Martin Says That People In NJ Used To Mistake Him As Joe Budden When He Played For The Nets

Joe Budden is 6 feet tall and Kenyon Martin is 6’9.

Yet, according to Martin people would confuse the two while out and about shopping in Newark, NJ.

Kenyon Martin was past of a three-headed monster that included Jason Kidd and Richardson of the then-New Jersey Nets that made back to back NBA Finals appearance in the early 2000s. The Nets would lose to the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers off strong play of Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, respectively. But, Martin would get respect from the Garden State for his thunderous dunks and strong defensive play on those competitive Western Conference teams.

He’s the man. BUT…sometimes Martin would be confused with another New Jersey notable that was making headway around the same time: Jersey City, NJ’s own Joe Budden!

Budden’s self-titled debut album, Joe Budden was quite buzzworthy off of the popularity of the Just Blaze produced, club anthem, Pump It Up.

According to Martin, who appeared on the Scoop B Radio podcast last week, while shopping in the downtown Newark, New Jersey business district, folks would confuse him with Budden. Everywhere, everywhere, you name it,” Kenyon Martin told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

Click here to listen to K-Mart talk about being mistaken for Joe Budden and his neverending beef with Tim Thomas

“I used to go onto Clinton Ave a lot and in the hood on Clinton Avenue shopping,” he said.
“It would be at a distance and then they would get up on me and see the height differential and say: ‘Oh hey! It’s K-Mart.’”

Thankfully folks realized who was who. K-Mart had a pretty successful summer, winning a Big 3 championship with Rashad McCants, Al Harrington and others on Team Trilogy, the only undefeated team in Ice Cube’s Big 3 League.

Joe Budden is also making splashes in headlines while getting everybody’s attention hosting the Everyday Struggle show with DJ Akademiks.

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On The Rise: Check Out Vonsensei’s New Visual For “Henny”

757 native Vonsensei released his hit breakout single “Henny” nearly 2 years ago, and fans from all over are still raving all over social media about the sultry R&B vibe. The anticipation has been so high since it’s release that Von teamed up with Virginia collective The Traptastic to bring to the masses the official music video, playing on the seductive sensation the song itself provides.

The song reached over 1 Millions streams via Soundcloud. The official music video brings the feeling that “Henny” brings to life. Tune in below for brief motion picture experience.

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The first wave of Xbox One X stock is selling out across the globe, top on Amazon US

Like the Project Scorpio edition before it, the Xbox One X standard edition seems to be off to a flying start.

The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s next console. It’s not only the smallest Xbox console ever made, but it’s the most powerful, rocking 6 TF of computational power designed to facilitate 4K gaming and VR. We’ve been hands on a few times at this point, and it really does seem to be the real deal.

The first wave of Xbox One X stock is selling out across the globe, top on Amazon US

Like the Project Scorpio edition before it, the Xbox One X standard edition seems to be off to a flying start.

The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s next console. It’s not only the smallest Xbox console ever made, but it’s the most powerful, rocking 6 TF of computational power designed to facilitate 4K gaming and VR. We’ve been hands on a few times at this point, and it really does seem to be the real deal.

Renee Zellweger Surprises Texas Pet Rescue Organizations By Volunteering For A Whole Week Of Hurricane Harvey Relief!

Houston Pets Alive founder Andrea Birkelbach (above, right) has been incredibly busy in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Between rescuing lost and abandoned animals and taking in pets people who lost their homes can’t care for right now, she didn’t even notice she had an Oscar winner volunteering for her!

Related: Miranda Lambert Has Rescued Over A Hundred Dogs!

Birkelbach says someone literally tapped her on the shoulder and said:

“‘Just so you know, Renee Zellweger is over there cleaning kennels and doing your laundry.'”

The founder was stunned. Birkelbach told TODAY she found out Zellweger had been volunteering for hours — but no one knew because she didn’t ask for any celeb treatment:

“She had already been there for a couple of hours, totally incognito. She was here four days literally cleaning crates, doing laundry and walking the dogs.”

Obviously Birkelbach made sure to get some snaps after she realized!

In case you didn’t know, the Bridget Jones star is NOT from the U.K. but is in fact a native Texan who grew up in Katy.

She had already volunteered a few days with the sister organization Austin Pets Alive, as well as MAD Dog Rescue and Lucy’s Pet Foundation. After a full week, she reportedly brought eight homeless dogs back home with her to find new homes in El Lay. Amazing!

Renee spoke to Houston’s local ABC13, explaining:

“Like everyone else out here, y’know, I’m a Texan, and I just wanted to find a place where I could contribute. I heard that a lot of Houston dogs were being sent to shelters in San Antonio, and in Austin to make room for some of the strays they were finding with hopes to reunite dogs with their families, so I kinda knew where I was goin’. I volunteered at the Town Lake Shelter when I was in college in Austin… This was familiar to me.”

See the star’s full interview (below)!

[Image via Houston Pets Alive.]

HOPE Crew Brings In Young Workers To Preserve Fort Wadsworth, Other Historic Sites

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many historic masons and carpenters are aging out of the workforce, putting preservation of our national parks and historic sites at risk.

As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, the HOPE Crew was started to secure their future by bridging the generation gap.

Beneath the Verrazano Bridge at the foot of the Narrows, Battery Weed, built in the 19th century, still stands strong. Meanwhile, Fort Tompkins, a Civil War-era structure, still intrigues.

All the history and vistas galore make up Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.

The hidden gem is open to the public, making preservation a must.

That is where the HOPE Crew comes in.

“HOPE Crew is one of the ways in which we are helping the National Park Service address its maintenance backlog,” said Monica Rhodes, executive director of the HOPE Crew program.

HOPE is an acronym for Hands-on Preservation Experience. The goal is to connect young people with historic landmarks while they get their hands dirty learning a trade.

Since its start in 2014, projects have been completed across the country – including in the Tri-State Area. Volunteers painted over graffiti at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, while at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, HOPE Crew members fixed up Building 26 post-Superstorm Sandy.

“We’ve repointing, chiseling, learning,” said Vincent Campbell of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island.

For four months now, Campbell and the rest of the crew have been hard at work repairing a landscaping wall, which is more than 2,000 feet long. When they started, most had never held a trowel.

But lead mason Ken Follett has been with them every step of the way, making sure their work meets preservation standards.

“If we don’t educate youth in how to conserve what we have, then we’re going to lose it,” Follett said.

“This is a trade that not a lot of people are doing right now, so for your future, it might be worth it just to, you know, have the experience under your belt,” said Ethan DeSantos of Mariners Harbor.

“They learn hard work,” Campbell said. “You can take that anywhere you go, hard work.”

The program is a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the CORE Network. The HOPE Crew said they do pay a livable wage.

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