07/15/2013, A new report has detailed what retailers look for when they track their customers in their stores.
12/28/2012, It seems that a court has slapped a pair of parents with a stalking order, after discovering that they have been stalking their daughter’s phone. In this particular case that concerns 21-year-old Aubrey Ireland, who happened to be musically talented and hence, headed to the University of Cincinnati to further her studies, although without getting any scholarship money. Her parents footed the bill, and they were paranoid enough to leave […]
11/27/2012, If you thought that your parents were being unreasonable, asking you to call them when you have arrived at the prom, and arriving at the hotel or prom venue when the event is over, perhaps you might want to head on to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and live there as a female for a month to truly appreciate the kind of freedom you have here. For the longest time, […]
11/11/2011, Treehouse Labs have recently announced the BiKN (pronounced as “beacon”) for the iPhone. Basically what it comprises of is a casing for your iPhone, the myBiKN app and a set of clip-on tags which can be attached to just about anything. The tags combined with the phone casing and the app will allow you to keep track of things that are important to you.
10/26/2011, If you know someone with Alzheimer’s and you’re constantly worried about their whereabouts and welfare, Aetrex Worldwide and GTX Corp have developed the GPS Shoe, which as the name implies, will allow caregivers or family members to keep track of a patient with Alzheimer’s.
10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Japanese carrier DoCoMo is demonstrating a research project that aims at tracking one’s calorie intake by recognizing meals based on photos. As you can imagine, this would be a “low-maintenance” way of tracking that kind of information, as the alternative is to write down (and maybe weigh) meals and individual items. In DoCoMo’s concept, a photo is compared to a database of known meals (currently 1000 Japanese dishes), […]
09/07/2011, While location data and tracking may be frowned upon due to their invasion of privacy, it seems that there are more noble uses for it. In recent news there has been a report on the Chilean airplane crash, where the plane attempted two landings but failed and was then blown off course where it crashed.
09/06/2011, Last week Microsoft was sued for allegedly collecting location data from it Windows Phone users despite them opting out of sending location data on their phones. This week, Microsoft has responded to the lawsuit with a statement saying, “Microsoft is investigating the claims raised in the complaint. We take consumer privacy issues very seriously. Our objective was — and remains — to provide consumers with control over whether and how […]
06/02/2011, Facebook is on its way to world domination. It’s pretty much impossible to discover a website that doesn’t have a Facebook “Like” or “Share” button anymore. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Facebook buttons appear on a third of the world’s 1,000 most-visit websites, according to a recent study by the Wall Street Journal. And apparently the buttons aren’t just there for show. Even if you don’t use their […]
04/28/2011, Steve Jobs might have denied that iOS performs tracking illegally, and his stand is backed by Apple (naturally) by stating on their website that “the iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it is maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location, some of which may be located more than one hundred miles away from your iPhone, to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate […]
04/27/2011, After about a week of silence, Apple has finally spoken up about the whole debacle surrounding the iOS tracking issue. In a press release today, the company has come clean about what the iOS does and how it obtains your location data.
04/26/2011, Adiant Solutions, a company known for its GPS safety and tracking solutions, has just announced the availability of their new S-911 tracking bracelet. The S-911 is a tracking bracelet that is designed to give a peace of mind to folks with loved ones that suffer from cognitive disorders. The S-911 is the only tracking bracelet that offers real-time tracking with accuracy up-to-the-second and within several feet 24/7/365.
04/25/2011, Last week we reported about your iOS device keeping tabs on you wherever you go, and how easy it was to read the database containing your location data. As usual, this location-storing issue caused a huge stir among the internet and the media, leading to a new controversy surrounding iOS and the devices that run it.
03/18/2011, Fans of Lord of the Rings are going to love this new way to use the Kinect. The Technology Studio in UK recently uploaded a video of a giant eyeball that used the Kinect’s motion sensors to detect people walking around it. The eyeball could accurately follow whoever was detected. The response to the video was great and they decided to do another one after tones of requests for the […]