Smart pepper spray startup 444 is back at CES with a major partnership deal

A year ago, at CES, I broke out the snark-hammer at 444, a startup that was trying to make a “smart” pepper spray device. I came across the same company again at CES this year. To my surpr

Boston Dynamics, Agility and others pen letter condemning weaponized ‘general purpose’ robots

This morning, a group of prominent robotics firms issued an open letter condemning the weaponization of “general purpose” robots. Signed by Boston Dynamics, Agility, ANYbotics, Clearpath R

More evidence of increasing militarization of space as US claims Russia satellite weapon test

The U.S. Space Command has released details about an alleged anti-satellite weapons test it suspects Russian of conducting using an existing probe already on orbit, The Verge reports. The Russian sate

Solid rocket fuel startup Adranos raises $1 million to scale up manufacturing

Indiana-based rocket fuel startup Adranos has raised $1 million, after closing an oversubscribed round led by Archibald Cox Jr., chairman of private investment firm Sextant Group. The funding will be

Northrup Grumman is among the companies tapped to make the US Army’s drone-killing lasers

Northrop Grumman is going to be working on the U.S. Army’s long-planned drone-killing lasers. The Army wants to mount 50 kilowatt laser systems on top of its General Dynamics-designed Stryker ve

Chinese company claims its ‘laser AK-47’ can set you on fire from half a mile away

Lasers! Everyone loves them, everyone wants them. But apart from a few niche applications they have failed to live up to the destructive potential that Saturday morning cartoons taught us all to expec

What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol

Now that we have confirmation that the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/05/03/defense-distributed-claims-to-have-produced-the-first-fully-3d-printable-pistol/">Liberator</a> 3D-printed pistol can

Now Shipping: XM25 Smart Grenade Launchers For $30,000

If you’re in the market for a grenade launcher with a kick and you’re a US soldier, check FedEx for your new XM25 Smart Grenade Launcher, a device that shoots a “25 mm microchip-embe

No Need For Arrows; This Bow Will Scare Your Quarry To Death

The last time I saw a tension-based projectile weapon this scary, it was when I posted this crossbow, attracting the ire of 2nd-amendment activists net-wide (my sarcasm apparently went undetected). Th

Preparing for an electromagnetic strike, one Huckabee-hosted conference at a time

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/huckabee.jpg" />Let's say you're minding your own business. Maybe you're playing <i>WoW</i>, or maybe you're walking the dog. You go abou

Because the world needed a semi-automatic Taser

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/x3_01-web.jpg" alt="x3_01-web" title="x3_01-web" width="630" height="420" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-103369" />Thugs the world

Sap Cap offers self defense at the drop of a hat

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/3SHSC.jpg" alt="cap" />After finally figuring out what "sap" and "blackjack" mean -- they're used interchangeably to describe a police baton

This crossbow should automatically classify you as "Most Wanted"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/crossbowwww.jpg" /> This is the kind of weapon that is owned by a killing machine. It's not an enthusiast weapon, and it's not a hobby we

Environmentalists: Japanese whalers used sound gun against us!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/lrad.jpg" />How's this for using exciting, new technology to get your way? Environmentalists have <a HREF="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t

High-tech bomb squads in Iraq and Afghanistan

The methods for detonating bombs, IEDs, mortars, missiles, and so on have multiplied and become more technologically advanced; it follows, then, that a bomb squad should be a high-tech outfit prepared

Israel deploys new, non-lethal ‘stink bomb’ as part of police action

Those wacky Israelis! Police there used a “skunk bomb” for the first time on Friday as part of a crowd control action. The bomb is actually more like super soaker water gun that sprays a vile smel

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 ‘cro

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


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 ha

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 som
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