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How The Taser Was Invented

Early use of an electronic control device, like the TASER, by law enforcement occurred in the 1960s when American police officers used electric cattle prods to disperse Civil Rights activists. As for the earliest cattle prods, this came about when inventor John Burton of Wichita, Kansas received a patent (US427549 A) in the late 1800s for such a device.


Slow-Motion Video Captures People's Faces As They Get Hit With Tasers

Photographer Patrick Hall took a series of portraits of people getting hit with a 300,000-volt taser. What’s even better: He also made a super-slow-motion video of the process for our enjoyment.


Can You Drift A Car While Being Tased?

No. Well, probably not, as long as you’re a normal person and not Chris Forsberg, drifting savant and former Formula Drift champion. Hoonigan got in the car with Forsberg, and zapped him with a handheld low-powered Taser while he was flicking his Silvia around a few corners. The drifting pro actually handled it pretty well.


This Week In Time Capsules: Florida Sends A Taser To 2064

This week we have an incredibly old glass capsule that was smashed open in London, a grunge-era capsule unearthed at a Washington McDonald’s, and a huge new capsule in Florida that may shock you.


Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With An 80,000V Taser

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed Taser darts that pump 80,000V into you. If you try to get up, it will continue pumping voltage into you until you submit and the authorities arrive.


Watch A Taser Do Absolutely Nothing To A Candle

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.


Taser's New Camera Turns Every Cop Into Robocop

Taser rolled out a new line of body-wearable cameras for law enforcement today, the Axon Flex line, designed to be worn on sunglasses and record video to the cloud from the officer’s point of view. They’re delightfully frightening!


Bundle Up This Winter With Crime-Fighting Taser Gloves

Everyone wants to have a super power. But not everybody is willing to strap a battery and capacitor-filled Altoid tin to their wrist to create taser gloves. Stopping crime is important, but where am I expected to put my mints?


Bear Trouble? There's A $US2,000 Taser For That...

Taser International, the Arizona based stungun maker, today launched a novel version of its often controversial nonlethal weapon: but it’s one geared for felling wild animals like grizzly bears, rather than police suspects or airport detainees.


A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Getting The Shit Tasered Out Of You At CES

Live Taser demos! Easily one of my favourite parts of CES. But is getting Tasered worth it? You do walk away with this Taser hat and commemorative coin! On the other hand, well, here’s the release you sign. Gulp.


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