How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

I have had it with these motherf*cking mosquitoes at these motherf*cking outdoor dinner parties. To prevent the little blood suckers from ruining the 4th of July—the biggest picnicking day of the summer—drastic measures are necessary. Here are some of the most effective (or, at least, most satisfying) methods for your… » 7/02/12 11:00am 7/02/12 11:00am

British Teen Repellent System Irritating US Residents Soon

You remember that lousy mosquito noise device generators in the UK that were supposed to drive teens away because only they could hear them? The ones that actually turned out to be audible to just about everybody? They're coming to the US. People here aren't too happy about it, with some bans and protests after (and… » 4/24/08 1:40pm 4/24/08 1:40pm

Teen Repellent Too Good, Drives Everybody Away


The first review of Compound Security's Mosquito device is in. The ugly little box works by emitting a high-pitched noise that only the younger folk are supposed to be able to hear. Trouble is, in Gadget Lab's test, the sound was audible to those of the older generations as well, those known to the food and beverage… » 4/09/07 8:20pm 4/09/07 8:20pm

Kids Be Gone Ultrasonic Teen Deterrent: Sounds Like Teen Spirit?

You might have heard of the teen-repellent noisemaker a store owner employed in his parking lot in the UK, and now that squealing device that supposedly makes an extremely annoying racket that only teens can hear has found its way to the United States. The device has been named Kids Be Gone, as if paying customers… » 1/30/07 9:56am 1/30/07 9:56am

Sharp SH903i Mosquito and Spy Repelling Cellphone

Paranoid about everything? The Sharp SH903i might be your dream phone. It has facial recognition software, linked through its 3MP camera, so you can lock up your phone's keypad and data with your handsome mug. In addition, the SH903i has a user activated privacy filter so that no one can see your screen from the… » 10/17/06 6:33pm 10/17/06 6:33pm