It was the heyday of the Cold War and on May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane piloted by one Francis Gary Powers was downed by Soviet fire over the Russian city of Sverdlovsk. After 21 months in a Russian jail cell, Powers was freed in 1962 in exchange for a Soviet intelligence officer. This model of a U-2 was created by the CIA for Powers’ March 1962 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
It’s not a real product yet, but Fove can plant the flag as the first company to have a usable VR headset with eye-tracking built in. Given how imprecise VR interfaces can be and how much data eye tracking can gather to inform how scenes render, the technology is a hot area for development.
Let’s be honest, what’s worse than slow Wi-Fi? Probably no Wi-Fi. Well, there are probably things worse, but you get the point. If you’re loing to stream movies on or are a gamer (or are an amateur video game player) you need a strong, fast, and reliable wireless router. There’s a ton out there and, let’s face […]
Introducing The Robotic Lawn Mower… At first glance the WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower might call to mind a viral video featuring a cat in a shark costume riding a robotic vacuum*, but this mower is truly an innovative solution to the common question: Who’s going…
A Bulgarian secret agent used an umbrella just like this one on a London street to kill Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in 1978. A standard umbrella was modified internally to inject poison into its target with the press of the trigger. In Markov’s case, the umbrella contained a ricin pellet, which is next to impossible to trace.
Cracking nuts is serious work and the Torq Nutcracker is built to handle the gnarliest nuts. Made of matte black 3D printed steel, it looks like a miniature medieval torture device. Simply spin the screw to apply pressure and with minimal effort, you will bust the nut.
The Ionic builds on Fitbit’s health and fitness expertise, offering a highly personalised experience that’s a level up from its competitors. There’s a new relative SPO2 sensor, industry-leading GPS, improved heart-rate tracking and water resistance for up to fifty meters. Also, new smart features such as contactless payments, on-board music and smart notifications just make this the ultimate gift for technology fans.
If you were around during the 1960s, then you have to remember Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum, the super spies in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” television series about the fictitious law-enforcement agency, U.N.C.L.E. These artifacts were donated to the CIA Museum in 2000 by The Spy-Fi Archives.
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The Chipolo Card is an incredibly thin, credit-card sized device which can either be slotted into a purse or connected to a device and through an accompanying app, will set off an alarm if the user is looking for their missing gear.
The Portable Folding Bluetooth Keyboard The myriad of inexpensive and portable electronic devices has not changed the fact that sometimes it is nice to have a real keyboard instead of a touch screen. The TOZO Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard Ultra-slim Mini…
Lost something metallic in the bushes? Did you drop your ring or necklace in a pond? Or are you prospecting for a rare kind of earth metal? If ever you need to pinpoint the exact location of a metallic object, you’ll be better off with the Garrett 1140900 Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointing Metal Detector. The Pro-Pointer has been engineered with the highest sensitivity settings to help you narrow down your metal detection field so you can easily home in on the target. The Pro-Pointer comes with 3 levels of sensitivity so you can fine-tune your metallic-finding exploits and help you zero-in.
Google Glass is gone. Into the void steps Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, hitching a ride aboard the Vuzix Blade smart glasses. Vuzix has embedded a camera, microphone and side-mounted touchpad in this chunky but pretty normal-looking pair of sunglasses, which takes phone calls and puts Alexa’s giant brain between your ears.
There’s a countably infinite supply of noise-cancelling headphones at CES, but these manage to rise above the noise. You can set the Hero headphones to allow certain voices through and block everything else; while Sidekick is a version of them that you fit on your existing headphones. This is what the future should sound like.
Apple is the industry leader for creative professionals for a reason. Their products are stylish, technologically sound, and incredibly dependable. Out of the box, the base model comes with 256 gigs available on the hard drive, 8 gigs of memory, and an Intel HD 515 graphics card. Sure, they’re pricey – but you get what you pay for.
The Tablet: If you want something a bit more portable, then you should definitely look into picking up an iPad. You’ll be trading off some image and sound quality and size for a more pack-friendly tablet format, but you also get the benefit of being able to load it up with books, easily access the internet, and – if you have an iPhone – sync your devices.
