Set Up a Simple Webcam Surveillance System

Tweet This video tutorial from Tinkernut demonstrates how to set up a simple home surveillance system. Using free software and a few webcams or wireless IP cameras, you can keep an eye on things from anywhere you’re able to access the internet. Once you have the hardware, it’s as easy as adding your webcams to […]

Bulletproof Liquid Body Armor

Tweet Scientists at BAE Systems in the UK are working on a new type of body armor that uses shear thickening fluids in combination with traditional Kevlar to create lighter, more flexible body armor. The shear thickening fluids act like a liquid under normal conditions, but harden instantly on impact, forming a rigid shield. Basically, like this. […]

Cars in Uncommon Colors Protect Against Theft

Tweet Interesting fact: according to a study done in the Netherlands,  cars with uncommon paint colors (lime green, bright orange) are far less likely to be stolen than those in more popular colors (gray, black). It’s a good thing to keep it in mind the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle. […]

The Key Master [Locksmith]

Tweet Another mastermind, this time, for the good. He’s a professional lock breaker, a man obsessively—perhaps compulsively—dedicated to cracking physical security systems. He doesn’t play games, he rarely sees movies, he doesn’t attend to plants or pets or, currently, a girlfriend. Tobias hacks locks. Then he teaches the public how to hack them, too. The […]

Careful Who You Friend Online [Sneaky Agents]

Tweet Turns out that person you thought you knew who you friended on Facebook might be a fedral agent looking for information. According to an article from Aol News, the Feds are using Facebook now to keep tabs on persons of interest. “This is just the way people meet these days — electronically,” James Cavanaugh, […]

Printer Harddrives Store the Secrets [Corporate Espionage]

Tweet Turns out the corporate espionage business is getting easier. With the developing printer technology comes the inevitable problems. This time around, it has been discovered the printers’ harddrives store copies of every copy made. Simply snatching that drive could give you an edge on the competition… Of the dozens of multi-purpose copiers Beitner has cleaned out in the […]