The Best Bike Pedal Is One That Catches Thieves

Your bike pedals are boring. These one is not. This one has built-in motion sensors, a cellular radio and a GPS tracker to let you know the instant your bike becomes a target, and help you find it if it gets stolen. And if you've got built-in motion sensors and GPS, why not let those pedals act as a fitness tracker… » 1/04/15 8:29pm 1/04/15 8:29pm

Video: The life of an ant is just like a fun video game

I really enjoyed this video from Shiva Kumar and Siddharth Manugula about tracking the life of ants. It turns them into a video game of sorts, with battery life meters and Wi-Fi signaling and objectives and goals. It's also fun to see 'human' things get digitally imposed into their world like street lamps and mini… » 1/02/15 9:45pm 1/02/15 9:45pm

Report: iPhone Anti-Tracking Feature Only Works With Cell Data Off…

Back at WWDC in June, Apple told the world that a new iOS 8 feature would stop marketers from spying on users through Wi-Fi. The feature is available now—but it turns out, it only works if you turn off your GPS and disable your cellular connection. Which isn't quite as comprehensive as we may have thought. » 9/26/14 11:37am 9/26/14 11:37am

Police Hid Use of Cell Phone Tracker Because Manufacturer Asked Nicely

It appears that at least one police department in Florida has failed to tell judges about its use of a cell phone tracking device because the department got the device on loan and promised the manufacturer to keep it all under wraps. But when police use invasive surveillance equipment to surreptitiously sweep up… » 3/03/14 6:20pm 3/03/14 6:20pm

PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here's How to Turn It Off

You probably know your phone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don't be alarmed—it's the trade you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here's how to opt-out. » 12/19/13 8:58am 12/19/13 8:58am

Oh Great, the NSA's Tracking Your Cell Phone's Every Move, Too

If you're an American abroad, the NSA could find out where you are right now, if they wanted to. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the agency's collecting 5 billion records a day on cell phone locations around the world. Some of those are from "incidentally" domestic cell phones. » 12/04/13 3:39pm 12/04/13 3:39pm

Resourceful Slacker Jams an Entire Airport Network to Get Off Work

As is becoming increasingly common, employers often use GPS devices on company cars to track their whereabouts during the workday. Which is great for security, sure, but significantly less great if you need a little you time for yourself (slackers). In order to combat this little hurdle, one New Jersey man named Gary… » 8/09/13 3:20pm 8/09/13 3:20pm