Live Video Chat Could Soon Replace The 911 Call

Live Video Chat Could Soon Replace The 911 Call

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israelis can now use their smartphones to make live video distress calls to emergency responders, a first-of-its-kind service that, if successful, could set a new standard for countries around the world. Video chats, texting and location detection may be humdrum features for today’s smartphone user, but they remain a puzzle to […]

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How To Predict The Next Plant Disease Epidemic

How To Predict The Next Plant Disease Epidemic

Britain was once full of elm trees. But the introduction of a microscopic fungus in the 20th century changed all of that. Over the course of two epidemics, 60m elms were lost, landscapes were irreversible changed and ecosystems altered forever. Since then, UK forests have faced an onslaught of new invasions. These include Phytophthora ramorum, […]

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Talking To Our Computers Is Changing Who We Are

Talking To Our Computers Is Changing Who We Are

We’re talking to our technology more and more every day.  On Wednesday, Google introduced its new personal assistant, Google Home, which will listen to your voice and provide information on demand, much like the popular Amazon Echo. It’s just the latest in technology that’s always listening and talking back. Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana have been […]

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One Surprising Tool Every Wedding Planner Should Have

One Surprising Tool Every Wedding Planner Should Have

In 2016, it’s surprisingly easy to plan a wedding in virtual reality. Over the weekend, I visited a handful of wedding venues in Atlanta, Georgia. Smartphone in hand, I took a couple of special photographs and was ready to transport friends and colleagues to those venues on Monday. It was a lot better than showing […]

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