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BlackHat, Defcon and Vegas Baby!

The planets and stars have aligned, and it turns out I’ll be at BlackHat and Defcon this year! I’ve never gone, although I’ve been wanting to for many years, so it’s definitely an exciting first for me. My awesome gf pushed me to finally go ;) There are plenty of people from the security community that I know online, but I’m eager to finally meet them in person. Any of you guys (or gals) going? I’m currently on the hunt for some decent Defcon parties; hook me up if you know of any! Las Vegas baby, here we come.


Swinglet CAM: Your Own UAV Spy Plane

This is epic full of awesomeness. The Swinglet CAM is a small computer-controlled flying thing (plane?) with a built-in camera. The computer software allows you to define a flight path that the Swinglet will automatically follow and pictures from the sky. You can even do in-flight path modifications and it will adjust its trajectory. It takes off when you throw it in the air, can fly for up to 30 minutes, and lands by itself.

Supposedly you can use it to look at the state of your crop fields from the sky, which sounds like a stupid use for this toy. If you know the girl next door sunbathes naked on the roof, now we’re talking! I want one but I’ll wait for a video-capable model that can fly for miles, and be controlled from my secret basement lair.

Check out this sample photo and the video below to make you want one for Christmas. The Swinglet CAM costs only €8,400 ($11,000)!