How the BBC uses tiny cameras to capture incredible wildlife images

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 2:03pm 8/20/14 2:03pm

ThinkGeek's New Spy Shirt Hides an Actual Working Spy Cam

So you wanna maintain your geek chic look while you're surreptitiously photographing people. ThinkGeek's got just the thing: their t-shirt shows a graphic of a spy with a camera...that's actually a real working spy camera. » 11/04/10 11:40pm 11/04/10 11:40pm

Inside the NYPD's Spycam Nerve Center

Click to viewWhen Faisal Shahzad left his bomb-loaded car parked in Times Square, every step of his escape route through Manhattan was caught by both police and private spycams. If they're the NYPD's eyes, this room is its central nervous system. » 5/10/10 4:40pm 5/10/10 4:40pm

To Catch a Predator Barbie

There are things Man was meant to do and there are things Man wasn't meant to do. Putting a spycam inside a Barbie, for instance? Such can only unbalance the subtle harmonies of nature in perverse ways. » 2/16/10 5:20pm 2/16/10 5:20pm

Spy Camera Detector Guarantees Your Privates Are on the Internet

Some people are ashamed of their bodies. Me? I regularly strip in questionable environments, just for the thrill that my tush may be showing up on some subscription Russian voyeur site. This spycam detector can save heartache for us both. » 11/23/09 11:00am 11/23/09 11:00am

Coke Zero Has Zero Calories and Sugar, But Is High In Spy Cameras

This realistic-looking can of Coke Zero isn't filled with a refreshing, low calorie soda—it's actually a 4GB spy cam DVR that can capture footage in VGA (640×480) resolution. » 11/02/09 9:40pm 11/02/09 9:40pm

Wi-Spy EX30 Spy Cam: For The Paranoid Porn Addict

Whether you're hunting for jobs at work, or taking some "alone time", the Wi-Spy wireless surveillance system can avoid anyone sneaking up on you. It's also good for stuff that matters, like keeping an eye on your kid's safety. » 8/14/09 7:00am 8/14/09 7:00am

Ring-Activated Spy Camera Mixes James Bond with some Captain Planet

Brando's new button spy camera is one step closer to international super spy. You wave an ordinary looking gold ring near the device to take photos and video. » 5/18/09 9:00am 5/18/09 9:00am

Thanko Camera Necktie Is the Stuff of Spies, Bored Office Workers

There is absolutely no aspect of your job that necessitates the use of a spycam necktie. I'm sorry, but your work just isn't that interesting. But that's why Man was given imagination. » 4/14/09 11:20am 4/14/09 11:20am

The 'Barack' Obaba Spycam Belt Buckle

That's not a typo. You can celebrate the inauguration the old fashioned way, with a spycam/DVR belt buckle featuring a visage that in no way resembles our future President. » 1/20/09 10:50am 1/20/09 10:50am

Brando's ID Pass Spycam is For, Uh... Industrial Espionage?

I know spy » 10/23/08 8:00am 10/23/08 8:00am is interesting stuff, but this ID-pass holder spycam from Brando has me pondering. I mean... it's all very clever and such, able to record 1.2-megapixel photos, audio and CIF-resolution video onto its 4GB internal storage and is USB rechargeable. But its likely use is for genuine industrial espionage,…

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

European Union Tests Automated Airplane Seat-Back Spy Cams to Detect…

The European Union's Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) is testing some kind of nebulous facial detection system that will suss out whether your expression is one of a terrorist planning on commandeering the ride or just diarrhea face. » 5/30/08 3:30pm 5/30/08 3:30pm

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