Month: November 2013
Privacy Or Security In Mobile Tracking Laws
Modern technologies have made it easier in many ways for law enforcement to do their job. Tracking down individuals is now possible through tracking the mobile phone, while conversations are routinely intercepted and filtered by intelligence systems and personnel. This level of scrutiny of the individual is unprecedented, and now more than ever, privacy can at times feel compromised. At the same time, there is a greater need for security and a wider intelligence effort, given the nature and scale of threats posed by terrorism in all guises. In arguably more trivial instances, tracking can also enable a stolen laptop to be recovered, or for a nuisance caller to be unmasked. From a legal perspective, it is worth thinking about how the concepts of privacy and security weigh up, to determine whether the law is currently moving in the right […]
Kindling the Fire – Does the New Generation of Kindle Fires Measure Up?
It’s fair to say that the market is now saturated with tablets in various forms. While the cheaper models tend to be more basic and cater well for the budget consumer, high-end tablets have a number of new and innovative features that are worth checking out. Here, we’ll look at some of the pros and cons of the new Kindle Fire HD compared to popular Android tablets and iPads. High Definition Display The latest model from Amazon is labelled HD for high definition, and in this aspect the Kindle Fire HD is certainly an improvement on the older Kindle Fire. The new display of 1920×1200 pixels on the 8.9” tablet gives a pixel density of 254 ppi, while the 7” tablet offers 1280×800 and 216 ppi. Both are lower pixel densities than tablets such as the iPad Mini 2, with […]
5 New Technology That Will Bring Out The Geek In You
Nearly everyone today uses some type of technology from cell phones to computers at work. New technologies create a large amount of excitement even in average consumers who see new possibilities with the devices. Some of these technologies are unlike anything that has been seen in common use before. Five new technologies will bring out the geek in almost anyone. 1. Google Glass Google Glass is a pair of glasses that have a miniature camera, microphone and computer all mounted on the side of the frame. The glasses use a wireless transmitter to connect to the Internet. The glasses allow the wearer to check email, record videos and upload pictures. The computer on the frame is noticeable although the mobile functionality will bring out the geek in anyone. 2. Three-Dimensional (3D) Printers There are a dozen different 3D printers now […]