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Voice-controlled 4G cop car of the future identifies lawbreakers on its own [video]

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Chasing Down a GPS Blip to a Stolen iPhone

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Chasing Down a GPS Blip to a Stolen iPhone: Michael Wilson: Onward the officer drove, around cars beneath the subway tracks, like Gene Hackman's character, Detective Popeye Doyle, in "The French Connection." Of course, Popeye was after a cop-killing henchman for a drug smuggler, while Officer Hamid was chasing a...
Chasing Down a GPS Blip to a Stolen iPhone

Android and iPhone users fuel fervour for Pebble, a wristwatch that runs apps

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Orders from individuals prepared to take a chance allows Silicon Valley startup to begin production of device with e-paper screenIn the old Dick Tracy comics, the detective had a wrist TV-cum-mobile he used to talk to his associates. Now something that looks just like it is days away from production...
Android and iPhone users fuel fervour for Pebble, a wristwatch that runs apps

IP analyst takes to Indiegogo to expose the patent troll Intellectual Ventures

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Patent analytics firm IP Checkups has unveiled plans to expose the hidden patent portfolio owned by Intellectual Ventures, one of the largest patent holders in the United States, through an online database. The publicly-accessible resource, called Case IV Thicket, needs to be crowd-funded first through Indiegogo by the end of...
IP analyst takes to Indiegogo to expose the patent troll Intellectual Ventures

Photo archivists at @smithsonian "play detective with a mysterious photo in the collection" - http://j.mp/cN1aFz

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Photo archivists at @smithsonian "play detective with a mysterious photo in the collection" - http://j.mp/cN1aFz

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Lowestofthekeys' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Reading through the menagerie of Techdirt posts this week led me to develop a better understanding of how some of these media companies work as well as to increase my disdain for Hollywood and their view of the consumer. First up, we have the article regarding HBO's lack of foresight:...
Lowestofthekeys' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Editorial: Microsoft is singing the right tune with some wrong notes

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In an episode of Elementary, a TV reinvention of Sherlock Holmes, there is an audacious product placement for the Microsoft Surface tablet. Holmes, a techno-adept detective working in New York, whips out a Surface to do some quick research. He snaps on the keyboard with the same hearty click...
Editorial: Microsoft is singing the right tune with some wrong notes

Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi

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Last fall, we wrote about some plans by the police in Austin, Texas to go wardriving to find open WiFi networks and pressure people into locking up those networks. After a bunch of people got upset about this, noting that open WiFi isn't a crime, the police backed down. However,...
Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi
Microchips | Meet the Detective Who Handcuffed Intel's Packet of Death

DailyDirt: Bad Science Is Coming to Get Us

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Scientific publishing has been a lucrative industry in recent years, even though scientists have faced increasing competition over limited funding. The publish-or-perish academic model may be contributing to an increase in scientific fraud, but maybe the increased accessibility of digital journals is simply making it easier for honest mistakes to...
DailyDirt: Bad Science Is Coming to Get Us

Caught on camera: ‘iThief’ steals 100 ipads across Texas (Video)

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O.K. Here is another Walmart-based story: The retail giant’s asset protection has captured an unidentified woman stealing iPads on surveillance video. Sure, theft is commonplace at the Supercenter, but police said this woman has stolen roughly 100—or $57,000 worth— of iOS slates.  According to ABC News’ Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, WFAA: She usually...
Caught on camera: ‘iThief’ steals 100 ipads across Texas (Video)

Pebble smartwatch project hits $1M on Kickstarter in 28 hours, proving that people just want to be Dick Tracy

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Yesterday we enthused about the Pebble project on Kickstarter. It’s a smartwatch with an e-paper display that connects to Android and iPhone devices, delivering call and text warnings and running a variety of fitness-related apps. The project has now hit $1M just a day later, proving that a lof of...
Pebble smartwatch project hits $1M on Kickstarter in 28 hours, proving that people just want to be Dick Tracy

Facebook calls on ex-detective to name social networking site

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Source of Daily Maily story refuses to divulge 'well-known social network' where he posed as girl of 14 and received sexual approaches from menFacebook has called on the ex-detective who posed as a 14-year-old girl online on a "well-known social network" and said he was approached by men making sexual...
Facebook calls on ex-detective to name social networking site
Help! My Twitter Account Got Hacked

Veronica Mars the movie - Kickstarted or promotional stunt?

