Your iPhone Will Soon Send Your Exact Location to First Responders When You Call 911

iPhones will soon automatically share your location with first responders when you call 911, thanks to a new partnership between Apple and startup RapidSOS. Under the new system, iPhones will send their exact location to a RapidSOS dispatcher, which will then forward the coordinates to local emergency response centers. That should make it easier for […]

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The World Health Organization Now Considers ‘Gaming Disorder’ a Unique Mental Health Condition

GENEVA — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of many parents but led some critics to warn that […]

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Japanese researchers made a flying snake robot that fights fires

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry’s top tech writers. This week’s pick is a fire-fighting robot. “Fires have an unfortunate habit of happening in places that aren’t necessarily easy to reach,” putting firefighters in lethal danger, said Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum. That’s led Japanese researchers to design […]

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