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Out comes the ban hammer

Good grief.

Why is there no longer a single day that goes past without some wowser or whinger calling for the ban of some thing or other.

The last target for the wowsers are smart watches.

Road safety campaigners are calling for a ban on the use of wearable technology, including smartwatches, by drivers.

Smartwatches from high-tech giants Samsung, Sony, Motorola and LG – which can be used for calls, texts and calendar notifications – are for sale in New Zealand. Apple is releasing its Apple Watch here later this year.

Laws banning drivers’ use of phones – with an $80 fine and 20 demerit points – do not cover the use of wearable technology.

Caroline Perry, of road safety charity Brake, said the law should be widened, stating motorists using smart technology on their watches while driving should face the same sanctions.

“A second’s inattention at the wheel can result in tragedy,” she said.

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What do we want?! Compulsory tattoos for all pollies!

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Starting with Len Brown. We could hook it up to a flashing light so though he refuses to even blush at his own antics, at least SOMETHING would go red every time he serves up a fresh helping of bullshit.

I’ll bet he makes a fashion statement immediately, bringing turtle neck sweaters back in fashion.

Tattoos could be about to get a tech makeover. As well as being an outlet for artistic flair, Google wants to explore the idea of an electronic skin tattoo that could embed a microphone and lie detector into a users neck.   Read more »