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If you've been wondering what kind of home monitoring camera Nest would make after buying Dropcam... well, don't expect a revolution. Droid-Life has posted leaked details revealing that the companies' first joint product, nicknamed the Nest Cam, looks similar to earlier Dropcam models. The biggest...

June 10th 2015 at 10:03pm 0 Comments
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Normally, companies don't do much for you when they stop supporting a device. They'll give you a too-bad-so-sad notice and ask you to buy their latest gear. Not Dropcam, however. The Nest-owned company is ditching support for both its original home security camera and the Echo on April 15th, bu...

January 26th 2015 at 5:53pm 0 Comments
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"Connected home" gadgets are all about giving you greater awareness and control over what's happening in your crib. Most "internet of things" products for the home at targeted to specific uses, such as remote surveillance or heating control. Piper is slightly different, in that it attempts to tie...

July 1st 2014 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras...

June 20th 2014 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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One difficult part of using security cameras as a Mac owner is the lack of good configuration utilities that let you control, setup and view your camera feed. Logitech changed that today by introducing its new Logitech Alert Commander app for OS X. Logitech says its new app "turns your Mac co...

November 14th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We've had the opportunity to spend time with an early version of the Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera prior to its CES unveiling, and now the company is finally ready to get the product out to the masses. Starting today, the bantam security camera is shipping from the outfit's site for $149, with...

April 3rd 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments