This past week, Amazon revealed a slew of new gadgets to upgrade your smart home setup. Among them is Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard security service that lets you use your Echo speakers and Echo displays as home security devices.
Until I have a sentry of robots or Mark Rober’s Glitter Bomb 2.0 guarding my mailbox, my big fear this time of year is leaving the house and missing a package delivery. I’m not paranoid, but I am an Amazon junkie, and my neighbors know from personal experience that front porch thefts are on the rise.
Hitmakers headline the new concert stage every week at SoCal’s popular Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula wine country. But the five-star getaway’s real star is Buddy, the first autonomous security robot in the country to patrol a casino.
Anyone who orders stuff from Amazon or other online sources knows that package theft is a big problem. Thieves all around the world walk up and steal packages off door steps all the time. If you don’t want to use that creepy system that lets drivers into your home to drop stuff off, check out BoxLock.
Want to track down suspicious characters roaming your property? You need GuardBot, a robotic rolling ball surveillance system. Man, that sounds so awesome. “Robotic rolling ball surveillance system”. Because of its spherical shape, this robot can tackle any terrain – even sand, snow, and water.
For all of the terrible damage and dismemberment that robots will surely bring in the near future, they also have their uses. Imagine taking a robot with you on a heist and having it crack a combination safe for you.
Are you worried that a thief will steal your handbag and run off with it? Well stop your worrying. Malaysian sportswear company Ash Be Nimble has a new solution. It is called the Handbag Dyetonator. It is a small accessory that blows smoke and covers the bad guy in ink, marking them for the police to collect later.
Christmas is a time when friends and family get together to celebrate. Sadly, this also means that there are many empty houses, which are easy pickings for burglars. This means a lot of families get robbed during the holidays.
Skunklock may sound like a detention center for skunks, but it isn’t. Although that would be awesome too. As much fun as a maximum security skunk penitentiary would be, Skunklock is actually a very special lock for your bike.
A team of electrical engineers and computer scientists from the University of Washington have teamed up to create what they say is a much more secure way to transmit passwords. Currently, most passwords are sent via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi where they can be captured by hackers and possibly cracked.
Here’s something that I bet you didn’t know. These days, it’s pretty hard to steal a Rolls Royce hood ornament. As Mark Powell from Rolls Royce Tampa Bay demonstrates, this is because the Rolls has an interesting anti-theft feature on them.
Biohacker Amal Graafstra of Grindhouse Wetware wants to make guns safer so that accidental injuries and death can be a thing of the past. That’s why he has developed a gun whose trigger is activated by a RFID implant in the hand.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post.
Over the last few years, there’s been quite a buzz about the “Internet of Things.”
I like robots, and I like stuff that I can control remotely that will help me facilitate pranks on my unsuspecting family. I think Appbot Riley would be perfect for that. Sure, it’s meant as a security robot that can sense motion and alert you via an app on your device wherever you are in the world.