From Document Unshredders To Bionic Ears: Our Top Five Cool Tools For 2017

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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)

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At first, the idea of a hearing aid for people who can already hear just fine seems ridiculous — but if you entertain it for a second, it starts to make a bit more sense. Imagine what it would be like if, with the help of technology, you could make your already good hearing better. What if you could filter out certain noises and amplify other ones to customize what you can hear? Well, if NY-based startup Doppler Labs has its way, you might soon be able to.Doppler’s product, which it showed off this year at CES, is called Here. It’s essentially a set of earbuds that gives you the ability to selectively filter and amplify sounds from the world around you in real time, thereby allowing you to fine-tune your hearing for certain environments. If properly adjusted, this little gizmo (which its creators refer to as the world’s first “hearable tech” device) could help you do things like hear your dining partner better in a crowded restaurant, understand your friends at loud concerts without them screaming in your ear, or even eavesdrop on people from the other side of a room. 

2. Non-Invasive Alcohol Testing Sensor:  Tru Touch Technology

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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.

3. Completely Anonymous Browsing: The TOR browser.

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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).

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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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Avoid spam, email anonymously and stay safe by using a disposable email address generated by guerrillamail.com.

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!

BNI Operatives: Situationally aware.

As always, stay safe.

Non-invasive Dermal Alcohol Testing: No Blood, No Saliva, No Urine, No Breath.

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UPDATE:  A short while back we brought your attention to a start-up New Mexico company, Tru Touch Technologies,  busily developing a non-invasive blood alcohol testing device  currently for use in public testing (police) and private  (airlines, construction, rehab facilities… ) sectors .  The TruTouch sensor operates by using near- infrared technology through the skin’s layers in testing for alcohol and drugs in one’s system.

“TruTouch Technologies is commercializing a novel, optical based, non-invasive sensor that quickly and accurately measures alcohol intoxication while simultaneously verifying user identity using light through the skin. The sensor is fast (less than 20 seconds), easy to use, self-administered, and cost-effective.”

How it works: Press finger to tab, results output.  Watch the video:

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TruTouch’s impact:

“As it becomes clear to every employee that a Target Zero Alcohol-Free Workplace is being actively tested by using TruTouch, on-duty impairment by alcohol will soon be a thing of the past. Employees will fundamentally change their alcohol drinking habits and alcohol usage will rapidly dwindle and ultimately disappear from the workplace.

  • Productivity will rise.

  • Healthcare and Workman’s Compensation costs will go down.

  • Liability caused by alcohol related incidents will all but disappear.”

TruTouch is now operational in many US and European companies/agencies.

Rarely do we endorse a product or service but TruTouch is a device whose time has come.

BNI Operatives: Street smart: info savvy.

As always,  stay safe.