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China's 'Green Dam' Censorship Software Looks Pretty Damn Lame

The Wall Street Journal wrote a piece earlier this week entitled 'China Squeezes PC Makers' where they outlined the Chinese governments' recent requirement that PC makers to ship their machines with internet filtering software. The Green Dam software is intended to filter out explicit language and pornographic images, but early user reports indicate that this software might not be as slick as many might have expected.

Social Networking Brave New World of China

On June 4, 2009 during the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the government actually shut down access to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. Then Hotmail blipped off the radar, followed by Bing, Microsoft's latest search engine. Repression was rampant as a Great Firewall went up to prevent Chinese webizens from mourning online in their respective virtual worlds. Is Big Brother alive and well in China?

Freelock Locking Bike Frame

The Freelock bike allows you to drop the lock and use the frame as a means of securing your bike from thieves. Good luck hacking this and getting any money from it.

SQUID System to Provide Police Forces with Faster and Safer Way to End Vehicle Chases

Law enforcement. Easily one of the most challenging and demanding careers out there today. The constant march of technology doesn't help either. Thankfully, every once in a while technology falls on the side of our police forces and makes their lives a little easier. The Safe Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID) is one example of these new devices, and also one that is designed to do more than just help the men and women of law enforcement.

Eight Surgical Masks to Survive Swine Flu in Style

Got your mask on? Due to the deadly Swine Flu outbreak people in Mexico are wearing surgical masks like they're going out of style - except they're not, just the opposite in fact. Here are the top ten weirdest variations on Japan's (and now the world's) most healthy fashion accessory, the personal surgical mask.

What Is A "Mobility Denial System?"

Rioting, looting, urban uprisings...  The world is crazy.  In an effort to control these situations without relying on lethal techniques, The Southwestern Research Institute developed the Mobility Denial System.  And until banana peels become standard military issue, it may be the best thing we've got...

Swim Guard Lifesaver Vest: Big Protection, Small Package

The Swim Guard Lifesaver vest offers all the protection of a traditional life vest, but keeps it wrapped up in a sleek, form-fitting package.

Diamond Ring Door Stopper Gives Princesses Privacy

Gals on the go need to play safe, so when the day's done and you "vant to be alone" the Diamond Ring Door Stopper provides an extra circle of security.

Portable Voice Lie Detector – No Lie!

Although I'm glad these weren't invented when I was a teenager, this handy-dandy gadget is beyond cool. The Portable Voice Lie Detector is like having your very own polygraph in your home. Just imagine the possibilities of having your very own lie detector at your beck-and-call.

RF Detector Tells You If Someone Is Listening In

Have you ever gotten an odd look from someone? That specific look that says, "I know what you're doing?" If so, you may want to check out this little RF Detection device. It may be the last barrier of defense for your privacy.

Necktie Camera Ensures That Board Meetings Will Never Be The Same

Even James Bond would look stylish wearing this suave tie.  But he wouldn't say, "Smile!  You're on camera!" the way that I would.  I'd make a horrible spy...

Russian Innovation: State-of-The-Art Door Chain

Russia’s Lebedev Studio is known for its creativity in transforming objects from the world of the mundane into works of art with unique designs. Their new door chain lock is no exception and housebreakers beware, because there is a new lock in town! Read on for more details.

Does The Russian Army Inflate Itself With Fake Tanks?

In the case of so many things appearances are everything, although who would have thought this would ever apply to a nation’s security? Perhaps the Russian army is correct and power truly is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Still, wonder and read on before you decide to throw down the gauntlet.

Riding Helmets: They're Hot, But They're Not Hot Enough

Reading through commentary in Horse.com's helmet law polls, most horseback riders were opposed to a helmet law, often citing things like "Helmets are too hot," but others claiming, "I would wear one if it was more stylish, " aka "if it looked hotter."

Russian Innovation: Ricochet Lightweight Jacket

Russian researchers have created a new super-light armour jacket called the Ricochet Vest, which is the latest in ballistic protection against a direct shot from an assault rifle. It weights just 2 kilograms (about 4 pounds) while standard police issue is 10 kilograms (about 20 pounds). Read all about this new and efficient armor designed for police officers.

Vigilant Windows Could Certainly Freak Out Would-Be Burglars

Why should you wait until someone breaks the window of your home? Your Vigilant Window can scare the heck out of burglars, so they'll never know what hit them, and probably never think of coming back!

Russia's Innovative Cyber-War on Estonia

There’s a new kind of war in town. Aren’t you thrilled? It entails fighting with bits and bytes instead of bullets, but if you think that means you don’t need to duck, you are mistaken. Read on and learn …well, something new.

Russia Orders Early Warning Radar: Intruders Beware

The Russian military claims it has commissioned a new early-warning radarthat via monitoring will protect its southern flank from potential missile threats. Read on for more details and if you are approaching Russia from the south, beware.

Russian Pirates Beware: Shiver Your Own Timbers!

A new fire-fighting robot to fend off pirate attacks has been designed by Russian engineers. Known to wash away pirates and their weapons, even the dastardly Blackbeard himself might have reconsidered before attacking a ship so equipped that it could have forced his early retirement (not to mention, funeral). Read on, as those who deserve it shiver in the pants as well as their timbers

DVR Sunglasses - A New Way To Record Porn?

Are you being recorded right now? You may want to pay close attention to those glasses worn by the guy at the end of the bar. There may just be a camera in his shades.