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iSensor HD Uses Skype For Your Home Security

Bring the power of Skype’s 256-bit encryption into your home with the iSensor HD home security camera. Currently in the fundraising stage at Kickstarter, Amaryllo is showing a lot of promise with its iSensor HD and corresponding mobile app. Remotely control the camera, view live feeds, and upload footage to Google Cloud Storage.

Internet of Everything Is Hackable

Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.

Advanced Tactics' Black Knight Transformer VTOL Multicopter Makes First Test Flight

Combining the versatility of a pizza-delivering drone with the payload capacity of a small army truck, the Black Knight Transformer from Advanced Tactics Inc. could someday transform battlefields in ways heretofore only imagined by science fiction writers.

U.S. Fights Terrorism One Tweet At A Time

We've seen how Twitter has motivated grass-roots movements such as the Arab Spring, when dissenters took to the streets to protest and unseat governments. This skillful use of social media proved so successful over the years, jihadists have taken this lead to use Twitter to recruit and add sympathizers to their ranks. In turn, the U.S. government followed suit.

North Korea's Crashed Drones May Have Been Made In China

North Korean drones that recently crashed in South Korea bear an uncanny resemblance to the Sky-09P, a bargain-basement UAV made by China TranComm Technologies.

Heartbleed Seeks Transfusions From Digital Wallets

While the world is just becoming aware of the number of 'digital wallets' in the market today, even the early adopters are hesitant as to which one of the myriad of options to choose one. From PayPal to Google Wallet to Square Wallet to cryptographic currency such as Bitcoins, at this stage of development, the percentage of usage is very low.

How An Earworm & Heartbleed Broke The Internet

Are your ears ringing? Does your heart skip a beat? Well, they should - as two divergent forms of malware attacked our online sense of well-being this week. Engineered by social media gurus on one front and hackers on the other, one was analogous to an American Idol trainwreck, while the other, the work of a nefarious cat burglar

ICEdot Clip-On Crash Sensor Could Save Your Life

Crashes happen, and sometimes can leave a person incapacated, unable to reach help. That's where the ICEdot Crash Sensor comes in. This sensor can detect impact and contact help in cases on emergency. In short, it can save your life.

Cyber Berkut & The Ukrainian Cyber War

As the Ukrainian Spring has escalated and boiled over with the Crimea vote for succession from the Ukraine, it's now clear these altercations are not only land-based. A group calling themselves the 'Cyber Berkut' have also gone digital to attack their opponents in cyberspace.

Video Games And Security: Kinect Is Montitoring The Korean Border

If you own an Xbox, Kinect probably isn't watching you. That's a very good thing, especially considering it's definitely got the capacity to basically be Big Brother. Just how strong is that potential? Well, let me put it this way: A Kinect-based security system is now monitoring the Korean DMZ.

For Peace Of Mind, Buy A Security Wallet! (Product Reviews)

.... You can go to your credit card issuer and ask to have your debit and credit cards re-issued without an RFID chip or you can protect your cards, all of them, by buying a secure wallet or credit card case to protect the cards from e-thiefs. I don't often carry my money and my credit cards in the same case, so I ordered a well-reviewed wallet and a few credit card security cases to try them out.  Here's what I like...

 


CES 2014: Say Hello To The World's First Working Security Robot

At this year's Consumer Electronics show, the science fiction concept of robot security guards has just blasted its way into the real world. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Knightscope K5: the world's first true security drone.

10 Best Surveillance Systems And Mini Spy Camera To Hide In Your House

It amazes me as to the variety of survaillance cameras are on the market.  They come in almost every shape and size, can be hidden inside anything from a USB drive to car keys, to fake air fresheners.  How paranoid are we that this has become a thriving market?  Check some of these mini spy gadgets out...

Tylt Energi+ Backpack Is Here To Charge Your Gadgets

Gadget fiends and tech journalists rejoice. The Tylt Energi+ Backpack is here to recharge all of your phones, tablets, and miscellaneous gadgets. For the geek on the go, or the constantly under pressure tech writer, being able to recharge your devices at a moment's notice is key. With the Energi+ backpack, you can charge up to three of your devices at a time!

Google's Conversation Neck Tattoo With Lie Detector Version

.... On its face, or throat, as is the case, the tattoo is innocent enough, but an optional use for the tattoo includes the exhibit of galvanic skin responses to reveal whether one is "nervous or speaking falsehoods...." This widens the application to include everyone from criminals to politicians to cheating spouses to, well, just about anyone whose truthfulness one may want to test!

New Spy Hook Keeps Covert Eyes In Your House At All Times

Has your wife been drinking your chocolate milk? Or was it the dog? This new spy camera may help you settle this issue once and for all.

The Tech Jacket and Hoodie Can Make You A Tech Ninja

Have you ever wanted to be a ninja? How about a tech ninja? Or maybe you just want to stay warm, dry, and keep your passport and credit cards secure. Whatever the case may be, Avid Union is hoping to fulfil your crazy dreams with the Tech Jacket and Tech Hoodie, outerwear that is more than meets the eye.

Lord Of The Spies Afoot On The Island Of Web 2.0

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys cast-offs on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Published in 1954 when McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the Soviet Union was at its height. Flash forward almost 60 years to the day, and American are anxious once again  - but this time it's not the Russians, it's our own government.

Thief Proof Your Dog With The Safespot Locking Leash And Collar

Dog theft has been on the rise for the last several years in the U.S, with an estimated 2 million dogs being stolen in 2012.  But a company with the slogan, "You lock your bike, why not your beagle?" is promoting its new Safespot Locking Leash and Collar, so maybe there won't be more dog thefts than bike thefts!

iRobot's First Look Robot Will Give First Responders A Leg Up On Crime

I've a great deal of respect for first responders, but I'd never want their jobs. These men and women flirt with death on a daily basis, dealing with everything from chemical hazards to domestic disputes. It's not an easy job...but thanks to iRobot, it might have just gotten a little easier.