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Dambuster Bouncing Bomb

Cambridge engineer, Dr. Hugh Hunt, recreates the Barnes Wallis’s World War bouncing bomb that was used to blow up dams. This test was done with a specially constructed dam in Canada. Boys and their toys. Video of the dam destruction after the break. (more…)

Tesla Sentry Mode Cookie Monster

The recently released, and already updated, Tesla Sentry Mode is a security feature for its EVs that uses the front-facing dash cam and the side cameras to record and dissuade break-ins. Apparently, every car should have a sentry mode as Tesla vehicles have already caught thieves and people damaging cars.

The latest story from ABC 7 news, is about San Francisco-based Jed Franklin and how his Tesla has already helped to make an arrest. He received an alert on his phone, via the Tesla app, that said his Sentry Mode had been activated. Upon arriving at his car he found a broken window. After downloading the cars security camera video he saw a clear image of the suspect’s face and the license plate of his car. This evidence was handed over to the police, who subsequently made an arrest.

The more this type of thing happens, and makes the news, the more criminals will take note. Tesla break-ins may become a thing of the past. Check out a few of the Tesla “caught in the act” videos after the break. (more…)

Sure, technically it is a “coin purse” that has a couple of snaps so you can clip it on to your backpack or belt. But the EASYANT Coin Purse ($39) is also a “skull thumper” or self defense weapon similar to the old soap in the sock trick. You get the idea. ...

FLIR Systmes, the makers of thermal cameras, have launched their latest drone – the Black Hornet 3. The Black Hornet 3 is a tiny drone marketed to the military, government agencies, and first responders. This Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Just a bunch of words saying it is a tiny drone. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 grams, has a 1.2 mile range, and...

Bubbly Blaster Champagne Squirt Gun

Good champagne is, well, good. Bad champagne is ummmm, bad.

Did some not-so-tasty champagne survive this years NYE party? If so, strap on the Bubbly Blaster ($100) and use it as a neat party trick. The Bubbly Blaster turns your champagne into a squirt gun that can shoot about 30-feet.

Video of the Bubbly Blaster after the break. (more…)

MarkRober_Bait_Package

There have been plenty of booby trapped bait packages set out for unsuspecting porch thieves, but this one takes the cake. Mark Rober, who is pretty crafty in the shop designed the ultimate booby trapped bait box using a bunch of tech.

This package starts off with an Apple HomePod box, a 3d printed frame, four phones for GPS and video recording, a pound of fine glitter that spins out in all directions, and (my favorite) a fart spray device. Genius. Watch this video, after the break, showing porch pirates getting destroyed. (more…)

Posted on Nov 16 2018 - 1:23pm by gchoe
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Synthesia AI Face Swapping

The AI face swapping technology is getting better rather quickly. This technology by Synthesia allows for video localization on the fly. In other words you can shoot a video and have your face speak just about any language you have a translator for… on the fly. Pretty cool and scary at the same time. Video of the Synthesia technology after the break. (more…)

prank-candles

This is my type of prank. You simply drop off a wonderfully scented candle that smells great for an hour or two of lit time, then it smells really bad. Even the packaging and product keep the secret of what is to come. Get yours here for about $17 with free shipping.

This hand-crafted candle literally starts out smelling like the sweet scent of Apple Pie and turns into Dirty Fart after about an hour or two. This isn’t just a poop scented candle. The top layer smells pleasant & incredible prompting your unsuspecting victim to light it at a dinner party, on a date, when they are relaxing, or any inopportune time to get pranked. Our patented process creates a clear and distinct switch from good to bad scent.

Starting this off by saying that there are plenty of Google products that I like very much. I am an avid user of the Nest products, search engine, email, etc…  That doesn’t mean I won’t be looking for alternatives if they don’t keep turning up the creepiness. Google’s latest bout of creepiness and overreach are related to the latest version of Chrome, Chrome 69. First of all, Google is moving towards making logging-in for normal browsing almost a requirement.  Secondly, when using Chrome 69, if you log...

Giant Inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus 6If you are serious about your Halloween decorations, this monstrosity might have to make it to your house. It is a giant inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus. If you don’t know what Fortnite is, you clearly don’t have any contact with todays kids – it is a very popular game at the moment.

The inflatable Battle Bus is 17.5-feet tall by 18-feet long with 11 rows of windows. Pretty awesome, and yours for $399 here. More pictures after the break. (more…)