This Treacherous 220-Volt Flash Drive Can Fry Your Computer In Seconds

The last thing you ever want to do is connect a random flash drive you’ve found to your computer’s USB port. But a security researcher who goes by the nickname ‘Dark Purple’ has created an even more dangerous flash stick that can physically destroy your computer—not just infect its drives. »10/14/15 4:00pm10/14/15 4:00pm


Which of Our Favorite Sci Fi Gadgets is the Most Powerful?

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, so naturally, we’re seeing a lot of iconic scifi gadgets this weekend. But as a faithful Giz reader, if you’re in the market for a fantastical new weapon to defeat your sworn enemies, you’re gonna want specs. How much energy can Thor’s hammer or a Jedi lightsaber actually produce? »7/11/15 12:24pm7/11/15 12:24pm

A Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Looks Perfect Racing Through Forests

Inspired by that wonderful scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia race through the trees of Endor using speeder bikes, there's a small group of enthusiasts who do the same thing using camera-equipped remote control drones. Like Adam Woodworth who decided to take his hobby one step further by building a… »3/13/15 2:20pm3/13/15 2:20pm

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into the Ultimate Spy Tool

You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you're spying when you're probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in your corner. »2/12/15 3:06pm2/12/15 3:06pm

Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James Bond

What if the majesty of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was Queen Victoria? We might not have had the same type of Cold War gadgetry that made Ian Fleming's novels and the James Bond films, but the 19th century had its own brand of wonderful toys. Here are a handful of gadgets and tools the steampunk spy might want to… »11/10/12 2:00pm11/10/12 2:00pm

Ostrich Pillow entombs your head for portable naps and public shaming

Create your own pillow Elephant Man with the Ostrich Pillow. This concept design from last year has now entered the real world and will begin production once architecture and design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian raises the $70,000 it needs from Kickstarter. We predict a wave of coffee-house-napping bans once these things… »9/25/12 10:00am9/25/12 10:00am