Monthly Archives: May 2016

Gloogle to stick pedestrians to a car after a crash

In this story from Gizmag, they have a new idea on making sure pedestrians stick around after having been struck by a car. Where would we be without out of the box thinkers, right? But aren’t they telling us that … Continue reading

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Anti-Abortion Groups Track Women Via Their Mobile Phones

When I first read this story in Salon I thought that it might be a hoax, then it turned up in other locations such as this Fortune story. Checking our the CEO of Copley Advertising on LinkedIn, he certainly has … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Crime Prevention, cybercrime, Internet Privacy, location based apps, Location Based Consultant, location based marketing, Location Based Servces, Mobile Apps, mobile spy, people tracking, Personal security, Police tracking, Privacy, security, terrorism, track crime, track mobiles, Tracking a cellphone, Tracking Apps, Tracking criminals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The GPS Made Me Do It

Here we go again, the GPS made me do it. It was 2AM or thereabouts on a Wednesday morning in Henrico County¬† when a driver apparently followed the instructions on his GPS and turned onto the railway track according to … Continue reading

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Do you ride share or use Gig Economy services?

I had a conversation with a colleague yesterday, one similar to conversations I frequently have with my fellow geeks. Do not assume that the rest of the world, or even your own world, outside of those you hang out with … Continue reading

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Facebook Live Map Breaks Down The Borders

From thenextweb.com – Today, 7:05 AM Facebook has an interactive map that shows you streams that you can tune into in real-time. It’s now easier to find on the desktop site. Luigi Cappel’s insight: This may not be news to … Continue reading

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5 Ideas Thanks to Uber Data Science

In an article in Verge, they identified that Uber has discovered you are more likely to pay surge pricing if the battery on your mobile is low. Surge pricing is where they put the price up when they are low … Continue reading

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You Aint Seen Nothing Yet

Now that’s what I’m talking about, not the fledgling systems that are being touted in the gaming industry today. They are kind of cool, like Mike Hosking showed on Seven Sharp this week, standing on the stage in on a … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks and 18 Accidents From Following GPS Nav Instructions

A Wired story talks about the Otto retrofit solution where existing trucks can become autonomous vehicles for only $30,000. I believe it’s a work in progress, but an aftermarket upgrade that can convert an ordinary truck (manufactured after 2013) into … Continue reading

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South African App Allows Public to Share GPS Location With Police

I found this story in Business Day Live. This is interesting because it follow hard on the heels of a story I wrote just a couple of weeks ago. The concept of ringing Police is relevant but outdated (not redundant) … Continue reading

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Autism Glass Takes Top Student Health Tech Prize [Slide Show]

A Stanford grad student’s invention uses Google Glass to help autistic children recognize facial and social cues in real time Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scientificamerican.com This is a great example of the evolution of complementary technologies that spill into unexpected … Continue reading

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