As the new iPhone5 has just hit the streets, the New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has boldly linked the 40 percent jump in the reported thefts of Apple products as the reason crime did not decline in New York this year.
Japanese device companies have been criticized for their failure to offer competitive alternatives to the latest from Apple and Korean neighbor Samsung, but they're still trying. A new innovation unveiled by KDDI at this week's CEATEC conference in Chiba, Japan could change the way you access your smartphone.
Proving there's nothing wrong with looking good while fighting crime, new woven polyester fabrics containing a network of conductive threads connected to a built-in microcontroller will sound the alarm if cut or penetrated. The smart fabrics will not only alert authorities, but it can provide an exact location of the problem.
Reminding us once again that there is no such thing as security, a group of (anti?) security researchers are making the case that even the brain can be hacked to reveal personal data such as PIN numbers, credit card numbers and places of residence using a $300 brainwave headset.
The Republican National Convention will do more than showcase politicians. It will showcase "behavior recognition" surveillance cameras, which the Tampa Police will use to search for potential threats.
If your security system is at the point where it has to go up against a real thief, it's already lost. The most effective systems are ones that are so good at security that they don't have to do anything , which is why LaserScan works brilliantly even though it does not, in fact, provide any actual security whatsoever.
As Android zips past iOS as the mobile platform of the masses, it has mirrored Windows' role in the PC-Mac wars in two ways: 1) its open strategy has allowed it to become far more widespread and 2) due to its ubiquity, it has become the target of choice for hackers, criminals, and other assorted nefarious codemonkeys.
New York City's police department is partnering with Microsoft to develop what's being called the Domain Awareness System (DAS), a law enforcement tool with the goal of not only preventing crime by monitoring public safety data streams, but to also help respond to and follow up on crimes quickly and more efficiently.
Facebook is a great way to share pictures of your life with all of your friends, but how many of those 'friends' are actually kind of creepy? A new app from McAfee lets you control who can see each picture you upload individually, and stops everyone from saving the ones they can see.
We all know the fictional story of Batman, a man who suffered a family assault and responded by going vigilante and creating crime fighting gadgets to protect the city. But how would you feel if such a story were real? That's the question the iPhone stun gun case presents.