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Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Western diplomats in Eastern Europe avoided buying suits there, preferring to mail order clothing and shoes from the West. In Romania, the secret service used this to their advantage, working with the postal service to install a transmitter in shoe heels. Boghardt says that the recording device was discovered during a routine room sweep that revealed a signal, but the signal disappeared when all the diplomats left the room.

“PopSockets! They’re these little plastic things you stick on to your phone case, and they pop up and down, which is great to fidget with. It’s really helpful to hold your phone and wrap your earphones around it.” —chartreuseq

It doesn’t really matter how old you are, who doesn’t  being a gamer?!  Video games have come a long way from Super Mario Brothers (although it’s still in our top 5) and so has the sound and interactive playing options, which means you need the ultimate gaming headset, but which one exactly?  There are a […]

These handy Wireless remote-controlled switches will enable you to hit the lights without getting out of bed. One remote control can memorize up to five outlets and turn them on or off. Virtually any appliance, light or device can be controlled with one of two remote controls. As a big bonus, you won’t have to worry about appliances sipping unnecessary amounts of energy on standby mode. You can operate the remotes from as far as 100 feet away.

Thermal imaging can pick out heat sources like humans, guard dogs, or overheated servers even through walls and in the dark. The standalone $459 Reveal XR sports a 300-lumen LED spotlight, 20-degree field of view, and 206-by-156-resolution display. It can detect heat up to 900 feet away and stores images on a MicroSD card. The $249 Seek Compact (video above) plugs into an existing smartphone for easy thermal readings; there is also a Compact Pro and Compact XR ($299) with added features.

The Ultimate Rubber Band Shooter Did you use to shoot rubber bands off your finger back in grade school? Are you and your office mates in a full out office war and you need the best come back? Then you are going to want this rubber band machine gun from XYZbot. It is…

All of LG’s OLED televisions include exactly the same panel, which means that although the C7 is a fraction of the price of the flagship W7, it still looks stunning. The reason for the lower price is in the sound quality, but we think the C7’s audio strikes a good balance between price and performance. 

iPad cases have come a long way since the old grey and pink covers (R.I.P).  Whether you’re loing for a super-strong protective case that you can basically spike off the ground and your iPad will still be (please don’t try this at home) or something a little stylish like a leather case or, you […]

This detection powder is simply sprayed on any surface leaving an invisible film which, when touched is immediately transferred to the hand, clothing, etc. It is excellent for large and small objects. Will remain on hands up to five days in spite of repeated washings. The spray is highly fluorescent when exposed to UV illumination, but is invisible to the naked eye. Long lasting 6 ounce can which can be used for many applications.

As a lifelong animal lover, you want nothing more than to keep the animals in your life safe. While pet owner technology has gone from simple collars with bone-shaped name tags to the microchip, there’s not a lot on the market that will let you monitor your canine’s…

The compact: Of course, if you’re the type of person that prefers to keep their high-tech EDC pocket-friendly, this flash drive is superb. Sure, you’ll be sacrificing a bit of storage, but for something that can fit on your keyring and still has 64 gigs of space, it’s hardly worth scoffing at.

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Weight: 469g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A9 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB/128GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: approx 8,800mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

Pulse is for parties, for pools and for people who want to stay connected. Glowing LEDs bring your music to life, combining 360-degree sound with a 360-degree lightshow. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you 12 hours’ playtime, Connect+ tech means you can connect with over 100 other Connect+ speakers, and you can even sync your lightshow with other Pulse 3 devices. It also includes a noise- and echo-cancelling speakerphone.

…because what are you really supposed to get the people you spend time with than anyone else in the world?  Yes, we’re talking about your co-workers and awkwardly…your boss.  Sure booze is the easiest gift you can give, but if you’re not going to send a classic wine gift, shop our picks for […]

Ever sat at your desk at times and stared into the sky, wondering just how your life would have turned out if you had decided to join the army or police force? Perhaps you could be an undercover agent for the government by now, being suited up to the nines and yet carrying a false identity as you infiltrate one of the world’s most notorious gangs, gathering crucial intelligence along the way. Having a video or voice recorder on hand would certainly be useful, and Q-See knows this. Which is why all of you spy wannabes out there might be interested to pick up the $99.99 QPen DVR by Q-See.

A microdot camera facilitated the covert transfer of documents by agents during the Cold War. A piece of film could be embedded into something as tiny as the text of a letter. The recipient would read the microdot with the aid of a special viewer.

Make no mistake – this is a premium handset at a premium price. But according to Gareth: “Samsung has managed to find some impressive innovation at a time when there’s very little to be found in smartphones.”

Type: DSLR | Sensor size: Full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 45.4MP | Lens: Nikon F mount | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert

Your Butter Spreading Troubles Are Over Most people keep their butter refrigerated, which is great for preserving it, but not so great for spreading it. Instead of the butter spreading evenly over toast or bagels, it stays in one spot, stubbornly clinging to the…

Price: $45.00 Hopefully you all have noticed the theme of gadgets and products that we’re featuring for the next few weeks. It’s our month of ergonomic products that make your office and home a little more friendly to our posture. We could dive into the various studies around how important it is to have…

LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works. 

Robots are everywhere at CES this year, and Ubtech’s biped contains multitudes. The Walker is prepared to tackle your security needs, patrolling your home’s perimeter, detecting motion and recording incidents with its integrated camera. And when it’s quitting time, it can dance and play games. Pretty good for a robot with no arms.

Microsoft just announced a brand-new ultimate laptop that’s going to be five times faster (than the original), have a battery life of 17 hours and feature the now ubiquitous USB-C. The smallest Surface Book 2 comes in at a comfortable 13 inches, with a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. Not bad considering it transforms into a tablet too. There are a range of other variations at various prices – the most impressive is the 1.9GHz quad-core i7 processor with 16GB Ram, 1TB of internal memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card.

The whole experience was great from the initial call I made to enquire if they had what I wanted in stock and then paying via PayPal and within 2 working days I had my mobile phone. I even got a call confirming my address.

Best Laptops under Rs. 30,000Planning to buy a new laptop? Don’t want to shell more than Rs 30,000? Don’t worry, there are options available in this price segment. And also, most laptops in this budget pack specifications good enough for tasks like browsing and working on MS Office. Below are ten laptops priced under Rs 30,000 for you to make your pick.

Disrupting communications is essential for carrying out the kind of chaos that covert operations demand, and thankfully in our increasingly wireless world much of that communication is done over cell phone. We’ve been able to interfere with those signals for some time, but there are hand-held devices that let you blow out 4G / 3G / 2G / GPS transmissions in your vicinity with the press of a button.

From 4k to Ultra High definition, TVs keep getting better and better. And if you are in the market for a new one it is definitely worth the money spend a little extra for a 4k UHD Smart TV.   The quality is insane and the built in wifi will change the way you watch […]

Being on a budget does not mean you cannot buy decent headsets. For example, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 headset is a good entry-level gaming headset complete with a microphone. It is comfortable enough — while not on the level of more expensive product ranges — but the sound and voice quality is beyond what you may expect at this price point.

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