Emergencyservices

03.12.13
France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)
03.12.13

France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)

You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional...

By J. Fingas,   03.12.13
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08.30.12
Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations
08.30.12

Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations

Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive rep...

By J. Rigg,   08.30.12
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08.11.12
SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite
08.11.12

SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite

Cellphones are pretty good for calling 911, or letting your family know where you are, but if you...

By Mel Martin,   08.11.12
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05.23.12
Delorme's inReach two-way satellite communicator gets iOS support, sends iPhone texts from Timbuktu (video)
05.23.12

Delorme's inReach two-way satellite communicator gets iOS support, sends iPhone texts from Timbuktu (video)

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner, you might have been disappointed that the Delorme inReach two-w...

By J. Fingas,   05.23.12
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01.09.12
LG's Mobile DTV tech used in Tweet-TV and emergency alert systems
01.09.12

LG's Mobile DTV tech used in Tweet-TV and emergency alert systems

Among other things, LG is broadening the capabilities of Mobile DTV here at CES, with a social media...

By D. Murph,   01.09.12
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07.21.11
KDDI's Mi-Look watches your elderly parents, treats them like prisoners (video)
07.21.11

KDDI's Mi-Look watches your elderly parents, treats them like prisoners (video)

KDDI's looking out for Japan's elderly, or putting them under house arrest -- it's hard to tell w...

By J. Volpe,   07.21.11
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06.10.11
Government report finds LightSquared's LTE interferes with GPS -- color us surprised
06.10.11

Government report finds LightSquared's LTE interferes with GPS -- color us surprised

No one said bathing the great United States in LTE would be easy, but the hits just keep on coming...

By C. Trout,   06.10.11
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02.25.11
Verizon's dropped 911 calls leave one woman trapped in burning house (video)
02.25.11

Verizon's dropped 911 calls leave one woman trapped in burning house (video)

We're just hearing of a story that makes that 10,000 or so emergency calls that didn't go through o...

By T. Stevens,   02.25.11
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01.28.11
Geolocation app appeals to your inner good samaritan, makes you an amateur EMT
01.28.11

Geolocation app appeals to your inner good samaritan, makes you an amateur EMT

When you go into cardiac arrest, you've got about ten minutes to live if you don't receive medical...

By M. Gorman,   01.28.11
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