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Wansview NCB541W review

Wansview is bribing me, with $10, to write a review for their Wansview NCB541W camera. Deal! In summary: the hardware is nice, the software and the documentation sucks. Hardware: Good: can pan and swivel by remote control Good: comes with mounting bracket Ok: picture quality Bad: audio out and power in have the same plug…

It’s watching us already

Cory Doctorow writes at BoingBoing yesterday: According to the [court] filings ..., the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when ...[a] child…

Prediction 2020: Screens On Every Wall; They’ll Watch Us

By 2020, large-format flat-panel screens will be so cheap and ubiquitous, they will have replaced most pictures on most walls in most houses. Many of those screens will have cameras that watch what we are doing, try to make sense of it, and react. Many of them will coordinate their actions as we move through…