Tech Talk (Page 5)

Read blog posts from the Canadian Red Cross about how technology is transforming how we work

Filter Posts by Topic

 

Latest Posts

Tech Talk: The future of First Aid may be in your phone

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone, it is really amazing to think about all of the innovation in mobile phone technology and how it impacts our health, provides life-saving information, and provides information in a disaster or ...

Tech Talk: Rethinking the map to predict pandemics

Spring break is rapidly approaching in many provinces, and for some families, that means air travel. Visions of sand, surf and sun abound, but what are you inadvertently bringing home from vacation? Scientists who study epidemics have long known t...

Tech Talk: Tweet to donate?

Last week, American Express announced its plan to offer customers a service that would allow them to sync their credit card to make purchases directly on Twitter simply by using hashtags. That’s right. One-tweet shopping is just around the corner. Yo...

Tech Talk: Feeling the flu? There's an app for that! 



With the early onset of flu season this year, many Canadians' immune systems have been caught off guard. So what does the technologically-inclined Red Crosser do when they feel the onset of flu symptoms? When chicken soup won't cut it (and when you a...

Tech Talk: How technology can predict disease outbreaks

Have you ever searched the Internet for symptoms or remedies for a suspected illness like a cold or flu? You aren't alone, according to Google. Millions of people around the world search for health information online and certain search terms tend...

Tech Talk: Breakout year for social media in emergencies

Social media isn’t new anymore, but the ways in which it can be used both by the public and officials during emergencies are evolving quickly. In 2012, our own Canadian Red Cross survey about social media use in disasters demonstrated that it’s a ...

Tech Talk: How communities are recovering from Sandy

Communities affected by Hurricane Sandy are devising ingenious ways to help each other recover from the storm that has left thousands without power and struggling to return to their normal routines.  The New York tech community has come together...

Photo of the Day: Using fire to charge mobile phones

With thousands of residents in New York and New Jersey left without power following last week's storm, an innovative company from New York took to the streets to set up charging stations. For those left without electricity, mobile phones are one ...

Canadian Red Cross News

Sign up for monthly email updates from redcross.ca.


About The Blog

The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

Blog Archives