The Clandestine Operation that led to Osama’s Death

Tweet At some time in the early morning yesterday, under cover of darkness, a team of U.S. Special Forces soldiers and CIA operators executed a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with the goal of eliminating notorious al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The mission was a success; U.S. President Barack Obama announced last night […]

Bulletproof Books, Dragon Skin, and Circus Acts [Link Roundup]

Tweet The Secrets Behind Popular Circus Acts – Neatorama This Wall Hook Spy Cam Might Actually Fool Some People Which Novels of 2010 Can Stop a Bullet? – Neatorama Dragon Skin body armor gains piezoelectric sensors, keeps bullet-stopping abilities – Engadget ThinkGeek :: Micro Sonic Grenade Secret Service Replacing Scale Models With Game-Based Training-Gamasutra The Real ‘CSI’: […]

Survive a Robot Uprising, Build a Laser Tripwire, and More [Link Roundup]

Tweet Zen Tracker allows you to track the location of up to 6 GPS-enabled phones for free. Instructables: Build Your Own Laser Tripwire with Webcam Capture Learn about the growth of competitive lock picking, or “Locksport”. The Hawkeye RC Chopper is capable of taking photos and recording video. “Your $65 personal spy drone”. A White House […]

Easily Unlock a Sliding Chain Lock [Holy Crap: Locks]

Tweet Holy crap. After reading this Lifehacker article, I realized how easy it would be to break into a hotel room solely guarded by one of those sliding locks. Check out the video below for a shock. Blogger and lock-picker extraordinaire Barry Wels demonstrates how to unlock a sliding chain lock with a rubber band […]

Listen to Police, Fire and EMS Scanners and More [Link Roundup]

Tweet I’ve been collecting a bunch of links for a while, and rather than have a post on each one, I thought I’d just let you enjoy them all. Live Police, Fire, and EMS Scanners A Pocket Detective for Daters TRAKR RC Car Lets You Spy With the Power of Apps Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s […]