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11.11.16
Facebook has plans for an always-on Safety Check hub
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Facebook has plans for an always-on Safety Check hub

Its algorithms will bring together safety reports, articles, live video and other important information.

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10.03.12
Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
10.03.12

Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)

We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellul...

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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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01.25.12
Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry
01.25.12

Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry

You can't deny that Google often hands out marvelous tools for the masses to utilize (yes, some ca...

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12.13.11
Google's new Street View feature provides eerie glimpse of post-tsunami Japan
12.13.11

Google's new Street View feature provides eerie glimpse of post-tsunami Japan

Google has put the devastation of March's Japanese tsunami in hauntingly stark relief, with the...

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10.24.11
Google launches Person Finder app following earthquake in Turkey
10.24.11

Google launches Person Finder app following earthquake in Turkey

In the wake of yesterday's devastating earthquake in Turkey, Google has launched a specialized Pe...

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09.09.11
LightSquared faces Congressional hearing over proposed 4G network, submits revised plan
09.09.11

LightSquared faces Congressional hearing over proposed 4G network, submits revised plan

The LightSquared Express rolled in to Washington yesterday, where the House Committee on Science,...

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06.16.11
Parrot AR.Drone floats into damaged New Zealand cathedral, returns with haunting video
06.16.11

Parrot AR.Drone floats into damaged New Zealand cathedral, returns with haunting video

Whenever disaster strikes, robots are among the first to scope out the damage. Rarely, however,...

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