18 Apr 2011

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New app shows how risky your life is

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If you've ever wondered how dangerously you are living, then you might be pleased to know there is a new app to tell you.

Fearsquare has been written by researchers at the University of Lincoln and works in conjunction with the popular Foursquare service.

When users check in to various locations such as hotels or cinemas by visiting them, the new app compares the data with crime figures from local police databanks.

It can then work out how many crimes were

03 Sep 2010

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FBI gets serious over Halloween fancy dress

October 31st may be seen as an opportunity to wear Halloween fancy dress and have a lot of fun, but it seems the authorities in the US are taking it quite seriously.

Clay Miller, who manages a costume store in Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Weekly that he recently had the FBI in to issue a warning about cunning criminals wearing disguises such as tribal fancy dress.

"They were telling us that because the economy is so bad right now, a lot of people are robbing banks," he commented.

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