Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

AMD’s RX Vega has hit the market, but it isn’t the knockout blow that AMD fans were hoping for.

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/pilotless-planes-no-thanks-say-more-than-half-travelers.html

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Powerful aircraft from around the world impress at UK military airshow

Stunning aircraft from around the world were on display at the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England.

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AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood

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AMD’s Threadripper has a surprise underneath its IHS — and we’re just not referring to the company’s decision to use solder instead of thermal paste.

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Afghan girls compete in robotics contest after finally arriving in US

The Afghan girls who originally were denied entry into the United States for a robotics contest made it to the competition in time — and received an award for courageous achievement.

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NASA just showed off how it would help save the planet from 'possible life-threatening' asteroids

NASA has released video and simulations of how it would try to save the planet if a “life-threatening asteroid” were on course to collide with the Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/nasa-just-showed-off-how-it-would-help-save-planet-from-possible-life-threatening-asteroids.html

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

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Researchers say they've found lost wonder of the world

They were considered the eighth natural wonder of the world and the greatest tourist attraction in the Southern Hemisphere in the mid-1800s—and then they were gone: The Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana in New Zealand’s North Island spellbound visitors until June 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted, wiping the silica sinter (a kind of quartz) formations off the map.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/researchers-say-theyve-found-lost-wonder-world.html

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NASA reschedules plan to create artificial clouds on East Coast, will do it tonight

If you were one of the many who diligently tuned in to watch NASA’s fancy cloud-building canisters deploy from its rocket and create a bunch of colorful wisps in the atmosphere, you were undoubtedly disappointed to learn that nature’s own clouds had ruined the party.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/nasa-reschedules-plan-to-create-artificial-clouds-on-east-coast-will-do-it-tonight.html

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Google is trying to stop drones from crashing into each other

If we’re ever to live in a world where drones buzz around delivering stuff, we’re going to need a powerful system to manage all of those unmanned aerial vehicles in the sky. Alphabet is building one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/google-is-trying-to-stop-drones-from-crashing-into-each-other.html

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Researchers find mysterious wooden pagan circles are actually 800 years older than Stonehenge

Thought Stonehenge was our oldest relic?Think again.Mysterious religious rituals were happening WAY before the stone circle was assembled, in a lesser-known prehistoric site some 20 miles down the road in Avebury, Wiltshire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/researchers-find-mysterious-wooden-pagan-circles-are-actually-800-years-older-than-stonehenge.html

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Evidence of World War I battle found in Israel

Students of the Melach Ha-Aretz preparatory program who were part of an archaeological dig found rifle cartridges and shell fragments from World War I in an Israeli city.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/evidence-world-war-battle-found-in-israel.html

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

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