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Electronic Traffic Signs Hacked

Traffic SignWe were surprised when we learned that electronic road signs are easily hackable. This is because the usually locked access panel is often left unprotected. Even more surprising is that the site iHacked tells you exactly how it is done with step by step instructions. They then caution,

*** WARNING - YOU SHOULD NEVER TAMPER WITH THESE SIGNS ***

Hmm. Isn’t that a bit like posting details on how to build a bomb and then saying that it is for informational use only?

Read More | iHacked

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Pet Door Way is Selective

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Pet Door WayWant a sophisticated doggy door that won’t let in any other neighborhood pets or pests? The Pet Door Way offers automatic operation activated by your fuzzy friends. Made of an ABS plastic polimer body and aluminum alloy frame, the door is motor-operated with auto-dead bolt and security alarm. It comes with 2 sensors, remote, installation hardware, and a year’s warranty in three different sizes for $395.00, $495.00, and $695.00. At that price, hope that someone doesn’t wise up to the gizmo, steal it off your dog or cat, and sneak him/herself through the door.

Read More | Pet Door Way Product Page

Electronic Plant Traps Unsuspecting Flies

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science, Toys

Electronic Venus Fly TrapWe never could get Venus Fly Traps to stay alive long enough to chomp down on all the nasty summer visitors. Now, with Discovery’s motion activated Trap, just feed it 3 AA batteries (not included) and its sensor will close its “mouth” on bugs without you having to tend it. Add bait if the flying creatures don’t want to go for the pseudo plant and, after they are captured, you can release them or study them for a bit. At a size of 4.25 x 4.25 x 9-inches, the plastic VFT will set you back $19.95.

Read More | Discovery Channel Store

Rubik’s Revolution Released

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys, Video Games

Rubik's RevolutionErno has finally found something more creative to do with his time, or at least his parent company has. Techno Source’s Rubik’s Revolution was unveiled at the recent Toy Wishes Holiday Preview in New York. The cube plays 6 different electronic games with successive levels while displaying lights and sound effects. It is also has multiplayer capability. Available for $19.99, we foretell that it will create a whole new generation of Rubik’s addicts with celebs like Snoop Dogg promoting it.

Read More | Rubik's Revolution Product Page

Buzz Box Creates Phantom Mosquitoes

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Toys

Buzz BoxIt’s the season of backyard partying and if you are in a particularly humid area, it’s also the time for mosquitoes. The Electronic Buzz Box will make your cronies believe, in the dark of night, that there is one of the pesky buggers plaguing them. Turn on a light and it seems to have disappeared (or you can pretend to swat it.) Turn it back off and there it is again. The box is 5 x 4 x 2 cm and comes with batteries at a price of £3.99 (~$7.98.)

Read More | Grand Illusions

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