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Piper: Security Camera and Home Automation in a smart little bundle

- April 11th, 2014

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More homes are not only getting more secure, they’re also getting much smarter, thanks to the availability of affordable and easy to set up security and home automation systems like Canadian-invented Piper.

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NameTag offers Google Glass-wearers a new way to cyberstalk

- February 10th, 2014

Although Google Glass has yet to be officially released yet and so only a handful of people actually have access to the product, members of the public are already freaking out about potential privacy violations.

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Now there is a new app that will creep out Google Glass naysayers even more. Developed by FacialNetwork.com, “NameTag” lets the wearer identify people he or she encounters. You take a photo of the person with Google Glass and the app uploads the photo to a server and does a web search to find related photos and social media profiles in order to determine who the person is – in other words, putting a name-tag on the person.

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New gadgets you’ll give a hoot about!

- November 12th, 2013

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I recently had an opportunity to be a guest at the London Drugs Retail Tech Group Conference and Trade show in Whistler, BC. It’s really nice to see that, even while technology is growing at an exponential rate, there’s still plenty of room for face-to-face interaction and one-on-one product demonstrations. Truth be told, it makes a whale of a difference. There were about 60 vendors in attendance and we managed to see a number of new and nifty things, many of which would make ideal gifts for the holidays. While it would be impossible to cover the whole gamut of what I saw in a short time, here are a few items, in no particular order, that I thought stood out and would make some great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
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Dropcam Pro drops intelligently into Canada

- October 10th, 2013

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Historically, when home monitoring or engaging in your own do-it-yourself security, the ability to see and possibly hear what was going on was good enough. For the most part, video quality suffered with the trade-off for low bandwidth.

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