Horse Racing and the Weaponized Landscape of Silicon Valley

Netflix added seven James Bond movies to its streaming library this week. With today's Kentucky Derby in the books, one of those newly-added Bond titles seems particularly ripe for revisiting: 1985's A View to a Kill, starring Roger Moore. It's kitschy enough to make you cringe, but with a story line that weaves… » 5/03/14 8:00pm 5/03/14 8:00pm

These GIFs Hide Secret Codes Revealed By A Lenticular Sheet

For all the time we've spent staring blankly at GIFs, it's crazy to think that those looping animations could have been hiding coded messages all along. Prosthetic Knowledge put together this "Lenticular Encryption" project to show how illicit info can be snuck into everyone's favorite image format. » 2/24/14 12:20pm 2/24/14 12:20pm

Make a Blue Laser Gun Out of the Corpse of an HD-DVD Drive

Instructables has posted a guide for how to yank the blue diode out of a dusty Xbox 360 HD-DVD player and attach it to a (fake) gun to create.... a laser gun! It's a pretty easy little mod, if you have the equipment lying around (and a laser gun sight you don't use), and when you're done, you've got a blue laser… » 12/06/08 3:00pm 12/06/08 3:00pm

James Bond's Weird World of Inventions Chronicles 007 in 1966

The James Bond series has always had gushing reviews of their gadgety goodness, even before Jesus' take on Quantum of Solace » 11/20/08 5:00am 11/20/08 5:00am. This January 1966 article, look backs to the time when Sean Connery was filling 007's shoes. Remember the Disco Volante, the110-foot hydrofoil floating fortress? How about the Bell jet-pack…

Quantum of Solace Is the Perfect Bond Movie

The latest Bond is the perfect Bond Movie. Yes. It is. In fact, Quantum of Solace is not only the perfect Bond movie, it's the best » 11/13/08 1:00pm 11/13/08 1:00pm Bond movie ever, period. Even surpassing Casino Royale-and I mean the Craig's one and the -which to me surpassed Connery's best (I know, sacrilege). It has everything a Bond film must…

007-Gadget-Filled Superyacht For Sale, One Insane Owner: Saddam

For a cheap-at-half-the-price sum of just $30million you could be the owner of the Basra Breeze—a 270-foot superyacht that Bond himself, or perhaps, more fittingly, a Bond-style supervillain would be proud of. Why? Because as well as your standard superyacht golden faucets, the Breeze has a helicopter landing deck,… » 11/04/08 5:33am 11/04/08 5:33am

Sony Starts Auction Royale For Bond-Themed VAIO TT

In case you're a huge James Bond fan just on the verge of buying a laptop, Sony's auctioning off a hundred 007-branded VAIO TTs to promote the Nov. 14 release of Quantum of Solace. Each 2.9-pound TT packs an Intel Centrino 2 processor, 4GB RAM, a 64GB SSD, an 11.1-inch XBRITE LCD screen and a built-in webcam. Along… » 10/24/08 3:15am 10/24/08 3:15am

Swatch 007 Villain Watches, Because Bad Guys Aren't Spending Taxpayer…

Generally when we lock all the doors, put on a tuxedo t-shirt and fantasize about being James Bond, we don't reach for our Swatch collection to complete the ensemble. But the new 007 Villain collection from Swatch simultaneously captures some of the camp and style of the James Bond films in something that you could… » 10/06/08 2:00pm 10/06/08 2:00pm

James Bond's Sony Ericsson C902 Cybershot to go Public

Sometimes the strangest part of writing for Giz is decoding press releases: like this morning's Sony Ericsson one. Did they leave out an image of the upcoming special limited-edition C902 Cybershot James Bond phone to add to the mystery? Is it supposed to be kinda secret, à la Bond himself? Who knows: luckily T3… » 8/04/08 6:10am 8/04/08 6:10am

Get Your James Bond Blu-Ray Fix For 32 Percent Less Off Amazon

Excited about the quintessential Bond collection coming out on Blu Ray in October? Amazon's giving you an even greater reason to be excited-a 32-percent discount on several James Bond films, including a Sean Connery three-pack of Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Thunderball. The perhaps less venerable three-pack of … » 7/26/08 9:00pm 7/26/08 9:00pm