Feeds

Yes! It's the handgun camcorder!

Point-and-shoot photography given new meaning

Business security measures using SSL

The term 'point and shoot' has been used by photographers for years. However, snappers’ images were never fatal - until the invention of a compact camera-cum-handgun, that is.

PistolCam2

PistolCam: photography at its most deadly

PistolCam is a camera unit that clips onto a variety of handguns. Once in place, and the deadly weapon’s removed from the holster, the gadget can be used to ‘shoot’ still images and videos.

During a shoot-out, 3.2-megapixel JPEG images can be recorded onto the gadget's 512MB internal memory. Trigger-happy users need only squeeze the shutter key to capture a miscreant in the act before he pays the price... BAM! BAM! BAM! Click! Click! Click!

If you need video footage of the target, then the PistolCam’s manufacturer claims the unit can record between 40 and 60 minutes of MPEG 4 footage at 30 frames per second.

The shooter's USB 1.1 connection enables both video and still images to be transferred to other devices.

You’ll never miss an opportunity for a good shot with this device. Once the gun’s been removed from its holster, a “Tactical Illuminator” - a red laser aiming aid, essentially - helps you draw a bead on the target... er... subject.

A handgun is only as good as the number of rounds left in the chamber. However, the PistolCam will continue shooting pictures for five hours.

PistolCam costs around $700 (£350/€400) and is available direct from the manufacturer. And no, the gun isn’t included...

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume
It isn't just me-too Apple that's lost its lustre: Gadget mania is over
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.