McGruff the Crime Dog was created in 1980 to fight crime by appealing to children, but he's been adopted by Means TV and is now providing the standard ACLU-approved advice on dealing with police who want you to talk to them: don't without a lawyer.
Five years ago, there was a massive uptick in clown-related crime alerts. Was it just people generally being scared of clowns? Or had the Joker finally succeeded in his 80-year-long schemes? The answer remains unclear. But, as the US Joint Regional Intelligence Center noted at the time (emphasis added): In the most recent trend since… READ THE REST
In the autumn of 2020, the Tampa Bay Times published an investigation into the Pasco County Sheriff's Department, which was openly boasting about its new Minority Report-inspired intelligence gathering program. I wrote about it then, but here's a quick summary of how it works: First the Sheriff's Office generates lists of people it considers likely… READ THE REST
In Glasgow, Scotland, a rookie police officer reportedly called for back-up out of concern that a drone was chasing her car and she "couldn't lose it." The officer was called back to her station to meet a senior officer. From UK Today News: According to police via Daily Record, when she arrived at her station, "she… READ THE REST
Staying home for birthdays, date nights, or just a regular Thursday used to be boring, but by tweaking your surroundings, just a little bit, you'd be surprised at how different your space can feel, even if it's just your good old living room. If you want to create an ambiance that you'll always remember, these… READ THE REST
Whether you work from home, are a gamer, or simply own a smart gadget or two, finding enough outlets to plug everything into feels a lot like hunting for the world's hottest toy at Christmas time. In other words, it's a little chaotic, to say the least. And while traditional power strips are an obvious… READ THE REST
iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, oh my! Okay, that may not be what Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, but if she lived in today's world, she very well may. While all these Apple gadgets have become a part of our daily lives, necessary for many of our routines and tasks, caring for them and… READ THE REST