Eco disaster redistributes tech to those in need

Rogue Hurricane Sandy volunteers are redistributing wealth
By Liat Clark, wired.co.uk

Politics

New York­ers weary of urban inequal­i­ty have taken it upon them­selves to pil­fer equip­ment from lux­u­ry devel­op­ment sites in the after­math of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, and redis­trib­ute it to those in need. The group is oper­at­ing…

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Why Cell Phones Went Dead After Hurricane Sandy

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Editorials, bloomberg.com

After Hur­ri­cane Sandy, sur­vivors need­ed, in addi­tion to safe­ty and power, the abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate. Yet in parts of New York City, mobile com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices were knocked out for days.

The prob­lem? The com­pa­nies that…

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Why Cell Phones Went Dead After Hurricane Sandy

Nokero Sunray solar charger saved my life

How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy
Jill Fehrenbacher, inhabitat.com

When Hur­ri­cane Sandy hit last week, and the power in my lower Man­hat­tan apart­ment went out, my first thought, as I dug around for can­dles and LED lamps was “Well this will be a fun lit­tle off-grid adven­ture!” I naive­ly har­bored some…

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