BlimpThere are about 82,000 citizens of Ogden, Utah, and soon they will all live under the ever-watchful eye of the city’s new “Crime Blimp.”

Internet kill switchOne of the last acts of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak's tyranny before he abdicated his 30-year reign was to pull the plug on the nation's entire Internet in a failed attempt to stop youthful protests from being electronically organized. "In a span of minutes just after midnight on Jan. 28, a technologically advanced, densely wired country with more than 20 million people online was essentially severed from the global Internet," the New York Times reported February 16.

With Valentine’s Day just around and corner, finding that right gift that says “I love you” is not always so easy. For those looking to break with the traditional flowers and chocolate routine in favor of something a little savvier and more high-tech, Apple might just have the right gift — the new highly anticipated iPad 2.

A loosely affiliated network of hackers around the world known as “Anonymous” took credit for shutting down the Egyptian regime’s websites in support of anti-government protestors. The group is also targeting other tyrants in the region.

Nothing says 21st century technology like … a blimp.

According to a story published by wired.com this fall, the Pentagon plans to deploy a “giant spy blimp” floating 20,000 feet above the ground that will house a supercomputer capable of monitoring the flow of all data and communication for miles around.