Crazy guy jumps off radio tower, opens parachute seconds before impact

I started to watch this video expecting a routine BASE jump, but no, it's nothing routine. "JT Holmes follows Mark Broderick as he pushes the limits of base jumping with nine front flips on a tower," says the description. Indeed. Broderick cut it so close that, for a moment there, I thought he was going to crash. » 1/09/15 7:30pm 1/09/15 7:30pm

Avalanche smashes a skier in scary helmet cam video

Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn't fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed—he just "twisted his knee a bit." You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don't blame him. It's quite scary. » 4/15/14 9:02pm 4/15/14 9:02pm

Our Old Classic Fears Translated Into Modern Technology Nightmares

Do you remember all your childhood fears? You know, like all those nightmares you had about being chased, being naked and getting killed by monsters. You stopped being scared of them because you grew up and you replaced old fears with new digital nightmares. Like being trolled and accidentally sending sexts and the… » 3/22/13 8:00pm 3/22/13 8:00pm

Quantum Sleeper, Rest Well in the Face of Terrorism

Some might call being trapped in a small, airtight box getting buried alive. Others realize that it's a completely rational response to the potential threats in a post-9/11 world. Featuring 1.25" polycarbonate bulletproof plating, the Quantum Sleeper seals you into your mattress in emergency situations. You breathe… » 3/28/08 9:25am 3/28/08 9:25am

Gadget Use Compromises Your Security Says The Washington Post

The Washington Post is running a front page article today on the perils of letting gadgets take over your life. The article predicts doom and gloom for a society that has become too reliant on scary-sounding technologies like RFID, GPS and Google. Data mining companies will use your Amazon shopping habits to tailor… » 1/16/07 7:51am 1/16/07 7:51am

Popular Antivirus Apps Don't Work 80% of the Time

Feeling all smug, snug and secure because you have antivirus software running on that PC of yours? Think again. Graham Ingram, the general manager of Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team says the most popular antivirus applications are about as impregnable as a screen door in a submarine, letting 80% of the… » 8/03/06 10:36am 8/03/06 10:36am