Whether you want to use it as a baby monitor, for home security or just to spy on your housemates, the Abeltech DPA-702 wireless surveillance system looks like a lot of fun or at least a good way to make digital photoframes a hell of a lot more interesting.
The camera itself is not the highest of quality shooting 15fps at 480 x 240 or 24fps at 320 x 240 but then it’s probably best not to clog the 2.4GHz wireless transmitter…
Digital photo frames are all the rage at the moment, and they seem innocuous enough, right? After all, you’re only going to be using them to display a few family photos.
The truth is, though, that the seemingly innocent device on your mantelpiece could be harbouring malicious software, ready to infect your PC. Some of it is specifically written to attach to portable storage devices.
It stands to reason, really, that any storage device, be that hard disc or flash memory based, could contain data which, when transferred to a PC, could manifest as a virus or trojan. Remember when a batch of Apple iPods was shipped complete with a PC virus?
McAfee Security reckons that the most likely point of infection for new hardware is in the Quality Control section of the manufacturer.
Though I probably deserve to be shot for mentioning Christmas-themed gadgets at all over three months early, Santa's Slide Show Ornaments have to be worth a look if you're thinking of a more technological way of decorating your tree. With…