Dispute Over Model Train Control Software Just Became a Landmark…

Robert Jacobsen wrote a nice piece of software for everyone with a Lionel set in their garage and released it under an open-source license. Fine and dandy. But after a company jacked his code and released it as a commercial product, Jacobsen understandably got a little pissed and sued. After God knows how many… » 8/14/08 8:56am 8/14/08 8:56am

Resistance Isn't Futile: Explosive Edible Flour, Cigarette Guns and…

To kick off our CIA gadget series, I'm starting with something from the beginning, well, before the beginning: covert weaponry sent to resistance fighters behind enemy lines during WWII. They thought of all kinds of disruptive technologies, including exploding edible flour, cigarette-shaped single-use guns and other… » 5/21/08 2:20pm 5/21/08 2:20pm