Meet the 'Real-Life Q' Who Builds Secret Spy Gadgets for a Living

I grew up watching James Bond films. My favorite part was always the same: the part where "Q" would outfit our hero with the latest in spy technology. Ralph Osterhout also grew up loving Bond — but he took it to the next level. He spent his life building real spy gadgets, for operators in the field. » 2/18/15 9:00am 2/18/15 9:00am

Samsung Saga and Renown for Verizon Available Online, In Stores Dec. 1

Just like we thought » 11/15/08 9:00am 11/15/08 9:00am, Samsung's i770 Saga QWERTY phone and clamshell world phone Renown are available online. The Saga is for sale as of yesterday, going for $200 after a $70 mail-in rebate and with a 2-year contract, and the Renown will go live on November 19th for $180 after a $50 MIR with the 2-year lock-in. The…

Minox Spy Camera Goes Digital, Still Tiny Enough to Please Q

Spy-technology aficionados will know about Minox's miniature camera and it's genuine espionage heritage, and now the camera's gone all modern with a digital face lift. A 5-megapixel sensor's been plopped into the Digital SpyCam, which remains tiny at just 3 and 3/8 x 1 and 3/16 x 7/8-inches and weighing in at 2.1… » 10/20/08 5:02am 10/20/08 5:02am

Q Totally Phones in Bond's New Quantum of Solace VAIO

Overheard in MI6 4th-floor martini lounge: "Man, it used to be fun heading down to Q's lab. Shit blowing up all the time, everyone just grinning and shaking their head knowingly (oh, James » 10/02/08 9:40am 10/02/08 9:40am) when I accidentally incinerated prototype after expensive and high-time-investment prototype. Now? Dude's just going to down to…

Question of the Day: Do You Miss the "Q" Character in the New James Bond Films?

As most of you already know, Quantum of Solace » 9/18/08 5:00pm 9/18/08 5:00pm is scheduled to hit theaters on November 14th. The second trailer for the film came out last week and while it does seem to feature some -style gadgetry, there is still no "Q" gadget guru in the film. Personally, I love the direction that the Bond character is going in,…

Motorola's Q Going Windows Mobile 6.1 Through AT&T

The Motorola Q is finally getting the Windows Mobile 6.1 treatment through AT&T, who's stores are said to be taking in shipments of a new silver version of the handset. This is good news for enterprise customers who are tied into the WinMo world. No word yet on when these will hit the shelves, or if there will be an… » 8/19/08 10:00pm 8/19/08 10:00pm

Motorola's "Napolean" Q World Phone Gets Leaked: CDMA + GSM Included

Motorola's got another Q in the queue in the form of the new Napolean world phone. It's a CDMA smartphone for Verizon that does double duty with GSM, so you can use it pretty much anywhere. It also includes Wi-Fi if you're not feeling like using its EV-DO Revision A or EDGE data, runs Windows Mobile 6.1, and includes… » 7/03/08 7:30pm 7/03/08 7:30pm

The Veldini Q Wristwatch Was Inspired By James Bond: And it Has the Spy Gadgets to Prove It

Even if eavesdropping on your co-worker's personal phone calls is the closest you will ever get to becoming a spy, a watch filled with spy gadgets is hard for any man to resist. Perhaps that is why Veldini plans on releasing at least 3 different models of their new "Q" James Bond inspired wristwatch. Each will feature… » 5/25/08 7:00pm 5/25/08 7:00pm

Motorola Q Goes Global with Moto q9 and Moto GSM

Now people all over the world can be annoyed by the Motorola Q, with the Moto Q q9 officially rolling out in Barcelona with the ability to handle that quick like a bunny HSDPA connectivity. There's also a Moto Q GSM model debuting, so now you can connect up all over the world on the Q with quad-band GPRS and Edge… » 2/12/07 11:16am 2/12/07 11:16am