Security
 
 
 
Security
 
iWallet
iWallet
iWallet

iWallet: A Fingerprint Reading Money Holder With A Bluetooth Proximity Sensor

Putting aside the rather hokey promotional video created for the iWallet, the product looks like it will find its place in the pockets of the paranoid and those living in urban environments where pick pockets are never too far....
 
Household
 
the-bottle-lock_main
the-bottle-lock_main
the-bottle-lock_main

Bottle Lock Doubles As Something Else In Prison

Tired of those pesky vultures you call roommates drinking all your wine?  The Bottle Lock is a Padlock-style four digit code device that effectively keeps prying hands and mouths away from your sacred liquids. Easy to use and a...

 
RFID
 
plexidor pet door
plexidor pet door
plexidor pet door

Plexidor Pet Door–Maybe Just A Little Too Far

Maybe, just maybe, we spoil our pets a bit too much. Oh, sure, we don't think twice about the occasional chew bone or some such, but some dogs today eat better than some people do.  Plus there's the add-ons--clothing lines for ...
 
Biometrics
 
bluetooth heart monitor
bluetooth heart monitor
bluetooth heart monitor

Remote Heart Monitoring Powered By Bluetooth

If you or someone you love has chronic heart problems, like the kind that took my grandfather, then you might well be interested to hear about the results of the three month test that's currently in its second month for a kind ...

 
Battery
 
taser-works
taser-works
taser-works

Punjabi Police Discover Newest Law Enforcement Gadget, The Taser

The Punjab police, ladies and gentlemen, have stepped boldly into twenty-first century law enforcement technology by receiving a consignment of Tasers, the first of their kind in India. They've become both ubiquitous and infamo...
 
Apple
 
jailbroken_iphone_hacked_intro
jailbroken_iphone_hacked_intro
jailbroken_iphone_hacked_intro

Jailbroken iPhones Taken Hostage By Dutch Hacker

So a strange development took place on Sunday--a Dutch hacker is currently holding what amounts to several jailbreaked Apple iPhones. Just in case you're wondering about the terminology here, a jailbroken phone is basically a h...

 
Security
 
SecretKnock Door Lock
SecretKnock Door Lock
SecretKnock Door Lock

Secret Knock Door Lock Does Exactly As It Sounds (video)

There's home made kit and then there's HOME MADE KIT.  The 'Secret Knock Detecting Lock' is a complete slam dunk.  Built from an adrino board, pvc piping and a set of suction cups, the device attaches to the door and when it de...
 
Biometrics
 
faceid_facial_recognition_system
faceid_facial_recognition_system
faceid_facial_recognition_system

Consumer Grade Facial Recognition: FaceID

Flashback to a time when facial recognition seemed so far off from reality.  Now open your eyes.  This FaceID system can recognize up to 500 different faces using a pair of digital cameras to create a 3-D image of your face.  A...

 
Computers
 
phraselator
phraselator
phraselator

The Phraselator: A Universal Translator Can’t Be Far

So I was digging around when I found DARPArama, kind of a clearinghouse of prototypes and ideas and whatnot out of DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. And I started reading about the Phraselator...and frankly, ...
 
GPS
 
child tracker
child tracker
child tracker

Track Your Children’s Movements: The ET3500 Tracking Bracelet

Remember how yesterday we were talking about tracking your children with a simple USB device from Insignia?  Well, apparently, the child tracker phenomenon is really taking off because another device has stepped up to challenge...

 
Autos
 
The-In-Car-Reporter
The-In-Car-Reporter
The-In-Car-Reporter

The Driving Reporter Gadget: The Black Box For Your Car

Here's a device that makes Big Brother look a lot more fun and accessible--the Driving Reporter Gadget. It's a USB device that's also an in-car 16 channel GPS system that stores about 100 hours of your driving.  All the data, a...
 
Military
 
Petman_Concept
Petman_Concept
Petman_Concept

Boston Dynamics New Robot Walks Like An Actual Person

So originally I was going to write about India's newfound fascination with the road spike, but then I thought better of it and discovered that Boston Dynamics was actually well on its way to making Terminators. Aren't you glad ...