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10. Horizontal Shower
This new gadget has transformed and created new directions and methods of taking a bath. By using this new masterpiece gadget of the year 2012, one can have a comforting bath while lying down. The water is released from above through 6 shower heads and the water pressure can also be adjusted, which can provide you easy baths to semi-massage treatments.
This new gadget has been rightly called the high tech gadget of the present time because it has given a new shape of traveling through the air. The basic idea behind the design of this gadget is to give a new form to family travel tours and visits. The size of this aircraft is small and the wings have been rendered in a technical way, for the purpose of providing speed by utilizing wind resistance, minimizing weight, and optimizing boost.
This most anticipated vehicle is one of the most desired of all the gadgets. The futuristic design and engineered structure of this hybridized car from Porsche, brings out the best of performance and the need for speed. The engine has been designed in such a way that fuel economy is achieved depending on the system of the car that is being used. Equipped with the high speed V8 engine and concave-convex forms of internal design, this gadget is just a fragment of the true powers of technology.
The designing of this car has been around for quite some time now. Steve Jobs has been fantasizing about this vehicle, however, the original drawing and concept have not yet surfaced properly. Nevertheless, because of the talented designer Franco Grassi, the said imaginary car has been given shape where there have been published car designs, which show his speculation of what the car might look like. The said concept points out that it would prove to be most suitable for warm climates.
This one of a kind 3D printer has got a soaring start in its initial days of taking off in the tech world. It is now being considered as one of the most successful 3D printer projects in the world of 3D printing. It comes in the shape of a two-legged robotic kit and comes with cute colors. In order for people to purchase the B9 Creator 3D Printing Kit, you need to pay for over $2,375 in order to have a set that comes together. According estimated reports, the limited number of printers will be delivered in the month of August this year.
This new gadget is set to be released by the end of this year, as developed and created by Brookstone Stores. It will prove to be a step ahead in the world of mobile technologies and USB devices because this hefty and reliable device will only require a small amount of fuel, and nothing electronic, for charging any USB device. Based on the claims of the company, the fuel cell charger will require only one refill of lighter fluid to charge an iPhone for more than a dozen times, from almost empty to full.
There is no doubt in saying that riding an electric bike indeed gives a very thrilling experience. Now the company named Audi is set to release its awaited electric bike that would have a speed of more than 40 miles per hour. The lithium battery of this gadget charges in only 2.5 hours and it also gives you great speed.
Itâ€™s time for you to stop worrying about your Smartphone being physically dropped down because LG has taken the initiative of designing an unbreakable Smartphone screen that would make your phone experience even more astonishing. The said phone utilizing this technology would be available in the market in the start or mid 2013.
The development of the all-in-one wire PC in Shanghai has trivialized all the jumble of cables and has made them a part of the past. This all-in-one wire PC would combine both Ethernet and power supply, with one cable, also lessening more cables by incorporating the CPU on the monitor. The initial price of this PC indicates that it is directed for schools and small businesses.
This bluetooth speaker is a step ahead in the world of audio speakers as the sound it gives off is indeed excellent and of high quality. It comes in red, black, and blue colors and is going pretty strong in its worldwide sales. This gadget is the best example of a big power house in a small device and that is the main reason behind its placement on number 1 in our list of top 10.
Yes, there is the $555,000 Dodge Tomahawk that can compete as the worldâ€™s most expensive motorcycle. But it technically has four wheels! Many have christened the Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX Motorcycle as the worldâ€™s most expensive motorcycle. It gives other motorbikes a run for their money with its price tag of $300,000 and a high-end titanium chassis fit with carbon fiber wheels. This motorcycle also delivers 210-foot pounds of pure torque.
The Harry Winston Opus 12 wristwatch has no typical minute and hour hands. It has elegant blue metal arms that look more like sharp weapons. It takes pride in its sophistication, well enough to cast a price tag of $260,000 for their wristwatch.
This watch can work for about 45 hours with 607 parts, 80 jewels and 3 barrels. It even renders animation of the 12 hour hands for each hour change. It also animates the minute hands for every five minutes. The watch has a diameter of 46mm with a white gold case and anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
It has an air of exclusivity because only 120 units will be created to tell time in a Copernican-inspired revolution fashion.
