An unfortunate intern at a tech conference in Texas collapsed to ground after being shot with a 80,000 volt stun gun mounted to a drone.
In a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Chaotic Moon Studios showcased their new Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.
Designed to incapacitate potential intruders before police arrives, "CUPID" is equipped with a powerful stun gun.
The intern remained motionless on the floor after being struck down by the 80,000 volt gun.
In comparison, tasers used by the police in the UK generate a highest peak voltage of 50,000.
According to the company, he has recovered after the demonstration.
William Hurley, one of the Chaotic Moon Studios founders later tweeted a picture of the intern, who appeared intact while "enjoying his celebratory steak."
The government has launched a campaign called Cyber Streetwise to encourage consumers and business to be more aware of ways to help safeguard their online safety.
A new website offers interactive resources and online videos for people to gain skills and knowledge to take control of their cyber security while shopping, banking or socialising online.
Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "Cyber Streetwise is an innovative new campaign that will provide everyone with the knowledge and confidence to make simple and effective changes to stay safe online."
Gaming enthusiasts have flocked to central London for the launch of the hotly-anticipated Xbox One.
With the launch of Sony's PS4 next week, Microsoft has a head start on its rival in the run-up to Christmas for its all-in-one entertainment device.
The Xbox One - which goes on sale at midnight - costs £429.99
London's Leicester Square was transformed into a fantasy world overrun by zombies from and a Roman legion from Xbox games.
Researchers from the UK have designed a 'self-driving' car that is much cheaper to get on the road than Google's multi-million pound venture.
Oxford University researchers have enabled a Nissan Leaf electric road car to 'drive itself' on stretches of a familiar route.
Six people have been arrested in Britain as part of an FBI-led sting targeting online financial fraudsters involved in the illegal trade of stolen bank and credit card information, according to the American authorities.
A total of 24 suspects were held across four continents yesterday following a two-year undercover operation described as the biggest of its kind to be launched against financial cybercriminals.