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Monster Machines: It's A Miracle WWI US Naval Destroyers Managed To Hit Anything At All

When you’re on a destroyer steaming full speed through the North Atlantic firing at an enemy ship 15,000m away that’s trying its best to sink you, you’d better make well sure your shot hits first. To ensure our sailors stood a fighting chance during WWI’s intense naval engagements, the DoW built and outfitted America’s fleet with some of the world’s first fire control computers.


I Shot Targets With The Oculus Rift's Coolest New Virtual Gun

If you have even a passing relationship with video games, you’ve probably picked up a gun controller. It’s a gimmick, sure, but it’s a great one. And thanks to the Oculus Rift and Trinity VR’s Magnum, it’s about to get even cooler.


The World's Greatest Water Gun Has Six Spinning, Soaking Barrels

Step aside, Super Soaker. The one-time king of summer fun has officially been usurped by this custom creation from the folks behind Sugru. It looks like something Schwarzenegger used in an action film, but it’s instead designed for mowing down people with a harmless soaking.


You Can Fire This Rifle Without Looking Thanks To Android-Powered Goggles

Guns are terrifying, so making them even more so with the help of smart targeting technology and allowing people to fire them straight without even looking is totally something we should be working on, right? That’s the news out of TrackingPoint this morning: you can now fire a smart sniper rifle while facing the other way, and actually hit your target.


Conductive Foam Darts Turn Your iPad Into A Shooting Gallery

Even with incredibly-realistic first-person shooter video games that make you feel as if you’re in an actual war, toy guns that shoot innocuous foam arrows still remain popular. There’s just something about nailing a target with an actual projectile that’s incredibly satisfying, and that’s why Snipe — a tablet game that interacts with special foam darts — seems like so much fun.


Meet Zero Latency: The Future Of Immersive Gaming, Built In Australia

They’re coming. Hoardes of them. You can hear them everywhere: behind you, in front and off to the sides. The undead. They want your flesh. A quick check of your pistol reveals that you don’t have enough for the job ahead, and your back is up against the wall. Time to fight. All of a sudden, your eyes refocus as the Oculus Rift unit is lifted from in front of your eyes, and you realise that you’re safe in a warehouse. But the fear was real. This is Zero Latency: Australia’s newest large-scale VR gaming project.


Australian Police Will Soon Be Able To Track Illegal Guns All Over The Country

CrimTrac, the information-sharing service for Australia’s law enforcement and national security agencies, has developed a nationwide tracking and identification program for the bullets and cartridges used in violent crime around the country. The Australian Ballistics Information Network will let police stockpile and share data on guns used in crime, possibly linking to an international database in the future.


How To Calculate Pi With A Shotgun

We all know pi, at least the first three digits of it. If for some reason you forgot them though, there’s good news. All you need to get that knowledge back is some aluminium foil, ingenuity, and a shotgun.


Monster Machines: The Carl-Gustaf Looks Like A Bazooka But Shoots Like A Rifle

Sometimes, small arms fire just doesn’t cut it. So when special forces teams around the world need more long-range, tank-stopping punch than a conventional bazooka or panzerschreck can deliver, they give Carl a call.


This Full-Auto Dart Blaster Is A Science-Fuelled Dream Gun

Nerf better be watching its back. Because after testing out Mattel’s new BOOMco line of dart blasters, we are happy to report the secret formula backing its new Smart Stick darts works like magic — and makes for one hell of a good time.