78 Alerts From the Technology Tag


To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: oos E-Newsletter #512

An interesting phenomenon is being reported by some members. Police officers approaching their vehicles during routine traffic stops are asking an opening question different than the traditional, “Do you know why I stopped you?” Rather, in this day of rising popularity of dashcams and the ubiquitous presence of smartphones, the opening query is just as […]

Can the Proverbial Pothole Problem be Disrupted?: oos E-Newsletter #493

Nothing worse than hitting a pothole you can’t avoid on the road. Not only is it jarring and disruptive to your driving but it can also damage your car. AAA reports that American drivers pay an estimated $3 billion per year to repair cars damaged by potholes. AAA Manager of Technical Services Michael Calkins said […]

A License Plate to Remember Part 2—Your Comments: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #492

The Oostwestthuisbest received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE. Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author. I enjoyed reading today’s oos Weekly E-Newsletter. Another topic that has hit several people I have worked […]

MA Inspection Station Cameras Spy on More Than Just License Plates: oos E-Newsletter #487

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog. Since October 1, 2017, Massachusetts vehicle inspection sticker stations have each been required to purchase five cameras to record vehicles in real-time. The new system called ‘Mass Vehicle Check‘ (MVC) requires inspectors and stations to spend between $5,710.00 – $8.141.00 dollars on government-approved surveillance gear. Forcing vehicle inspection stations to pay […]

On the Road to Ten: oos E-Newsletter #486

Sunday December 30, 2018. While most of us will be in the midst of holiday season preparations, for the oos it will mark a momentous occasion for another reason. On that date─unless this notice just jinxed it─we will be publishing Issue #520, marking ten years of uninterrupted home delivery of weekly oos e-newsletters. The range […]