Staggering photos show what life is like in the northernmost town in the world, where it’s dark 4 months of the year and you’re told to carry a rifle because of polar bears

Shutterstock.com The world’s northernmost town is Longyearbyen, which is located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard and has 2,100 citizens. It is around three hours by plane from Oslo and 650 miles from the North Pole, making it one of the most remote human settlements on Earth. It’s dark for four months a year and […]

Fortnite update 6.30 early patch notes REVEALED: Heavy Assault Rifle, server downtime

Fortnite update 6.30 is being prepped ahead of release by Epic Games. The next major Fortnite Battle Royale update is expected to launch on November 6 or November 7. Update 6.30 is likely to launch following a period of server downtime. The Fortnite servers will go offline at 8am GMT, and should return by around 10am […]

Fortnite patch notes update V4.4 REVEALED: New assault rifle but STILL no Playground mode

Fortnite patch notes for update V4.4 are out now, with the Battle Royale players getting a brand new weapon. The Fortnite patch notes revealed update V4.4 has brought with it the new Thermal Scope Assault Rifle for Battle Royale. However, one thing that is not coming with Fortnite update V4.4 is the highly anticipated – […]

The Army is getting ready to field thousands of its new squad marksman rifle

Heckler and Koch The US Army will begin fielding roughly 6,000 Heckler & Koch G28E rifles as the service’s new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle before the end of fiscal 2018. A directed requirement, based on the needs of US Army Forces Command, will ensure that every squad in infantry and other combat units will be […]

Instagram image of Lego assault rifle, threat lead to 14-year-old’s arrest

(credit: Courtesy of @SDSheriff) A San Diego-area high school student was arrested at his home in Lemon Grove, California, Tuesday evening on charges of terroristic threats after posting a picture of an AR-15-style assault rifle made of Lego on social media. According to a Wednesday statement released by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the unnamed […]

Travel Companies End Partnerships With the National Rifle Association

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The Army once had a plan for a futuristic replacement for the M-16 rifle — here’s how it fell apart

US Army/Wikimedia Commons The US military has long explored the idea of replacing its M-16 assault rifle with something newer and deadlier. From the 1990s onward, German arms giant Heckler & Koch was heavily involved in helping the US Army attempt to reach that objective, creating newfangled firearms that bear considerable resemblances to the guns […]

FedEx customer data left online for anyone to rifle through

Enlarge / A redacted copy of data FedEx employees left on a publicly accessible Amazon bucket. (credit: Kromtech Security Center) Passports, driver licenses, and other sensitive documentation for thousands of FedEx customers were left online, possibly for years, in a blunder that left the information available to identity thieves and other malicious actors, researchers said […]

The Marine Corps is rolling out a new rifle — and a whole lot of other gear

US Marine Corps/Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders The Marine Corps plans to equip more infantrymen with the M27 rifle, which has been in limited use for sometime. The M27 offers longer range and better accuracy than the M4 currently used by Marine rifleman, though not everyone will get the new rifle. The M27 is likely to […]