We want to meet Laszlo Kovacs' shoemaker. The Hungarian gambler was recently arrested in Australia, after
authorities discovered he was using a shoe-based computer, connected wirelessly to an earpiece, to cheat at roulette.
Apparently, by tapping his foot under the roulette table, Kovacs was able to get a reading on the wheel's speed and use
that data to calculate what number would come up next. Authorities estimate that Kovacs won about $200,000, tapping his
way from casino to casino. Yes, we know hookups like this are illegal in casinos around the world, but we'd love to see
how this thing worked; we assume it's based on the same tech as the shoe computer — pictured above — created by the
Eudaemons in the 70s. We'd also like to find out
if there's a way to apply it to other casino games (and, yes, for those of you who
are counting, that's another shameless cross-network plug).