Technology

#93: Private Investigators Using Drones. Are They Really Using Them?

This is one of those articles that I truly want write without doing any research and just say please stop the madness.  Stop the madness of all the fear mongering with drones especially when it relates to private investigators.  The topic of drones automatically being associated to private investigators is …

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

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 1 through …

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

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 took a …

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

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 printer will …

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

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 article I …

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Texting Without Cell Phone Coverage and Is it the End of Google Voice? PIA #47

FireChat – An app that lets you text friends without a cell phone signal There aren’t many apps that truly impress me these days especially as it applies to the private investigator.  FireChat is one of those apps that you won’t always use but when need to use it you …

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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 …

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#81: Boeing’s Self Destructing Phone for Private Investigators?

Who would have thought that Boeing, a plane making company would be in the cell phone business?  I certainly didn’t think this would even a conversation at any point in Boeing’s history.  With many phone makers already flooding a competitive market, where does a Boeing made cell phone fit into …

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#80: 6 WordPress Plugins You Need for Your Private Investigation Website

A WordPress plugin is kind of like adding a small app to your website.  It usually adds to the functionality and makes a website provide a better experience for the website owner and those visiting it. I have come a very long way from creating my first private investigation business …

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Wearable Gills and Augmented Reality Contact Lenses- Tech News Tuesday – P.I. Podcast #38

Back on track with the Tech News Tuesdays for private investigators we discuss a few interesting items that have made the news recently that I see having a potential impact with investigators in the future.  Below is a summary and links to the news articles for each news item discussed. …

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