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Duffelblog: Satire or Truth?

The wonderful Duffelblog website specializes in military humor, usually from an insider’s perspective. I find the articles sharp, funny, and often revealing about what’s going on in today’s military. The only problem is that the satirical stories are often indistinguishable from reality. For example, the supposedly funny headline Pentagon to Rename Confederate Bases for Army Values sounds […]

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Are soldiers turning into police? An informal conversation

Sometimes the best way to learn about a subject is just to listen to a bunch of well-informed people sit around and casually discuss it. This is the basis of AMREL’s Rugged Radio Podcast, in which we talk about the so-called “militarization of police.” William M. Arkin, writing in Gawker, has turned this controversy on […]


World’s First Personalized Rugged Android Tablet

AMREL announces the launch of Flexpedient® AT80, world’s first personalized, rugged Android tablet. With the Flexpedient ® AT80 rugged tablet, you can: Choose colors to match your style Co-brand by engraving a logo on the tablet to promote your organization Integrate application modules, such as Common Access Card (CAC) reader, barcode readers, fingerprint scanner, etc. […]

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Self-driving car accident [VIDEO]

Autonomous cars supposedly have a great safety record.  They do not make mistakes.  This frequently heard assertion is hardly comforting after viewing the video below. Volvo explained the accident by stating that the autonomous system involved was not designed to avoid pedestrians (that’s a more expensive option than the one installed in the car in […]

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Freedom & Memorial Day

Everyone likes Memorial Day, but that hasn’t stopped people from arguing about it. In modern times, controversy has surrounded moving the date of observance from May 30 to the last Monday of May. Some argue that the three-day weekend “cheapens” the somber meaning of the holiday. A more ancient argument is the location of its […]

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See you at SOFIC

  Get a sneak peek!  AMREL will show off its new rugged Android tablets & handheld devices at this year’s SOFIC! AMREL will feature a preview of some its newest, most advanced rugged computing solutions including: Android/Windows solutions, such our new Android handhelds. Super-slender laptops, such as  the ROCKY RV11 the thinnest, rugged laptop on the market that […]