US gets disaster warnings by SMS

What do people do during disasters? Turn to their mobiles, of course. The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a plan that will see mobile networks used to transmit alerts during disasters or emergencies. The system, called the Commercial Mobile Alert Systems, will see texts sent to mobile users including, presidential alerts, imminent threat alerts and […]


Insuring against the ‘curse’ of the SMS Text News contributor [updated]

It’s struck twice three times recently… (Is there a vehicle in North America not sloshing about with Ewan’s consumer electronics?) the ‘curse’ of the SMS Text News contributor has seperated bloggers from their beloved devices by loss and destruction. And it’s got me thinking – none of my handsets are insured other than any unintended […]