Technology previously used by the military could give fire crews an edge as they battle wildfires. The Wave Relay system, which uses Android devices, enables two-way, real-time voice and video communications, even in remote areas. As CNET's Sumi Das reports, the Prescott, Ariz., fire department, which lost 19 Hot Shot firefighters last year, is testing the technology.
The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.
Researchers are testing a small, unmanned aerial vehicle whose in-flight data is merged with Google Earth images, NOAA weather data, and fire-prediction software.
This tracked monster can spit out 600 gallons of water per minute and take on train wrecks. Just don't step on the hose.
Barnes and Noble is releasing two new tablets for Brits, the 7 and 9-inch Nook HD and Nook HD+.
Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.
At the Innovation Policy Summit at CES, Protect IP and SOPA take center stage, with supporters and opponents squaring off in an opening session.
In a stop along its nationwide tour, the Firefighter Combat Challenge lays out an obstacle course of climbing, pounding, running, and lifting that puts firefighting teams to the test.
Firefighter 360 is an augmented-reality game that lights fires all around you and shows the potential -- and the pitfalls -- of AR
What happens when you mix a fire engine with a 193 mph supercar co-designed by the makers of Gran Turismo? The fastest, coolest emergency vehicle in the world.