Taser, the company that’s sold electroshock weapons to some 18,000 law enforcement organizations all over the world for years, has made its smallest weapon ever. And it’s not for cops—it’s for regular people like you and me.
Tasers remain incredibly controversial weapons in the arsenal of law enforcement, given their overuse and the risk of cardiac arrest. But let’s not forget the word “TASER” is a loose acronym for Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle, an incredibly messed-up 1911 science fiction book. The Guardian has all the details.
This is a little bit gross but if you were ever curious as to how a taser works, just watch it shoot out in super slow motion. The electrical cartridge jumps out of the gun in an explosion of confetti (the confetti has a unique serial number), breaking down the door and then swimming through the air to latch onto the…
North Dakota just became the first state to legalize taser drones. Shocking.
Today the LA Police Department announced that it had purchased 3,130 new Tasers that activate a body camera when they're being used. The camera is activated after the officer turns off the safety on the Taser. The "non-lethal" weapon communicates with the officer's body camera via bluetooth.
Stun guns themselves certainly aren't perfect solutions to the problem crowd control. But compared to what came before it, the modern stun gun seems downright civil.
Most of us have probably laughed at someone on television getting shocked by a stun gun. They tense up and fall to the ground, seizing like an epileptic. Once the shocking stops, the person gets up, seemingly unharmed. The occasional wet-your-pants complication is classic humor! All joking aside, there have been…
While those of us here in the early 21st century argue over the future of smartwatches and smart rings, inventors of the 1920s would probably think we're all a bunch of babies. Sure, your Pebble might have caller ID. But can it incapacitate a potential mugger with a 10,000 volt high frequency shock? I didn't think so.
It's no Iron Man suit, but if you've got a knack for civil disobedience and often find yourself on the business end of a Taser, the folks at Hackaday discovered that carbon fiber clothing can actually let you shrug off those electric shocks.
Bradley Jones is suing his former employers because he was repeatedly tasered on the job, leaving him a broken paranoid mess. Good god, this poor guy.
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…
KATU reports that firefighters couldn't move to put out a house fire over the weekend in Portland, Oregon because a 69-year-old man was parading around outside wielding a sword and shield. As if a firefighter's job wasn't hard enough. It gets crazier.
Dear police: Feel free to tase children at will. According to a new study reviewing 100 cases in which tasers were used to subdue adolescent suspects, doctors found that the kids were just fine afterwards. Hurray for brutality!
See those silver stripes around the circumference of this Parrot AR drone? They're not there for decoration or style. They're actually strips of aluminum tape that's wired into a capacitor from a disposable camera's flash. Which means that when—not if—this drone bumps into someone, they're going to get a particularly…
Tasers are used across the nation by police as a "pain compliance technique." But do the powerful electroshock weapons amount to police brutality? A case that lands before the Supreme Court next week could decide the fate of tasers.
How do you get Americans interested in soccer? Ultimate Tazer Ball claims to have the solution. For one thing, you make the balls much bigger and the teams much smaller. For another, you arm each of the players with a stun gun.
You know when you were a kid and your dad told you that owning a dog would teach you responsibility? Walk him, feed him, clean up after him, keep him on a leash. One California dog walker found out last Sunday that the penalty for non-compliance is a good stun gunning.
Bad news for anyone who might be thinking about committing a crime anytime soon: the National Institute of Justice, a division of the Department of Justice, just put out a report saying tasering is A-OK. With a few important caveats.
Have a rowdy bunch of kids? Why not tase them a little bit to teach 'em a lesson? The Toy Tazer is perfect because for one, they're dirt cheap at only $3.40 and for two, it's not that harmful at only 3.6V per shot (versus 50,000 in police tasers). Let your kid know what it feels like before he really gets tased, you…