When the volume of sound is overwhelming, it is often referenced as a â€œwall of sound.â€ But Transmission Audioâ€™s Megatrend MKIII Speakers take this idiomatic phrase to a whole new literal level. Standing seven feet tall and three feet wide, this is a real wall of speakers for the steep price of $80,000.
The MWE Emperor 200 will definitely make working easier with this sophisticated workstation featuring three monitors, a touch screen interface, air filtration system, an electric powered leather seat and light therapy illumination. In short, this has everything you need for a comfortable work experience â€“ all for the exorbitant price of $45,000.
These workstations are made to order according to customer specifications. One can even add peripherals such as iPhone docks. But it can take up to six months to construct a unit.
With the sudden spike in popularity of biking, it has been increasingly difficult to buy an inexpensive bicycle. The normal range is from $2,500 up. But a specific kind of bicycle integrates exceptional technology to propel the price tag of the bicycle to $18,000. This is the S-Works + McLaren Venge Bicycle.
The S-Works + McLaren Venge Bicycle uses its technological advantage to lessen the stiffness of an already lightweight carbon-fiber rocket. This directly translates to speed. But for the price, will it be better to buy this technology or just pedal harder?
When considering the price of a smartphone, many people probe the features and specifications of the gadget. But the Vertu luxury smartphone takes it up a notch. A unit costs around $13,800. But the only glaring difference of this smartphone is that itâ€™s running a Symbian operating system and a Swype keyboard. It also has a red gold exterioir with 24/7 Concierge Live application. This also helps you secure exclusive access to clubs, arrange travel trips, order expensive wine and even get in touch with a security specialist.
For the rich and powerful, it is not enough to take care of your excretions through normal means. The Kohler Numi breaks all boundaries when it comes to toilet systems with this contraption worth $6,400. This unit has a touchscreen interface and a smart bidet for easier cleaning. The seat is also heated and there is a vent underneath that blows warm air for additional comfort.
â€œBeats by Dreâ€ has successfully established itself as the brand of choice when it comes to headphones. This brand is already expensive with its rapper endorsements but it pales in comparison to the headphones of a certain Japanese company. The Stax SR-009 can handle a frequency response between 5 to 42,000 Hertz and you can have this sonic flexibility for $5,250.
Even with its design, Stax maintains that these should not be called headphones but rather as ear speakers. Moreover, you need an amplifier worth $2,000 to power the unit further.
We know Swiss knives should be everything you need in a nice and neat package. With the advent of the digital revolution, why not include a thumb drive with it? This is the new feature of the upcoming Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army Knife. Yes, thatâ€™s one terabyte of data storage in a little bundle in the comforts of your pocket.
For practical purposes, the USB 2.0 thumb drive can be detached from the Swiss Knife so that there wonâ€™t be a dangling hazard each time you have to transfer files. But for a thumb drive with a few practical knives and features, are you really willing to shell out $3,000?
A docking station is a convenient way to sync files and to charge an iPhone. But will you shell out more than $500 for an iPhone docking station made of crystal and painted with platinum? The price of the gadget alone is almost enough to buy a new iPhone 4 altogether.
