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How One Creepy US Company Uses Smartphones To Secretly Track Voters

The 2016 election has intensely focused on the debate surrounding the NSA’s endless amount of spying powers. But when Iowa voters recently voiced their opinion on who should be in charge of that murky world of cyber surveillance (among other things), they didn’t know they were already targets themselves.


Shattering The World Record For Fracking Earthquakes Is A Disconcerting Honour

Canada set a new world record for the largest earthquake ever triggered by fracking. Fantastic.


Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are Through Walls

Who needs a peep hole when a wifi network will do? Researchers from MIT have developed technology that uses wireless signals to see your silhouette through a wall — and it can even tell you apart from other people, too.


In Case You Want To Prowl Around Japan From The Point Of View Of A CatĀ 

We have the technology, and the time is now: We can roam alleyways from a cat’s POV.


This 1000 FPS Projector Perfectly Matches The Movements Of Any Surface

Researchers at Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Electron Device have developed a high-speed projector system that can track and flawlessly match the complex movements of whatever surface it’s projecting on.


Woman Says She Got Fired For Deleting A 24/7 Tracking App Off Her Phone

And now in a delightful new instalment of a series I just made up right now — Why Isn’t This Illegal? — we have an employer allegedly firing a woman for not wanting to be tracked after-hours on her work phone.


US Supreme Court Rules Government GPS Trackers Can Break Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court has confirmed in a ruling that if the government places a GPS tracker on someone’s person or their belongings, the act counts as a search — something that remains protected by the Fourth Amendment.


A Map Of The World's Largest Annual Human Migration

In the days and weeks before Chinese New Year, some 700 million people cram onto trains, buses, planes and boats to go home. This mass migration is the largest annual movement of humans in the world, and now it can be tracked by smartphone.


Rip Curl Surf Watch Review: The Most Advanced Waveproof Wearable Yet

It seems like there are GPS watches to track practically any sports activity, from running and hiking to cycling and swimming. So why have surfers been left out in the cold? Rip Curl aims to fix that with the first watch to track just how much gnar you’re shredding.


Looksery Changes Your Face In Real Time For Flattering Video Selfies

My eyes are brown. My face is round. But I don’t have to show you that. Looksery can give me beautiful baby blues and a chiseled jaw with just a few taps.


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