Homeboy Security Camera: Watch Your Business Via Phone

A new security system features small cameras you can easily stick to your walls and a way to monitor surveillance footage from your phone.

Homeboy is marketed as a simple security camera solution for your home but it could easily provide the same protection for your small business.

The tiny spherical camera attaches to a wall or ceiling base with a strong magnet. And the battery on the Homeboy will last for three months on a single charge.

A Homeboy camera is about the size of a tennis ball and it weighs 153 grams. The camera on its base can pivot to point in any direction. Homeboy cameras also feature night vision.

Though the security system is clearly being targeted primarily at homeowners, there are at least two other aspects that will appeal to small business owners too. Those are price and ease of use.

In an official release announcing the systems release of a public beta version, Mark Richards, the founder of Homeboy, explains:

“Popular streaming and monitoring cameras are not home security systems, and the incumbent home security systems trusted by the generation before us that are hopelessly antiquated and prohibitively expensive to the vast majority of renters and homeowners.

“Everyone deserves home security and the freedom to customize their system to match their lifestyle. We built Homeboy to be open and accessible to all from day one. Homeboy is home security for the rest of us.”

First, Homeboy is inexpensive as security systems go. A single Homeboy wireless camera costs $149.

Then there’s the convenience of being able to monitor a home or business from anywhere.

Homeboy provides you and your business with round-the-clock monitoring via a mobile app. From a smartphone, the Homeboy security camera can be armed or disarmed and a motion sensor on the camera alerts your phone. That allows you to check in on your smartphone when the sensors are activated.

And when you’re away from the office or home as well as your smartphone, you can have trusted friends or employees on alert to monitor any potential security concerns. Alerts can be sent via text messages and even Facebook or Twitter.

Users are permitted to invite others to receive the same alerts from a Homeboy camera. These users, like the camera’s owner, can also take action on alerts they receive. That includes indicating that the alarm was false and everything is clear where the Homeboy is installed or if authorities need to be notified of a break-in.

An alert triggers the cameras to begin recording what it can see. Videos are stored on Homeboy’s servers for a month but clips from those videos can be downloaded to cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, reports The Verge.

The camera reduces clutter, namely wires and a base, by linking to a WiFi connection. The camera has a rechargeable battery that rarely needs maintenance, just four times a year under ideal settings.

The only downside, is apparently picture quality. Homeboy has apparently sacrificed this in the interest of staying competitive.

The company’s cameras shoot in 720 pixels instead of HD 1080 pixels. So you’ll have to decide on the quality of image you’ll need for security footage.

Image: Homeboy


Lenovo K6 Power to Be Exclusively Available in India via Flipkart

Lenovo K6 Power to Be Exclusively Available in India via Flipkart


  • The K6 Power’s highlight is its large 4000mAh battery
  • Lenovo India to launch K6 Power on Tuesday
  • The smartphone was first launched at IFA this year

Soon after confirming launch details of the upcoming K6 Power smartphone, Lenovo on Friday announced that it will be available exclusively via Flipkart. As confirmed earlier, the Lenovo K6 Powersmartphone will launch on Tuesday at an event held in New Delhi. The event kicks off at 2:30pm IST.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudhin Mathur, Executive Director, Lenovo MBG India said, “We are the number one online smartphone brand in India with 1 out of 4 shoppers choosing to buy a Lenovo or Moto smartphone, and Flipkart has partnered us well to achieve this success. We are glad to announce that we have exclusively partnered with Flipkart for the next launch in the popular K series, Lenovo K6 Power and hope to replicate our winning formula again.”

To recall, Lenovo launched the K6 Power at the IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin alongside the K6, and K6 Note smartphones. Considering that Lenovo has been launching smartphones under Vibe and Moto range in the country, it is possible the handset will be officially dubbed Lenovo Vibe K6 Power when it comes to India. As the name suggests, the biggest highlight of the Lenovo K6 Power is its 4000mAh battery.

To recall, the Lenovo K6 Power was launched in Dark Grey, Gold, and Silver colours, and sports a metal unibody design. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor while supporting a dual-SIM slot. It is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (4 x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex-A53) with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics. Other specifications of the Lenovo K6 Power include a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It comes in two RAM/storage bundles – 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage. There is also an option to expand storage further via microSD. The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera as well. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.

