Month: November 2014

Hacked webcams: Who is the next victim?

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Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? If you’ve got a webcam, you might be right. The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems. The images from the camera contain of an office, a child’s bedroom, a home’s driveway and a gym.  It is said that anyone one can access these photographs form the Russian website.

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No body is save these days. I know for a fact that a lot of the public use webcams,  baby monitors and CCTV systems, because I am one of them. I find this disturbing that criminals nowadays only have to access a site to keep tabs on you.  This wouldn’t have been possible if we would’t let technology control our lives. Nowadays people are so depended on technology that they believe they can’t live without. This hacking leads me to believe that no technology is safe in this day and age.

 

 

The New Hover Board Technology

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The hover boards are now turned into reality with the name of Hendo. The 40-kilogram board will be floating above a pillow of air, about to shoot out from under your feet. The high-pitched engine will scream bounce from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward. This is how the future kids would skateboard. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large containers or hold buildings above earthquakes as the ground shakes below. But for now, it’s all about fun. But there are some catches. The Hendo currently only works for about 15 minutes before it needs recharging and can only operate over metal surfaces. And that price tag: $10,000 US.

I think this is a great step towards technology. I think thisel. I always new takes floating to a whole new level. I always knew flying would be possible in the future but I thought it would be when I was older. I saw a movie with something like this technology but i never thought that it would actually be possible. Kids in the future will float instead of skateboard.

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The Microsoft Band

Microsoft has released it’s very own fitness band. For the moment it is only available in The States. But many people have touched/seen the band and wrote their experiences online.  It is roughly a wristwatch that shows how far you have walked, your heart rate, and it has it’s own GPS. But people who have worn it say that it is very uncomfortable to wear the watch.

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However, I believe that the watch is similar to the band by Adidas. There really isn’t any difference between the two if one decided to compare them except for the fact that it is created by different companies. I think it is cool that a device such as this can tell exactly how much you walked or ran. Now that everyone relies on technology I believe anything is possible.