Seattle Seahawks win causes an EARTHQUAKE

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We can't claim to understand this weird American egg-ball game, but we can appreciate the reaction. Last night when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers by 28 to 22, the fan reaction literally caused an earthquake in the stadium. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has placed seismographs around the stadium and recorded the…

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Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

James O'Malley Internet Of Things, Wearables, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years - and what's amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we're able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company…

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Japanese technology industry may take months to recover from quake damage

ShinyJess Computers, Features, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

The disaster in Japan is wreaking havoc with industrial manufacturing and supply, with reports from technology companies suggesting it will take months to get back on track. Japan manufactures around 15% of the technology that goes into our gadgets,…

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Games publishers rally together to help Japanese earthquake relief cause

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

A number of Japanese games publishers have pledged their support for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami tragedy currently devastating their homeland. From straight donations to charitable downloads, the whole Japanese gaming community looks set to chip in. Sony…

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Japanese mobile phone users could receive earthquake warnings

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mobile.pngJapan’s two largest mobile phone operators—NTT DoCoMo and KDDI—have said that they are jointly working on an earthquake early warning system for their customers.

The Japanese meteorological agency has developed a system whereby earthquakes can be detected several seconds before the main tremor strikes, by measuring underground tremors and estimating their intensity.

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