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Facebook Testing Video Streaming From App to TV via AirPlay, Chromecast

Facebook Testing Video Streaming From App to TV via AirPlay, Chromecast

Facebook Testing Video Streaming From App to TV via AirPlay, Chromecast
Facebook is testing streaming support via AirPlay, Chromecast
For now, the implementation is pretty basic
Feature should be especially useful for commenting on live videos
Facebook, lately, has been all about videos. The social media giant has been pushing its video content to the top of the user’s feed signalling the company’s shift towards video streaming. After introducing live broadcasting on the site, Facebook is now testing a feature on both its Android and iOS apps that would allow stream Facebook videos to their televisions.

The company is planning to have this feature work with TVs that are connected to Apple TV or Google Chromecast, apart from AirPlay-connected televisions. “We’re currently testing updates to the Facebook app that provide better support for streaming videos from the app to your TV via AirPlay and Chromecast,” a Facebook spokesperson told Marketing Land, confirming the feature.

As of now, the AirPlay and Chromecast support is pretty basic, Marketing Land reports. Users can minimise the in-app video player so that they may scroll through their news feed while still having the video playing on their television. Chromecast users can also cue videos and create a playlist so that they can play one after the other, just in case one feels like binging.
With this new feature, it looks like Facebook wants to dominate the video streaming department as well. The feature is especially useful for Facebook Live streams as it will allow users to watch live videos on the big screen and leave the small screen for comments.

Facebook’s news feed algorithm already pushes videos to the top, attracting more people to watch videos. The new feature along with better, longer videos on the site is likely to help Facebook enter the living room space where services like Netflix and Hulu are presently dominating.

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Firefighters Shoo Away Child Bear Rummaging Via Man’s Fridge Inside Second Floor Condominium

Firefighters Shoo Away Baby Bear Rummaging Through Man's Refrigerator Inside Second Floor Apartment

The suspect, described as a fluffy Baby Bear, about 2-toes in height, scurried from the Apartment and out of sight.
They hooped and hollered and banged on the walls, grown guys in head to toe firefighting toolstogether with helmets — dispatched in the midnight to a 2d Floor Condominium in a small Colorado town to ward of a pesky, unwanted intruder.

“Yahhh!” one Man yelled.

Go on!” every other shouted.

Permit him come out and then yell at him,” another chimed in.

Pass on buddy,” someone coaxed. “Come on.”

Then the guys, clustered together in a good hallway, watched their goal emerge.

Snout first.

The suspect, described as a fluffy Infant Bear, approximately 2-feet in top, scurried from the Condo and out of sight.

“No injuries (to human or Endure) were pronounced,” wrote the Eagle River Fire Protection District in a Fbpost accompanying video photos of the standoff.

The Hearth branch changed into dispatched to the scene, together with deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, at four:forty five Saturday morning. The Condominium, in the town of Avon,approximately a hundred miles west of Denver, became positioned on the second one Ground,authorities stated. The human occupying the gap woke to the sounds of the suspect rummaging Via hisFridge.

An reliable cause become now not released, however government hinted the Bear might also were inwarm pursuit of a past due night time snack.

The man barricaded himself in his bedroom till the scene became secured, authorities said.

Expenses of breaking and getting into have now not but been filed towards the Undergo.

Bruin burglars run rampant in the western U.S..

In August 2015, an Idaho Man returned from vacation to find his home were ransacked. The intruder had eaten his manner Via the residence, consuming some flour, brownie mix, and a Toblerone. He washed it down with a can of Pepsi. The following night, the Bear back for round but failed to get too far.

A month later, a mama Endure and cub duo busted into a domestic in Wyoming. They entered Through adisplay screen door.

A Colorado lady got here domestic one afternoon and found a Undergo cub perched on her kitchen counter. The cub, his sibling and his mom had squeezed in Thru an open window. They feasted on caninefood, cakes and — of direction — honey.

Natural world officials say it is the task of humans to prevent Undergo burglaries. The animal seeks outfood resources because it prepares for a hibernating wintry weather, and will choose the perfectalternative, according to Colorado Parks and Flora and fauna. Bears can climb, and will scale treesdeveloping near homes to benefit access to food. officers endorse people who live in Undergo-populated areas to hold garbage Internal and chorus from installing bird feeders until months whilebears are hibernating.

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