This Bullet-Proof Briefcase Unfolds Into a Personal Shield

A laptop bag can protect all of your electronics as you bump into other passengers on a crowded subway, or simply get caught in the rain. But the MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase goes much way further than that—it can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot… »3/11/15 9:20am3/11/15 9:20am

Mercedes' New Cars Will Autonomously Recognize Street Signs

If the screams from pedestrians and the angry looks from oncoming drivers don't provide enough clues that you've accidentally turned onto a one-way street, maybe it's time you bought a Mercedes. Wait, what? The company's upcoming vehicles will include an updated safety system that's able to autonomously recognize… »1/23/13 9:20am1/23/13 9:20am

Moron Lies Down on Moving Motorcycle to Send Text Messages

If laws about driving and using cellphones in American cities are cramping your style, move to scenic India, where anything goes! Watch in horror as this lunatic barrels down the highways of New Delhi sending text messages. Hey, why stop there? Yeah, go on and take that nap. Your fellow motorists will love it and the… »7/13/08 4:00pm7/13/08 4:00pm

Wizard Rapid Descender Backpack Beats Taking the Stairs

If everyone living or working in precariously elevated positions could shoot Spidey-silk from their wrists in case of an unexpected fall, there would be no need for the Wizard rapid-descender concept from UK design shop HJC. But a sleek Dyson-esque backpack housing up to 250 meters of woven liquid polyester that can… »7/07/08 12:30pm7/07/08 12:30pm

Psycho Constructs Bungee Cord Out of Condoms, Then Jumps

Why would someone bungee jump with a cord made out of condoms you ask? If you thought it was an effort to make a statement about safe sex, you're wrong. Apparently the only real motivation Carl Dionisio had for the attempt was his own lunacy—he was hoping to re-create the "virgin buzz" he had with his first jump. Over… »4/28/08 3:00pm4/28/08 3:00pm

Wacky Afghan Engineer Develops Remote Controlled Kalashnikov Burglar Alarm

The infamous Kalashnikov has a long and illustrious history of murder and mayhem, which makes it the perfect centerpiece for a contraption developed by unemployed Afghan electrical engineer Hanif Molavizadeh. With only a small movement outside his window, the device will trigger a "song like warning." It will then… »4/14/08 8:00pm4/14/08 8:00pm

Safe Turn Keeps Cyclists From Getting Killed (Athough This Guy Probably Won't Make It)

Basically, Safe Turn is a wrist-mounted indicator light that automatically flickers to life whenever a cyclist raises his/her arm to signal a turn. In order to prevent the device from lighting during normal actions, like reaching for a water bottle or scratching the nose or ass, the device incorporates a "delayed… »1/22/08 6:30pm1/22/08 6:30pm

Teen Driver Cam Keeps Tabs on Horrible Teenage Drivers

Look out, horrible teenage drivers: there's a new device out there that your justifiably concerned parents can purchase to not only track where you are while you're driving, but to actually see you. Yeah, now your parents can bust you smoking pot or pleasuring yourself in the car without happening to drive up next to… »10/11/07 3:45pm10/11/07 3:45pm