The Novus Mini Coyote – happily exploiting a legal grey area to give drivers real-time speed camera updates

Gary Cutlack Gadgets, Satellite Navigation systems, Software, Transport, Travel Gadgets 6 Comments

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The Novus Mini Coyote lets drivers radio in the location of hidden, newly-placed and mobile speed cameras, compiling a central database that will alert aggressive BMW drivers to when they need to slow down.

It isn’t illegal – but presumably soon will be. We can’t imagine THE LAW putting up with this sort of anti-social, rule-flouting behaviour for long. Here’s how Novus describes its all-seeing, all-warning anti-radar machine…

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Mobile phones about to become electronic tags – a passport might be required to buy one

Gary Cutlack Gadgets, Intellectual Property, iPhone, Mobile phones 1 Comment

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If you’re one of those people who likes to get angry about possible privacy invasions, this should get you nicely red-faced until well after lunchtime.

As part of the vague, all-encompassing crackdown on anything to do with “terrorism,” the government is considering adding mobile phones to its national database of who owns what – so you could be asked to hand over your passport in exchange for buying a cheap pay-as-you-go job…

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