The Madeleine Brand Show for August 11, 2011

Tech Report with John Moe: texting 9-1-1, Facebook app allows free texting, and superfast plane travels 13,000 mph

If you have an emergency on vacation, or anywhere really, you'll be able to TEXT 9-1-1—and even include photos and video. Speaking of texting, a new Facebook app called Messenger allows you to text your friends for free, without having to know their phone number. Does this mean free, unlimited texting for all? And, this morning a superfast jet launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base, not far from here, on the central coast of California; the new plane could travel from New York to L.A. in 12 minutes.

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