Wi-Fi detection via shirt

Walking around looking for a Wi-Fi connection to leech off of, you’d probably wish for some kind of portable wireless network connection detection device. But those suckers are bulky, not very good, a little pricey, and often have poor user interfaces. Thanks to ThinkGeek, you now have the answer in the ultra-portable, easy-to-understand, take anywhere Wi-Fi detecting shirt.


Here at ThinkGeek we’re pretty lazy when it comes to technology. We expect our gadgets to do all the busywork while we focus on the high level important tasks like reading blogs. That’s why we hate to have to crack open our laptops just to see if there is any wi-fi internet access about… and keychain wi-fi detectors, we would have to actually remove them from our pockets to look at them. But now thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt.

The shirt isn’t available yet, but should be in just a couple of weeks. You can pick one up at the product page for just $30 (minus a penny).[tags]Wi-Fi, Wireless detection, Think Geek, Geek shirt[/tags]

Off-duty sheriff’s deputy goes on shooting spree at a private home

This is just freaky news:

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy went on a shooting rampage early Sunday at a home where seven young people had gathered for pizza and movies, killing six and critically injuring the other before authorities fatally shot him, officials said.

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The circumstances of the shooting were hazy Sunday and it wasn’t immediately clear what the gunman’s motive was, but the mother of a 14-year-old victim said the suspect may have been a jealous boyfriend. The shooting occurred in a white, two-story duplex about a block from downtown Crandon.

The shooter in question is 20 years old, and apparently touched in the head (and not in the good way).

[tags]WTF, Shooting spree, Touched in the head[/tags]