From tiny ear buds that allow you to isolate and perfectly hear the conversation at the table across the restaurant from you to an unshredding program that will reconstruct the ripped up evidence letter, 2017 promises to be a banner year for those in need of these type of cool tools.
Below is our selection of the top five cool tools for 2017:
1. Bionic Earbuds For People Who Can Hear: Here (Bionic Ear)
2. Non-Invasive Alcohol Testing Sensor: Tru Touch Technology
The TruTouch networked, self-calibrating, biometric alcohol sensor is designed for unattended “At the Gate” detection of the alcohol impaired before they can enter a worksite.
The technology: We humans are made up of hundreds of organic chemical compounds that are naturally present in all of us. Alcohol isn’t one of them. Using infrared light the TT2500 machine (shaped like a portable ATM) detects alcohol out of all of the other chemicals that make up the skin of the person touching the sensor and measures the exact amount of the alcohol that isn’t supposed to be there.
The Tru Touch Dermal Sensor is an awesome tool in such fields as transportation, law enforcement and community rehabilitation programs.
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
|Unshredder – Overview
Unshredder is a simple program that unleashes the power of a desktop computer to reduce the time consumed by investigators reconstructing shredded documentary evidence.
Until now the only alternative to manual processing was to engage a third party to process the work on computers at their premises. By comparison to external processing of the evidence Unshredder reduces the turnaround time, keeps full control of the investigation in-house and there is less risk of a security risk or loss of the evidence.
The original shreds remain unchanged from the process and the integrity of the original is captured electronically to be printed or dispatched electronically by wire or disc.
Learning to use Unshredder is straight forward for anyone with basic computer skills, the menu is used to select an action and user input when required is entered into a dialogue box. The user interface uses a menu system and common controls to provide an intuitive application that completes work with minimal input from the user.
During document reconstruction the job can be previewed allowing minor adjustments to be made until the end result meets the standard required. When satisfied with the results the job is saved to disk ready to be printed, emailed or copied for future reference. Unshredder can reconstruct a broad range of documents including strip-shred, cross-shred and torn pages rapidly achieving accurate professional
5. Temporary Disposable Email Addresses
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We hope you will all be responsible and not get yourselves jammed up with law enforcement. Be aware of, and stay current on the local and federal privacy laws.
Enjoy a happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous 2017!
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As always, stay safe.