posted at 22:50
Author: Tom Cheredar
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:36 +0000
Real-life FPS: This smart rifle uses Android-enabled goggles to fire crazy accurate shots without looking
How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat's 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. Register now and save $200! What's more accurate than a 'smart rifle' that only fires a bullet when you line the scope up with the intended target? Well, a smart rifle with a pair of Android-powered Ski goggles, of course. The smart rifle was produced by Austin, Texas-based startup TrackingPoint, which specializes in what it refers to as "Precision guided firearms" that will only set you back about $10,000. As you can see in the video, TrackingPoint decided to improve upon the firing experience by incorporating a wearable gadget that runs the startup's Shotview app. Basically, the team decided to stream a live video feed from the scope into the goggles to make a "No look" shot at 500 yards. Yes, that means you don't even need to look into the scope to get an accurate shot. It honestly looks like a first person shooter video game, except real, which is frightening to say the least. Check out the video embedded below for a closer look.

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