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To say that there's been some concern about the Department of Homeland Security's on-again, off-again license plate-tracking initiative is something of an understatement. Despite fresh resistance from the ACLU, the agency is persisting with the project, but has revealed that it will walk back on s...

May 5th 2015 at 1:37pm 0 Comments
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While law enforcement has been using license plate readers to track vehicles for a while, they never formed into a unified network. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security posited a 29-page document about a vehicle-tracking network, but the idea didn't go any further. Until now, that is. The...

January 27th 2015 at 6:24am 0 Comments
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Go easy on the gas, Speed Racer, because Cordon is on its way. Developed by Simicon, this new speed sensor promises to take highway surveillance to new heights of precision. Unlike most photo radar systems, which track only one violator at a time, Simicon's device can simultaneously identify an...

October 31st 2011 at 9:37am 0 Comments
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I love motorcycles. Always have, and I probably always will. I was very excited to see that Blizzard is introducing them in Wrath of the Lich King. I'll probably spec engineering on most of my characters just to make my own little biker gang. Wouldn't it be great to see a guild rolling around l...

July 31st 2008 at 1:50am 0 Comments

It looks like a lot of you TUAW readers have been pimpin' yo ride with Apple vanity plates.After a couple of weeks of waiting for these plate pics -- several readers had to wait for their cars to be detailed before shooting the glamour shot -- TUAW is proud to present this gallery of Apple cultism o...

June 4th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Rather than getting an Apple-themed tattoo, I decided to show my love for all things Mac when I bought a new car last year and applied for vanity plates. The result (above), is also unobtrusive advertising for my consulting firm. A quick Flickr search revealed a number of Apple vanity plates, but I...

May 23rd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In a bid to "stop automotive theft" from occurring so frequently in Malaysia, the Road Transport Department will begin fitting vehicles with RFID-equipped license plates that can be quickly scanned and analyzed by the boys in blue. The plate itself will receive a few minor aesthetic changes, but the...

December 11th 2006 at 12:45pm 0 Comments