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Password Manager + Privacy Bundle

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This bundle of services helps improve your security and privacy online. You’ll get lifetime access to Sticky Password Premium for managing your passwords securely, along with VPN Unlimited for anonymous online access along with data encryption and US servers for accessing streaming services abroad.

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount
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Losing your bike to thieves is the worst, and the chances of recovering a stolen bike are slim. Give yourself a fighting chance to get your bike back and catch a crook with Woo Cycle’s AirTag mount. It hides discretely on the frame of your bike and provides a weatherproof home for your Apple AirTag so you can track your bike’s location.

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Trova Go Plus Personal Safe

Trova Go Plus Personal Safe

This compact safe protects personal items like cash, credit cards, and jewelry wherever you go. It’s made from a durable aluminum alloy and can only be opened using a biometric scan from your smartphone. Its interior holds items up to 1″ thick and has a strap in its top lid for carrying watches or rings.

Making Hidden Locks with Magnets

Making Hidden Locks with Magnets

Sometimes, the best kind of lock is the kind that doesn’t look like a lock at all. B-Star Crafts shows off a simple, but effective method that keeps doors or drawers locked using hidden neodymium magnets. It’s a trick that’s frequently found in puzzle boxes but can be easily applied to furniture and cabinets as well.

Hex DIY Home Security System

This easy-to-use home security system detects motion. Each of its pucks connects wirelessly to a base station, notifying your smartphone of movement, and setting off an ear-piercing siren when you’re not home. Its AI tech is smart enough to filter out things like pets and robot vacuum cleaners. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making Packages Invisible

Making Packages Invisible

While Mark Rober has shown us some amusing ways to annoy porch pirates, they don’t prevent them from stealing packages in the first place. Jason at Impossible Science came up with a clever way to fool them into thinking there’s no package there at all – using angled mirrors to cloak deliveries from being seen from the street.

BMMPR One Car Security System

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This compact device plugs into your car’s OBD-II, providing real-time updates on impacts, break-ins, battery drainage, and more. It has a built-in cellular connection and GPS tracking to let you know where your car is in seconds in the event of a theft. Save $60 with code AUTO339 in The Awesomer Shop.

Smart Home Fingerprint Lock

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Keep your home safe from intruders and never worry about losing your keys with this high-tech deadbolt lock. It has an integrated biometric scanner so you can open it with just your fingerprint, while also supporting password and remote unlocking using the optional app. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.

Ok, Folks.

Ok, Folks.

Fans of the LockPickingLawyer know that he’s a master at breaking into supposedly secure locking mechanisms. He also has a little catchphrase, which Kyle Anderson compiled into this brief, but satisfying matrix of some of Lawyer’s successful break-ins.

Never Mosaic Blur Your Text

Never Mosaic Blur Your Text

If you ever thought that blurring out text would protect sensitive information, you might be in trouble. This video from censiCLICK shows how readily-available technology can recover text that has been blurred using a mosaic filter. The moral of the story? Completely remove or block out anything you don’t want to be recovered.

Yale Smart Delivery Box

Yale Smart Delivery Box

Gazillions of packages are nabbed by porch pirates, especially during the holidays. The Yale Smart Delivery Box solves the problem with brains and brawn. When a package is placed inside, the Smart Cabinet Lock bolts the lid, notifies you, and remains locked until you open it with the Yale Access app, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.

Making a (Possibly) Unpickable Lock

Making a (Possibly) Unpickable Lock

Until LockPickingLawyer gets his hands on this lock, we’re not going to call it infallible, but Shane from Stuff Made Here put an impressive amount engineering effort into this deadbolt that managed to stump a professional locksmith. Along the way, he offers a great explanation of how lock pins and cylinders work.

Crorzar Anywhere Wi-Fi Rechargeable Security Camera

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This wireless security camera works indoors or out and can automatically alert your smartphone when it detects movement. It captures 1080p HD video onto a microSD card and has two-way voice communication, plus night-vision capability. It requires no power cable since it runs on a rechargeable battery.

