Emergency

Google today highlighted a new feature that will bring voice-free emergency service interaction to Pixels and other Android devices. Designed for instances of injury, situations where speaking can present a…

Google is bringing voice-free emergency operator access to Android

Apple this morning announced a new feature in iOS 12 which will automatically share your location with first responders when U.S. users dial 911 using their iPhone. The move is…

iOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone’s location with 911 centers

The Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department is considering a plan to use Uber to transport low priority 911 callers, according to NBC Washington. It’s a horrible idea. Washington’s plan is…

Uber for 911 transport is a horrible idea

In our lives, there will be moments when mere seconds can make the difference between life and death. A fire starts in a home and quickly starts to spread while…

When Seconds Count, RapidSOS Will Be Ready When 911 Isn’t

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate…

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you’re fine or to make…

Microsoft Launches HelpBridge For iOS, Windows Phone And Android, Lets You Alert Friends And Family When Disasters Strike

In the distant future, I envision a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Cannibalism and harsh justice are present in equal amounts, and the only thing more prized than bullets… is batteries. In this…

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911ICE.org takes ICE a step further

8:20 pm PDT • September 8, 2008

Ice, In Case of Emergency is a simple idea that has some far reaching consequences. Conceived by British paramedic Bob Brotchie several years ago, the ICE initiative is simply a…

You could soon be getting text messages from the president about terrible things! Regulators yesterday approved a measure to create an emergency alert system using text messages. Cellphone users would…

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The Safest Thing You'll Read All Day

12:16 pm PST • January 24, 2007

I don’t know about you, but the last time I actually bothered to check a smoke alarm in my home, the battery had died long ago. Usually I just blow…

Emergency Bear gives your kids more than a hug. Emergency Bear gives your kids things he or she will need while running away from the guy in the van that…

where Michael Douglas’s character is stuck in a taxi that has driven off a pier and is submerged underwater. As it quickly fills with water, he remembers a window knob…