Mount Sinai Using Google Nest Cameras in Coronavirus Fight

Mount Sinai Hospital has found an innovative use for Google Nest cameras, using them to help monitor and communicate with COVID-19 patients.

Ring Making Major Changes To Improve Privacy

“While we already offered two-factor authentication to customers, starting today we’re making a second layer of verification mandatory for all users when they log into their Ring accounts,” reads the blog post.

Charter Killing Security Service, Leaving Customers Hanging

Ars Technica is reporting that Charter—also known as Spectrum—is shutting down its home-security service, leaving customers with useless hardware. According to the report, Charter is shutting down its security service February 5. Some users have spent hundreds, or even thousands,…

Amazon’s Ring Fires Employees For Improperly Accessing User Videos

In the wake of reports of Ring devices being hacked, Amazon has informed senators of four incidents where employees improperly accessed user videos, according to Ars Technica. Amazon was replying to several senators who have sent inquiries to the company…

Google Nest Hub and Xiaomi Cameras Give Window Into Strangers’ Homes

CNET is reporting on the latest example of security cameras exposing the very people they’re supposed to protect. According to the report, Netherlands resident Dio clicked on the Xiaomi camera feed on his Google Nest Hub, expecting to see a…

White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not…

Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the…

NHL, GoPro Partner for Live, POV Game Video

GoPro’s first partnership with a major professional sports league goes to … the NHL. The NHL and the NHLPA have just announced they are teaming up with GoPro to strap cameras on players, which will allow for some pretty cool…

GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones

There’s likely quite a bit of overlap when it comes to GoPro enthusiasts and drone enthusiasts – and strapping a GoPro to a drone is a great way to get tricky aerial shots. I guess it makes sense that the…

Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants police across the nation to be equipped with body cameras, and she thinks a good way to make that happen is to tie compliance to federal funding. “I would like to see us say, ‘If…