If you donâ€™t already have one, then there is no better time to get one than the summer.Â Not only is it elegant and easy to use, but the endless apps will get you where you want to go, keep you up to date with all of your friends, enemies and frenemies and keep you occupied while youâ€™re sipping on your cocktail.Â Get the iPhone 4 now, or hold out just a little while longer to find out about the 5.WWW.APPLE.COMÂ (Starts at USD $199 on contract with AT&T or Verizon)
SABRE Pepper Spray Home & Away Protection Kit
We didnâ€™t want to make such a clear delineation between the sexes, but women do have different needs from men. And when it comes to personal safety, something like the SABRE pepper spray system will make a big difference whether you are alone at home or out at the club.Â Remember â€“ thereâ€™s nothing embarrassing about staying prepared.Â WWW.SABRERED.COMÂ (Starts at USD $21)
CP-12 Babycakes Cake Pop Maker
Need to impress the boss at the annual company picnic? Donâ€™t want to be yet another person bringing a Jello-mold? The Babycakes Cake Pop Maker allows you to bake mini, bite-sized cake morsels that will make you the life of the party and intimidate your rivals. And if you want to snag a guy, this machine also makes excellent donut â€˜holesâ€™.Â WWW.THEBABYCAKESSHOP.COMÂ (Available for USD $24.99)
All that sparkles doesnâ€™t have to be jewelry.Â With the SodaStream machine, you can quickly make your own sparkling water, soda, fizzy juices or anything else that you can imagine. Just insert the gas canister into the machine and then youâ€™re good to go, with little mess and less impact on the environment. This is indeed an essential for any home bar, and a favorite for the health conscious, sugar-addicts and social alcoholics alike.Â WWW.SODASTREAMUSA.COMÂ (Starter kit costs USD $199 and up)
While we rarely feature two design objects by the same company on one list, the MacBook Air is simply too great to ignore. If you are looking for a full-fledged laptop that is almost as thin and light as an iPad but has the power (and real keyboard) to run your home office, then this is it. You can get either an 11-inch or 13-inch version, both offering the design and build quality that Apple is famous for.Â WWW.APPLE.COMÂ (Starts as low as $999 for the 11-inch, $1299 for the 13-inch)
A USB key will be an essential accessory for your new MacBook Air â€“ so why not have a USB key that actually looks like a key? The ingenious designers at byAMT have blended classic designs with multiple gigabytes of digital memory. Keep all of your photos, music or important files on this, and itâ€™s eye-catching enough that you wonâ€™t forget it somewhere.Â WWW.BYAMT.COMÂ (Starts at USD $50)
Tanita BC-568 Segmental Body Composition Monitor
Need something that will motivate you to be in tip top shape this summer? Donâ€™t want to rely on the unreasonable expectations of your trainer, a jealous girlfriend who would benefit from you becoming lazy or an overly supportive boyfriend? This machine will not lie, and it gives you a full breakdown of your body composition.Â Not for the faint of heart, but an invaluable tool for hardcore fitness junkies for sure.Â WWW.TANITA.COMÂ (Nice but pricey at $349.99)
Fujifilm Instax 210
You may be old enough to remember instant printing cameras like the Polaroid, or young enough to think of it as a resurrected and trendy technology â€“ but either way the charm of printing single images is impossible to ignore. In a sea of digital cameras and iPhones youâ€™ll definitely stand out with this retro gem and get some unique images to boot.Â WWW.FUJIFILM.COMÂ (Sells for $91.99 but you may be able to find deals online)
J-41 Genesis Water Ready Sneaker
Tired of looking like one of the boys when going on summer outdoor adventures? Hate the sensation of sweaty feet that comes from bulky footwear? This water ready and lightweight sneaker line will get you through all manner of terrain, from mountain trails to the beachfront, and in high style.Â WWW.J-41.COMÂ (A steal at $59.95)
Musso Lussino 4080 Â Ice Cream Maker
After all is said and done, summer will be the time for ice cream. If youâ€™re going to indulge, we say indulge big â€“ and invest in this Mussimo Lussino Ice Cream maker.Â Direct from Italy, you know that you canâ€™t go wrong with this workhorse. Make all your favorite classic flavors, or go creative and try something completely new. This will definitely ease you into sweatpants for the Fall and Winter.WWW.MUSSOLUSSINO.CO.UKÂ (Euro $789, and well worth it!)
A headset designed like a Swiss knife. It can operate in 3 different configurations:
This looks like something out of a movie, something thatÂ BatmanÂ or Iron Man would have on their hands. The BodyGuard electric gauntlet is a great offense and defense weapon, due to its hard outer shell and the possibility of discharging up toÂ 500.000 V. It also features a laser pointer and a video camera so you can review your video of shocking your opponent.
Nowadays itâ€™s really easy to scan a building without ever setting a foot inside. The Prism 200c Backpack does it for you with lightning speed. All you have to do is to place the backpack along side the wall of the room, and via Bluetooth it connects to your smartphone and it gives you a fullyÂ 3D imageÂ of the other side of the wall. Itâ€™s made to look like a regular backpack, so it could be used in covert operations.
This can be the biggest life saver of all in urban combat, where soldiers have to navigate buildings, walls and other obstacles, and if they could shoot their opponents without leaving the cover of a wall, then the risk involved will be greatly reduced. Of course, a bend barrel wouldnâ€™t be such a good idea, so they had to improvise. And theÂ CornershotÂ is what it led to. A nozzle mounted video camera relays a video feed to a screen on which soldiers can analyze the battleground and take on enemies with no risk of bringing harm to themselves.
