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Siri summons Coast Guard to save sick girl from Harvey flooding

September 4th, 2017

Most of us will (hopefully) never be in a situation where we have to rely on virtual assistant to save the lives of our entire family, but if that unfortunate circumstance ever does arrive, it’s nice to know that Siri can step up to the plate. 14-year-old Tyler Frank found herself and her family stranded …

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News crew saves driver’s life in Hurricane Harvey flood

August 28th, 2017

News crews covering natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey have the tricky task of reporting on the event as it unfolds while also doing their best to remain safe themselves. Brandi Smith of KHOU, a Houston CBS affiliate, found herself doing both of those things and more when her crew spotted a stranded truck driver trapped …

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Drones provide a depressing look at Hurricane Harvey’s devastation

August 28th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey struck Texas this past weekend, making landfall early Saturday and leaving a path of utter devastation in its wake. For those of us unable to witness the storm’s impact firsthand, it can be difficult to fully understand how widespread and overwhelming the disaster truly is. Thanks to modern drone technology, hobbyist pilots have …

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How a wireless network prepares for Hurricane Harvey

August 25th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey, currently a Category Two hurricane but getting worse, is predicted to make landfall in Texas late Friday or early Saturday. 1.5 million people are under a hurricane warning, residents are being urged to evacuate, and swathes of southern Texas could be “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” the National Weather Service has said.