Paranoid about future unrest after this summer's riots in the UK, the British went and developed a laser rifle which can project a wall of light and temporarily blind a pack of rioters.
We recently talked about how facial recognition technology was taking a turn for the scary and was being used to identify people in real life. That terrifying tech has already been used by cops and others in the London riots.
The Greater Manchester Police is now tweeting names, birthdays and address of looters. While this information is public in England and it gets printed in papers, this is the first time Twitter is being used to broadcast this info.
Just in case you were thinking of buying one of those 40 iPhone 4s that were most likely looted in the UK riots and put on Craigslist, don't—UK networks are blocking all stolen phones, so they'll be worthless.
Aluminium baseball bats aren't the only weapon of defence that's proven popular on Amazon UK—wooden baseball bats are also up by 3,600 per cent; military police batons up by 5,000 per cent and the Zumba DVD workout set is up 342 per cent, which probably isn't related to the UK riots of the last few days. [Amazon UK…
While the majority of the damage caused by rioters and looters was contained to London, the madness spread to Liverpool, Birmingham and other English cities, with electronics chains being the worst hit.
Bad things are happening in England. Angry kids are smashing, burning, and bottle-throwin' their way through London and its suburbs. Right now. Are you in London? Are you near London? Are you worried about London? See where the trouble's percolating.