New Gadgets For The Paranoid

If you're really concerned about being late, the Discovery Channel Online offers an atomic clock. The clock receives radio signals directly from the U.S. Atomic Clock in Fort Collins, Colorado, which figures the time based on the decay of radioactive cesium atoms. What that means in English is that the clock is accurate to a millionth of a second and resets itself automatically for daylight-saving time. And after sleeping next to it for a while, you probably won't need a night light (ha ha ha).

The Sweeperis a pocket-sized device you can use to sweep a room for electronic listening devices. An audible alarm warns you if the crack dealer you're buying from is wearing a tape recorder or the Men in Black have hidden a bug in your shorts. Remember: It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you.

See also...
... by Thomas S. Roche
... in the Scope section
... from July 26, 1999

Thomas S. Roche is a staff writer at GettingIt.