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Tuesday September 23, 2014

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#NYPD Outfits #OxyContin Bottles with GPS Tracking Devices

#NYPD Outfits #OxyContin Bottles with GPS Tracking Devices

NY Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced a new plan to help police track thefts of controlled substances. OxyContin bottles will have GPS tracking devices. The “bait bottles” will be sold with regular containers at pharmacies. If stolen, they can lead police to stash locations around the city. [Full Story…]

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

An International Association of Transportation Regulators task force wants to ban the use of GPS-equipped smartphones in taxis instead of meters. The Wall Street Journal reports that local governments claim GPS is not as accurate as a taxi meter. But companies such as Uber Technologies Inc., which [Full Story…]

Macy’s NY App Adds In-Store GPS Feature

Macy's NY App Adds In-Store GPS Feature

Macy's flagship store in New York has added a new GPS navigation feature to its iPhone app, according to Mashable. The app provides indoor turn by turn directions for the store, which is the largest department store in the US. The app was developed by Meridian, a software startup who has created an [Full Story…]

Schumer Calls for Truck-Specific GPS Standards

Schumer Calls for Truck-Specific GPS Standards

Senator Chuck Schumer said that last year 43 commercial trucks smashed into overpasses and had other accidents on roads in NY last year when GPS systems sent them down roads that they shouldn't have been on. According to the NY Daily News, Schumer also noted that the majority of accidents occurred [Full Story…]

NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits

NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits

Museums throughout the city are creating mobile apps to enhance visitors' experiences both inside and outside the museum. The American Museum of Natural History, which received a grant from Bloomberg LP to outfit the entire museum with Wi-Fi, has already created three apps. Their biggest one is the [Full Story…]

NY Giants Use Technology to Track Players’ Performances on the Field

NY Giants Use Technology to Track Players' Performances on the Field

The New York Giants are going forward with the idea of including technology in their workouts and practices. According to The New York Times, Giants General Manager Jerry Reese first learned about using GP. devices to maximize players' abilities when he saw Manchester United soccer team practicing [Full Story…]

Big Data Analytics Applied to Traffic Issues in New Jersey

Big Data Analytics Applied to Traffic Issues in New Jersey

Startup Inrix Inc. has created supercomputers that analyze cellphone and GPS signals, and then translate this data into maps of traffic conditions along New Jersey's roads. According to the Wall Street Journal, the system helps the New Jersey Department of Transportation identify accidents and [Full Story…]

App Helps NYPD Collar iPerps

App Helps NYPD Collar iPerps

To fight electronic thefts in NY, the NYPD has been deploying technology to mostly combat the soaring incidents of stolen iPhones. In particular, police are locating the stolen goods using Find My iPhone, an app that helps a person track down their iPhone when it goes missing.  Devices, however, [Full Story…]

Using an App to Decipher NY Parking

Using an App to Decipher NY Parking

Deciphering NY parking signs can be like cracking the Enigma code. Michael Fasano, a money manager from New Jersey, set out to read the cryptic instructions by creating the app, Can I Park Here. Users photograph a parking sign and the iPhone-only app is supposed to reveal if parking is legal, for [Full Story…]

Schumer Asks FTC to Investigate OnStar

Schumer Asks FTC to Investigate OnStar

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the new policy of OnStar, which tracks drivers with installed GPS tracking technology, even after customers have cancelled services.  Shumer is calling on the company to voluntarily disable the practice, [Full Story…]

NY State Worker Tracked Without Warrant, Says ACLU

NY State Worker Tracked Without Warrant, Says ACLU

After the NY state Department of Labor installed a GPS tracker on a state worker's vehicle, without a warrant, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit against government officials for breaching the constitutional rights of the worker, Michael Cunningham, citing protection against [Full Story…]

New York Road Runners and MapMyRUN Launch Next Generation Spectator Apps

New York Road Runners and MapMyRUN Launch Next Generation Spectator Apps

New York Road Runners and MapMyRUN have announced a partnership to launch a next-generation suite of New York City Marathon Web, mobile and tablet spectator applications. The apps will include SMS, email and mobile device push notification delivery of participant progress. The apps will also provide [Full Story…]

GPS Tracking In Case of Cheating Spouse: Not an Invasion of Privacy

GPS Tracking In Case of Cheating Spouse: Not an Invasion of Privacy

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that using a GPS to track a cheating spouse is not an invasion of privacy. The use of technology in cases of cheating spouses is becoming more common, according to private investigators and attorneys. Stephen Haller, who represented Governor Jim McGreevey in his [Full Story…]

Queens UPS Worker Caught Re-Routing iPhone Shipments to Home

Queens UPS Worker Caught Re-Routing iPhone Shipments to Home

According to the New York Post Alfonso Suarez, a Queens UPS worker, was arrested after he was caught re-directing iPhone shipments to his house. Police caught Suarez through a sting operation where they attached a GPS device to two packages that were delivered to him. Suarez allegedly put new [Full Story…]

Picksie Launches Location Based App

Picksie Launches Location Based App

Picksie, a NY based startup, announced recently the launch of its  mobile application in the iTune App Store. Currently they cover 900 cities/towns within the New York City/New Jersey and San Francisco metro area. According to information received by NY Convergence, the mobile app is a location [Full Story…]