Who needs Tornado Guard when you can have built-in iOS Earthquake warnings?

by wfgodbold

xkcd has been one-upped by real life! iOS 5 has the capability to link directly to the Japanese early earthquake warning system; with quakes like the one this past March, the epicenter was located such that many Japanese were warned a minute in advance by the early warning system.

This functionality would warn you even if you didn’t happen to be watching TV or listening to the radio.

Assuming it works…


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