The Novus Mini Coyote – happily exploiting a legal grey area to give drivers real-time speed camera updates


The Novus Mini Coyote lets drivers radio in the location of hidden, newly-placed and mobile speed cameras, compiling a central database that will alert aggressive BMW drivers to when they need to slow down.

It isn’t illegal – but presumably soon will be. We can’t imagine THE LAW putting up with this sort of anti-social, rule-flouting behaviour for long. Here’s how Novus describes its all-seeing, all-warning anti-radar machine…

Rentokil's RADAR mousetrap has LASER BEAMS and James Bond SMS alert technology

The bigwigs at Rentokil no longer have to watch their backs anymore, and can cut back on security guards patrolling their office grounds, watching out for PETA and animal activists, as they’ve developed what they’re calling ‘smartest and most humane mousetrap ever’.

Like something out of James Bond’s Q’s laboratory, the hi-tech Rodent Activated Detention and Riddance Unit (Radar unit, for us civvies), uses infrared beams and carbon dioxide to catch, and then gas the mice dead within 45 seconds. That’s not all though, as when the little critter has floated off to mouse-heaven, a text message is sent…