Soldiers now have to carry a great deal of equipment with them. This puts immense strain on their bodies and can slow them down considerably. So the need for a machine to carry all that equipment is understandable. But some terrain can be difficult to navigate by machines, wheels ca get stuck or not be able to climb stairs, so the best solution is to create a robot that can walk on legs. The ideal solution is to look at nature for inspiration, and a four leggedÂ robotÂ offered the best stability without having the need for complex motors and equipment.
BigDogÂ can carry up to 20 pounds of equipment. Although for now it has to be controlled by a remote, in the future it will be completely autonomous. The power behind the BigDog is a one-cylinder gasoline engine connected to a computer, a fiber-optic laser gyroscope and even an IMU (inertial measurement unit) for keeping the robot standing on difficult terrains and inclined to up to 45 degrees.
A little friend for any soldier. This little guy can fly off and give information about what to expect ahead, so that soldiers donâ€™t run blind into buildings. Imagine a swarm of these bugs flying around and giving information. They are hardly noticeable by anyone, due to theirÂ small size. Applications of this technology could help search for survivors in accidents and in collapsed buildings.
Like aÂ bullet proofÂ vest protects the wearer from bullets, the X-Flex fabric protects from bombs and shrapnel. This wallpaper can be put any house and transform it into a bunker that can withstand a bomb blast. A great thing for personal protection in any case.
The best that robotic arms have to offer, the MK2 offers top of the line dexterity. This arm could have a great impact in unmanned vehicles that can defuse bombs. The robotic arm features a modular construction and unparalleled freedom and dexterity and it can hold upwards of 25 Kg.
A invention that could be implemented both on the battlefield but also for the Police, giving them the best armour possible. The liquid is more resistive than other armour materials, such as Kevlar and metal plates, and at a fraction of the weight. Itâ€™s based on a fluid that hardens when pressure is applied onto it (also known as Non-Newtonian Fluid). The advantage of this technology over the materials like Kevlar is that, unlike Kevlar, which is a great bullet stopper, itâ€™s vulnerable to stabs and slower moving objects. The Liquid armour does not need the same pressure that Kevlar needs to stop an objective. The molecules lock together and give it extraordinary strength. Bullet and stab proof vests made from Kevlar and liquid armour offer ther best protection possible, the combination of these two materials is truly amazing.
Not a robot, but a tool to make average humans into superheros. The Exoskeleton gives the wearer great strength and speed. With this technology, we could have supersoldiers and imagine what this exoskeleton can do for impaired people.
You can string the car’s seat belt through the base of the car seat to help it remain stable even when you drive, and as long as Fido doesn’t chew through the heating element’s plug to the vehicle’s DC outlet, the both of you should be better off. Expect to fork out $149.95 for the Heated Pet Car Seat.Â (Link)
1. USB Digital CameraÂ [link]
Designer Sungwoo Park has created the â€œEazzzYâ€, a USB drive / digital camera with no buttons, no LCD screen and no viewfinder. The idea is that every time you plug the camera into your PC to download your pics, you will be surprised as to whatâ€™s on there. The idea is to combine the â€œfeeling of how an analog camera worksâ€ with the ease of digital portability and image retrieval.
2. Ravage Transforming USB Flash MemoryÂ [link]
Turn your flash drive into a transformer! The Ravage Transforming USB Flash Memory has 2 GB storage, it can be a mini cassette(flash drive ) and also can be transformed a vicious cat.
3. Usb Beverage ChillerÂ [link]
You have heard of USB drink warmers, This one is designed keep your drink cold via the USB computer. The Usb Beverage Chiller is a cool kit features space-efficient beverage chiller keeps their drink at a cool 45 degrees and it can be fit a can, bottle or glass.
4. USB Air Conditioned ShirtÂ [link]
Will you sport a fan in your shirt in the summer, a weird idea? The USB Air Conditioned Shirt from Japan which included a USB-Â fans blow fresh air into the shirt, powered solely by your powered USB drive. You can wear this shirt and plug this shirt to the USB port on your computer or laptop or other devices, let you stay cool all summer.
