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The Gadget Man – Are these really breached webcam and baby monitor’s or simply webcams that need a password?

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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Samsung Galaxy S4 MiniTo 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.

 

The Gadget Man – Episode 24 – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Three and Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Black | 2GB Data, 600 Minutes
Samsung Galaxy Alpha

This week Mark and I chat about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Three and also the Galaxy Alpha. There is so much to talk about with these devices, so full online reviews will be uploaded soon!!

Thanks to Jocelyn Medhurst at Cow PR for providing me with the Galaxy Note 4 and the Three sim to test it with!!

Thanks also to Laura Gale at Kazoo who provided the Galaxy Alpha as well as lots of other tech in the past!!

I took a selfie of myself and Mark, which is attached below, I think I can safely say that isn’t my best side!!

Mark Murphy and Matt Porter Wide Selfie
Mark Murphy and Matt Porter Wide Selfie

The Gadget Man – Episode 23 – BT Smart Home Cam 100

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!

BMW i8 – I just stepped into the future

BMW i8
The BMW i8

BMW have just released a game changing sports car, a vehicle with the performance of a super car and the fuel consumption better than… well, anything on the market. Let me introduce you to the BMW i8. Continue reading BMW i8 – I just stepped into the future

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Matt Porter, The Gadget Man
Matt Porter, The Gadget Man

Thank you for stopping by. I am Matt Porter, widely recognised as The Gadget Man. Based in the UK, I have been featured on BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, BBC Radio CWR, BBC Look East, ITV Anglia, East Anglia Daily Times (EADT), Ipswich Star and The North Herts Comet.

I have also had my work included in news items by BBC News and ITV News as well as being featured in the documentaries ‘Battle of Britain: The Race for Radar (2020)‘ and ‘The Haunting of M.R James (2018)‘.

My tech acumen extends over 40 years of coding experience and a profound understanding of Artificial Intelligence, which I often elucidate in my monthly product reviews for local magazines.


Matt Porter – The Gadget Man

Technology Commentator and Reviewer

I am deeply immersed in the tech world, constantly exploring the forefront of gadgets and technology. I am available for remote audio/video engagements, live or pre-recorded TV appearances, and interviews, offering expertise in a diverse range of topics:

  • AI Diffusion Image and Video Generation: My fascination with AI extends to its capability to generate compelling visuals. I explore how diffusion models are revolutionizing content creation, enabling the synthesis of images and videos that blur the lines between the artificial and the real, thus providing a new canvas for creativity.
  • Voice Generation and Synthesis: I analyze the nuances of AI-driven voice synthesis, discussing how this technology is creating new opportunities for personalized interactions and revolutionizing fields from customer service to entertainment.
  • Chatbots and Conversational AI: Chat-GPT and similar technologies represent a leap forward in machine understanding. I offer insights into how conversational AI is enhancing customer experiences, streamlining processes, and even offering companionship.
  • Ethics and AI: As we integrate AI more deeply into our lives, I engage in critical discussions about the ethical implications, the balance between innovation and privacy, and the measures needed to ensure responsible use of AI technology.
  • Everyday Innovations: I spotlight gadgets that simplify daily routines, offering insights into devices that enhance everyday life with convenience and efficiency.
  • Retro Tech: I take a nostalgic look at the golden era of technology, revisiting the iconic 80s home computers and timeless mobile phones.
  • Electric Vehicles: I navigate the burgeoning world of EVs, discussing their sustainable future and the technical skills necessary for their maintenance.
  • eBike Insights: I share my personal experiences with eBike technology, from securing support to obtaining firmware updates.
  • Telecommunications: I discuss the ongoing enhancements in broadband infrastructure and the significant shift from copper networks.
  • Streaming Service Evolution: I critique the dynamic landscape of streaming services, addressing the challenges of content access for consumers.

For a deeper understanding of these topics and more, I am your informed source, ready to share knowledge and a unique perspective on the evolving world of technology.


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I am perpetually looking for fresh technology to review and am keen to discover new products that would captivate my readers and listeners.

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  • Smart Watches
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  • Tablets
  • Drones
  • Baby Monitors
  • Media Streaming Devices
  • Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
  • Smart TVs
  • Soundbars
  • Electric Bikes
  • Electric Cars
  • Cameras

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Hello Zoe!! Breathe easy with the whisper quiet family sized electric vehicle from Renault

We were very lucky to have been given the opportunity to review the Renault Twizy, so upon arrival at Bristo’s Ipswich  we were really looking forward to trying out the full sized family friendly electric car from Renault. We are of course referring to the Zoe. Continue reading Hello Zoe!! Breathe easy with the whisper quiet family sized electric vehicle from Renault

Nexus 9 is here, running Lollipop and it’s built by HTC

Google and HTC have officially announced their newest line of Nexus devices after months of speculation that the Nexus was no more.

With pretty impressive specifications, form factor and screen size to rival the iPad, the Nexus 9 comes with brand new 64bit Tegra K1 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop and optional magnetic connect keyboard. Along with HTC’s much vaunted Boomsound™ front mounted stereo speakers, this could be the device that HTC has been waiting for to claw back some market share for it’s old rivals.

HTC was responsible for launching the Nexus range with Nexus One back in 2010, but since then has conceded to standing back and watching Samsung, LG and Asus steadily produce Google’s products. However it looks like the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 have been removed from Google’s Play Store. Leaving the Nexus 5 (from LG), the brand new Nexus 6 (from Motorola, lets hope Philip K Dick’s estate have given the OK for this naming).

Full specs can be found here, the tablet is priced at £319 for the 16gb version and £399 for the 32gb model. Available in Lunar White and Indigo Black with an interesting Sand coloured model ‘available soon’. You can pre-order now, with shipping in 2-3 weeks.

To read the original blog post click here

C63 AMG Edition 507 – To Insanity & Beyond!

Some weeks ago we reviewed the Smart Ebike from Lancaster Mercedes in Ipswich. Whilst waiting for the bike to be prepared I got talking to Carl Beer, the After Sales Manager about the Mercedes and AMG range of vehicles.

Most of us know about the Mercedes brand, but many will not be familiar with its high performance division AMG who independently engineer, manufacture and customise Mercedes AMG  vehicles. Continue reading C63 AMG Edition 507 – To Insanity & Beyond!

The Gadget Man – Episode 17 – Samsung Smart TV – Open WIFI – Shellshocked

This week we talk about the Samsung Series 6 32″ Smart LED TV, the potential dangers of connecting to open WiFi access points and the worldwide server vulnerability better known as ‘shellshocked’.

Lots of exciting things coming up included more electric car fun from BMW. Don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes or your favourite podcast software, you can also find us on Google Play Newsstand.