The US Army buys a handful of computer systems that can turn lesser-trained soldiers into premier snipers.
"From difficult firing positions, such as kneeling, standing or even lying beneath an automobile," novice shooters can hit targets 500 yards away with Tracking Point's computerized semi-automatic rifles.
Sony's PlayStation 4 may be able to stand against competitor fanboys and a torrent of game console criticism. But let's see how it fares against a .50 caliber rifle.
A new kind of high-tech firearm has hit the scene. It's a long-distance rifle wired with a small computer that lets novices hit moving targets with the same acumen as a life-long pro.
Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.
Austin-based TrackingPoint introduces what they're calling the world's first smart rifle. Armed with a high-tech tracking scope and a guided trigger, it allows hunters and even first shooters to hit a target 1000 yards away. CNET's Kara Tsuboi sits down with CEO Jason Schauble to talk about the technology and what it was like to introduce the $22,000 rifle in the months following the Sandy Hook school shooting
A new YouTube video shows the first 3D-printed rifle, born and bred in Canada, taking its first round and then cracking along the barrel and receiver.
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.
Self-printed guns aren't the only firearms altering the weapons landscape. Also out there: Precision rifles with high-tech scopes and auto-firing triggers, and iPhone adapters and apps that offer custom crosshairs.
Defense Distributed's newest project is a PC-connected milling machine that aims to streamline the process of self-assembling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.