Computer security researchers are continually looking to develop new products so that passwords – widely seen as an easy thing to discover – become unnecessary. Voice recognition and biometric systems are likely to be the way forward in years to come, but have Japanese researchers came up with something far simpler?
If you are trying to find out how your partner, children, or employees are using a laptop computer, and which websites and applications they are regularly using, it can be tempting to invest in an ‘all in one’ computer monitor that records and sends activity directly to you.
What if you want to look at a specific element of computer use, however, such as social media? A social media tracking device could be the tool you need.
We explored the pros and cons of such a device.
So, you have invested in some great spy gadgets to help you get hold of the information you need, whether that is relating to your children, partner, or employees. It may be a case of you invested in a number of security systems for your home, to give yourself and your family peace of mind, particularly at evenings and when you aren’t home.
Security systems and spy gadgets can be a little like your smartphone, however. Great to own, but it can be difficult to know whether you are really making the most of their potential.
The technology world is currently at fever pitch considering the possibilities that the new ‘Google Glass’ product is set to bring us.
While it is unclear what the full range of features could be, Google themselves say that their purpose is to offer a sense of ‘augmented reality,’ and give us a new way to access the internet on the move and perhaps even contact friends.
Having looked at the product, we decided to ask whether it may have a future as a spy gadget, too.
If you are looking to keep watch on employees, children, or your partner, there are many ways in which you can do so. Using spy programs to track their activity on a mobile phone or laptop computer is a popular surveillance method, and using a GPS tracker to keep tabs on their whereabouts is often an option, too.
The only problem with a GPS tracker, however, is that it is somewhat blatant, especially if you don’t want someone to know you’re watching them.
The SpaceTop 3D, a computer that allows you to reach inside and touch its content, has been unveiled for the first time at the Los Angeles TED conference.
The first thing that the new SpaceTop 3D computer brings to mind is the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report, given that the user can ‘touch’ everything within the system and navigate menus by physically moving things with their hands.
While this is an exciting product, and is obviously going to become a hit with tech junkies around the world, what are the possibilities for enhancing security? Could a 3D monitor such as this become a top spy gadget?
The world of spy gadgets, video and audio surveillance equipment, and other great products can seem exciting, almost mystical, to those outside of it.
Of course, some of us will use spy cameras and other pieces of spy gear in our lives, for whatever reason. Others might not get the opportunity, however, but still have the desire to do so.
Why not get a job that will allow you to use such gadgets?
While George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is often cited in arguments against becoming a ‘totalitarian’ state and used as ammunition whenever arguments around public CCTV cameras arise, one UK Member of Parliament has today called for ‘Big Brother’ to be watching us more than ever before.