Why 2015 Is The Year Of The Spy

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. » 2/10/15 7:43pm 2/10/15 7:43pm

​Can These Sunglasses Make You Happy?

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? » 7/29/14 3:34pm 7/29/14 3:34pm

SpY, the same street artist who brought us this matrix of CCTV cameras, recently finished a new piece in Lausanne, Switzerland. By hanging a giant glowing moon in the first quarter—a waxing crescent—from an industrial crane, he gave a construction site its own celestial body. [SpY] » 5/11/14 6:00pm 5/11/14 6:00pm

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] » 1/03/14 1:30pm 1/03/14 1:30pm

NASA Chinese Scientist Was Accused of Being a Spy Because...Porn

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.… » 5/02/13 11:40pm 5/02/13 11:40pm

Stolen Laptop Is Sending Its Owner Secret Photos From Its New Home in…

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. » 4/11/13 4:00pm 4/11/13 4:00pm

Check Out These Amazing North Korean Spy Weapons: A Killer Flashlight…

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. » 11/26/12 3:06pm 11/26/12 3:06pm

Miami-Dade Police Drone Spotted Over Memorial Day Weekend Partiers

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. » 6/23/12 10:30am 6/23/12 10:30am

This Is the New Spy Plane of the US Navy

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." » 6/15/12 7:00pm 6/15/12 7:00pm

Chinese Spies Friended NATO Officials With a Fake Facebook Account

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… » 3/12/12 4:20pm 3/12/12 4:20pm

The Military's Robot Eyes

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… » 1/06/12 6:00pm 1/06/12 6:00pm

iSpy: Yet Another Reason To Keep Your Mobile Messaging Tasteful

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… » 11/05/11 5:00pm 11/05/11 5:00pm

Wi-Fi Signals May Be Used To Track Your Movement Inside Your House

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. » 9/28/11 2:00am 9/28/11 2:00am

This Rover Is An iOS-Controlled Spy Tank For Kids

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. » 9/23/11 2:18am 9/23/11 2:18am

The Military's New Mega Spy-Blimp Struggling to Find Enough Helium

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. » 9/22/11 10:00am 9/22/11 10:00am

Nanogenerators Could Power a Bluetooth Headset With Your Pulse

Scientists have developed the first self-powered nanogenerators that scavenge energy from their surroundings. They could someday replace conventional batteries in small electronics. » 6/16/11 11:13pm 6/16/11 11:13pm

HD Spy Glasses Let You Stalk Future Plaintiffs in 720p

Whether you're a private eye, an insecure lover, or just an especially industrious pervert, the days of grainy, black and white video being good enough are long gone. You crave HD. ZionEyez Spy Glasses have you covered with their built-in 720p video camera. » 6/09/11 11:00pm 6/09/11 11:00pm

Disgraced Former Spy Anna Chapman Now a Tech Journalist

If there's anything that Anna Chapman is apparently worse at than being a Russian spy, it's holding down a job. She's now gone from bank IT, to cosmonaut suit design, to... get ready... venture capital editor. This just got personal. » 6/03/11 1:20pm 6/03/11 1:20pm

The CIA Watched bin Laden For Months From Right Down the Block

In a safehouse in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a small team of CIA spies lived and worked for months. Their mission: collect information on a nearby compound suspected of housing the world's most notorious terrorist. » 5/06/11 10:31am 5/06/11 10:31am

Did a Sex Tape Force a Man to Spy on Al-Qaeda?

In a new file released by WikiLeaks, Abd Al Rahim Abdul Raza Janko told interrogators at Guantanamo Bay that he was forced to spy on Al-Qaeda when he was blackmailed with a sex tape. » 4/26/11 9:40pm 4/26/11 9:40pm