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Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens

Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens

"It's an open market. You cannot stop the flow of surveillance equipment." -- Jerry Lucas, head of the Intelligence Support Systems conference showcasing technology that corrupt regimes around the world use to spy on, and censor, their citizens. (more…)

Javascript-based PC emulator, running GNU/Linux

Javascript-based PC emulator, running GNU/Linux

Fabrice Bellard has written a 32 bit x86 emulator in Javascript -- in plain English, he's created a virtual PC that runs inside your browser, using Javascript. And then (of course), he created a GNU/Linux variant that can run inside it -- so you can run a full-featured PC inside your browser. It's a pretty fabulous hack and has far-reaching [...]

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]

Bon-Aire Ultimate Hose Nozzle

Bon-Aire Ultimate Hose Nozzle

As an avid gardener I do a lot of hand watering. Nozzles, as a whole, are awful. The levers are hard to hold down, they leak terribly, that don't last long, and the spray patterns are useless. Then I got a Bon-Aire nozzle (I didn't buy it, the company sent it to me.) I was like, oh sure, another nozzle. Rather use my thumb, thank [...]

Must have Bug Out Bag item #19

Must have Bug Out Bag item #19

The Sven Saw is an ideal camping saw. I grew up watching my Dad use one to make short work of the tree limbs I dragged through the woods to the campsite. Now I take mine on every backpacking trip. It makes gathering firewood easier, because you don't have to search for logs you can break or hack through. Larger logs left by others or downed [...]

Pocket Radar

Pocket Radar

Hold this thing in your hand, aim it at a fast, moving object and it instantly gives you the speed of that object... either coming or going. Not only big objects like cars, but little ones like golf balls, too. This little gadget's accuracy matches that of police scans, so you can actually check for speeders on your block. The main use of [...]