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Soon, safely shooting around corners will only require Google Glass, as US-based company TrackingPoint Labs has unveiled a smart rifle that can show a live sight on Google's head mounted display. Basically, it transmits a live video feed from the rifle's sight to Glass or even an iPad, allowing soldiers in battle to simply point their rifle without needing to be in a position to see their target. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Master gadget hacker Colin Furze of Wolverine claws and Magneto boots fame is back at it again, and this time, he's built a Pyro-inspired contraption that's able to shoot 12-foot flames. Dvice says that it's fueled by propane and here's how it works: the suit "first fills a metal reservoir up with gas and, at the flick of the wrist, unleashes its flammable payload in one quick burst. On his other hand, Furze has rigged up a pilot light. When the gas is released at a high enough velocity from the reservoir, the flames are actually incapable burning the fuel fast enough to head back up the fuel stream and turning Furze into a flaming ball of fiery death." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Utilizing electromagnetic energy, this gun, dubbed the "Star Wars Gun", can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph over 100 miles. It fires with such force and accuracy that it penetrates three concrete walls or six half-inch thick steel plates. So far, two prototypes of the weapon have been developed for the US Navy 0 one by British arms manufacturer BAE Systems and the second by a US firm. Admiral Klunder says, "It's now reality and it's not science fiction. It's firing. An electromagnetic railgun is a gun that uses just electricity - no gun powder - and...can shoot a projectile well over 100 miles at Mach 7. Energetic weapons, such as EM railguns, are the future of naval combat." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Called the EA Bar, this unique themed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan is marketed exclusively to airsoft lovers. It comes complete with its own airsoft shooting range, various airsoft guns fashioned after their real-life counterparts, and plenty of food as well as cocktails. Some of the specialty drinks include, a chocolate liquor called Glock 18c, a SPAS12 with absinthe, and a vodka-based Thomson. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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What you're looking at above is an MAV, a micro air vehicle (MAV), that can be as small as 15 centimeters. Development is driven by commercial, research, government, and military purposes; with insect-sized aircraft reportedly expected in the future. The small craft allows remote observation of hazardous environments inaccessible to ground vehicles. MAVs have been built for hobby purposes, such as aerial robotics contests and aerial photography. Continue reading for more.

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Here's yet another look at the Armatix P1, a $10,000 Smart Pistol that "will not fire a single of its .22 caliber rounds unless its companion iW1 Active RFID Watch is in range," according to David Ponce of OhGizmo. As an added security measure, you could also set a PIN code that prevents it from firing even if the watch is in range, should it be stolen. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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This dual-blade Batarang knife is currently being offered for only $4 + shipping, this week only, originally priced at $51.95. The outer casing has been bead blasted for maximum durability, and the blade is made from AUS-8 stainless steel - features ambidextrious thumb stud for easy use. Its fibereglass reinforced nylon handle with reversible pocket clip makes for simple storage. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

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The video you are about to see appears to be from a meeting during the mid-1970s and shows a purported weapon that can cause a normal heart attack in healthy human beings. It fires a dart loaded with frozen poison that disintegrates once entering the body. The entrance wound being no larger than a mosquito bite. Continue reading for more.

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At $2000, the RS1 by Arsenal Firearms in Las Vegas just might be the coolest ballistic knife yet, as it's also a functional .22-caliber gun. It's capable of storing and firing six .22 caliber bullets with a special special trigger that's hidden when not in use. Continue reading for a video.

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Armatix has developed a high-tech pistol that only its owner pull the trigger. The high-tech Smart System gun uses watch that transmits an identifying radio frequency that prevents everyone but its wearer from firing. Despite its futuristic appearance, the owner simply needs to wear a special watch to fire the gun - don't wear the watch, and the pistol is a useless hunk of metal. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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