CAT’s Smartphone Range is Getting a Thermal-Sensing Upgrade With the New S61

Back in 2016 CAT launched the S60 smartphone, with a FLIR thermal imaging camera built in - a feature that basically gave the phone superpowers. It's been nearly two years, though, which is an eternity in smartphone time, so the S60 is getting a successor in the form of the S61. With it comes some much-needed upgrades to the thermal imaging camera, along with other tools many of you might be interested in. Read More >>

You Can Justify Buying FLIR’s New Professional Smartphone Thermal Camera As a Job Expense

Typically only found in the toolkits of law enforcement and the military, the FLIR ONE smartphone camera gave thermal vision to any consumer with a few hundred quid. But today FLIR revealed a professional version for those who want to use the thermal camera for more than just running around pretending to be a Schwarzenegger-hunting Predator. Read More >>

This Is the First Action Camera With FLIR Thermal Imaging Built Right In

Unless you’ve dropped tens of thousands of pounds on a Hollywood-calibre drone that can hoist full-sized cameras, the carrying capacity of your hobby quadcopter is probably limited. So instead of designing a thermal imaging accessory that works alongside a GoPro, FLIR just created its own action camera that can also capture Predator-like thermal imagery from the skies. Read More >>

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Here’s All the Cool Stuff From Mobile World Congress (So Far)

We’ve just wrapped up the second day of Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile technology conference in Barcelona. We’ve seen smartphones, VR headsets, and some batshit crazy stuff (see photo above)—and almost all of it has been awesome. Here are some of our favourites: Read More >>

CAT S60 Hands-On: The Phone That Lets You See Like Predator Is Awesome

Most of phones these days are basically the same. A little gimmick here, a pinch of innovation there—but essentially they’re all identical. That’s not the case with the Cat S60, which is the first to have FLIR thermal imaging built in. We’ve tried the little beast here at MWC and boy, this thing is insane. Read More >>

Caterpillar’s New S60 is the First Smartphone With FLIR Thermal Imaging Built Right In

Once strictly an extremely expensive tool used only by law enforcement and the military, thermal cameras are now accessible to anyone with a smartphone and a £200 accessory. But starting with Caterpillar’s new rugged S60, thermal imaging sensors are starting to be built right into smartphones. Read More >>

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Buy FLIR’s Tiny New Thermal Camera If You Want to Spy on Your Dog

The FLIR Scout TK is a compact night-vision camera, with heat sensors capable of taking thermal images from up to 100 yards away. Unlike other FLIR offerings, you don’t need your smartphone to use this one, it weighs 170 grams, it doesn’t need ambient light to operate, and its four-inch length means it’s easy to tuck inconspicuously into a trenchcoat pocket as you’re out BEING A SKETCHBALL WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS CAMERA? Read More >>

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This Table Protects You From Burning Hot Beverages

What if your dining room table could show you when your coffee or cocoa is too hot to drink? That could be a reality today: hacker Ken Kawamoto shows us how with a technique called thermal projection mapping. Read More >>

A Simple Trick to Protect Your PIN From Thieves With Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR's new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a keypad and steal your cash machine PIN. Here's a very simple way to thwart that. Read More >>

Seeing F1 Cars Race in Thermal Imaging is Bloody Incredible

Sometimes it's easy to forget that racing F1 cars is pretty much insanity. The ridiculous speeds, the punishing G-forces and not to mention the beasts of a machine they call cars. But when you look at a F1 car under thermal vision, you'll never forget how scary it is: they're driving fire breathing monsters. Read More >>

FLIR Just Turned Your iPhone 5 Into a Predator-Like Thermal Camera

When you're digging for CES gold, you can usually ignore about 99.99 per cent of the iPhone accessories announced at the show. But in that last 0.01 per cent is where you can find some real treasures. This year FLIR has managed to shrink the same thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military so that it fits inside an iPhone 5 case—letting us civilians share in the fun too. Read More >>

Your iPhone Could Soon Get Predator Vision

FLIR, or Forward Looking Infrared, has long been a staple technology for militaries around the world, allowing operations under the cover of night without the blinding shortcomings of conventional night vision goggles. Slowly but surely, this heat sensing imaging technology is working its way into the consumer market. Specifically, onto your iPhone. Read More >>

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This Is the Camera That Found the Second Boston Bomber

The good 'ole 'Merican law enforcement didn't pull any punches during its manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, going so far as to lock down an entire metropolis while they searched. Even when officers thought they had the second suspect cornered in Watertown boat, they confirmed their suspicions with a camera that can spot people from up to 10 miles away. Just to be sure. Read More >>

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A Terrifying Look at the Scariest Haunted House Ever

Modern haunted houses don't feature rubber bats and bowls full of peeled grapes masquerading as eyeballs, they screw with your phobias and recreate nightmares. I thought that going through with a thermal cam would be less unnerving. Wrongo. Read More >>