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nicholas anthony
Tiny GPS locating devices Printer Friendly Version
Currently companies sell GPS locating devices for vehicles, so the police know where your car is when it's lost. What if you were able to buy penny size locators for everything you own? You could put them on your bike (or could put it on your lost bike), that canoe that traveled down stream without you, that 10 foot model rocket that caught a huge gust of wind, your dog or cat, your boat, family heirlooms, cell phone, credit card, purse, or even your secret diary that was blown away in the hurricane. The owner could view the location of their possessions from their computer. The chips would be placed on the object and then turned on by an access code from your computer. They would run on very tiny batteries that last a lifetime, since they wouldn't be used much. After the code has been entered, the card would send an automatic signal to the computer whenever the owner wants one.
If the locator were ever taken off, the location of the incident would automatically be sent to your computer. This would be done using a trigger of some sort (like a spring) that once released would automatically send the signal. This would stop a criminal from tricking an individual to the location of the stolen possession. They wouldn't be able to place the locator on a truck at a rest stop, and then take the goods to their nearby home. The owner could take the locator off of an object and place it onto something else, and would have to be turned on again by the access code. The size of these devices depends on technology. Today GPS devices are as small as a baseball. In the future they could be the size of a penny.
Reward: the product. 

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For Thief's Sake! Camera Printer Friendly Version
Car-thiefs are not uncommon these days. And the criminals are usually caught only after some time, by then, your stolen stuff is gone for good.
So, to help police in the investigation, we can have a mini spy camera in the car. Sometimes, the cameras can be seen by the thief and he would most likely bash it up to avoid being recorded. Why not have the camera hidden inside something, say... an ornament or a plush toy. The toy's eyes are made of a one-way glass, which will be seen as a mirror outside the toy, and the lens can be placed behind the glass, in the toy to avoid being seen. Then... the thief's on candid camera!
Reward: Free one of these stuff 

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Glen Smith
 United Kingdom
GPS Camera Printer Friendly Version
I, like many of us today, have a digital camera. Whilst on honeymoon in Paris last year I took plenty of pictures of landmarks and the landscape. These pictures were all timestamped to tell me when they were taken but no information is available to where they were taken.
I think adding an additional dimension to the camera's capabilities of a built in GPS system to store the location, direction and possibly the pitch also will add more life to the pictures. This info could be linked to a map application to give you pinpoints of where you went and when and link to the pictures. Who knows, in future it may be possible to build a 3D map using this technique.
Reward: Yes please 

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