The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.
Along with summer comes cookouts, swimming, and mosquitoes -- lots of them. Instead of slathering on repellent, turn to your smartphone to keep pesky critters at bay. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps designed to repel mosquitoes.
NeverWet may soon be facing some hydrophobic competition in the form of LiquidOff, an eco-minded fabric spray made to repel water without leaving a haze behind.
A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers."
During the day, paths coated with Starpath absorb UV light, which is released when darkness falls. The technology could be a cheaper, more energy-efficient alternative to nighttime street lighting, its maker says.
Spraying this liquid-repelling coating on a stencil provides a unique way for people to share messages that become visible after the design comes in contact with water.
Rub-a-dub-dub! This Bluetooth-enabled showerhead lets you listen to tunes in the tub.
Scratch that itch. Chemists develop a spray-on substance that can identify the presence of urushiol, the oily sap on poison ivy that surely comes from the devil himself.
Stop overspending on store-bought screen cleaners -- you can make your own in large quantities for just a few bucks.
Stop wasting money on expensive products that you can easily make yourself at home. Find out Sharon Vaknin's recipe for a multipurpose cleaning solution.