Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA’s Historic Spy Kit

Whenever James Bond needed a nifty device to snap a surreptitious surveillance picture or escape the gilded clutches of Auric Goldfinger, he could count on the ingenious minds in the Secret Service's Q Division to devise a solution. Real-world Bonds working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and its precursor… »2/24/11 8:00pm2/24/11 8:00pm

Implosion Toy Set Lets You Practice Destroying the Apple Cube Store Over and Over

American Toy and Invention Co. is selling a kit that'll let you build, implode, and rebuild a multi-story structure that looks strangely enough like the 5th Avenue Apple flagship retail space. I'm sure it teaches about the physics of demolition, but hey! Stuff's blowing up! Stuff with iPods inside! »12/13/08 11:45am12/13/08 11:45am

A Ride Aboard the Pleasurecraft Turns Any Geek Into Captain Stubing

According to the designers, the Pleasurecraft "is a vehicular kit that choreographs gesture and landscape to produce an outing full of splendor and romance." This little love boat comes equipped with everything the awkward nerd needs to transform into a cool Casanova : luxurious pillows, a champagne cooler,… »10/23/08 1:45pm10/23/08 1:45pm

ARTiGO DIY Mini-PC Kit for an Awesome Hacker Holiday

Starting this Friday, Via Technologies will roll out their ARTiGO do-it-yourself mini-pc kit for any hacker looking for a fun (but brief) holiday project. The package includes an EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX motherboard with a1-GHz C7 Via processor, a chassis, power adapter, and essential accessories—but you are on your own… »12/10/07 9:00pm12/10/07 9:00pm