technology
Security Sets Man on Fire With ‘Taser-Style Device’ in America

A “Taser-style device” set a man’s clothing on fire in the US city of Philadelphia early Saturday morning after a security guard attempted to stun him, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this weekend. Read More >>

health
Someone Invented a Stun Gun That Monitors Heart Rates to Avoid Cardiac Arrest

Although far less lethal than guns, conducted electrical weapons (a.k.a. stun guns) still pose the risk of cardiac arrest occurring after someone has been incapacitated. To help minimise the risk of that happening, researchers have successfully customised a stun gun to also monitor the target’s heart rate at the same time. Read More >>

weapons
Taser Has Released a Compact Consumer Electroshock Weapon in the US

Taser, the company that’s sold electroshock weapons to some 18,000 law enforcement organisations all over the world for years, has made its smallest weapon ever. And it’s not for police officers – it’s for regular people in the US wanting to shock the shit out someone. Read More >>

wtf
Taser Employees Appear to Troll Anti-Taser Documentary With Fake Reviews

Killing Them Safely is a documentary taking issue with the ‘less than lethal’ part of Taser’s stun guns. Read More >>

crime
London Man Tasered Twice… Then Shot

A London man who was thought to be armed with a knife was Tasered by police twice, with the electrical stun thing apparently having no effect. So he was shot. That worked. Read More >>

crime
Police Pressure Group Votes in Favour of Taser-Equipped Coppers

Frontline bobbies may soon be given the option to be equipped with a Taser, following pressure on police chiefs from the Police Federation. Read More >>

history
How the Taser Was Invented

Early use of an electronic control device, like the TASER, by law enforcement occurred in the 1960s when American police officers used electric cattle prods to disperse Civil Rights activists. As for the earliest cattle prods, this came about when inventor John Burton of Wichita, Kansas received a patent (US427549 A) in the late 1800s for such a device. Read More >>

drones
Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed Taser darts that pump 80,000 volts into you. If you try to get up, it will continue pumping voltage into you until you submit and the authorities arrive. Read More >>

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Haha, Watch a Taser Do Absolutely Nothing to a Candle

I don't know why I enjoy this quick little video so much, but I've watched it over and over. It's probably because anything involving a taser is always hilarious unless you're the person the taser wants to involve. It's probably also because even though a taser can turn a grown man into a baby, it cannot do anything to a candle. I mean nothing. [YouTube via BoingBoing] Read More >>

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This Insane Taser-Like Sword Is About as Close to a Light Sabre as You’re Going to Get

Light sabres, sadly, don't exist yet, so what's the next best thing? A crazy, taser-like-charged lightning sword, of course. One man made it his mission to create it, without being fried -- this is the result. Read More >>

wtf
Blind Man Tasered By Police Because They Thought His White Cane Was a Samurai Sword

Poor old Colin Farmer, a blind stroke victim who wields a white cane to feel his way along the path like many visually impaired people, was just minding his own business when he was seemingly set upon by police. After shouting at him, they tasered him to the ground, and cuffed him, mistaking said innocent white cane for a lethal weapon. Read More >>

health
This Man Had a Taser Dart Stuck In His Brain and Didn’t Even Realise

Sometimes, academic journals have the best stories. Like last week's issue of Forensic Science International, which describes how a man had a a drunken confrontation with the police and ended up with a taser dart stuck in his brain. Read More >>