by Boomer Babe
It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing. We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als. Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids.
by Diogo Costa
There are situations which require human intervention in order to be solved. However, some of them might represent dangers which can be avoided by using another mechanism of action. CAIPORA, a robot developed in Brazil, aims to be used in these situations, whether it is for military or safety goals. From firing weapons to disable explosive devices, CAIPORA replaces humans in those precarious scenarios.
Thinking of rioting in Taiwan? Better think again... Taiwan's black-clad official stormtroopers are ready, willing and able to snuff out destructive groups of protesters faster than Darth Vader can snuff out an irritating planet.
by Michael McParland
Representing the third installment in a not-at-all-planned series on Jim Ruck inventions, the X-Out fire extinguisher offers kitchen safety at its most modern and effective. Yep, as good as crazy food-related inventions are, there is obviously nothing better than a device which could directly save lives.
by Must Love Gadgets
.... On its face, or throat, as is the case, the tattoo is innocent enough, but an optional use for the tattoo includes the exhibit of galvanic skin responses to reveal whether one is "nervous or speaking falsehoods...." This widens the application to include everyone from criminals to politicians to cheating spouses to, well, just about anyone whose truthfulness one may want to test!
by Sidney Bittman
Has your wife been drinking your chocolate milk? Or was it the dog? This new spy camera may help you settle this issue once and for all.
by Sidney Bittman
U.S. Navy SEALs are some of the most feared individuals in the military world. But would you stand up against Navy Seals in the Russian Seas?
StarChase has invented a device to simply mark fleeing vehicles rather than engaging n high liability chases. It's now possible to tag the offender in front of you and catch them a little bit later. Read more about this new innovation.
CopDots are the newest tool in the crimefighting arsenal for fast & easy property identification and recovery. Take a look and see why.
The iPhone 5C and 5S were announced today by Apple, providing a number of new features such as the A7 processor, fingerprint scanner, a better camera and the latest iOS 7.
Women in Puebla, Mexico's fourth-largest city, are tickled pink over the city's new fleet of woman-operated, women-only taxi cabs. The rose-tinted taxis have the approval of the city's governing authorities and are intended to provide women with the option of secure personal travel 24 hours a day.
by Steve Levenstein
Upwalk anti-stumble socks from Japan's Terumo Corporation are designed to help senior citizens avoid tripping over different kinds of household flooring surfaces. The socks feature a specialized sewing technique that creates a pulling sensation on the front of the foot, lifting the toes and shifting the center of gravity back toward the heels.
by Tech Light
Online privacy has always been a nebulous thing, particularly given the culture of paranoia that's grown around western society in recent days. Nowhere is this more clear than with the saga of Edward Snowden. Today - in a bit of a departure from my usual fare -I'm going to explain to you why the Snowden saga should concern you.
by Laurie Kay Olson
When you are traveling it is important to protect your valuables -- cash, traveler;s checks, passport. For many years people have relied on money belts which are not always very comfortable. The Clever Travel Companion may have just the thing for you -- undergarments with hidden pockets to keep those important necessities out of sight from pickpockets and any other would-be thieves.
by John P. Barker
I'm not sure exactly what situation I would find myself in where I would need the Esky Mini HD Camera Pen... but I want one, just in case. I dunno... Ninjas or something? Or maybe because there's a monster in my closet...
A recently declassified document tells us about the U-2 spy plane, Area 51 and UFO reports from over 50 years ago, now part of US history and finally in the public domain.
by Steve Levenstein
The “Bright Night” illuminated umbrella from Japan not only shines a welcome glow to help guide your way to home, work or play, it also makes users much more visible when walking through dimly lit urban, suburban or rural areas.
This year, the Fourth of July celebrations take a special importance for those who care about privacy and want to protest the NSA surveillance exposed in recent leaks.
by Steve Levenstein
The officially licensed “Hello Kitty Baby in the Car Sign” from Sanrio combines bright, contrasting colors and clever kinetic movement to ensure other drivers know your precious snowflake is riding shotgun. It also grows with your offspring, changing from Baby to Child when they do.
Dropping out of sight through an open manhole might be funny in cartoons but in real life, not so much. China's capital city of Beijing is testing out a possible solution, installing safety nets under 1,000 manhole covers along with a reflective pylon that pops up if the cover is removed.