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Ep. 196: Emergency preparedness tech

What kinds of tech gadgets should you have in your emergency kits? We give you some ideas and take some from the audience.

By February 4, 2010


The Real Deal 196: Emergency preparedness tech (podcast)

What tech is necessary for your emergency kit? We cover some ideas and take some from the audience.

By February 4, 2010


FCC confident about digital-TV preparedness

Officials say they are feeling more positive about the switch to digital TV than they were before the previous deadline thanks to coordinated efforts among different agencies.

By May 13, 2009


Survival 101: Build a mobile preparedness kit

Brad Bostrom, a wilderness expert, describes the must-have items that travelers should throw in their trunks before a road trip. CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari reports from REI in San Francisco.

November 1, 2007


Disaster preparedness: Time is always running out

Just in case you've forgotten why you should be worried, here is a list of reminders and a plea for IT groups to get their act together.

By July 31, 2007


Use Nextdoor to prepare your neighborhood for disaster

The service helps you organize your neighbors into a social network, but sharing emergency-preparedness information customized to your area may require a free site-building service such as Google Sites.

By November 14, 2012


Quake, tsunami test Japan's warning systems

How did Japan's vaunted tech prowess and quake preparedness fare in the 8.9-magnitude quake?

By March 11, 2011


Aircraft fire training at NASA Ames (audio slideshow)

NASA Ames Research Center hosts an emergency preparedness event certifying departments in FAA firefighting procedures.

By October 9, 2010


Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014


Meet Vine, Microsoft's superhero software

Using the same "check-in" philosophy that services like Loopt and Dodgeball pioneered, Microsoft hopes to make a difference in community organizing and emergency preparedness.

By April 28, 2009