I have to admit, I am a big Call of Duty Fan, especially the latest Black Ops game. Due to that, I think this homemade Sentry Gun caught my eye more than it should have. One of the killstreaks I commonly use on the game is the sentry gun due to it being quite effective and only requires 6 kills (5 if using hardline).
Over at Hacked gadgets, this latest one has been posted that works autonomously, being able to track, aim, and shoot at targets with its paintball gun. Through the use of a webcam and computer, targets can be identified and shot at. The sentry gun is held by a sturdy tripod and is finished in a camo paint to match its surroundings.
What is required to reproduce the homemade sentry gun? If you have the following then your good to go:
- A webcam to find targets
- A computer to process the video feed and aim the gun
- Servo motors to physically aim the gun and squeeze the trigger
- A sturdy tripod base
- A microcontroller to interface between the computer and the servo motors
- Lots of camo paint”
The latest touchpad device by HP is soon to get introduced and released in the market. The manufacturers of HP claim that the touchpad would have plenty of advanced features which would make the users grab it in the first go. It would comprise of 1.3 megapixel webcam, 9.7 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels. The tablet touchpad would comprise of 1GB RAM, a memory controller, email, Adobe Flash support, calendar and web browser and many more. It is the first touchpad device which would work on Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 mghz processor.
It would also be available in the versions of 16GB and 32 GB, and this, the users would be able to make a choice between these two storage space options. 6300 mAh battery would back up the device. The hardware technology would pose a good challenge to the other tablet devices in the market. However, there are no reports till now as per the performance of the software to determine whether it can be carried to the next level.
HP manufacturers have not yet given any details on pricing structure. The device is expected to hit the market this summers.
The Sony VAIO S Series laptop is a feature-loaded and best power portable computing device. The model is powered by a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 dual core processor. Due to its Intel’s HD graphics, it offers a high visual experience to the users. It is available in two colors black and white. The laptop runs on Windows 7 professional OS but it can also boot with Linux-based operating system for easy and fast web access.
This Sony VAIO S Series notebook comes with a 13.3-inch display which supports resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The laptop has a backlit isolation keyboard that illuminates the letters to type in the low light and a web button for quick web access. The device is not very light in weight and has a weight of 3.8 pounds (1.75 Kg). With more exciting features, it includes Sony’s Motion Eye webcam, microphone and Wireless Display technology of Intel.
The Sony VAIO S Series has 2 sticks of 2 GB of DDR3 and a 7200 rpm, 500 GB hard drive. It also includes some connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, standard Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth stereo A2DP. Some advanced features like dual-channel solid state drives with RAID O technology, Blu-ray disc drive and AMD Radeon high-definition 1 GB hybrid graphics are also integrated into the laptop. Sony claims that the battery gives a seven hour battery life if the device put into stamina mode.
The Sony VAIO S Series notebook comes with a lithium polymer battery which provides mobile battery power of up to 15 hours. The new laptop will be available at the online stores of Sony with the price tag of $970. An optional high-capacity sheet battery is also provided for extra $150. The optional sheet battery can easily be attached to the notebook.
If you are anything like me then you will be a bit of a James Bond addict, well I’m not really a James Bond idol but a fan of the spy gadgets and gizmos he has used in the 22 or 23 films that I’ve seen. Having written about some spy equipment before here at Mintgadgets.com, I thought it would be a good idea to pick 5 items I would choose if I was to spy on someone.
1. Spy Sunglasses
Although these may look like chunky sunglasses, they are in fact a pair of UV400 polarised flip-up lens sunglasses with a built in 1.3mb digital camera. Operation of the camera is easy, the user has two choices, either pressing the button located on the side of the sunglasses, or using a wireless RF remote to conspicuously catch your suspect. To retrieve the pictures, a USB 2.0 interface allows up to 1GB (thousands of pictures) of data to be transferred from glasses to a storage device. Battery life is pretty good on the spy sunglasses, the unit uses a Li-ion rechargeable battery that gives 9 hours usage time before it needs to be recharged; this is done via the USB port.
To help pass the time as your waiting to catch your suspect on camera, an MP3 player is included along with embedded ear buds for playback.
2. Porta2030 Spy Backpack
Moving on from the spy sunglasses we now have the Porta2030 spy mobile backpack. Whereas the spy sunglasses allowed for image capture only, the Porta2030 spy backpack allows both static pictures and videos to be captured. Now if you are taking pictures and videos of something you shouldn’t be (Area 51 comes to mind), and you get caught then you will probably get your equipment confiscated whilst they delete any data that has captured, this is where the Porta2030 comes in handy. Not only does it capture the images and videos, but it streams the data to a website via a webcam so no data can be destroyed locally.
3. Spy Camera Lighter DVR
Next spy gadget on my wish list would be this one, the Spy Camera Lighter. Now you could say the camera in the spy sunglasses may have been detected, you could say the backpack was unusual and would have looked suspicious; however anyone that identifies the camera in this spy lighter deserves a medal. Within this lighter is movie camera and microphone, not only that but it uses motion detection, night vision and a wireless transmitter to ensure secret video spy surveillance is maintained during covert operations. Powered by an Lithium-ion battery, the unit can record data on a 8 GB micro SD card for up to 8 hours.
4. SpyCobra Computer Logging Device
Ok so we have covered spy sunglasses, lighter, and backpack to take pictures and videos, sometimes I guess as a spy you would want to see what your suspect is getting up to on the computer, and well this is where the SpyCobra would come in handy. This small USB device when plugged or when the software is uploaded is able to monitor the activity on a computer. Classed as a computer surveillance gadget, the SpyCobra looks very similar to any other USB memory stick which may aid its effectiveness at not being found. However, even if it found and removed, once the logging software has been uploaded, the software will begin to record key strokes, internet history, and take screenshots during the usage of the computer. This data can then be gathered and examined by the spy.
5. The Movement Spy camera
The 5th spy gadget on my list is this, the Motion Activated Wall Switch spy camera. What looks like a normal bog standard switch is in fact a camera that captures videos when the 2.0 Mega Pixel CMOS motion sensor detects movement in the room (within 3 m of the sensor). The Spy switch is able to record video and audio onto MicroSD, T-Flash Cards and MicroSDHC up to 8GB. One of the most useful things about this is that it can be left for long periods (Litium-ion battery life 13 days) to gather lots of evidence before the battery requires a recharge. Why else would it be useful? Well if you are unable to get near a target to gather the evidence required then positioning the Wall Switch Spy Camera in a room you know a suspect will frequent may help you hit the jackpot.
So these spy gadgets may not be the most sophisticated state of the art technology that you can find on the internet or see on tv, but they are gadgets that would be handy if you wanted to spy on someone. I will be looking to do a follow up post on this with some more spy gadget, if you have any ideas please post a comment, message me here or at twitter.
Computex announced the launch of new device called the DigiCube MIDPHONE-50 which is going to hit the market very soon. DigiCube MIDPHONE-50 boats a slide and tilt 5 inch display which has a mouse button its left hand side and a touch pad on the right. Made with the help of intel atom process this smart phone is equipped with features like Bluetooth, QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, voice capabilities andÂ micro SD card slot.
This device has a 16 GB SSD and the screen resolution is 800 x 480 which is quite sufficient. MIDPHONE-50 is not that heavy and is also shorter. It weighs only 420 g with battery. This phone doesn’t have a rear camera but it’s equipped with a webcam. This phone allows the users to carry out their computing function easily but the battery life of this phone is quite questionable.
Check out the DigiCube MIDIHONE-50 in action!