#TechTuesday with CNET’s Bridget Carey: iPhones will soon share your exact location with 911

FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a dispatcher works at a desk station with a variety of screens used by those who take 911 emergency calls in Roswell, Ga. Apple is trying drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane, File)

It’s #TechTuesday, so that can only mean one thing. CNET’s Bridget Carey is on the hotline! Every Tuesday, Bridget joins Bill and Wendy over the phone to share the latest in tech news. This week, Bill and Harry Teinowitz talk to Bridget about Apple’s newest iOS 12 feature! Apple has just announced that starting later this year with iOS 12, iPhones will automatically share precise location data with first responders during 911 calls in the U.S., helping to reduce emergency response times. They also talk about ‘JPEG XL,’ a format that supposedly reduces photo file sizes by at least 60-percent, live video streaming for sports, and more. 

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