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Cincinnati police chief uses technology to stop crime

CINCINATTI, OHIO Cincinnati’s police chief is leading an effort to fight crime with technology. The Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2p08BUf) that Eliot Isaac has sought to expand the force’s technology efforts since becoming chief in 2015. Isaac’s three-point plan includes new gun violence technology, body cameras and a witness advocacy program. The department aims to curb violent crime and increase community engagement ... Read More »

Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google’s domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts. Bypassing online censorship in countries where internet access is controlled by the government can be very hard for users. It typically requires the use of virtual private networking (VPN) services or complex ... Read More »

Samsung’s smart motorcycle windshield uses your phone to power a virtual dashboard

Samsung’s brewed up a fresh idea of how to bring a smart dashboard system to the motorcycle with a new concept called the Samsung Smart Windshield. It’s a kind of heads-up—eyes slightly down, really—display that allows motorcyclists to keep their hands on the handlebars and still interact with their phones. The basic idea is that you connect your smartphone (via ... Read More »

11 amazing uses of virtual reality

nextSlideshows 01 You’ve probably seen those ’tilt & rotate’ videos on Facebook or different versions of virtual reality headsets. VR is becoming popular and once the initial excitement of 360 videos and photos wears off, you’ll realize that there can be many more applications. 02 Movies When you put on a VR headset, it blocks all the ambient light and ... Read More »