IMO was established in 1948 following a UN conference in Geneva to bring the regulation of the safety of shipping into an international framework. Hitherto such international conventions had been initiated piecemeal, notably the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), first adopted in 1914 following the Titanic disaster. Under the name of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), IMO's first task was to update the SOLAS convention; the resulting 1960 convention was subsequently recast and updated in 1974 and it is that convention that has been subsequently modified and updated to adapt to changes in safety requirements and technology.
Google has a new version of our upgrade pick, the $180 Google Nest Doorbell (Wired, 2nd Gen). It has the same 960p resolution of the first generation, but promises improved on-device processing to deliver more detailed images. The doorbell comes in four colors and includes features such as Activity Zones; AI alerts that can distinguish between person, animals, vehicles, and packages; one hour of local recording backup in case of Wi-Fi outages; and three hours of event history that can be upgraded to 30 or 60 days with a Nest Aware subscription. We plan to test it soon. 2b1af7f3a8