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Need to take down a drone? A munitions company offers firepower

Technically Incorrect: An Idaho company says its products protect against drone-based privacy concerns and terror.

By August 23, 2015


Man shoots down drone hovering over house

A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.

By July 30, 2015


Can these gun sensors keep cops safer?

Technology from startup Yardarm can tell 911 emergency responders if a police officer's gun has been fired. But Yardarm doesn't call it a "smart gun" -- that would court controversy.

By November 8, 2014


Innovation brought the rise of the Glock handgun

A new book by reporter Paul Barrett documents how technology helped make the Glock pistol one of the top-selling handguns in the U.S.

By January 24, 2012


Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.

By May 10, 2013


Microsoft to U.S. expats in U.K.: Don't bring your guns

A booklet designed to help American Microsoft workers adjust to life in Cambridge, England, reminds them not to bring their guns. It reminds them not to bring dead animals either.

By March 14, 2013


The Undetectable Firearms Act and 3D-printed guns (FAQ)

They might come for your plastic gun, but they're not coming for your 3D printer just yet.

By December 10, 2012


You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet

Consumer-level 3D printing could change guns and gun control as we know them. So how soon are we likely to see 3D-printed plastic firearms? And what are the legal issues? CNET's Rich Brown sights in on the DIY gun movement.

By September 6, 2012


Your last hope: The $24,000 zombie survival kit

Don't expect big firepower from this gear collection, but it does have a few tools that could keep you alive among the undead.

By July 18, 2012


Man shoots himself to test bulletproof vest

In a video that is as painful as it is apparently scientific, a man points a gun at his own stomach, in order to test the efficacy of his body armor.

By February 25, 2012