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£11 Magnet Hack Turns Smart Gun Into Regular Gun

Just like anything with a lithium-based battery has the potential to explode, just about any tech product that’s considered “smart” is potentially hackable. Which is why one clever hacker was able to break the Armatix iP1, a smart gun that is designed to only be fired by a person wearing a paired smartwatch. Read More >>

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This Homemade Automatic BB Gun Is Even More Dangerous Than It Sounds

YouTube’s Giaco Whatever, who previously terrified us with a custom Nerf blaster capable of firing foam darts faster than the speed of sound, has now designed and built an automatic BB gun powered by a 4,000 PSI air tank that’s easily one of the most dangerous creations you’ll find online—so of course you want to see it in action. Read More >>

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The US Army’s New 3D-Printed Grenade Launcher Is Straight Out of Science Fiction

Building a gun out 3D-printed parts is so 2013. Now, the United States Army has managed to 3D-print an entire grenade launcher, and it looks roughly like an assault rifle from the realms of science fiction. Also, the new weapon is named RAMBO. Read More >>

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Silly Putty Exiting a Shotgun Looks Just Like a Tiny Dildo

Silly Putty does not make for a very effective projectile, and I’m also guessing it wouldn’t make for a particularly effective dildo, either. Yet somehow here it is, trying to be both. Read More >>

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Here Are the Insane Weapons the TSA Confiscated in 2016

You might be surprised to learn that people try to bring loaded guns through TSA checkpoints. In reality, however, thousands of people try to do it every year. Read More >>

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Fold-Up Smartphone Gun To Go Into Production Within Months

In a development that sounds like a South Park storyline, a fold-up gun designed to look like a smartphone will be going into production in March of this year. Ideal Conceal is a .380-caliber double-barrelled derringer pistol the shape and size of an iPhone, supposedly designed to prevent children being scared by guns that look like guns in the US's open carry states. Because a gun that looks like something literally everyone has in their hands is way less frightening, right? Read More >>

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Uber Driver Shoots and Kills Alleged Robber While Passenger Looks On

Shooting and killing someone is against Uber’s terms of use. But that didn’t stop an Uber driver in Aventura, Florida who shot and killed a man on Sunday morning during an alleged robbery attempt. Both the Uber driver and his passenger were uninjured. Read More >>

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We Should Turn All Rifles Into Sweet Dispensers

Artist Constantine Zlatev, working with Kostadin Ilov, a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, has come up with a clever way to repurpose old weapons as sweet dispensers so that they only pose a risk to a perfect smile. Read More >>

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Shooting a Tesla Coil Gun is Some Real Ghostbusters Shit

There’s nothing I want to do more in life than to shoot a Tesla coil gun. Seeing those bolts of electricity fly out of that death ray-looking weapon is basically all I’ve ever dreamed about since I’ve watched Ghostbusters, and this Tesla coil gun is the closest thing to a real-life Proton Pack that I’ve ever seen. Read More >>

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SloMo Video Reveals How WW1 Fighters Didn’t Shoot Their Propellers Off

There are endless documentaries that explain the clever technology that allowed World War I fighter planes to fire their machine guns through their propellers without hitting the blades. But The Slow Mo Guys used their high-speed cameras so you can finally see exactly what’s happening. Read More >>

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Amazon Won’t Ship a Toy Gun, But it Will Ship a Laser-Powered Rifle Scope

Just how messed up are American gun laws? Residents of cities like Los Angeles and Chicago can't have the toy gun in the left of the above picture shipped to them. But Amazon is happy to send out the rifle scope that’s pictured on the right. Read More >>

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This Weird Purse is Actually a Gun

Forgotten Weapons sees a lot of odd firearms, from a machine gun that Italian troops would mount to bicycles to Uzis that look like horseshoes. But the Frankenau purse gun takes the cake for pure strangeness. Read More >>

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Brilliant Hacker Turned the Classic NES Zapper Into a Kick-Ass Toy Laser Gun

For the upcoming ‘Hacked on Classics’ festival being held in Brighton, this month, hacker Seb Lee-Delisle modified the classic NES’ Zapper accessory with LEDs, a green laser, the smoke-generating parts from an e-cigarette, and a small blower to create the convincing effect of a functional laser pistol. Read More >>

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Why You Should Follow Your Flatmate on Social Media (Hint: Murder)

If you’re not following your flatmate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life. Read More >>