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Sinji Indoor Security Camera

Keep an eye on your house with this Wi-Fi-enabled security camera from Sinji. It can automatically pan and tilt to follow movement and can send notifications to your phone when movement is detected. It captures recordings on a microSD card (up to 128GB), has an infrared night vision mode, and two-way audio capabilities.

Building a Giant Pin Tumbler Lock

Building a Giant Pin Tumbler Lock

A pin tumbler is one of the simpler lock designs out there. But it definitely takes some skill to build one from scratch. Watch as FarmCraft101 puts his carpentry and engineering skills to the test with a working 10x scale lock made from wood, complete with a giant key to lock and unlock it. It’s way too easy to pick though.

2020 Ethical Hacking Bundle

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Help improve your computer network and system security by learning to think like the hackers do. This online series features 8 courses, and more than 60 hours of lessons to help you understand some of the many ways that systems can be hacked, beefing up your tech skills and resume along the way.

Litelok Flexi-U Silver Bike Lock

Litelok Flexi-U Silver Bike Lock
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This flexible bike lock is not only easier to wrap around posts than traditional U-locks, it’s far more durable. It can withstand a tremendous amount of torsion – which can destroy other locks, and has a pick and drill-resistant lock cylinder. It’s also insurance-rated, with optional bike theft coverage available.

Dark Age 2.0

Dark Age 2.0

As we move further into a world where our art, literature, and information are stored not in physical forms, but as data, we face the prospect that we could lose our history in a blink – especially if licensors decide to revoke access. Chris Cousins‘ dystopian short film explores that prospect using a future museum to illustrate the dangers.

INKAS Sentry Civilian 2020

INKAS Sentry Civilian 2020

Designed for the well-to-do who want the ultimate in security and luxury, the Sentry Civilian 2020 is built like a tank. Based on a Ford F-550, it packs a 6.7L diesel V8, four-wheel drive, is armored to handle rifle shots and grenade blasts, while offering up to six occupants a luxurious environment that looks nicer than most home theaters.

Black Rider Daypack

Black Rider Daypack
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Motorcycle lifestyle brand Angry Lane created this versatile backpack to keep gear organized and safe from theft. The 15-liter pack features an embedded Pacsafe cable lock, an RFID-safe blocking pocket, MOLLE-compatible webbing, a foldable rain cover, and comes with a detachable zipper pouch for your passport, cards, and cash.

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I’m Not a Robot

I’m Not a Robot

Spam has always been a big problem on the Internet. Tom Scott looks back at the history of CAPTCHA and other solutions attempted over the years to weed out bots from humans submitting forms, and the endless game of cat and mouse which is being fought on the digital battlefield.

Ordinary Things: Security Cameras

Ordinary Things: Security Cameras

With the advent of digital cameras and high-speed networking, it’s become easier than ever for the government (and other people) to spy on us at every turn. Ordinary Things dives in deep into the double-edged sword of public safety and the loss of privacy that come with mass surveillance.

Purrtec Encryption Key

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Want an extra layer of protection for the data stored on your computer? This hardware device secures your digital files with AES 256-bit encryption. Simply plug the Purrtec into your USB port, drag files you want encrypted into the scrambler, app and add a password. Then reverse the process to decrypt. Sold in a 2-pack.

A Busy Day in the Yard

A Busy Day in the Yard

A homeowner decided to use BriefCam’s Rapid Recap tech in his FLIR FX security camera to capture all of the activity that took place one morning in his front yard. The tech superimposes time-lapse images on a static background, providing a quick glimpse at a day’s activities, and some awesomely surreal video footage.

Travelock 2S

Travelock 2S

The Travelock 2S is a padlock that uses your fingerprint as the key. It has a sensor on either end that detects fingerprints in just half a second. It can store up to 10 fingerprints, is water-resistant, TSA-approved, and lasts up to 2 years per charge.

Keymitt Smart Door Lock

Keymitt Smart Door Lock

The Keymitt is a smart lock that simply installs over existing door locks from the inside. It still lets you use your key to open the door, and has a knob so you can manually open the door from the inside. It can be controlled via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

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