This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
A tuxedo, a martini, and a gun. Good looks, charm, and always so impossibly cool. That’s James Bond. Also James Bond: a dude who totally abuses his license to kill and offs a lot of people in his movies. Auralnauts did their always fun kill count and showed all the deaths that all the James Bond have caused.
Shockingly, 4chan—the cherished home of aspiring internet vigilantes and/or racist piles of garbage everywhere—isn’t quite as cunning as it might have you believe. When a whistleblower published a highly sensitive (and highly legitimate) report from an Australian spy agency to its profanity-laden forums, 4chan users…
I’m not an especially big Tom Cruise fan but even I have to admit, the Mission Impossible movies are guaranteed to be a fun time. The powers behind that film franchise have pretty much mastered the art of spy action movie making and know exactly what we want: cool spy stuff, crazy stunts that put Tom Cruise in danger,…
Spies are everywhere in pop culture right now, including tons of spy movies and TV shows. So why are we so obsessed with secret-agent madness? Is it nostalgia, or a reflection of new, real-life preoccupations? Here are all the reasons why 2015 is the year of the spy.
Equipped with lenses specially designed to allow long wave blue light to pass through, these new "Happy Lens" sunglasses from Spy claim to boost your mood, alertness and help you sleep better at night. Do they work?
On the side of a building in Madrid, the Spanish artist SpY recently installed 150 CCTV cameras with, in the artist's words, "the intention of not watching over anything." It kind of makes us long for the days when CCTV was the most threatening symbol of the surveillance state. [SpY; StreetArtNews]
If you work at NASA, there are a few things you should never ever do. The first: never be Chinese and bring your NASA-issued laptop to China because they'll think you're a Chinese spy exposing secrets. The second: if you do bring your NASA-issued laptop to China, don't download porn on your NASA-issued laptop.…
Dom Del Torto is an animator currently living in the UK. Dom Del Torto's laptop is a MacBook Pro currently living 3,000 miles away in Iran. This was not a planned separation.
North Korea hates Park Sang-hak, a former citizen and now South Korea resident and activist against the brutal regime of the Kim Jongs. They hate him so much that they sent a killer agent to eliminate him using these James Bond-ish weapons.
After perfecting them overseas in military situations, it was only a matter of time before the government and law enforcement would start using aerial drones for monitoring US citizens back home. And that time is now, as partygoers in Miami recently discovered.
The US Navy just got a new spy plane. It name is MQ-4C Triton, and it has been created by Northrop Grumman for "maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance data collection and dissemination capability to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force."
Last year, a huge swath of senior British military officers and Defense Ministry officials became friends with who they thought was United States Navy admiral James Stavridis. While Stavridis is a real US Commander, sadly it now turns out that the man behind the Facebook profile wasn't him; it was actually a Chinese…
If something terrible happens at your job, you might file a TPS report later than your boss would like or maybe people on the internet would run out of things to read. If something terrible happens at a bomb tech's job, they might get exploded. A tragedy if it's a human being. But if it's a robot? A small lump sum…
As if there wasn't already enough concern over losing your phone and giving a stranger complete access to your personal life, a team of researchers have developed a program called iSpy that can read what's being typed on a smartphone's screen from up to sixty meters away. So you may not even see the person who's…
Neal Patwari of the University of Utah discovered that breathing affects Wi-Fi signal strength. Chest expansion during a breath bends the wireless signals and they lose some power. This slight drop can be measured and used to calculate your breathing rate.
Not to be confused with our beloved Mars Lander, this Rover is the AC13 Wi-Fi Vehicle with Video. It's a spy camera on wheels that both adults and kids will love.
Yes, the world's helium supply is slowly running out, and as sad as it will be to see thousands of tear-stained cheeks of balloonless birthday boys and girls, the military is already feeling the sting.