Announced today at Demo 07, security company Inilex is launching its own GPS car security system. Like competitor Lo Jack's early warning system, Inilex has a GPS hardware unit that's installed in your vehicle and alerts you if your car is moving when you're not in it. The unit also lets you know how fast your car is going. You can secure your vehicle via phone or a Web-based interface. What's really cool is that Inilex has created a way to make your own perimeters called "geo fences." Going outside of or (in some … Read more
This one isn't exactly rocket science, but it looks like it could blossom into a useful service: Parentography. This is a user-generated directory of things to do with kids. It reminds me of Chowhound (now a CNET property), a restaurant reviews site written by foodies for foodies. This is pretty much the same thing but for parents (sadly, few venues are good bets for parents who are also foodies).
Parentography has reviews of museums, parks, restaurants, and other venues that its members recommend (or don't) for families with kids in tow. It also has a section for "… Read more
It's a sure sign that tech fashion has invaded the home when you see a designer baby monitor. Ubergizmo liked the mod look from U.K.-based Techwall Electronics, and we must admit that it's sleek form and neon green hue make the product more attractive than the traditional alternatives. The monitor also has a camera, which brings it more up to date than older versions. But let's face it: No matter how much you try to dress it up, it's a baby monitor. And if you really want a camera to monitor the baby, you … Read more
We've long cautioned against overuse of technology to replace basic parenting responsibilities, but our concerns usually focused on such items as baby cams and RFID backpacks. The "Intellicot," however, takes the proverbial cake.
Cencio, the manufacturer, says the Intellicot is a high-tech alternative to a "wooden cage with a mattress" and helps develop regular sleeping patterns while controlling temperatures. But we agree with the assessment by GearLive instead: "The gadget rocks your baby, has a video camera for surveillance, a built-in lift system, and circulates air. Called a 'labour of love' by Britain's … Read more