The Only Threads on Princeton's "Magic Carpet" Are Electrified

Ok, to be fair. This device isn't really a carpet so much as it's a 4-inch square of plastic and it doesn't so much fly as just sorta hover a few inches off the ground, but it does have one advantage over Aladdin's flying carpet—Princeton's sheet is real. » 10/01/11 4:30am 10/01/11 4:30am

Aladdin Magic Vaporizer

Contrary to what the name and form factor might suggest, the Aladdin Vaporizer was not a tool to help you get high. Instead, according to one enthusiast of all things Aladdin, the device was used to make insects vanish. » 9/22/11 10:20pm 9/22/11 10:20pm

Spies Want to Stockpile Your YouTube Clips (And Scan Them for Terror…

Your Youtube videos could soon be scanned and evaluated for terror threats, thanks to a new project funded by the U.S. intelligence community that'll create a searchable warehouse of open-source clips. » 6/12/10 12:00am 6/12/10 12:00am