5. USB Desk VacuumÂ [link]
Fun to use! Keeps your desk clean! Tiny retro-designed vacuum plugs into your computerâ€™s USB port, to keep your desk and workstation dust- and crumb-free. Movable handle lets it go from upright use to almost flat, just like a real one! 45â€³ cord. 8â€³ high.
6. USB MicroscopeÂ [link]
This USB Microscope with up to 200x magnification(resolution of up to 1600 x 1200). You just plugs it into your computer, you canÂ see the image on your computer screen of whatever the USB microscope is pointing at.
7. USB Panic ButtonÂ [link]
The USB Panic Button look just like emergency button help you change the screen. You just simple hit the the button, it will clean your computer screen of suspect websites and open a annual reports or mail when the boss walks by, so he doesnâ€™t catch your mouse where it shouldnâ€™t be.
8. USB Roll Up PianoÂ [link]
If you like play piano? Now here is something that we are exceptionally proud of and know the musician in you is going to love. It is the USB Roll Up Piano and, quite frankly, it spares you the infeasible task of trying to slot a grand piano between your sofa and TV. You just load the software onto your PC, next plug in your USB Roll Up Piano, your computer will display the piano key and control panel in the screen. The USB Roll Up Piano that mixes, instruments, effects, rhythms, and beats in much the same way as an electric keyboard does. When you finished play, simply roll up the keyboard, place it in the drawer.
9. Heinz Worldâ€™s Smallest USB MicrowaveÂ [link]
Heinzâ€™s Beanzawave is the worldâ€™s smallest, portable microwave and powered by the USB port on a laptop computer. It stands just 7.4inches tall by 6.2in wide and 5.9in deep, currently is only a prototype.
â€˜The single serve microwavable Snap Pots allow people to quickly heat and eat. We are therefore delighted to be working with Gordon as the Beanzawave is the perfect partner to Heinz Snap Pots, allowing a nutritious snack to be whipped up anywhere in just 60 seconds.â€™
10. USB Dance MatÂ [link]
A fun gadget, your fingers dance floor.Â The USB Dance Mat for your fingers,Â it is small that you can play it at your office table. Plug it into a USB port and select the style of game; hit the start button and begin to dance on the arrows as they illuminate â€“ before you now it, youâ€™ll be pulling some serious shapes, as if on a real dance floor. You can also wear a cut-out disco diva finger puppet, dress up your fingers.
Best ultrabook/best laptop
This year’s MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook owner-to-be.Price:Â $1,139.00 – $1,199.99Â
Best e-ink reader
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.Price:Â $139.00
Best tablet under $200
With a beautiful screen, fast performance, a comfortable design, and overall great media options, the Nexus 7 is easily the best 7-inch tablet available and one of the top tablets on the market.Price:Â $259.88Â
Best in-ear headphones for under $100
The Klipsch Image S4 earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much; they are a spectacular choice for anyone looking for new earbuds. Also available in headset versions forÂ iPhoneÂ andÂ Android.Price:Â $73.66 – $79.99Â
Best universal remote for under $70
Sick of all those remotes on your coffee table? The PC- and Mac-programmable Harmony 650 will replace five of them, and bring sanity to your living room.Price:Â $51.99 – $83.99Â
Best wireless speaker under $150
Logitech wins again with the Wireless Boombox, delivering a Bluetooth speaker that sounds great, has a rechargeable battery, and won’t empty your wallet.Â Price:Â $119.99 – $172.99Â
The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx proves that a powerful Android superphone can remain thin yet still promise marathon-worthy battery life. The recent upgrade to Android 4.0 sweetens the deal even more.Price:Â $99.00 – $724.98Â
Best 2012 TV (so far)
With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.Price:Â $1,315.51 – $1,849.98Â
Best media streaming box
With its ability to stream hundreds of audio and video channels (including Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus), the $60 Roku HD is the best widely available ultra-affordable Internet media box you can buy.Price:Â $59.99 – $62.99Â
Best overall phone you can buy right now
Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone. While the HTC One X is arguably just as good, the Galaxy gets points for being available on all major US carriers.Price:Â $189.99Â
Best wireless audio system
The Sonos Play:3 can stream nearly every online radio station and music service–Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Mog, Pandora, and the like–as well as your PC-based music collection. And it’s all controlled by a free remote app on your tablet or smartphone.Price:Â $295.95 – $299.99Â
Best consumer compact camera
The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality. It replaces 2011’s DSC-HX9V as our go-to pick for best compact camera.Price:Â $359.00 – $419.99
As if roaches, beetles and other creepy-crawlies werenâ€™t already unwelcome in your home, youâ€™ll be even warier of them as they gain disturbing spy capabilities thanks to the latest in cyborg tech. In 2006, Tokyo University researchers created an army of zombie cockroaches that can be directed by remote control; scientists are now taking their workÂ one step furtherÂ by using the cockroachesâ€™ bodily functions to power the CPUs and radio components of spy devices.Â Researchers have also been able to create remote-controlled cyborg beetles by attaching computer chips to the brains of the insects, equipping them with cameras and other devices.
