Dinerotaxi.com – Manuel Torino @manutorino


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Dos amigos crearon una app para que conseguir un vehículo no sea una odisea.

 “¡Taxi!” El clásico grito a mano levantada en las calles porteñas corre riesgo de entrar en la lista de costumbres argentinas en desuso por la irrupción de las nuevas tecnologías. A la proliferación de servicios de radio-llamada, ahora, aparecen nuevas formas de pedir un taxi en Buenos Aires. Conocedor de la idiosincrasia del mundo negro y amarillo por ser tercera generación de una familia vinculada al negocio de los taxis, Matías Biglieri (28) creó, junto a Federico Scaduto (28), Dinerotaxi.com, una aplicación para smartphones a la que presentan como “la evolución del sistema de radio taxi”.

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“Sólo se necesita bajar la aplicación para que, de manera rápida y segura, enviemos el taxi al lugar donde uno está. A través de un celular o smartphone, localizamos la ubicación del usuario y le mandamos el taxi más cercano”, explican los emprendedores, ambos, expertos en sistemas y desarrollo de software, que se conocieron trabajando en Telecom. “Es fácil: en dos clicks, uno tiene un auto esperándolo. Y, además, le mandamos la información del chofer y del móvil”, agregan.

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¡Taxi! Matías Biglieri, uno de los emprendedores detrás de la app.

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into An Emergency Kit | by Michael Soenen


 

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Michael Soenen is the chairman and CEO of EmergencyLink, a free medical ID network which makes it easy for anyone to be prepared for an emergency. Follow the company@EmergencyLink.

Technology can help you find a restaurant, locate a parking spot, and even get you a date. But how can mobile appsimpact the more crucial aspects of a person’s life, like safety and well being?

While apps can’t replace your doctor or local police, there are many that can make a major difference in an emergency. Here are nine that will help you prepare for, react to, and report such situations.

Prepare

Emergency preparedness isn’t just about extra batteries and jugs of drinking water. It’s about making sure you have access to the right information when you need it most. The following apps allow you to prepare for emergencies before they occur.

  • pMonitor: pMonitor lets parents use location alerts to, for example, know when a child arrives at school or is headed home. Users can create alerts for potentially dangerous situations as well. So if you have an elderly parent, you can set an alert that will ping you if that person happens to fall. In other words, this app will let you know whenever a loved one is in a bad situation so that you can respond.
  • Pocket First Aid and CPR: This app is useful to keep in your phone as a CPR tutorial. It can’t replace a certification, but it does offer best-practice reminders on how to properly administer this life-saving technique. It can be particularly useful to have a mobile app to walk you through the steps during a crisis when it’s easy to seize up.
  • Safety NET: This app is great for an elderly parent or a disabled loved one, as it monitors for things like falls or collisions. It then automatically alerts a previously selected emergency contact to call for help.

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USB stick with anti-terror training found outside police station

Superintendent Bryan Lawton, of GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch, told the Press Association: “We are aware of an article relating to the finding of a memory stick belonging to GMP by a member of the public.

“We are currently looking into who this device belongs to, what information is contained on it and the circumstances surrounding its loss.”

Data security firm Check Point said the incident emphasises the wider problem of poor portable data storage practices among many corporates.

Terry Greer-King, Check Point’s UK managing director, said: “This incident shows yet again why data on USB drives must always be encrypted. Guidelines to staff, and security policies don’t stop devices being lost or misplaced, and these simple accidents and human errors will turn into real problems if data isn’t protected.

“Companies should ensure all data copied to USB sticks and CDs is automatically encrypted, and the use of all non-authorised devices controlled.” ®


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By John Leyden

A memory stick containing anti-terror training manuals and other sensitive material was reportedly found on a street outside a Manchester police station.

The Greater Manchester Police-branded stick, which also held personnel files, was found by an unnamed businessman outside a cop shop in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, the Daily Star on Sunday reports.

The device was branded with the GMP POTU initials of the Greater Manchester Police Public Order Training Unit and contained 2,000 files including some produced by the National Police Improvement Agency about counter-terrorism tactics. Names and ranks of officers were also found on the reportedly unencrypted device after its finder plugged it into his PC. Leer más “USB stick with anti-terror training found outside police station”

Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World, Welcome Big Brother

We’ve all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s dystopian future, when the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here–I’ve seen it myself. And it’s seen me–and scanned my irises.

Announced today, biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create “the most secure city in the world,” according to the company. In a partnership with Leon, one of the largest cities in Mexico with a population of more than 1 million, GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners that will help law enforcement–and soon marketers–revolutionize the way we live.


BY Austin Carr

We’ve all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s dystopian future, when the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here–I’ve seen it myself. And it’s seen me–and scanned my irises.

Announced today, biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create “the most secure city in the world,” according to the company. In a partnership with Leon, one of the largest cities in Mexico with a population of more than 1 million, GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners that will help law enforcement–and soon marketers–revolutionize the way we live. Leer más “Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World, Welcome Big Brother”

Man Stabs Himself To Avoid Working Shift At Blockbuster Video


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While most people in America are desperate for any job they can get their hands on, one man decided to do whatever it takes to avoid working a shift at Blockbuster Video:

Denver Post (via Take A Report): A 29-year-old man who claimed he was attacked and stabbed by three people – skinheads or Hispanic males – confessed Monday night that he stabbed himself because he didn’t want to go to work, Edgewater Police said today.

The man, Aaron Siebers, walked into his employer, the Blockbuster Video store at 1921 Sheridan about 6:30 p.m. Monday, and reported the attack. He said the trio was dressed in black. Siebers, of Denver, had a deep stab wound to the lower leg plus several superficial knife wounds, according to Steve Davis, spokesman for the Edgewater Police Department.

After Siebers was released from the hospital, detectives again questioned him. They confronted him with the evidence from the surveillance cameras and his changing stories about who attacked him, said Davis. At that point, Siebers confessed and told them he stabbed himself because he didn’t want to go to work, said the police spokesman.

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