Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • killswitch

    Cellphone kill switch a no-brainer

    A California legislator has proposed a cellphone kill switch to curb rapid rise in smartphone thefts. Arguments against it just don't hold water.

    Comments: 7
  • Placemeter

    New York tests video analytics for foot traffic

    New York City has partnered with analytics firm Placemeter to map the flow of pedestrian traffic through the city to help understand and anticipate the demand for new public services and business opportunities.

    Comments: 1
  • flash flood

    Repurposing technology: GPS used to predict hazards

    Scientists are taking advantage of a network of hundreds of GPS stations in Southern California to predict hazardous events such as earthquakes and flash floods.

    Comments: 1
  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.

  • RTM

    Rutgers' RTM Dx makes crime prediction affordable

    RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.

    Comments: 4
  • waves

    Breaking the wireless bottleneck with MegaMIMO

    MIMO technology, which uses multiple transmitters to send more data at one, could help speed response times for military and first responders.

  • office

    Making smart buildings smarter

    Researchers have used smartphones, laptops, wireless routers and wired networks to track building occupancy and manage lighting, environmental controls and other services.

  • BYOD

    A vision for BYOD: Virtual smartphones

    With AT&T's Toggle, two virtual smartphones can exist within the same device; one is open and unsecured for the user. The other is locked down for government service.

    Comments: 2
  • mobile devices

    Some hidden pitfalls of government BYOD

    How competition among smartphone makers might pose problems for government mobile device management.

    Comments: 1
  • social monitoring

    Police get tool for patrolling social media

    Social Media Monitor helps police use social media for investigations and to look for signs of criminal activity such as gang violence, drug dealing, crimes against children and human trafficking.