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The ATHENA laser weapon can take down aircrafts, and just about anything else, in just a few quite seconds. This futuristic Star Wars like weapon was developed for the US military by Lockheed Martin. As long as there is a power source the weapon can continue to fire. In other words, it is a gun that never runs out of ammunition. The Lockheed Martin ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) can be mounted on boats, vehicles, and more. How does it work? On the most basic level, ATHENA destroys threats with heat. It is similar to when folks...

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If you have ever been sprayed with pepper spray (OC) you know it is a pretty powerful deterrent and hurts like hell. So why not pair it with a flashlight for home defense? Shockingly there aren’t many companies making this product. This particular one is made by Cobra (and they may already be out of business from the looks of things) and is called the Stunlight ($35). The Cobra Stunlight is a rechargeable LED flashlight and comes with a red aiming...

Drones, and DJI specifically, have come a long way in the last few years. Flight distances, telemetry, obstacle avoidance, silky smooth gimbals, high quality cameras, and size reduction are just a few of the areas that have improved massively. DJI has just addressed two more issues in an effort to perfect the quadcopter with their latest DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic Pro Platinum has an 11% gain in flight time (30 minutes) and a 60% reduction in noise (4dB less). The

The FrontRow Wearable Lifestyle Camera ($399) is a tad less cringey than the Google Glasses. I am not sure I would want to have a conversation with someone wearing a camera/microphone pointed at me the entire time. I guess I am not the target customer because I am sure there are voyeuristic folks who will love the idea...

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Diving

Diving with a scuba tank is great. You just have to be certified and carry a ton of gear with you. Snorkeling is great but you are pretty much limited to a few feet of diving. This Kickstarter project, SCORKL, is basically a mini scuba tank.

The SCORKL will allow up to 10 minutes of dive time and is small enough to fit in a backpack. The tank can be refilled with a manual hand pump or off of a larger scuba tank with the refill adapter. Of course, you will want to get the case, two SCORKL’s, the hand pump, refill adapter, etc… The coolest kit with two tanks will cos about $796. The only flaw I see is that the pressure gauge is on the opposite side of the mouthpiece and you can’t see it while diving.

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Pump

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The folks at Google’s (or Alphabet if you prefer) have come out with a new camera, the Nest Cam IQ ($299). So what is different between this camera which is currently available for preorder and the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor? What’s new with the Nest Cam IQ – More powerful 6-core processor Bigger price tag – $299 (vs $199) Better connectivity Familiar face alerts with Nest Aware (currently it just recognizes if it is...

I was always told that if you plan for A, B, and C that D will be the one that blindsides you. I think this theory was supposed to tell me not to worry. I think it backfired, I took it that I should be ready for as much as possible. Do you have a buyout bag or survival kit in your vehicle? You should. It is a cheap insurance plan for when things go sideways. This Emergency Survival Kit ($24) is not only inexpensive but it is in all neatly tucked...

Imagine paddling along in beautiful Orange County, California when a helicopter comes along and warns you that you that you are surrounded by about 15 great white sharks. No matter how relaxing the guys voice on the loud speaker was… that had to be a scary moment. And yes, this is technology related, we have helicopters, composite paddle boards, and a FLIR camera system. Enjoy the video after the break.

There are slingshots and there are “ahem” slingshots! Just like the one we had as kids, the Assolar SS-12 can shoot ball bearings, marbles, rocks, etc… But it also sports an infrared sight and a laser flashlight. Still not impressed? It has adjustable springs and can even shoot arrows. Yours for a mere $88 here. ...

There are few sounds that elicit fear in bad guys. Police sirens, a racking shotgun, and the rap of a stun gun. Imagine if you could always have your stun gun with you, as in it wasn’t too big. Well, this tiny stun gun might just be the answer. The Guard Dog Hornet Keychain Stun Gun ($39) has a built-in 3 LED flashlight, 6,000,000...