Technology Send Messages Without A Cellular Network

Phone software allows emergency workers to send important info across long distances

Technology This Sensor Can Stamp Out Fire Damage In Shacks and Slums

Early-warning system aims to reduce the damage caused by the spread of flames in urban informal settlements

Home IFTTT Doormat Turns On Gadgets When You Walk In The Door

The SmartMat can be programmed with a number of functions in a 'smart home' setting.

Home Multi-Sensor Security System Alerts Homeowners Via Text

Canary is controlled entirely from mobile devices, allowing homeowners to receive alerts and respond in real-time.

Design Kids Geiger Counter Lets Fukushima Survivors Scan For Radiation

'Peramos' is easy for anyone to use and understand, with LED lights and sounds for quick alerts.

Technology Plug-In Device Turns Older Vehicles Into Smart Cars

'Car Connection' from Audiovox connects to a car’s OBD-II port and enables the owner to receive information about safety and security.

Home App Uses Geo-Fencing To Let Parents Know When Their Kids Are Home From School

AirCover Family Locator is a people-tracking app that lets users receive alerts when family members enter and exit certain areas.

Advertising PSFK's Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from one that prevents texting while driving to a light bulb that's controlled by your phone.

Design Emergency Text Alerts Soon To Hit New York

Government issued texts will automatically update citizens about national security whenever they're in range of certain cell towers.