A computer generated image of a home icon with circuits branching out from it. The icon and circuitry are red and are placed over a black background.

Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Dark Side of Smart Homes

If you’ve been in the market for a new home appliance, you already know that it is becoming increasingly difficult […]

Douglas Wood - September 18, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Gunshot Detectors

In the late 80s and early 90s, the US saw a spike in gun-related deaths—historically, until 2021, this had been […]

Douglas Wood - August 28, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Players in the Moon Race

On August 11, 2023, Russia launched its unmanned Luna 25 mission to the moon, hoping to make a soft landing […]

Douglas Wood - August 18, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Stingrays & Cell Tower Simulators

The world of technology seems to be ever-expanding and advancing, but it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse. […]

Douglas Wood - August 14, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Early Signs of a Killer

Often times when the FBI is looking for a serial killer, they will begin building a criminal profile to help […]

Douglas Wood - July 17, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Signal & End-to-End Encryption

Anyone who uses the internet leaves a digital footprint. Each footprint can be an unwanted intrusion into your private life.  […]

Douglas Wood - July 3, 2023

The Shakespeare Killer

My newest novel, The Shakespeare Killer, is officially out! A sequel to Blood on the Bayou, my latest thriller continues […]

Douglas Wood - June 19, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Common Traits of a Killer

In the world of true crime and crime fiction, it’s a cause for celebration when a notorious killer is caught—such […]

Douglas Wood - June 5, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Does Criminal Profiling Work?

Last week I discussed what criminal profiling is and its history, particularly related to the FBI and how it is […]

Douglas Wood - May 22, 2023
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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Criminal Profiling

Crime fascinates many people, especially when it’s violent. For some, this is because it’s difficult to understand what compels someone […]

Douglas Wood - May 8, 2023