Ever feel the prying urge to know what’s going on inside your home when you leave your teenage son all alone for the weekend? Or just to check up on that sketchy baby sitter that you suspect is engaged in the larceny of your video game collection? How about just to watch public accessible surveillance cameras around the world for your own kicks? Whatever your fancy, Mobiscope wants to give it you. In real time. On your smartphone.
While the home surveillance technology is not new by any means, Mobiscope gives wannabe spies on a budget a great way to start. All that you need to begin your snoop-tastic adventure is a simple web camera, and the Mobiscope app installed on your smartphone.
If one camera isn’t enough, you can access up to four well placed camera feeds at one time! The mobile app allows you to check up in real time what is going on in your home, or someone else’s (hey, no judgement here!). Spying can be hard, and Mobiscope knows this. That’s why the app lends you the ability to send an alert to your smart device when motion is detected so you don’t miss a beat! What’s more, the video feed can be recorded and viewed in real time with sound on the desktop edition, and on BlackBerry.
This app will run iPhone users just $9.99, while Windows, Palm, Android, and BlackBerry users will have to fork over $19.95. If spying is the name of your game, then you will definitely want to equip yourself with this little stealthy on-the-go gem.
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A team from UCSD came up with a way to steal keys without detection. Their SNEAKEY system used teleduplication to take an image of these keys from 195 feet away using imaging equipment, then managed to duplicate them with computer vision algorithms. You can read the details of the studies that were conducted in both laboratory and real settings on their site. The moral of the story is that even though these were the good guys, always keep your keys in your pocket when not needed.
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We figure that since most people don’t really peek at others’ belt buckles, the MINOX Agent M Belt Camera would be a fun accessory for any wannabe spy. At a length of 110 cm, it features r/t recording in 3GP video with a QCIF resolution of 176 x 144 pixels at 15fps. The cam supports digital voice recording, runs on a Li-ion battery and allows for storage up to 2 GB on Micro SD/T flash cards. At a price of €229.00 (~$299.00,) the belt comes with a USB cord and probably isn’t recommended for really short 007 types.
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It looks like a charger, but hidden inside is a mini-cam to catch someone in the act that is probably innocent to begin with, but you never know. At a size of 2.4 x 1.74 x 1.31-inches, the Charger DVR Aj-DVC01 records 15 F/S in 3GP video format (176 x 144 ,QCIF.) Playback is possible on your PC or cell phone. The digital audio/video recorder can hold up to 66 hours data using a 2GB Micro SDcard (not included) and a lion lithium battery. Contact Ajoka for price.
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You can save, edit and delete SMS and phone book entries that you have on your SIM card with the Cell Phone Spy Data Extractor. Or, if you are the nosy type, you can use its software to read someone else’s saved data. Plug the recovery reader into your USB port and check out your no longer loved one’s cell phone or other device’s info, even if it has been deleted. You can also use it to transfer information from one SIM card to another. At a size of 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/8-inch, the device will not work with Verizon, or some pre-paid and Nextel/Sprint 2-way phones. The Extractor is available for $149.00.
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Your competition may think that you are just taking notes, but you will know you are actually playing James Bond. Spycatcher has unveiled its new pen that records 18 hours of long play, 9 hours of high quality, or 4.5 hours of extra high. The built-in batteries, which take 3 hours to charge, give you 12 hours of record time or up to 8 of playback. To switch from standby to record you only need move the clip. The device also has voice activation and can be left in sleep mode in case you want to
accidentally leave it behind. The Recording Pen carries an MSRP of £148.99 (~$293.00) and comes with earpiece, remote, USB cable for downloading info, and software.
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We love these spy-game goodies. This wireless cam pans 210º and tilts 63º via remote control with a 2.5-inch transistor LCD and a 480 x 2344 resolution. The camera’s infrared LEDs allow for night vision for up to 16 feet. Choose from 3 different channels on its 2.4 GHz signals. At a size of 6 x 2 2/3 x 1-inch and a weight of 6 oz., it comes with earphones and adapter and needs 4 AAA batteries (not included.) Available for only high-end secretive types, its price is $249.99.
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We love technology because it makes our lives a little easier and a lot more fun. But technology has its scary, dark side, too. Case in point the Spy Ear. Charge the listening device via USB, then put your SIM card inside. Hide it near whomever you wish to spy on, then call the card from another phone. When connected, you can hear everything going on in Spy Ear’s vicinity.
enemies are too cheap to shell out the $85 USD. AC adapter also included.
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