The New Screen Savers

Apr 7th 2018

The New Screen Savers 151

Early-Warning Earthquake App

QuakeAlert, black hole swarm, Google Home hacks, and more.
Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Category: Help & How To

On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, April 7, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • What if you got an alert before an earthquake hits? The founder of Early Warning Labs talks about their app QuakeAlert. It can give you up to 30 seconds of warning on your smartphone before you feel the shaking.
  • Odds are you know about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Well, there's more! Astrophysicist Chuck Hailey explains how his team found thousands more! 
  • Jason Howell shows us Google Home Hardware Hacks. 
  • It's that time. Megan Morrone shows you how to Spring Cleaning with Tech.
  • Plus we have a WiFi hotspot question in Call for Help, and we answer more in The Mail Bag. 

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