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Crime HQ
January 20 2015

Now Win This!: 3x3 Sweepstakes

The best things in life come in threes, and this sweepstakes proves it with a contemporary high-tech Swedish trilogy, three of the Clifton Chronicles, set in the U.K. in the aftermath of WWI, and...
CToohey
January 16 2015

Affordable and Thoughtful: The 21st Century Robot Forger

Robot forgery's been around for centuries now, really. Autopen machines to recreate signatures have existed since Thomas Jefferson began using one in 1804. This graceful robotic mannequin used to...
Crime HQ
December 30 2014

But First, Let Me Take a Shelfie

Don't you hate it when you find yourself with some unexpected free time, but the book you're in the middle of is inconveniently back at home, thus leaving you to try and match like-colored...
Crime HQ
December 23 2014

Have You Ever Been Blocked: Black Mirror’s: “White Christmas”

Have you ever wished it possible to block someone in real life, just like you can on Twitter? You're not the only one. Charlie Booker's notoriously chilling and unsettling Black Mirror...
TerryAmbrose
December 13 2014

Number 7 of the Scams of Christmas: Santa’s Spyware

A few years ago, online security firm McAfee began compiling their 12 holiday cyberscams, including “not-so-merry-mobile apps.” Call these little collections of computer code apps and...
TerryAmbrose
December 8 2014

Number 12 of the Scams of Christmas: Soggy Security

Criminal Element's counting down 12 scams of Christmas, beginning with an issue that can open every electronic device to hackers: soggy security. 'Tis the season for good little hackers...
CToohey
June 24 2014

Prized, But Not Necessarily Prizes: The Strange Plight of the Hot and Busted

A tumblr specializing only in mugshots of hotties? Why yes, of course there is: Hot & Busted brings you all the miscreant man-candy (and, um, other specimens) you can feast upon with your eyes....
ThomasPluck
June 19 2014

The Dirty, Criminal Past of Grand Central Terminal

“Meet me by the clock.” For generations of New Yorkers that’s been a not-so-secret code leading to a rendezvous point in one of the most highly traveled buildings in the City,...
Crime HQ
May 27 2014

Have My Drone Walk the Dog

Obviously, it's a wonderfully-tempered dog, obviously, not everyone has a drone... but enough with the caveats and concerns about pooper-scooping, because finally, thanks to Jeff Myers, something...
JoeBrosnan
May 16 2014

Strategic Bathroom Breaks: The Wonder of RunPee

Whenever I go to the movies, I always run into the same catch 22. I know I'll be thirsty during the film, but I also know that if I buy a drink, I'll have to pee, and that leaves me with two...
DirkRobertson
May 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Border War by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born

Border War by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born is the suspenseful thriller about the struggles of FBI Special Agent Tom Erikson after a questionable shootout on the Mexican border leads to his reassignment...
dvaleris
May 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman is a Young Adult, tech-savvy romp through Rome where Bec must juggle her job at a fashion magazine, a potential threat to the First Lady, and of course,...
MeghanHarker
April 29 2014

Fresh Meat: XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson

XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson is a futuristic paranormal thriller about a unique young man with high-tech characteristics, who will find himself pursued by the world-enslaving Masters as well as masses of...
Crime HQ
February 25 2014

World Cup 2014 to be Policed by Robots

The 2014 World Cup is set to kick off on Thursday, June 12th in Brazil, and fans who are journeying to the tournament might not be prepared for what they will see: PackBots. The Brazilian government...
Crime HQ
February 11 2014

Bloody Valentine: Robocop Trailer

Yesterday, we talked about the Robocops deployed in traffic intersections in the Congo. Today, we're talking about the Robocop reboot that will be hitting theaters tomorrow—just in time...
Crime HQ
February 10 2014

Real-Life Robocop Deployed Against... Jaywalkers?

In Kinchasa, Congo's capitol, engineers have created giant robot cops to help control traffic in the city's busiest intersections. After the Silicon Valley robo-watchers and the...
nelizadrew
January 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey

Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey is the 17th book in his off-beat, humorous Serge Storms thriller series (available January 28, 2014). Tim Dorsey is back with Tiger Shrimp Tango, another delightfully...
Crime HQ
January 23 2014

Law & Order for Techies: Computers on Law & Order

Are you a super fan of Law & Order? All 456 episodes and 20 years of it? Well one super fan took his obsession to new—and more academic—heights. Jeff Thompson's project started out...
Crime HQ
December 31 2013

Selfie Incrimination for Dummies

When “selfie” was named the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013, did the committee consider the selfie’s ramifications for the world’s dumbest criminals? ’Cause...
Crime HQ
December 30 2013

At Least Half of a Top Internet Hoax of 2013

Thumbelina was a lovely cat from Ottawa, Canada, until this happened. Some said it was a quirk of Google Streetview; others identified her as a new species of “bipedal half-cat.” The Daily...
CToohey
December 18 2013

Low-Rent Robot Police On the Sniff in Silicon Valley

Via the International Business Times: Silicon Valley startup Knightscope has created robots that can replace policemen - and cost just $6.25 (£3.80) an hour to rent. The robots,...
Crime HQ
November 27 2013

Morbid Technoloy: Has Someone Died in Your House?

Using a valid U.S. address (and for a small fee), Died in House instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location, and if so, will try to retrieve who, when,...
CToohey
October 22 2013

Death Watch Counts Down Your Life, Comes in Black

Among many new ventures one can fund on Kickstarter is this one: Tikker is a death watch that collects health questionnaire answers and your current age to let you proudly sport a digital countdown...
Crime HQ
October 9 2013

So Long Mystery Machine, Hello Zombie Mobile

The Walking Dead is turning 10, and in those ten years preparing for a zombie apocalypse has become cool. And some of those cool gadgets have emerged with technology for surviving the zombie apocalypse....
cmorgan
August 30 2013

Not Quite Future Crimes: The Final Moments of Karl Brant

Sure there is crime-predicting software out there. Cameras and computers can monitor a populace with the eventual belief that maybe, just maybe, we will be able to predict crime before it happens....
nelizadrew
July 3 2013

Fresh Meat: Skinner by Charlie Huston

Skinner by Charlie Huston is a futuristic thriller about the intersection of spycraft, technology, and people (available July 9, 2013). Aasif’s parents had a dream for him. Not so unlike millions...
Crime HQ
May 14 2013

Zinng: Snapchats Last While Adele Adventures and World Ends

 Be warned! If you're using social media platform Snapchat, because the photos you send with it are promised to “self-destruct” after a time limit you specify, know that...
cmorgan
May 3 2013

Friday Flicks: The Delightfully Twisted ABE

We've all encountered a robot story of some kind at some point. Or at least we are all aware of the premise. Man creates machine, gives machine life, and then said machine eventually goes about...
Crime HQ
May 1 2013

Is This What They Mean by Unlimited Calling?

We didn’t know Ingrid Susanne Meyer of Cologne, Germany, but we’re betting she was the sort of gal who used to tell her family and friends: “I just can’t live without my cellphone.”...
CToohey
April 29 2013

When Your Heart Stops Beating, You’ll Keep Tweeting

That's the official tagline of a recently launched Twitter app. To be clear, you’re not creating or scheduling them in advance—heck no, that’s old horse-and-buggy stuff. Via...