hurricane sandy

Weekly mobile wrap: Hurricane and Halloween edition

Hurricane Sandy knocked out power on the East Coast, but it couldn't knock the wind out of the sails of mobile's top competitors. Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8, Google releases its upcoming lineup, Apple is put in time out, and more in…

Phone charging stations pop up around NYC in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of people in New York are still without power, but mobile charging stations are popping up around the city to give those in need an easy and free way to charge their phones.

Hurricane relief, Hitman, and some good old-fashioned USC-bashing in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best in tech from the past week but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past 7 days. Have at it.

Verizon rolls out mobile device charging stations for Sandy victims

Definitely helpful for anyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is providing assistance to the public in the form of emergency communication centers.

After Sandy: Community-minded 11-year-old helps local residents with pop-up Internet cafe

An 11-year-old New Jersey girl is doing her bit to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Lucy Walkowiak has opened a pop-up Internet cafe to enable locals in her flood-hit city to get back in touch with friends and family.

AT&T, T-Mobile partner up to share networks for affected Sandy customers

Those having trouble finding signal in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will be glad to know their coverage is now temporary expanded thanks to a T-Mobile/AT&T partnership.

Hurricane Sandy brings down Call of Duty, Guitar Hero online multiplayer

Data centers in the American northeast were affected by Hurricane Sandy as well, with facilities flooded and lacking power. A number of Activision games, including entries in the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero series, have been taken offline…

State of the Web: How Hurricane Sandy made me a believer

The destructive winds of Hurricane Sandy blew away more than just trees and buildings — it swept away my foolish notion that the Web is nothing more than a great place to find cute pictures of cats. It's a vital utility capable of saving…

No Internet? No problem! SMS your way back to the Web

As Hurricane Sandy continues to ravage the East Coast, many are without power or Internet access - but if you've got a phone (and any phone with a text messaging plan will do), here are a handful of sites you can access via SMS to document…

Hurricane Sandy: Google adds power outage info to crisis response map

Google has assembled a crisis response map providing the latest information regarding Hurricane Sandy, which is forecast to hit the East Coast of the US on Monday.

Hurricane Sandy by the social media numbers

For those lucky enough to sustain electrical power and Internet connection, social media was definitely the place to be for updates on the latest Hurricane Sandy developments.

New York City’s Hurricane Sandy images go viral on Instagram, Twitter

Trapped inside their homes, people flocked to Instagram and Twitter to share their perspectives of how Hurricane Sandy was affecting them. Here, we illustrate the story based on the most shared and liked photos.