public safety

RapidSOS and Axon ink deal to give better real-time information to emergency responders

Every time an emergency responder or police officer responds to a 911 dispatch, they enter an unknown terrain. What’s the incident? Who’s involved? Is anyone dangerous or holding a weapon? Is some

Kymeta raises $85.2 million led by Bill Gates to speed growth of its satellite-cellular antenna tech

Global communications startup Kymeta has raised a new $85.2 million funding round, led by Bill Gates. The Redmond-based company has developed a new type of smart, powered, flat-panel antenna that can

FEMA just sent a ‘Presidential Alert’ to millions of U.S. phones

Millions of Americans were sent a “Presidential Alert” to their phones today as a test to simulate a real message from the president in a national emergency. At 2:18pm ET, the Federal Emer

Purdue’s PHADE technology lets cameras ‘talk’ to you

It’s become almost second nature to accept that cameras everywhere — from streets, to museums and shops — are watching you, but now they may be able to communicate with you, as well. New

HazMap wants to be like Pokémon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces

No one wants to be that person who falls in a ditch when they least suspect it. With HazMap, a project that came out of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, you can ensure you’re not that person.

Google Brings Public Alerts To Google Now, Search And Maps In Canada

Google is bringing its Public Alerts system online in Canada today, after previously launching it in the U.S. and expanding it to Japan last month. The launch couldn't be more timely, as Canada is cur

TomTom Traffic Stats: Know Your Traffic Patterns (If You're In Government)

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