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  • SpotCam connects you to your home, outside and in

    SpotCam connects you to your home, outside and in

    When it comes to home surveillance cams there are two kinds of cams – low-end, highly-motorized, wireless IP cams that are (typically) fairly insecure and higher-end cloud service systems like Dropcam that offer secure but more expensive cameras. SpotCam seems to land squarely in the middle with their SpotCam Sense Pro line. I tested two models and found them more than acceptable for… Read More

  • Nest Cams now know what a door looks like and can monitor them automatically

    Nest Cams now know what a door looks like and can monitor them automatically

    Nest is shipping a new build of the Nest app this morning, and it comes with a few new tricks. Most notably, they’re bubbling up some more computer vision smarts. With this update, Nest Aware (the company’s paid service that starts at $10 a month and lets you record footage instead of just streaming it live) will try to automatically detect doors within its view and suggest… Read More

  • Dropcam cofounder Aamir Virani joins Felicis, becoming a VC

    Dropcam cofounder Aamir Virani joins Felicis, becoming a VC

    Last week, we learned that Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy has headed over to Apple. Today, Felicis Ventures, the early-stage venture firm, is disclosing it has brought aboard Dropcam’s other cofounder, Aamir Virani, as its newest partner. The move seems a perfect fit for both sides. Felicis wrote one of the earliest checks to Dropcam, an internet-connected security camera company that… Read More

  • Crunch Report | AppDynamics Acquired for $3.7 Billion

    Cisco acquires AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Facebook launches a Snapchat story clone in its app in Ireland, Amazon owns more of its shipping logistics, Apple isnt giving up on India, and Apple hires Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy goes to work for Apple

    Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy goes to work for Apple

    As first reported by The Information, Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy has found a new home at Apple. The move comes after a bit of a tumultuous stint at Google, when its subsidiary Nest picked up Duffy’s internet-connected security camera business in 2014 for $555 million. Duffy reportedly butted heads with Tony Fadell, accusing the Nest founder (and high-profile Apple ex-pat) of… Read More

  • Unboxing six gadgets from CES 2017

    I had a great time out here at CES 2017 in Las Vegas — every once in a while I got to sneak away and walk around a little bit and check out the goodies. A little walking here, a little checking stuff out there. Sometimes I fell asleep under tables… it’s just the nature of the beast. Sometimes people wanted me to check out their product, but I couldn’t do it right away… Read More

  • Three years later, Dropcam Pros get updated to handle 1080p

    Three years later, Dropcam Pros get updated to handle 1080p

    If you own a Dropcam Pro (the last model Dropcam shipped before it was bought by Nest): surprise! It can now do 1080p recording. Previously capped at 720p, Nest had long promised that 1080p support was on the way for the Dropcam Pro. Hell, even the Dropcam Pro’s box said it supported 1080p! When Nest eventually shipped a 1080p Nest Cam, many figured the long-promised update would… Read More

  • Butterfleye Raises Over $600K On Indiegogo For Its Smart Home Monitoring Camera

    When we first checked in on hardware startup Butterfleye, they set out to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo to build its smart home monitoring system. Well, it blew through that goal and has raised an unbelievably impressive $604,451. The camera itself promises to cut out false positives when alerting you of movements in your home. An example? A light turning on and off triggers motion for some systems. Read More