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A single police drone has seriously impacted crime in a Mexican city

June 15th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Drones are finding a place in so many industries lately that it’s not much of a surprise that police departments have also been testing the technology for crime-fighting operations. The city of Ensenada in Mexico, for example, has recently achieved positive results using just a single quadcopter, Wired reported this week. The flying machine has […]



The next frontier of police surveillance is drones

June 13th, 2018 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

A major drone company and a major police-camera company are teaming up, and the possibilities are frightening. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. A company that makes stun guns and body cameras is teaming up with a company that makes […]



Japan’s prisons area haven for elderly women

April 8th, 2018 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

Lonely seniors are shoplifting in search of the community and stability of jail. Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost twice the share in the U.S.), has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime. Complaints and arrests […]



The robocops are here

April 7th, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

As robotic police head out on the street of Dubai, we look at the technology that’s set to revolutionise law and order. Visitors to Dubai’s busy shopping arcades may be surprised to find themselves under the protection of a humanoid police robot. Though it has no mouth, the expressionless bot communicates in Arabic and English, […]



Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

March 15th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

A promotion video shows an actor wearing LLVision facial recognition smart glasses during a demonstration at the company’s office in Beijing, China February 28, 2018. Beijing police began testing facial-recognition glasses last week. They appear to be similar to those first used by police in a Henan railway station last month.



Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

February 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.



Ford patents an autonomous police car that can ticket you

January 30th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.



Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

December 24th, 2017 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Made of two stacked layers of graphene, diamene temporarily becomes harder than bulk diamonds under impact.



How activists are using technology to help people make bail

December 6th, 2017 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Thousands of people charged with nonviolent misdemeanors are often jailed because they cannot afford bail. Two ingenious new digital tools offer ways to help.



Drones are helping French traffic cops to catch hundreds of dangerous drivers

November 22nd, 2017 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

While Amazon’s vision of cops going around with shoulder-based “assistant drones” may be something for the distant future, their French counterparts are wasting little time in utilizing the remotely controlled flying machines in their daily duties.



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