Crowds at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will beÂ subjected to face-scanning softwareÂ hidden in the sunglasses of police. The new technology, which consists of a small camera fitted to the glasses, can capture 400 facial images per second and transmit them to a central computer database, which can store up to 13 million faces. Working at a distance of up to 50 meters (164 feet), the devices will help law enforcement identify those involved in brawls and other illegal activity.
Why carry around an ordinary pen when you could have one that could save your life, or even capture DNA from an attacker? The Benchmark 1100 Pen by Benchmade has a kubotan-style pointed weapon made of either anodized aluminum or stainless steel hidden within its body, while the Uzi tactical pen hides a â€˜DNA Catcherâ€™ in its crown, which not only injures attackers but takes a sample of their blood. Both pens also function as glass breakers.
Curious about your neighborâ€™s land, or just want to snap some aerial photographs for more innocuous reasons? The Spy Kite by Eolo mounts a cheap digital camera to a kite with about 82 feet of string, taking photos via wireless remote. Low-tech and low-cost, the kite is not exactly CIA-worthy, but might make you think twice about any wayward kites you see hanging over your home.
We install peepholes in our doors to protect ourselves, allowing us to identify anyone at the door before we open it to them. But those same peepholes can easily be used against us. A simple gadget called a peephole reverser, also known as a tactical door viewer, was developed by law enforcement, giving them a look at activity inside a dwelling without alerting anyone inside.
Itâ€™s all too easy to listen to someoneâ€™s conversation using little more than a laser beam. Laser microphones use a laser beam to measure the vibration of sounds on a surface, usually glass windows, transmitting those sounds back to the listenerâ€™s receiver. DIY instructions abound on the internet, including this tutorial by Lucid Science.
Robotic-looking dragonflies and other insects have been spotted at political events and protests in Washington and New York, hovering over antiwar rallies. While no government agency admitted to deploying the robots, the technology has been in the works for decades and some entities have admitted that theyâ€™re currently trying to perfect it. Because replicating the flying motions of a live insect tends to be inefficient, researchers may soon turn to flying cyborg insects like the beetles and roaches instead.
Is that a maple seed spinning down toward the ground â€“ or a covert micro-camera designed by Lockheed Martin? The defense contractor is developing a tiny camera based on the seed, which will have two tiny jet boosters to help steer it and keep it in the air. Lockheed plans to disperse them over war zones to monitor conditions, find survivors in disaster areas and even detect chemical and biological weapons.
Need to scan a document on the sly, as quickly as possible? The Docupen by Planon is hardly bigger than a regular writing instrument, but pass it over a sheet of paper or a photograph and it will capture and store the documents, ready to be uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to any computer.
Itâ€™s hard not to be paranoid about amazingly tiny hidden cameras when theyâ€™re as stealthy as this. A tiny wireless camera is hidden in the head of a screw, transmitting live video to your television or recording it on a VCR. All it needs to operate is a single 9 volt battery.Â These cameras are inexpensive and widely available.
The last thing a spy wants is to have his or her own data stolen. Going beyond encryption and biometrics, a new form of magnetoresistive RAM will render data unusable if the chip is compromised. Philips is currently developing the technology, which wraps the chips in two layers of soft magnetic foil, one of which is magnetized. The other layer acts as a â€œkeeperâ€ by gathering flux from a permanent magnet and maintaining a closed loop around the data. If a thief rips open the foil, the magnets erase the data.