Aug 30, 2017

08/30/2017: Texting 911 for help

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In the event of a natural disaster, sometimes a text can be one of the best ways to reach out for help. On today's show, we'll chat with Trey Forgety from the National Emergency Number Association about the future of emergency dispatch technology. Afterwards, The Verge's Adi Robertson joins us to discuss Google's new ARCore platform, which will allow you to build augmented reality apps and experiences into smartphones without the need to use extra hardware. 

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Barely anyone used text-to-911 during Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017
Only a handful of texts were sent to 911.
A Sheriff's boat rescues people after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 28, 2017.
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In the event of a natural disaster, sometimes a text can be one of the best ways to reach out for help. On today’s show, we’ll chat with Trey Forgety from the National Emergency Number Association about the future of emergency dispatch technology. Afterwards, The Verge’s Adi Robertson joins us to discuss Google’s new ARCore platform, which will allow you to build augmented reality apps and experiences into smartphones without the need to use extra hardware. 

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