How the BBC uses tiny cameras to capture their incredible wildlife…

BBC wildlife filmmaker John Downer explains how new camera formats had changed the rules of the game—new small HD spy cameras can be hidden almost anywhere, allowing him and his team to get unique images that capture the true behavior of wild animals in a way it couldn't be done before. » 8/20/14 8:23pm Yesterday 8:23pm

Minox Spy Camera Goes Digital, Still Tiny Enough to Please Q

Spy-technology aficionados will know about Minox's miniature camera and it's genuine espionage heritage, and now the camera's gone all modern with a digital face lift. A 5-megapixel sensor's been plopped into the Digital SpyCam, which remains tiny at just 3 and 3/8 x 1 and 3/16 x 7/8-inches and weighing in at 2.1… » 10/20/08 5:02am 10/20/08 5:02am

DelFly Micro Dragonfly Is Smallest Creepy Autonomous Spybot Yet

We told you the tiny DelFly II robotic dragonfly spy cam was just the beginning, and we were right. The same Dutch roboticist is now unveiling the DelFly Micro-with a wingspan of just 10cm and a weight of 3.07 grams, it's the first to be smaller than an actual real-life dragonfly. Granted, the dragonfly being used for… » 7/23/08 7:20pm 7/23/08 7:20pm

Cankle Fetishists Rejoice Over AC Brick Spy Camera

This AC wall adapter is no ordinary AC wall adapter. It's loaded with an A/V recorder that can save 66 hours of footage to its 2GB microSD card. And even if the wall socket is turned off, a built-in lithium ion battery will keep shooting for 3 hours of glorious, socket-height footage. Yes, that's the extreme low angle… » 4/22/08 12:00pm 4/22/08 12:00pm

Cappuccino Cam Lets You Obsessively Eyeball Baristas' Every Move

I try to stick with coffee joints I know and trust, so I don't really have to worry about what's going on behind the bar (I hope), but the gawker in me still likes the idea of a camera trained on the barista's hands, brashly laying bare their every move for scrutiny. (And it's not like I have anything else to do while… » 1/16/08 9:20am 1/16/08 9:20am

Pacific Defence Pen Doubles As James Bond Bluetooth Camcorder

This working pen is ridiculously awesome, if you believe the uncorroborated early reports:
• At under 6 inches long and just a half inch thick, it records 320x240 video at 30fps, even in low light.
• You can set it to start recording video when it detects motion, or recording audio when it hears a sound.
• It takes… » 11/07/07 9:39am 11/07/07 9:39am

DelFly II, Just the First of a Long Line of Tiny Flying Robot Spycams


This is not just some radio-controlled insect-like aircraft, no sirree. This is the DelFly II, a robotic dragonfly spy, developed by robot jockeys at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. While government agencies are not admitting to using such things, you can see how this hovering electro-insect… » 11/02/07 10:11am 11/02/07 10:11am

Shower Mirror Doubles as Hidden Camera

We've seen spy cams hit a 9 on the perve-o-meter before, but this one here is close to pushing a 10. The Shower Mirror Security Camera has a built-in FM radio that lets your unassuming suspect listen to their favorite tunes as they shower, but what they don't know is that on the other end you'll be secretly watching… » 11/14/06 5:30pm 11/14/06 5:30pm