Urban Tech Geek


How to Keep Your Activity Tracking Data Private

Americans are becoming obsessed with tracking their activities. A growing number of people track all types of activities from their runs to their toilet breaks. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, 60 percent of Americans now regularly track their weight, diet or exercise activity. A report by […]


LAPD’s Growing Use of Surveillance State Technology

With the recent protest in Ferguson, MO over the shooting of Michael Brown and the heavy handed response of the Ferguson police department, bringing out mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP), tear gas, snipers, and camouflaged dressed cops, much focus has been put on the militarization of the police force. Los […]


Los Angeles Police Department Rolling Out Crime Predicting Software

Today’s police officers are getting real excited at the prospect of new law enforcement toys that will be in their hands in the near future. For example, there are the drones that will soon be available to help chase criminals down and then there’s that really cool, and slightly disturbing, […]


No More Hunting for Downtown LA Parking

If you work in downtown LA or you go there frequently for sports events, concerts or shopping, your parking experience just got easier. Source: laexpresspark.org On May 21, 2012, a one-year pilot program called LA Express Park™ was launched in downtown LA by LADOT. It uses real-time wireless technology to […]