128 GB Micro SD Card and Project Tango – Tech Tuesday – P.I. Advice Podcast #43

There are lots of really neat things on the market for private investigators and technology that is should be coming to the market in the very near future.  Some technology may not be mainstream but it is always interesting to see the technology that can potentially be used in the private investigation and security industry.

SanDisk Announces 128GB MicroSD Card 

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, SanDisk announced the largest capacity MicroSD card ever created.  This 128 GB is more storage than anything on the market for its size.  It can be used in cell phones, computers (with an adapter), tablets, cameras and of course video cameras.

I personally have a difficult time deleting any surveillance video from my memory cards as to me it represents the original video source.  With the 128 GB SanDisk card I wouldn’t have to worry about purchasing a new memory card every few months.  I could probably store a years’ worth of video on one card.

To read the original story from Gizmodo click here.

Bluetooth Ear Warmers Anyone?

Bluetooth headphones in general sound great to a guy like me (when listening to a podcast on my phone).  I love the idea that these head phones are wireless and double as ear warmers. And with the weird winter we are having across the country these might come in handy for many investigators.   

exploding phoneBoeing’s Black Self Destructing Phone

Boeing, yes the plane maker has filed papers with the FCC for a phone that self destructs if you mess with it.  From what I understand if you try to remove parts or replace parts within the phone, the phone and its contents will be unusable.

So if you try to tamper with the phone it will delete data and software within the phone. To read more about this amazingly cool phone click here.

Project Tango With 3D Mapping with your Phone

tangoGoogle has partnered up with a company named Movidius to create a phone that has the capabilities to map different areas using an infrared camera, tracking camera and a 4 megapixel camera.  The infrared camera detects depth though heat.  If something is further away the color in that area will be darker than something much closer. 

The cell phone camera also has the capabilities of mapping out are room in 3D. The video in this article show the demonstration of the technology.  This is just the beginning of some of the things that it can do.  Once developers begin developing applications for the camera the sky is the limit.

I could see this being used in crime scenes with law enforcement or security professionals wanting to have a 3 dimensional layout of a business or home to provide security suggestions. 

The technology is only limited to the imagination of the application developers and designers.  I will share anything else that comes up on this product in the future.

Source

The Verge

 

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