This morning’s gadget slot was probably the most fun we’ve had so far!! Today I featured the Anki Drive a physical car racing game which effortlessly merges the real world with arcade racing and adds buckets of artificial intelligence.
You can buy Ankidrive online direct from Amazon by clicking the image below….
Both Mark and myself can vouch how quickly it can be unrolled and set up as I managed while a song was playing. I haven’t even touched on what you can do with this ‘racing game’, but I can tell you I was seriously impressed!! Full written review coming soon, in the meantime listen to the attached audio stream and the short video filmed by the lovely Jaimielee.
Thanks to the wonderful Lauren Armour at Hotwire PR for getting this over to me at such short notice!!!
As a father myself, I know how stressful is can be having a newborn baby in the house, especially when you are a new parent. Baby monitors have been the must have purchase for new parents and they have evolved amazingly over the years.
There’s been lots in the news this morning about the the Russian website providing a directory of ‘open’ cameras on the web.
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To be clear, this website is showing camera’s that DO NOT have any security applied to them. Lists of such camera’s have been widely available on the internet for a couple of years now. If you connect such a web based camera to the internet with no password, you are simply producing a public web page that display video to the world.
I have looked myself and found that most of the cameras are set up to either monitor pets, property, businesses or in some cases children’s bedrooms. I suggest the monitoring of your childrens bedrooms should be taken very seriously indeed. If you are currently using a camera to monitor your child, you should ALWAYS ensure that there are very strong passwords applied to the camera (Strong passwords can be found here).
If you are in any doubt at all that your camera is not secure, switch it off and contact the supplier for information on how to do this.
As the site says, if you want to be removed from the site, just set your password!
I discuss this with Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk on 20th November 2014.
This week I chat about the BT Smart Home Cam 100 as nice wireless video camera capable of broadcasting at high definition (720p). It’s nice a simple to set up and you can view the footage using either Android, iPhone or via the web portal. Full review will be posted here soon, in the meantime listen to what I had to say about it.
Massive thanks to Laura from Kazoo for arranging the loan of the camera.
We also has a brief conversation about attaching camera’s to pets, below is the video I mentioned in the recording… Enjoy!