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Dropcam gets even better

Techstination feature for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dropcam gets even better.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    It’s a stylishly designed tiny Internet camera that can be used for security and keeping an eye on children or pets.   And now Dropcam is even better with some new capabilities that have arrived in a free app update…initially on iOS.    Founder and CEO Greg Duffy says users can now schedule when their Dropcams are recording streaming video and…

“What we’re actually able to do, Fred, is we’re able to turn your camera off when you get home and turn it back on when you leave automatically, so you don’t have to set a schedule.  And that uses the location awareness and the GPS in your phone to control that functionality of the Dropcam through the cloud.  And I find this really exciting because it’s kind of like we’ve arrived in the 21st century where our devices are working together to make our lives easier.”

Dropcam is priced at about a hundred fifty dollars.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics