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Hammer In Hand Allows Straphangers To Break Windows With Ease

12/13/2013, Commuters know just how dangerous their travels can be if they find themselves in a bus, subway or train that has stopped functioning properly or there’s an absolute emergency, forcing you to leave through a window. Many forms of public transportation...

Man arrested for calling 911 to complain about his broken iPhone

11/11/2011, If you have a problem with your iPhone, there are plenty of outlets for you to find out what’s wrong. You can look it up on the internet, you can ask a friend; you can even take it to the Apple Store and ask one of the people working at the Genius...

Diabetes sensor will alert medical staff during emergencies

08/31/2011, Diabetes is a serious health issue and for those with severe cases, sometimes eating the wrong food will cause them to fall ill, which sometimes can prove to be fatal. This is why scientists at the Swansea University together with a consortium of Welsh...

BMW Crash-Severity Algorithm Analyzes Potential Injuries

06/21/2011, It looks like BMW has been making the news quite a bit lately what with their app that analyzes your driving patterns to help build a better EV of tomorrow and now it looks like thanks to their algorithm that has been built into their cars, whenever a...

iRobots to go where no humans can go in Japan

03/18/2011, iRobot, the robot manufacturer from Bedford, Massachusetts; is sending out a team of four robots into Japan today to help deal with the nuclear crisis that’s currently affecting the country due to the earthquake and tsunami events that took place...

Google Person Finder for 2011 Japan Earthquake

03/11/2011, In light of yesterday and today’s earthquakes in Japan, Google has launched a new version of its Person Finder service to help people locate friends and family who have been caught in the natural disasters. The website is basically a directory and...

2012 Ford Focus calls for an ambulance if you crash

03/01/2011, During Ford’s keynote at CeBIT this year, CEO of Ford, Allan Mulally unveiled a new feature of the upcoming Ford Focus that will launch next year. Called Sync Emergency Assistance, the service will come free with every Ford that has Sync installed....

Softbank and ZTE introduce simple one-button emergency phone

02/09/2011, Despite phones getting more and more powerful, there are still folks who need really simple phones, such as the elderly. Now a new phone from Japan’s Softbank and ZTE is probably as simple as it gets as it only has one button and is designed to call an...

Klipsch S5i Rugged Earphones

02/04/2011, Don’t you just hate it when your earphones drop into the snow, and you accidentally step on them, water enters the speakers and they become unusable for the rest of the trip? Klipsch understands that, and have come up with a solution to the problem....

Emergency Alert Device For The Hearing Impaired

04/14/2010, Folks with hearing ability issues might sometimes fail to notice urgent situations due to the inability to hear an alarm. British designer Sergej Kuckir has designed a useful and innovative device that can help the hearing impaired in emergency...

Wellcore Stylish Mobile Personal Emergency Response System

01/06/2010, [CES 2010] Wellcore, a Silicon Valley-based startup, launched its new Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) with motion detection and advanced pattern recognition, the company claims that its patent-pending technology can distinguish falls...

Emergency services via SMS

09/14/2009, Those living in the UK might soon be able to contact emergency services using nothing but text messages, if ongoing trials prove to be successful. The service will target those who are unable to make normal voice calls to 999 due to a disability, where a...

One Touch 911 Dialer

07/21/2009, In an emergency, quick thinking and the ability to react appropriately is essential especially when lives hang in the balance. Dialing 911 soonest possible could help save somebody, which is why it would be handy to have something like the One Touch 911...