This Dragonfly “insectothopter,” invented by the CIA’s Office of Research and Development in the 1970s, essentially served as a very tiny Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. One of the first-ever UAVs – long before the acronym entered the popular lexicon – this project pressed forward to test the feasibility of gathering intelligence collection by miniaturized platforms.
Sometimes wonder where your tax dollars go? The accompanying image shows off some of the handicraft of the CIA’s Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs – in this case an “Unmanned Underwater Vehicle” fish to study aquatic robot technology. Why they would want to do that is anybody’s guess, but the CIA did come up with a nifty implementation of different technologies – including a communications system in the body and a propulsion system in the fish’s tail. (An operator on land controlled it by a wireless line-of-sight radio handset.)
We have an entire collection of electronic gadgets and personalised gift ideas for every kind of man. From RC drones and virtual reality headsets for the kids, or record players for those who like to remember the way things were. And if all this talk about gadgets is sending you in to a technology tailspin, we even have a range of home massagers to help you relax.
In our range of gadgets for him, we have something for all ages, interests and sensibilities. Looking for a practical gift? With self-stirring mugs, i-chargers and bicycle multi tools, you can find it here. We also stock fun gadgets for men. Why not let him take his hobby in to office with desktop golfing and fishing? Or how about a levitating strobe pen to take pride of place on his desk?
If there’s one high-tech weapon we’ve always wanted, it’s a laser. They’re always burning through doors or threatening to cut people in half as part of complicated deathtraps, and they just look so damn cool. Amazingly, laser weaponry has advanced to a point where it’s being used for law enforcement, and even though you’re not likely to cleanly sever an assailant’s arm with one, you can still employ it for self-defense.
Here you will find a savvy collection of the latest technology, kitchen accessories, and gadgets to tinker with. We strive to provide some of the coolest tech products on the web all in one convenient location. From nifty camping gear to iPhone accessories there is just tech for just about anyone. Maybe a fidget cube for the kids or a q-tip crossbow for the kid at heart. We search all around the web including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Thinkgeek, and Amazon for the latest trends in tech.
Intel and AMD, rivals in the CPU game, have teamed up to bring us a new set of processors. Specifically, they merge Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processing power with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega M graphics technology. Like Nvidia’s Max-Q architecture, this new setup will make gaming laptops smaller and thinner. And both the Dell XPS 15 and HP Spectre X360 already use versions of the chip.
The smartphone-powered laptop concept has been around for more than a decade. To date, the results haven’t been excellent. In fact, some attempts failed before they even hit the market, like the infamous Palm Foleo, which never saw the light of day.
Not much bigger than an iPad Mini, the Nintendo Switch is the device that is ushering fans back to Nintendo after their lukewarm response to the Wii U. Dubbed a hybrid console, the Switch is powerful enough to run through your television and clever enough to transform into a handheld device for gaming on the go. Long gone are the days of needing a PlayStation and PSP, or GameCube and Gameboy, or Xbox and… Play everything from The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to Super Mario Odyssey and tell us you aren’t charmed by it.
“Just got SleepPhones, which are headphones within a soft fuzzy headband for listening to music/podcasts while you fall asleep. I am literally incapable of falling asleep without a podcast, while my fiancé needs either light music or silence. These are so much more comfortable to wear than earbuds, she can’t hear my podcasts at ALL, and the sound quality is amazing. It’s only been two nights but I love them and have no idea how I lived without them, hahah!” —Kathleen M., Facebook
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