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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Google’s Idea of Giving Back Is Donating 17,000 Nexus Tablets to Victims of Hurricane Sandy (a Year Later)

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Help is finally here for the victims of Hurricane Sandy: Google is dumping donating 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to those rebuilding from last year’s storm. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that $2.7 million worth of devices will be handed out to places, like to libraries and senior centers, in communities that were struck by Sandy. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Sandy’s Aftermath Turns Wifi Into Water in a Digital Desert

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The waters from Hurricane Sandy have rendered some telecommunications networks about as useful as the rudder on the Titanic. As city-dwellers have begun to seek an internet connection, finding a wifi hotspot has sometimes become almost as important as securing non-perishables and batteries for flashlights.

AllThingsD has collected a good deal of information on where to find wifi in areas where even strong cellphone signals may be in short supply: Read More

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Watch the Weather from the Comfort of Your Bed with Livestream’s #SandyCam

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The wind is already whipping and New Yorkers, having bought up all the bottled water and discount Halloween candy they could find, are ready to hole up in their apartment for the next two days. It’s not like you can hop on the ACE and go check out the scene at the waterfront, since the subway is shut down and all.

Luckily for anyone seeking a little vicarious storm-chasing, there’s Livestream. The startup has installed a camera on the roof of its Chelsea HQ and will be broadcasting the storm’s transit across downtown on what they’ve dubbed #SandyCam.

“We just decided to scramble everybody, and they’ll be working and locking in with food and maybe even sleeping in the office Monday and Tuesday,” Livestream CEO Max Haot told Betabeat. Now that’s dedication. Read More