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Free app to find safe places in the UK

Launched in the fall of 2017, the app is aimed at supporting people with learning disabilities find safe places in cities. A few players in the city of Nottingham helped launch the app, which is part of a larger network of cities and towns with safe places listed on...

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App helping real-estate agents stay safe

Forewarn is a relatively new mobile app that aims to deter crimes against real estate agents. Agents can enter their potential client's phone number and get an instant background check. The app claims that they can look into about 80 percent of callers and check into...

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Tokyo named safest city in the world

In the Economist's latest report on city safety, Safe Cities Index 2017, Tokyo has claimed the top spot. Covering 60 cities, the Economist ranks cities on a number of issues crucial for keeping citizens safe. Part of Tokyo's landing in the top spot may have to do with...

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Waze’s Real-Time Emergency Service Alerts

Drivers and passengers can now get incident locations and warnings when firefighterss, police, and EMS are on the scene and reroute their trip. Waze, the France-based navigation company has partnered with HAAS Alert to offer this service to their application's users....

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Ford Launches “Smart Benches” for Cities

In London and your battery or data ran out? Not to worry, Ford's smart benches are there to help. There have recently been some solar powered trees in France launched as charging and WiFi stations and now Ford is getting in on the smart city charging station action as...

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Dubai’s drone taxis

The first test of a drone taxi service in Dubai has officially taken place. The test was only for a 5-minute flight and it had been tested before in Germany, but a crown prince was on-hand, showing that there are high hopes for the technology in the country. The drone...

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Smart City Project in Lisbon in Partnership With NEC

The historic Portuguese capital has entered into a partnership with NEC to accomplish a new smart city project. With this smart city project, both parties hope to improve the city’s services and ultimately improve citizens’ quality of life. NEC wants to use its Cloud...

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