BlackBerry Is Now Helping Boeing Build a Self-Destructing Phone

We've known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It's a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping—which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it's all very hush-hush. » 12/20/14 11:00am 12/20/14 11:00am

An iPhone Camera Periscope Makes Stalking a Breeze

Whether you're documenting something bizarre you saw on the subway, or secretly capturing images of your crush, this rotating spy lens from Photojojo makes it incredibly easy to covertly capture images on your iPhone. Think of it as a tiny periscope for your smartphone, but instead of torpedoing frigates, you can use… » 8/26/13 10:36am 8/26/13 10:36am

Clip-On Recorder Simplifies Everything But the Legality Of Recording a…

Recording a conversation on your smartphone isn't as easy as you think it would be. Varying state-by-state laws make the legality a bit of a gray area, and if you don't have access to the free Google Voice service, you're going to have pay a monthly fee to capture a call. Or, put up with the U2 Mobile Recorder hanging… » 3/11/13 1:00pm 3/11/13 1:00pm

Slicing, Dicing Knife Coin Is Useful For More Than Just Scratching…

When passing through metal detectors you're always asked to empty the change from your pockets, but do security personnel really look through your coins? Probably not, which is why this fifty cent piece with a hidden knife blade could be really useful. » 2/11/13 10:30am 2/11/13 10:30am

Escape Everything But Marriage With This Saw-Stashing Titanium Ring

It's probably not the best idea to plot a daring escape should you ever find yourself confined with a pair of handcuffs or plastic zip-ties. But if you and John Law don't get along, consider this clever Titanium Escape Ring that hides a small lockpick and saw. Just remember, the one thing it can't get you out of are… » 2/11/13 9:52am 2/11/13 9:52am

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

$60 Knockoff Watch Spies in the Dark at 1080p

The fact that this looks like a Diesel is only a red herring. In truth, it's a submersible, Infrared spy watch from your Ethan Hunt fantasies. » 6/17/11 5:00pm 6/17/11 5:00pm

This Wall Hook Spy Cam Might Actually Fool Some People

Disclaimer: If you think putting this MicroSD video camera in your bathroom will yield nudie shots of some hot girl/guy, it won't. You're delusional. Instead, you'll be stuck with unsavory footage of your uncle pinching a loaf. » 12/27/10 11:40pm 12/27/10 11:40pm

Intriguing Gifts for the Dashing Spy

Have a Bond lover in your life (who doesn't)? Skip the jet packs and dagger shoes this holiday season. Here are 9 semi-practical gifts guaranteed to satisfy the most fervent gadget-crazy spy. Sex puns sold separately. » 12/07/10 11:00am 12/07/10 11:00am

FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

Moscow communicated with alleged spies in America by encoding instructions on public websites. It's a process called steganography. And it's one of a slew of high-tech and time-tested methods that the deep-cover agents and their Russian handlers used to pass information » 6/29/10 7:20pm 6/29/10 7:20pm

What It's Like To Be a Russian Spy Undercover In the U.S. In 2010

"You were sent to USA for long-term service trip. Your education, bank accounts, car, house—all these serve one goal: fulfill your main mission...to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in U.S. and send intels to [Center]." » 6/29/10 4:00pm 6/29/10 4:00pm

Confessed Spy Convicted of Exporting U.S. Crypto Gear to China

A Chinese national was convicted this week of smuggling and other charges over his efforts to acquire sensitive military and NSA-encryption gear from eBay and other internet sources. » 5/13/10 8:00pm 5/13/10 8:00pm

SpyNet Video Watch Lets Your Kid Record You Picking Your Nose

The flagship toy in Jakks Pacific's new SpyNet line is the Secret Mission Video Watch, a piece of wearable tech that lets spies-in-training covertly record video and audio and upload those sensitive materials to a secure website for further analysis. » 2/17/10 1:00pm 2/17/10 1:00pm

TRAKR RC Car Lets You Spy With the Power of Apps

Apps are here to to stay, so we might as well get our kids on board early. That's the thinking behind Wild Planet's Spy Video TRAKR, a video-enabled RC car that can be loaded up with free, kid-created programs. » 2/12/10 4:20pm 2/12/10 4:20pm

Secret CIA Manual Shows Magic Tricks Used By Spies

During the Cold War, the CIA hired a master magician to teach them deceptive maneuvers. Here are a handful of tricks, recovered from a super secret manual the government thought it had destroyed over 30 years ago. » 12/01/09 3:20am 12/01/09 3:20am

Insane Weapons, Robots and Spy Gear from the Paris Military-Police Expo

The Milipol exhibition in Paris is where all the pros play with the military-industrial complex's hottest toys. I used special commando skills (and a press badge) to infiltrate the premises and show you the world's freshest, most mind-blowing security tech. » 11/20/09 9:00am 11/20/09 9:00am

Spycraft Hits Paperback In Time for Father's Day

Remember that awesome CIA gadget book, Spycraft, written by our spooky friends Bob Wallace and Keith Melton? Well, it just came out in paperback, people—$12.24 at Amazon. Go git 'em. [Amazon] » 6/05/09 4:00am 6/05/09 4:00am

LG GD910 Watchphone Hitting European Stores in July (Spy Powers Sold…

Puerile Europeans rejoice! The days of pretending your watch is a phone while playing spies are over. Because starting in July, Akihabara News claims LG will start selling their GD910 watchphone in Europe, with global distribution to follow after. » 6/04/09 3:00am 6/04/09 3:00am

Brando's Randomized Design Formula Once Again Approaches High Art

Hong Kong's premier spare parts crossbreeder has a mixed record, but occasionally does something so inconceivably strange and impractical that you begin to think you're missing some great, hidden genius. Example! The power strip with a SIM card. » 5/28/09 10:40am 5/28/09 10:40am