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 9:00am2/18/15 9:00am

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

Just like we thought »11/15/08 9:00am11/15/08 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 5:02am10/20/08 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 9:40am10/02/08 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 5:00pm9/18/08 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 "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 7:30pm7/03/08 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 7:00pm5/25/08 7:00pm