Google just released its previously Nexus 5-exclusive "Google Now Launcher" for all stock Android devices. That includes the always-listening-at-least-when-you-are-on-the-homescreen Google Now functionality. You can go grab it on the Play Store. » 2/26/14 2:35pm 2/26/14 2:35pm

This Woman Had a Live Fragmentation Grenade Stuck Inside Her Face

Karla Flores was peacefully selling seafood on the street when she heard an explosion. An object hit her face, knocking her down. When she woke up she was in a hospital with a live fragmentation grenade stuck inside her face. » 9/27/11 2:01pm 9/27/11 2:01pm

Test-Firing of 2000 Volt Washer Launcher a Success

Bob's updated his washer launcher. It's now got 10 capacitors in it, capable of generating enough force to partially crush up to three beer cans or throw a CD way up into the sky above his house. » 8/31/10 1:40pm 8/31/10 1:40pm

MetalStorm 3GL Grenade Launcher Should Be Renamed to…

This is not the MetalStorm 3GL Grenade Launcher. It's the Milkor MGL/M32, a lightweight 40 mm semi-automatic, 6-shot grenade launcher. It does a lot of bang-bang-my-baby-shot-me-down, but it's no match for the deadly simple, electronically-fired MetalStorm 3GL: » 11/05/09 12:40pm 11/05/09 12:40pm

The Story of the Great Philadelphia Hot Dog Launcher

Hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher with the help of the Philly Phanatic, famous weirdo mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, for use during Phillies games. And now, in a fit of boredom and comedic inspiration, they've released a "documentary" detailing the making of the launcher. It's absolutely… » 11/22/08 1:30pm 11/22/08 1:30pm

Hit Coworkers From Afar and Burn the Evidence With DIY Paper Rocket Kit

USB rocket launchers are expensive and overrated, in my opinion. I say give me Luddite papercraft rocket launchers or give me death. So you'll excuse me when I say I downloaded the template for this DIY paper rocket launcher [PDF] » 8/17/08 3:00pm 8/17/08 3:00pm from German design site Paper Puzzle Parade and made a small army this morning. The site…

Drug Gang Use WWII Anti-Tank Bazooka to Intimidate People

Police in Polk County, Florida, have busted a drug gang—leaded by some assclown called Otis "Cowboy" Carden, who was also selling methamphetamine to his mother and brother— that terrified neighbours and customers using the firepower of a fully oiled and operational World War II british rocket launcher. And although… » 4/04/08 11:00am 4/04/08 11:00am

iPhone Springlets: Add Quick Search Bookmarks

Just like bookmarklets in FireFox, these Springlets for the iPhone let you quickly search a site (IMDB, Google, Wikipedia) by pre-typing in the search term before you load the page itself. This saves you one page load per search from the home page, which at EDGE speeds could mean up about a 30-second time gain. [… » 2/08/08 6:10pm 2/08/08 6:10pm

Striker II: USB Laser Guided Missile Launcher

We've preached the merits of USB missile launchers before, which is why this new product is such important news. The $50 Striker II is the "next generation" USB missile launcher, featuring a class 3 "laser guidance system" for better aiming. » 11/26/06 11:31am 11/26/06 11:31am

Tennis Ball Robot Hits With a Racket

Unlike traditional tennis ball launchers, this tennis robot hits with an actual racket. This makes judging when the ball is hit and where it will land a whole lot easier. » 11/03/06 3:44pm 11/03/06 3:44pm

USB Missile Launcher Reviewed (Verdict: Nobody's Getting Any Work Done)

How fun are these USB Missile Launchers? Very. A single launcher comes with 3 foam missiles, a three foot USB cable, sound effects, and a Windows XP control program. Once installed, you control the cannon with either your mouse or the arrow keys, and fire with the space bar.

We kinda wish they came with more… » 10/31/06 5:51pm 10/31/06 5:51pm

Air Hogs Storm Launcher - R/C Hovercraft

Remember that video we lnked to a while back with some guys playing with this ridiculously cool dual-propeller hovercraft/plane/thing? The video is gone, but now it's a real product. » 10/15/06 1:30pm 10/15/06 1:30pm