Category Archives: Innovation

3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

“The age of the downloadable gun formally begins”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44871588

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People love fitness trackers, but should employers give them out?

Read more about this controversial topic.

https://www.ft.com/content/f09c79ec-26d3-11e8-9274-2b13fccdc744

The Fitbit Alibi: 21st century technology used to help solve Wisconsin mom’s murder

I saw this case on 48 hours, it seemed straight out of a CSI episode. A lot of smart devices we own track our movements. Sometimes we set them up to do this, other times we don’t even know they’re tracking us.  These devices now end up helping law enforcement solve cases and to determine innocence or guilt.

In this case, a Fitbit device was used to exonerate one person and an Android phone using Google History was used to convict the real murderer.   In a previous blog post last year, I posted a link to where a Fitbit was used to convict a man of his wife’s murder.

 

Retronyms: Words That Don’t Exist Anymore – Everything After Z by Dictionary.com

http://www.dictionary.com/e/s/retronyms-words-dont-exist-anymore/?utm_campaign=fb-ad&utm_medium=paid&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=test4-tastiest-names&utm_term=intl-mobile#pay-phone

The modern smartphone has made at least half of those terms extinct.