Emergency

07.17.14
Get emergency iPhone-to-iPhone connections with GoTenna
07.17.14

Get emergency iPhone-to-iPhone connections with GoTenna

In October of 2012, a huge swath of the northeastern US got smacked by Hurricane Sandy. Adding to...

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07.11.14
90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info
07.11.14

90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info

Data pulled from a recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals that an overwhelming majority...

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07.08.14
Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button
07.08.14

Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button

You know how establishments have hidden emergency buttons to call the police? There's a new device...

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07.03.14
Daily App: ActivBeacon offers to call for help if you have a sports injury
07.03.14

Daily App: ActivBeacon offers to call for help if you have a sports injury

ActivBeacon is an interesting idea for active people who fall down and need assistance. Using the bu...

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06.04.14
Virtual reality training for rescuers may save your life in a crisis
06.04.14

Virtual reality training for rescuers may save your life in a crisis

While some soldiers have virtual reality training to familiarize themselves with the battlefield,...

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05.30.14
Emergensee is a security system in your hand
05.30.14

Emergensee is a security system in your hand

I remember walking around my college campus late at night, not long after campuses had begun to in...

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05.15.14
Now you can text 911... just not from everywhere
05.15.14

Now you can text 911... just not from everywhere

Text-to-911 became available in select markets today. As the name implies, the service allows you...

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05.13.14
Motorola's smartphones can now alert your close contacts in an emergency
05.13.14

Motorola's smartphones can now alert your close contacts in an emergency

You'll usually want to call emergency services if you're in truly dire straits, but the odds are t...

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05.05.14
AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response
05.05.14

AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response

AT&T wants to put its old copper-based telephone networks to rest and start testing its next-g...

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