The implacable march of technology has, in many ways, made parents’ lives easier. But in other areas, it’s added a whole new layer of complication. Like the fact that video-enabled baby monitors, designed to let parents have peace of mind while their kids are sleeping in another room, almost universally have completely crap security that any random stranger on the internet can tap into.
Babies are unpredictable; they cry for every reason under the sun: dirty diapers, cutting teeth, just because they want to mess with your psyche. A new high-tech baby monitor that collects vital signs and purports to predict a baby’s mood could either be a hovering parent’s dream or a hypochondriac’s worst nightmare. [More]
Keeping an eye on your baby while they sleep or play quietly in their room should be a painless task. But for some owners of a recently recalled video monitor the everyday task has left them injured, and in some cases with property damage. [More]
A new mom in Palatine, IL turned her baby monitor on and, rather than her baby, she saw two men floating in space. She was viewing images of astronauts in the international space station. She also saw mission control and a map of the station’s trajectory.