Tag: hightech

New high-tech, crime-fighting tool set for deployment in Aldine

With the murder rate rising to record levels and gun-play a daily fact of life in far too many Houston-area neighborhoods, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia is putting in place a potentially game-changing, anti-crime technology called “Shot Spotter”.

“You take the middle person out of it and it happens in nanoseconds if that,” said Garcia.

Shot Spotter amounts to an integrated network of sensors and microphones strategically deployed throughout neighborhoods that detect and analyze gunfire.

No more waiting

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How High-Tech Surveillance Amplifies Police Bias

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Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filled social media feeds. Meanwhile, police surveillance of protesters has remained largely out of sight.

Local, state and federal law enforcement organizations use an array of surveillance technologies to identify and track protesters, from facial recognition to military-grade drones.

Police use of these national security-style surveillance techniques – justified as cost-effective techniques that avoid human bias and error – has grown hand-in-hand with the increased militarization of

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This high-tech Embraer private jet design seamlessly blends sustainability and technology. Take a look at Praeterra.

An Embraer Praetor 600 with the Praeterra design rendering.
An Embraer Praetor 600 with the Praeterra design rendering.

Embraer

  • Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer’s Praeterra design concept for its Praetor 600 business jet merges high-tech with sustainability.  

  • The aircraft interior features computer circuit board-like designs complemented by fiber-optic ceiling lighting and sidewalls lined with informational screens. 

  • Cabin materials are also sourced sustainably and developed in a way that allows them to have a second life once they’re no longer required inside the aircraft. 

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has a new interior design concept for its Praetor 600 private jet, one that seamlessly blends

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