August 11, 2020

Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

San Francisco (AFP) – Google launched an earthquake alert system in California on Tuesday, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors.The new “ShakeAlert” system, created in collaboration with the US Geological Survey, uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warnings sent to people’s Android phones.”We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed,” principal sof…


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