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On March 15, writer/director Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature film version of Veronica Mars, the 2004-07 cult detective TV show that put Kristen Bell on the map. Asking for $2M dollars, Thomas created quite a stir and has raised a lot of questions about crowdfunding and films....
Veronica Mars the movie - Kickstarted or promotional stunt?

Sally Ride Defied Gravity

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Video of the journey that turned a physicist into a trailblazer Sally Ride died today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ride will best be remembered for being the first American woman in space: Nearly 30 years ago, on June 18, 1983, Ride joined the crew...
Sally Ride Defied Gravity

Google eBooks Now 'Books On Google Play', With Big Sales

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With yesterday’s launch of Google Play, the poor old Google (NSDQ: GOOG) eBookstore has a new name and is part of a portal that also offers movies, music and Android apps—and an emphasis on curation and discounts. The message is clear: Books are just one type of content that...
Google eBooks Now 'Books On Google Play', With Big Sales

Inhabitat's Week in Green: a locomotive that runs on hydrogen, honey detective and a 30 mph-capable hover bike

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Inhabitat is always on the lookout for new and interesting innovations, but some of the things that flashed across our screens this week truly...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: a locomotive that runs on hydrogen, honey detective and a 30 mph-capable hover bike

Fraud baron forced henchmen into S&M orgies to prove loyalty – cops

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Card cloner's 'bizarre initiation test' to weed out undercover Feds A US card cloner forced would-be gang members to take part in group sex sessions as part of an initiation ceremony designed to weed out undercover cops, according to a detective.…...
Fraud baron forced henchmen into S&M orgies to prove loyalty – cops

Hackers steal 500,000 credit card details from Australian business, damage expected to top $25m

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Hackers have grabbed the details of an estimated 500,000 credit cards in Australia after hacking into the poorly secured database of an unnamed business in what police have labelled “disaster waiting to happen”. The attacked could result in up to $25 million worth of fraudulent transactions, Detective Superintendent Brad Marden told...
Hackers steal 500,000 credit card details from Australian business, damage expected to top $25m
Rumor Roundup: Sexting Gets TechCrunch All Hot and Bothered

Big data and the changing economics of privacy

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There was a time when only people with money to hire a detective could dig into someone’s life. Now, dozens of companies have sprung up that will prowl into a person’s past for as little as $2. This shift illustrates a fundamental change in the economics of privacy: it has...
Big data and the changing economics of privacy

Rent-to-own PCs surreptitiously captured users' most intimate moments

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Seven rent-to-own companies and a software developer have settled federal charges that they used spyware to monitor the locations, passwords, and other intimate details of more than 420,000 customers who leased computers. The software, known as PC Rental Agent, was developed by Pennsylvania-based DesignerWare. It was licensed by more than...
Rent-to-own PCs surreptitiously captured users' most intimate moments
Netflix account helps cops catch a dumb smart-TV thief

Judge says bank can’t use Facebook to reach defendant — try local paper instead

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In the latest example of the justice system’s ongoing unease with social media, a federal judge has refused a request by Chase Bank to use Facebook to serve legal papers on an identity thief. In an order issued Friday in Manhattan, US District Judge John Keenan said “service by Facebook...
Judge says bank can’t use Facebook to reach defendant — try local paper instead
The Classics: Dirk Gently

How Crimer Show came out of nowhere to become a cult comedy hit on Twitter

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Try to describe Crimer Show and it doesn’t sound funny. Yet somehow, this three-week-old Twitter account packed full of poor spelling and comic crime drama has developed a cult following, including some of the British comedy elite. Crimer Show’s Twitter bio is “Im do crimes . Crimeing. Detetcive cant stopme.”...
How Crimer Show came out of nowhere to become a cult comedy hit on Twitter

Disconnect Reminds Us of the Relational Perils of Our Connected Lives

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The screening for “Disconnect” was running a few minutes late. Despite the fact that we knew that the movie’s tagline was to “look up” from our screens, most of the other attendees and I still ducked our heads into our phones while we waited. Behind me, an aspiring writer was...
Disconnect Reminds Us of the Relational Perils of Our Connected Lives
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