This is one of the best presents you can buy a 13-year-old kid. It’s a transparent padlock that lets you see the inner workings as you poke them with lockpicking tools. The lock is $10 and the lockpick tool kit (hidden in a fake credit pouch to fool the law!) is $3. Buy one for yourself, and another for your favorite juvenile hacker.
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Lock expert Bosnian Bill shows the difference between shielded and unshielded padlock, by bypassing the tumblers with a simple tool.
Mr. Gear shows how to break a padlock by levering a pair of nut wrenches between the shackle, which breaks off a chunk of the padlock body. I don’t recognize the brand of these padlocks, so they might be made from weak metal. It’s probably better to shim a padlock with a piece of an […]
It’s time to go full Katy Perry in the shower (or Frozen, or Slipknot – whatever you’re into, no judgements here) with this waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker is easy to install in your shower and streams audio from your smartphone or computer, giving you a nice background chorus in the mornings. With a built-in microphone and speakerphone, it’ll […]
Whether you’re stranded in the Yukon territory after a crash airplane landing or hiding from a Jason impersonator, this handy 5-in-1 Survival Bracelet will provide the tools you need to come out safely on the other side.This 9-inch bracelet holsters a a 10.5-foot long rope for creating fishing lines, making traps, binding rafts or whatever your imagination can conjure. That’s just […]
This is how it happens: the bad guys break into computers, steal all the information, and then Yahoo! sells for a whole lot less. (Comparatively.) After that, white hat hackers are called in to crack the same susceptible networks, evaluate their security, and plug the holes in the digital dam, all for a very cool wage. […]
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