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Some Sage Advice

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Sometime’s it isn’t us but rather the choices we make, like who we choose to associate with. Thanks William Gibson for this uplifting message.

EmFX Pouches from NEMO Equipment Now Available ADS

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The EmFX Pouches from NEMO Equipment that we wrote about back in July are finally available both for unit orders through ADS and individual purchase with Tactical Distributors. Essentially, the pouch creates a mini Faraday Cage blocking all incoming and outgoing Radio Frequency signals. This means, you can’t pocket dial someone and no one can remotely query the data stored on your cell phone. Unfortunately, bad guys can query this data, so as you stroll along on business or vacation, criminals (or worse) can collect your info, all without your knowledge. The only way to protect this data is to store it in a safe place. If you are someone who travels frequently overseas this pouch is a good investment.

Interestingly, in Chapter 4 of William Gibson‘s new book, “Zero History” the story mentions a Faraday Cage pouch for passports and what nastiness can happen to unsuspecting passport holders. In case you didn’t realize it, new passports include a Radio Frequency ID tag that contains information on you and allows customs to more quickly process you. NEMO Equipment is currently working on just such a model for passports.

William Gibson’s “Zero History” Hits Shelves

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

SSD loves William Gibson and we are excited about his latest book due to the subject matter. Not only is he writing about the nexus of the military and fashion industries, few know that he has been in here before, but in real life. He is truly big in Japan where he has lent his name and design influence to a flight jacket as well as high tops and a line of military-esque bags.

A couple of spoilers await at io9.com where they discuss the book in more detail. “Zero History” was released today in the US.