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Police Testing New Gunfire Tracking Technology

Police Testing New Gunfire Tracking Technology

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Two law enforcement agencies are currently testing the technology. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
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Soccer Fans Upset by Biometric 'intrusion'

Soccer Fans Upset by Biometric 'intrusion'

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 13, 2014) A new biometric palm scanning device introduced at a Hungarian soccer stadium can identify a person in just one second. The device, which was introduced to control ticket sales but has the potential to help curb violence in other European stadiums, has outraged fans who are boycotting some games. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

TheStreet (June 26, 2014) Technology is being applied to a wide variety of health applications for consumer devices. At the New York consumer electronics show, several companies had unique ways to measure health (good) or measure bacteria (bad) or just improve classic products. Like the The ISSA toothbrush which is made of silicone bristles and is more hygienic with a chargeable battery. TheStreet also checked out the Hexoskin, which is a workout garment that tracks body metrics. Worried about the safety of your food? There is the Penguin from BioSensor Laboratories, a mini lab that tells you if it's safe. Video provided by TheStreet
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Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Reuters - Business Video Online (June 12, 2014) A new biometric system of payment where shoppers pay for goods with a scan of the veins in their hand, has been launched in Sweden. The Quixter biometric device is being used at bars and restaurants on the campus of Lund University where it's proving to be a popular alternative to cash and credit cards. Jim Drury went to see Quixter in action. Video provided by Reuters
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