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Anti-Paparazzi

The Eclipse - the biggest and most expensive private yacht ever built.

Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich rose from obscurity and successfully navigated the shady world of early Russian privatization to become one of the world's wealthiest self-made billionaires. His 40-man private army of security personnel make him one of the best-protected businessmen in the world, and when his private gigayacht the Eclipse is handed over in time for Christmas this year, it will be the largest (at a staggering 560ft) and most expensive (at US$1.2 billion) private yacht the world has ever seen. Security will be as tight as you'd expect, with missile defence and intruder detection systems - but the Eclipse's most notable feature is a privacy system that can detect the digital cameras of snooping paparazzi and blind them with laser bursts, ruining spy photos.  Read More

Take that paparazzo!! (Photo: Adam Harvey/AHProjects.com)

Celebrities looking for a way to combat those pesky paparazzi that doesn’t involve fisticuffs and a less than flattering mug shot will want to hope this new "anti-paparazzi device" makes the jump from concept to commercial availability. The concept is basically an LED flash built into a clutch purse that emits a photo ruining flash of its own when it detects the flash from a camera.  Read More

Anti-Paparazzi Sunglasses

June 26, 2008 Now this is an interesting idea we haven’t seen before – fitting bright LED lights to glasses so they can be switched on and make you “invisible” to cameras. Sadly, the otherwise good idea comes unstuck because no self-respecting celebrity would choose to look so silly. The promotional email we received for this video had a disclaimer – “CAUTION! - never use them for illegal act.” Sadly, the most likely market for this invention is bank robbers.  Read More

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