Motorola Wireless Camera HMW1010 (http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-547). Added to a home monitoring and control system, this wireless camera provides real-time viewing for both inside and outside the home. Since it is wireless, installation is simplified and the units allow viewing in otherwise wiring-inaccessible locations. The camera captures still and video images and sends them or a text message alert to a cell phone or e-mail. Alternatively, the images are stored on a hard drive for later viewing. The full-color camera has built-in motion detection and a microphone to transmit sound. The HMVC3050, a Day/Night version captures color still images and video in low light conditions even in the dark.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
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