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Rifle Uses Linux for Auto-Aiming

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Rifles keep getting better as technology advances. Meet the TrackingPoint XS1. It is a Linux-powered rifle that uses Linux and powerful scopes to offer auto-aiming.

To shoot at something, you first “mark” it using a button near the trigger. Marking a target illuminates it with the tracking scope’s built-in laser, and the target gains a pip in the scope’s display. When a target is marked, the tracking scope takes into account the range of the target, the ambient temperature and humidity, the age of the barrel, and a whole boatload of other parameters. It quickly reorients the display so the crosshairs in the center accurately show where the round will go,

explained Arstechnica. Pretty nice rifle to have if you intend to pursue a career as a sniper.

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