Acoustic sensors help cops pinpoint gun fire (video)

Engineers at Mountain View, Calif.-based SST have come up with technology that uses acoustic sensors to help police pinpoint the exactly location of a gunshot as soon has it goes off.

SmartPlanet visited the San Francisco Police Department to see SST's gunfire-detection software in action.

This video first appeared at SmartPlanet under the headline "Acoustics technology alerts police of gun violence."

Crave giveaway: XtremeMac Luna SST alarm clock with speakers

It's getting to be back-to-school time, and you know what that means, parents (besides lost coats, lice, and moldy backpacks). You best not oversleep! This week's prize is here to help rouse you from your slumber so you can get the kiddies off to class in time.

The XtremeMac Luna SST is a dual alarm clock that wakes you via iPhone/iPod music, FM radio, or chime. It has full stereo sound and optional detachable speakers that can be strategically placed for optimal dual-sleeper waking power. It also integrates with XtremeMac's alarm clock app for a more customized waking experience (including a customizable snooze button--yee-haw!).

Normally, the XtremeMac Luna SST would cost you around $130, but you have the chance to get it gratis.

So how do you try to win this week's prize? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please stay awake; there will be a test. … Read more