Weapons

 
  • YouTube restricts weapon videos in the U.K.

    YouTube restricts weapon videos in the U.K.

    AK47-touting and knife-wielding Brits are no longer going to be able to sound off on YouTube. More specifically, weapons shown intimidatingly will not be allowed as gang violence rises ‘cross the Pond. YouTube has enacted regional restrictions in the past such as banning Nazi-type videos in German but this marks this regions first restriction. The companies 24/7 content review teams are… Read More

  • Finally, the long-range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon we've been waiting for

    Finally, the long-range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon we've been waiting for

    You guys may have seen our many previous reviews of long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannons, but let’s be honest: none have really lived up to the hype. Like Ultra HD or mobile TV, long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannons have just been impractical and difficult to recommend — until now. This latest long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon being promoted by the US… Read More

  • WASP KNIFE!!!

    No, you won’t look crazy if you buy this for $379.95. You’ll be a real character, someone men look up to and women are slightly aroused by. Sure, wear it with your camo pants and jungle hat. No, those “NO FEAR” patches are very cool. Put them on your old army jacket. Naw, it’s not weird to have a fallout shelter. We understand it came with the house. No, put a safe in… Read More

  • The laser turns 48 years young today

    The laser turns 48 years young today

    Let freedom ring The laser turns 48 today! (Just as important, if not more so: It’s also Megan Fox’s birthday. She turns 22.) Crazy! To celebrate this, Wired has put together a list of some of its best laser-related stories, everything from laser-etched iPhones to 100 kW Naval weapons. No, it’s nothing to get too excited over, but perhaps you have nothing better to do on this… Read More

  • Not smart: Kid turns camera into 600V 'taser'

    Not smart: Kid turns camera into 600V 'taser'

    When is a disposable camera—who still uses those?—considered a weapon? When you’re a student in New Jersey with a knack for modifying them to shoot electrical charges at people, that’s when! A 14-year-old in Clinton, NJ has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds. Seems the future engineer was able to turn a disposable camera, just like that… Read More

  • Navy freaking out over the "Holy Grail of Lasers"

    Navy freaking out over the "Holy Grail of Lasers"

    Lasers are already being used in the field to shoot down missiles and such, but they are limited in their applications because they require volatile chemical agents or fragile crystal arrays — neither one something you want in a battlefield situation. But the Free Electron Laser uses a “turbocharged stream of electrons” to start the reaction that fires the laser. For whatever… Read More

  • K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

    K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

    Ah, the convergence device. Is there anything better? Probably, but let’s try to stay focused here. Speaking of focused, how would you like 70 lumens of “eye-blinding white light” to freeze you like a deer on a dark Wisconsin road just before taking a nice set of “sharpened retractable spikes” to the noggin? If this doesn’t sound appealing to you, maybe YOU… Read More

  • Plastic knuckledusters: The latest threat to our precious bodily fluids

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/23393878#23393878 Friends, back before 9/11, when I was dopey kid, I bought a plastic shiv at a gun show with my Dad. Why? Because back in the 1980s there was less fluoride in the water and kids generally didn’t bring guns to school. I don’t know. Apparently giving a 13-year-old a shiv back then was OK. Anyway, this shiv was designed to get past… Read More

  • Military plans to shoot rogue satellite out of the sky

    [photopress:satshoot.jpg,full,center] We’re gonna shoot that rogue satellite out of the sky. How clutch is that? Yup, the president just gave the go-ahead to knock that now-broken satellite right out of the sky. The satellite, which the military hasn’t had control of since its launch in December 2006, is predicted to fall back to Earth the first week of March. Rather than risk having… Read More

  • Navy creates Rail Gun, now working on Quad Damage

    Every step real life takes towards being more like a Schwarzenegger movie is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of these things as long as my gravestone says “RIP Devin, killed by a projectile traveling more than a mile a second.” “Record” rail gun test today [Navy Times, video via Wired Danger Room] Read More