You Can Soon Text Message The Police For Help In The U.S.

America’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that all mobile phone service providers enable users to text message 911. The ruling applies to both U.S. wireless carriers and interconnected providers that allow users to send text messages to/from U.S. phone numbers. The Story Of A Painful Police Call Many years ago, the attendants of a…

Facebook Transitioning To Messenger App For Good

Since April, Facebook has been recommending that users use the Facebook Messenger app to chat with friends instead of the main app. The recommendations have become more frequent as Facebook intends to entirely shift messaging functionality over to the Messenger app. Users could still send and receive messages via the main Facebook app, but Facebook has announced…

Genius Creates Wind Simulator For Oculus Rift

A young man named Jake Rye from the University Of Maryland collaborated with a team at Bitcamp to carry out an Oculus Rift modification called the Sixth Dimension Oculus. This technology enables the Oculus Rift user to simulate the experience of wind via the use of three electric fans. While gaming, you can use accessories…

Ever Wanted Night Vision For Your iPhone? Try FLIR

Thermal imaging technology enables you to see heat, cold and warm air leaks, insulation flaws, creatures, through some things, and even temperature differences. A recent FLIR One case for iPhones is one thermal imaging technology that can do this. The device shows you the heat radiated by objects, not the objects themselves. However, this is…

My Ford Fusion Energi Test Drive

Originally published on Cleantechnica. By Nicholas Brown. Ford recently covered my trip to Detroit, Michigan, so that I could attend some of its events and NAIAS. In this first article from the trip, I’ll focus on my test drive of the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi in Michigan, from Dearborn to Detroit. More articles on the NAIAS events…