Items tagged with gun

Facebook, and every other social network and website where people virtually congregate and communicate, has a delicate balancing act of allowing as much freedom as possible while also ensuring that the environment is a safe and legal one. Facebook is taking a step further in the “legal and safe” direction by cracking down on the selling of regulated items, with the company specifically mentioning private sales of firearms. “This balance is important to how we view commercial activity on Facebook or Instagram. We have strict rules about how businesses can use our advertising tools,”... Read more...
As guns and their associated violence dominate the current headlines in the wake of the unimaginable tragedy in Connecticut, the focus on and debate over the ability to print gun parts using 3D printing technology has intensified. Though not explicitly motivated by current events, 3D printing company MakerBot has deleted schematics for gun parts from its Thingiverse website. According to Forbes, weapons and weapon component designs had never been allowed on the site, but lax policing allowed them to remain posted, until the last days that is. Lower receiver of an AR-15 (Image from Thingiverse via... Read more...
Update: We incorrectly reported that that Shaun Malone was found innocent of speeding. As PressDemocrat.com reports, the trial is still ongoing and is scheduled to resume on October 3rd. The judge "is expected to issue a ruling after hearing additional testimony in October, including from both sides' experts."   While an 11-year old, Louisville, Kentucky boy is using a toy radar gun to get drivers to slow down through his neighborhood, the police are finding that real radar guns might not be a match for GPS--at least not when contested in court.  According to a press release... Read more...
Who could seriously say that in these troubled times, police don't need all the help they can get?  And, quite honestly, particularly in the neighborhood (no pun intended) of speeders.  Even without watching TV shows such as TruTV's Speeders, all one has to do is look around to see that one reason people may not want a new 55 or even 60 MPH maximum speed limit, despite high gas prices, is that they looooove to drive fast.Landon Wilburn, 11, grew tired of speeders zipping through his subdivision, so after growing hoarse shouting at them, he decided to take matters into his own hands.The... Read more...
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux has mentioned that upcoming X-Box 360 title Fable 2 will have some very interesting features: Guns Marriage Highly interactive canine companion Sex Larger levels Condoms More levels Having virtual children Will divorce be a feature in an expansion or PC port? "It will occur 500 years later than the first game, at the dawn of the age of the gun. You'll be able to do things like purchase anything in the game or even purchase castles. You can court women or men, get married, have protected or unprotected sex (I know that you Americans can't stand that) and then... Read more...
Macrovision has announced their deal with various well-known digital video download services to offer "ACP." That stands for Analog Copy Protection. Huh? How can an analog protection system apply to digital video downloads? ACP works by embedding a signal in the vertical blanking interval, the time period after the display has finished drawing the image and is preparing to draw the next frame. For old VHS tapes, this was stored directly on the tape, but when the technology was ported to DVDs, it was stored as an instruction for the DVD... Read more...
Canon and Toshiba found two old men to shake hands like they hate each other in front of a big old newfangled SED flatscreen TV, and everybody took their picture. They also found $1.7 billion dollars in one of their desk drawers and decided to build a great big factory in Japan and crank out enormous cheap flatscreens by 2008. Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corp. are developing a new type of flat panels, which they say are thinner and consume less energy than the existing liquid crystal display (LCD) and plasma televisions. The production of the new surface-conduction... Read more...
Ever notice that many things in science-fiction, especially from a technology standpoint, eventually become reality?  Buck Rogers showed us the first Laser Gun and there have been plenty of examples, (the Jetsons and Video Phones?) since then.  Well, you Mech Warrior fans ought to get a boot out of this one.  "Called The Land Walker, it weighs close to 1 ton (2,000 pounds!) and is controlled by four pedals from inside the cockpit. Additionally, it has built-in air guns that can shoot bullets (not real bullets, though..."sponge bullets"). Talk about a totally pimped out Halloween... Read more...
In their latest interview, Ars Technica chats with XBox 360 developer Matt Lee, covering a range of issues from his job duties, to XBox 360 hardware and market expectations. Matt is also the developer of the old "DopeWars" game for the PalmPilot. "Now with the massively redesigned and more powerful Xbox 360 released, many people are wondering what the future has in store for Microsoft's gaming efforts. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Matt Lee, a software developer who works at Microsoft in the Xbox division. He had some... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting today that one of their readers was able to purchase a Radeon X1900 GT/GTO card at his local Best Buy store, and that ATI plans to officially announce the card on May 9. Considering the fact that they've got pics of the card and box, and screenshots of the drivers up and running, you can't refute what the Inq's got to say today. "A faithful reader informed us that he went into his local Best Buy store and managed to buy an ATI-branded X1900 GT retail card. We note that the card is clocked at 574MHz core, and... Read more...