#86: What is a Side Hustle and Why Does a Private Investigator Need One? P.I. Podcast #59

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most people haven’t heard the term side hustle and it is a term I only learned about a few years ago.  It’s not a bad word and has nothing to do with illegal activity.  I have no intentions of steering you in that direction.  What is a side […]

Quick Tripod Tip For Using Your Tripod Within Your Vehicle

I received a message from reader/listener who was confused as to what I talking about when I referred to using a tripod within my vehicle.  The reader said the only time they really used their tripod was to record the interviews they conducted.  I explained to the individual what I was referring to, but then it occurred to me […]

Video Cameras With Time Stamps, Age Progression Technology and Smart Mirror – P.I. Podcast #54

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Aging a Face Based on a Single Photograph Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new technique for digitally aging a face over 80 years. They call it, “Illumination – Aware Age Progression”. Using just one photograph the method provides a series of age-progressed outputs (years […]

#85: 3 Free Translation Apps Private Investigators Can Use in the Field -Tech Tuesday- P.I. Podcast #52

Podcast: Play in new window | Download There is basically a smart phone application for anything these days.  If you haven’t found the app you are looking for, give it some time because someone will eventually make it.  It was brought to my attention recently that there were translation apps available on smart phones. I […]

The Pocket Printer, FBI Wants Your Face in its Database and Turn Anything into a PDF- P.I. Advice Podcast #51

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Tech Tuesday edition of the Private Investigator Podcast #51 4-14-2014 Zuta Pocket Printer Zuta Labs created a small printer that prints on top of a piece of paper rather than feeding through a large machine. The device will print one page per minutes and the ink within the […]

Free Accident Sketch Website and Translate Anything on the Web – Tech Tuesday #50!!!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Google Translate It was only after a brain fart did I realize I could use Google Translate to translate different online content that might help me during the course of an investigation.  You can translate any language to any language (English to Spanish, German to Spanish, etc..).  There […]

#84: How to Choose a Business Name for Your Private Investigation Business – PIA #53

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Choosing a name for their private investigation business (or any type of business) for most people can be a relatively easy process.  You have probably heard me talk about my experience with it on the podcast but in case you missed it I am going to share it […]

#83: Targus TG-5060TR Tripod Review

I decided to pick up some additional tripods at Walmart knowing I would need more than one tripod to make a few instructional videos for the Private Investigator Advice website.  I was feeling impatient so I didn’t order the tripods through Amazon though I should have as I would have save a few dollars.  One […]

Nevada Gets Sued by a Private Investigator and the FBI Won’t do Backgrounds Checks for Pot Businesses- Private Investigator News #49

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Private Investigator Believes Foul Play was Involved in the Mysterious Death of a Man in Texas The family of a Texas man has hired a private investigator to look into his mysterious death.  Alfred Wright who was 28 years of age was last seen on November 7, 2013.  […]

Yahoo Indoor Maps, Reconstructing Images from Dreams and a Microscopic Lens- Tech Tuesday -PIA #48

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Yahoo Indoor Maps Can anyone use indoor maps?  Yahoo has integrated indoor maps to its new mapping product. Truthfully if I hadn’t read this article I wouldn’t have known that anyone other than Apple was trying to compete with Google on a mapping product.  But after reading this […]