BlueIris with Sentry AI Human Detection Review – How accurate is the AI for recognising people?

BlueIris is an extremely popular piece of camera recording software allowing you to turn a Windows PC into powerful NVR that offer vastly superior features to most affordable network video recorders. I recently replaced my Ezviz NVR with a self-built system based on the Ryzen AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, it is not the most powerful … Read more

The Best Home Automation Systems & Devices for 2019

Originally posted in March 2018, I have now updated the post for 2019 to reflect some of the new tech and suggestions. This includes some reader recommendations too In the past couple of years, the home automation industry has boomed, and the traditional Z-wave based systems have lost ground to the new wave of AI-based … Read more

Anki Vector Review – An adorable but expensive AI interactive robot.

15/12/2018 – I have updated this review to reflect both a price drop and Alexa integration, both of which make Anki Vector much more appealing. Anki was formed in 2010 and specialises in AI-based entertainment robots. They have two types of product, the first being a modernised Scalextric that allows you to control toy cars … Read more

Anker Roav Viva – Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger Review – Voice control navigation and music control

If you can’t control it with your voice is it even worth buying? Love it or loathe it, Amazon Alexa is taking over the world. What started off as a fun voice-controlled speaker has expanded to included wall clocks, microwaves and more. So, it may come as no surprise that Anker under their sub-brand Roav … Read more

Discover. Invent. Make with #MakerFaireRome : The greatest event for tech hobbyists.

In recent years we have seen a huge growth of interest in the maker movement – in other words, hobbyist arts, crafts, engineering, and science market. Thanks to the wealth of information online combined the boom in 3D printing and low-cost single-board computers such as the RPI3, as well as other innovations; it is now … Read more