Dropcam – Watch your World from Anywhere

by Julie

Every time I come home from work, my dog looks so guilty, I try to touch the pillows on the couch to see if they’re still warm, I check for tell tale signs of dog hair in the middle of my nice clean bed, all while he slinks around knowing he’s done something. I don’t know what he’s up to, but I’m just about to find out… Meet Dropcam, the …

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Washable RFID Tags – Soon to be Tracking your Hotel Towels

by Julie

Imagine this if you will, it’s about a week after your fabulous vacation to Miami, and you just finished washing your clothes, and all the really cool towels you stole form the pool area, when there’s a knock at your door, as you put the last towel on the shelf, the towel police take out your front door and rush up your front staircase. Okay, thats probably not exactly how …

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PhoneSheriff – Know Where your Kids are, and What they’re Doing

by Julie

Retina-X Studios just announced the availability of PhoneSheriff for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows smartphones. This parental control service for mobile phones allows parents to monitor, filter, and restrict their children’s smartphone activities. The parent sets the software to record and block activities associated with specific numbers and it can also track locations via GPS. PhoneSheriff is a stealth application which allows parents to see everything their kids do while …

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Brazilian police can scan hundreds of faces per second with a pair of sunglasses

by Mark R

The 2014 World Cup is going to be in Brazil, and preparations are already underway. Security is going to be tight at this event, and I have heard that the police will have something to protect the innocent like Robocop. The plan is that the police will be wearing sunglasses with cameras that can scan 400 known criminals per second from up to 12 miles away (they are generally optimized …

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Smile!- You’re Going to Jail

by Julie

Some Police Departments in the U.S are going high-tech to help fight crime. They’re installing their patrol cars with automatic license plate readers or ALPR’s. These cameras read license plates of parked and moving cars — hundreds per minute and they can take pictures of the plates as they pass by. If a suspect license plate number is read, audible and visual alarms can alert the officer within milliseconds of …

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MARTUS – Paramilitary Protection for Activists

by Julie

There’s a panic button included in MARTUS, a software program designed by a California based nonprofit called Benetech. The actual program is designed to covertly store data about human rights abuses in countries around the world, were talking serious abuses, like murder and torture. It was ultimately designed to assist human rights workers worldwide who are collecting just such information and using it to document human injustice in nations run …

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Bluetooth Headset Camcorder

by Edwin

A Bluetooth headset is pretty much commonplace, and more or less everyone who owns a cell phone has one of these in their pockets, at home, or dangling right outside their ear. The next time you see someone wearing something that is not quite like a Bluetooth headset, and yet isn’t a hearing aid, you might want to ask him/her whether this is the Bluetooth Headset Camcorder or not. This …

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The Video Surveillance Clock Sees All

by Julie

In this day and age, we have the ability to know everything that’s going on in our lives, even when you’re not there. With the advent of the surveillance camera, we have become privy to whats happening in our streets and shops, or even what our kids are up to while they’re at pre-school. Parking lots, airports, the grocery store, somebody is always watching us. It got me to wondering, …

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