Emergencyservices

07.19.17
Apple could let you discreetly call 911 with your fingerprint
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Apple could let you discreetly call 911 with your fingerprint

An Apple patent describes tech that lets you 'invisibly' call the police.

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04.05.17
Waze's traffic data could help emergency services save lives
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Waze's traffic data could help emergency services save lives

It's teamed up with Europe's Emergency Number Association to help it detect and respond to incidents in real-time.

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08.27.14
Hail nearby medics with the GoodSAM smartphone app
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Hail nearby medics with the GoodSAM smartphone app

In a serious medical emergency, action in the first few minutes can be key to a positive outcome....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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