There are two different Keys available: one for iOS and another for Android. The gadget is both portable and durable thanks to its miniature rubber design. Overall, this is a practical product sold at an affordable price.
If you know a man with a use for a lighter, then the Thunder Bolt Pro Rechargeable Electronic USB Gold Cigarette Lighter is a must. It is easily rechargeable for hours of lighting ability. Plus, it is flameless, making it a much safer option over traditional lighters. For a personalized touch, you can engrave the body.
Price: $49.95 E-Sports are becoming more and more popular. For some of us, the idea of sitting in some kind of arena and being a spectator to gamers playing in a multi-player video game is very new (and kind of crazy sounding). But we’ve continued to see major sponsors come running into the space…
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It’s tempting to think that spy gadgets aren’t all that old, but even Caesar encoded messages using cryptography. This disk dates back to the Civil War, when it was used by the Confederate side — CSA stands for Confederate States of America.
Gather up all of your scented candles and oils and throw them in the garbage. Feel better? If not, you may be interested in Moodo’s Wi-Fi-connected, Alexa-supported scent machine that can make your home smell like an ashram spa or beach party.
The Splashproof: If you need something that you’re absolutely sure can stand up to your active lifestyle, this is it. It’s small, has a playtime of up to 10 hours, and is more water resistant than most other tech out there. Seriously, you can take it out in the rain and it will continue to function just fine.
I know what you’re thinking: “A router?!” I have no clue if it’s any good, but this geometric orb, available in gold or silver, certainly doesn’t look like a piece of networking technology. It also offers real-time network security for every device connected to it.
Ranked among the best for housing cell phone accessories, the EATPOW Luxury Business Gift Set is a must-have for the professional man in your life. We all know the man on the go; he will run out of battery life before he runs out of data just by checking emails. That means he needs to have something that is reliable, up-to-date, and accessible. This nifty package is not just a package deal; it is also an item that every professional needs. It has a wireless mouse, earphones, USB cables, and remote power access, just to name a few of its standout features.
The watch has a good battery life, lasting for up to five days before you need to clip the charger back on. It’s also water resistant, so you’ll have no problem wearing it swimming. The design isn’t super chic, but for burly blokes keen to shed a few pounds, this gadget will give you the best value for money.
Controlling state of mind is the hardest thing for any of us to do. A particularly bad day at the office can make it impossible for you to relax when you get home. A night out with friends the previous evening can sap you of energy when you go in for your workout on…
When it comes to pen tablets, virtually nobody does it better than Wacom, which is why they are still around after so many years. In fact, the team over at Wacom have come up with the all-new Intuos pen tablet that will certainly help budding digital artists and professionals alike to get creative right out of the box. How so, you ask. Well, this is a technologically and ergonomically improved pen tablet that will arrive bundled with creative software that provides an immediate start into digital art without having to wait for too long.
This is one of the newest trends in fitness and bodybuilding but also one of the strongest, because this watch allows you to do something that very few other devices can – it tracks your heart rate and the level and intensity of your workout in addition to calculating how many calories are being burned simply by wearing it on your wrist. It is very simple to use, it acts like a simple smartphone, it is easy to recharge on its docking station and it evokes a design that goes well with any look – casual or professional.
It’s simple yet very functional. It’s very pleasing to the eyes, too. That’s what many people think about the Lamicall Adjustable cell phone Stand that has been specially designed for the iPhone series of smartphonesstarting with the iPhone 5 as well as most Android smartphones as well as mobile devices up to 8 inches in screen size. The Lamicall comes with a fully adjustable frame, allowing for easy changing of the orientation of the cradle. This gives you superb views and accessibility to your smartphone. The base is integrated with rubberized cushion, preventing skidding, and giving the whole platform superb shockproofing abilities.
The Personal Assistance Voice Dialer is an essential for those of us worried about the men in our lives. With a backup battery, caller ID, and a range of 100-150 feet, this system is perfect for those with ongoing health issues. The best thing about this is there are also no monthly fees. That means for just one price, you get a waterproof life saver and feel safe knowing that if anything happens any one of the 30 stored numbers can be called.
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…