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TaserCam

http://www.taser.com/products/on-officer-video/taser-cam

Courtesy: Taser

Courtesy: Taser

"The TASER CAM™ law enforcement video recorder offers increased accountability - not just for police officers, but for the people they arrest. Without video, it can be the officer's word against the suspect's word. Now with the TASER CAM recorder, every potential TASER X26 deployment can be documented with full audio and camera video."

Dashcams and Accidents

When I went to ISTAS12 in Singapore almost every other taxi I entered had a dashcam. Here is why.

"The most horrifying car crash ever caught on film? Dash camera captures moment Ferrari hits taxi at high speed killing three. Both drivers and a passenger died in the high-speed smash in Singapore."

Courtesy: YouTube

Courtesy: YouTube

"Police gave no official estimate as to how fast the Ferrari was moving, but the extremely high speed of the collision is plain to see from the video."

Source here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147513/Dash-camera-captures-horrific-fatal-crash-rare-Ferrari-hurtles-taxi.htm

In Russia dashcams have also proliferated in protecting oneself while on the road. Note- dashcams will NOT save your life, but they might make life after an accident easier as you might have primary evidence in clearing yourself of being "at fault".

See this story.

Courtesy: DOD Product

Courtesy: DOD Product

"It’s not all the fault of the elements, though. Corruption is rampant in the Russian Federation, and that’s led most motorists to take matters into their own hands. It’s not uncommon for a driver to be pulled over by the notorious Russian Highway Patrol (GAI) and harassed into paying a bribe. Dash cams afford at least a little protection from baseless accusations.
Lax law enforcement has also made is easier for organized crime to make millions from insurance scams. It’s a straightforward racket — crashes can be staged, or already damaged cars presented as evidence of a crash that never even occurred. The perpetrators can certainly produce witnesses that corroborate their version of events."" 

The following video is of a real-life event. Thankfully no one was seriously injured to my knowledge which is the only reason I am presenting the recording here.

CAMERing

CAMERing Takes Stealthy Photography to the Next Level

People have been obsessed with stealthy gadgets even before James Bond came along. So it was to be expected that interest in these gadgets would soar when he finally did hit the big screen with all the ingenious stuff that Q supplied him with. Pens with video recorders, glasses with homing devices, and guns that only fire if the right person is holding it? Yeah, we’ve seen them all. 

But another one to add to the list is the CAMERing. I think its name pretty much says it all, really, since it’s basically a ring with a camera cleverly embedded into it.

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Lifelogging

[...In practice, total-capture systems have been used by only a small number of people (often those with direct investment in the technology), and lifelogging infrastructures [11, 12] are not in widespread use.

While Gordon Bell of Microsoft [2] and Steve Mann of the University of Toronto [18] have both “lived the vision” by recording many aspects of their everyday lives, they are unusual in the extreme extent of their engagement with lifelogging. Otherwise, there are few instances of full-fledged use of total capture. ]

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