GPS technology deployed in Thailand to keep CSD Police in line

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The tech tracks the movements of on-duty CSD police to prevent them from skipping their duties. The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Thailand has cracked down on on-duty CSD officers by tracking their whereabouts in real-time using GPS technology. The technology has been implemented to keep on-duty officers honest, ensuring that they are actually completing their rounds when on patrol. Some officers have been finding their way out of patrols by scanning QR codes at home. There are certain areas in Thailand that require an increased level of policing. In…

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NBA is seriously looking into wearable technology

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The National Basketball Association has launched a study to examine the benefits and drawbacks of wearables. The NBA has now made an investment into research that will examine the impact of wearable technology that is GPS enabled, in order to decide whether or not it will be worthwhile to have players wear these gadgets. The purpose of this research is likely to have players wear these devices during their games. The study receiving the funding from the NBA is Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. They will be researching the benefits and drawbacks…

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Smart cane mobile technology could assist people with visual impairments

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This new gadget could help people to be able to recognize faces, even when they are unable to see them. A new smart cane device is currently in the works as a part of a project by students at England’s Birmingham City University, and the point of his mobile technology will be to help the visually impaired to help to recognize the faces of people that they know. This mobile gadget will help to recognize and identify the friends and family members of the user. Facial recognition technology is being…

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Mobile tech HitchBOT robot to cross Germany

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After having made its way clear across Canada during the summer of 2014, the experiment is headed to Europe. A hitchhiking robot called the HitchBOT, that uses mobile tech to relay its progress back to its creators, was sent on a trip, last summer, and made its way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Victoria, British Columbia. Now, in partnership with a German science television program, it will be headed to Europe for new adventures. Even though the HitchBOT uses mobile tech, it is actually a relatively simple and basic…

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Mobile devices to collect data from hitchhiker robot’s journey across Canada

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The HitchBOT is going to attempt to make its way across the country while accumulating info over 3G networks. While the HitchBOT may look anything but high tech, with a plastic bucket for its body and pool noodles for its arms, it contains mobile devices that will help it to collect a tremendous amount of retrievable data throughout its journey across Canada, provided that it is within range of 3G network service. The hitchhiking robot will start its unique trip on July 27, beginning in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The goal…

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Mimvi prepares to launch new discovery application powered by augmented reality.

Future of Augmented Reality Technology

Mimvi Inc., a developer of mobile applications for smart phones, has entered the arena of augmented reality with a new product that it hopes will change the face of Internet discovery. The company is known for its innovative discovery technology, which is a form of search engine, that combs through data and suggests content that users may find interesting. The company has been exploring the world of augmented reality for several months now and has produced new discovery technology that will make use of AR. Called Project Jupiter by developers,…

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U.S. courts wrestle with legality of using mobile device location data to track criminals

Mobile Privacy Issues

Congress and courts across the country are working to understand the balance between a criminal’s right to privacy and the need of law enforcement to be able to locate criminals, as they debate over the use of global positioning systems (GPS), which are a technology commonly found in most new mobile phones and other devices, for tracking criminals. In Maryland, U.S. District Judge Susan K. Gauvey, has denied federal authorities a warrant that they were seeking in order to locate a suspect through the use of the GPS data in…

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