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Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space

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Twitter is leasing more data center space at RagingWire’s 500,000-square-foot campus in Sacramento, Data Center Knowledge reported Friday, attributing its report to “industry sources.” There’s no square-footage figure available, but power use for the expansion is pegged at “more than 20 megawatts.” And so the mystery about Twitter’s infrastructure continues....
Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space

Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks

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Recent blackouts in the U.S. and India should serve as a wake-up call to an increasingly networked world. Power outages are no longer a local problem. Mission-critical websites and data centers are increasingly likely to be located in blackout zones. Today, a local blackout can become a global business catastrophe....
Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks

Researchers develop battery boosting Power Felt, encourages you to sit on your phone

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For whatever reason, researchers have long been stuck on the idea of harnessing the wasted energy potential of the human body. We've seen our nation's brightest try to siphon power off of our spare body heat, our breath and even our blood -- we haven't been able to cast...
Researchers develop battery boosting Power Felt, encourages you to sit on your phone
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Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

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Atlantic City (Photo: Google Maps) Google’s Crisis Response Map for Hurricane Sandy, which has been updated systematically with information about power outages, traffic advisories and emergency shelters in the wake of the storm, has now published satellite imagery illustrating the magnitude of devastation Sandy wrought on coastal communities in New...
Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

Outsourcers Don't Miss a Beat in Face of Massive India Power Outage

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The massive power outages across most of northern India have not affected the software development, back office operations and services work that emanates from the country....
Outsourcers Don't Miss a Beat in Face of Massive India Power Outage

Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries

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The post-hurricane situation for data centers in New York City looked pretty dire Tuesday. Power outages, flooding, and damage to fuel tanks had websites going offline and server hosting companies warning customers to shut down servers. But with generators, fuel deliveries, and a lot of patience, several hosting companies have...
Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries

Nebulous 'cloud computing' term still baffles most Americans

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Clouds over Seattle. Flickr photo via Dan Hershman Geeks like us hear the words “cloud computing” almost every day, using it ourselves to explain a host of different online-based services. But how do folks in the heartland or other less tech-savvy places feel about cloud computing? Well, there’s still a...
Nebulous 'cloud computing' term still baffles most Americans

Use of evoting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy

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Plans to use electronic voting machines in Tuesday's presidential election appear to be largely unaltered in states that were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy....
Use of evoting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy

Kenya's Ushahidi Brings Tech Help Where It's Needed Most

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“If it works in Africa it will work anywhere.” It’s something occasionally said about the mobile market on the continent. It’s something that Juliana Rotich has lived as the head of Ushahidi, a non-profit tech organization born during the chaos of post-election violence in Kenya that has since evolved with...
Kenya's Ushahidi Brings Tech Help Where It's Needed Most

Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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Humanitarian tech accelerator Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is helping to organize six international hackathons this weekend to aid crisis response for the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy. In conjunction with Crisis Commons, hackers, developers and designers are invited to join Crisis Camps in Boston, DC, Oregon, Auckland, Galway , San Francisco...
Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

The 15 Worst Companies For Customer Service

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Some of the industries that Americans depend on most are plagued by bad customer service. Utilities, airlines, and cable companies are among the worst lead, according to the latest results from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. Limited competition and the fact that many customer interactions occur after problems like service interruptions help...
The 15 Worst Companies For Customer Service

Use of e-voting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy

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Plans to use electronic voting machines in Tuesday's presidential election appear to be largely unaltered in states that were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy....
Use of e-voting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy
'Years of work' lost as Hurricane Sandy drowns rat colonies at NYU disease research labs

Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

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Cloud and data backup provider Nirvanix is allowing customers to move their data outside the company's New Jersey data center for free Monday to get out of the path of Hurricane Sandy. The move is one of the first seen by a vendor in response to the powerful weather...
Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

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Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Staying connected to the internet can be a challenge at times, especially...
Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery

How To Make Sure Your Smartphone Will Help You Through The The Hurricane

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In emergencies like the coming storm, your smartphone is like a Swiss army knife--a crucial, multipurpose survival tool. Even if the power goes out, you may be able to get a wireless signal to connect ot the outside world. With expected power outages and evacuations, you'll want to make sure...
How To Make Sure Your Smartphone Will Help You Through The The Hurricane

Kickstarter launches in the UK with hundreds of new projects ready for funding

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Alerting followers on the other side of the Atlantic that it would expand beyond the US earlier in the year, Kickstarter has finally launched in the UK, with hundreds of local projects ready to be funded. With Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc on the east coast of the US, Kickstarter was forced...
Kickstarter launches in the UK with hundreds of new projects ready for funding
The Day After: Surveying the Damage to New York's Tech Community

This stylish rocking chair uses your movement to charge your gadgets

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This story was originally published in Hebrew on Newsgeek.co.il. At the end of each year, Israel’s Shenkar College organizes an exhibition showcasing the final projects of that year’s graduates from the different departments of the college. Newsgeek makes a habit of attending these events, and every year we choose the most interesting...
This stylish rocking chair uses your movement to charge your gadgets
AirPlaying Hurricane Sandy: How One Cord Cutter Fared
How to stay powered up as Hurricane Sandy comes down

Amazon Web Services outage takes out popular websites again

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Just five months after storms took down Amazon-powered sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Netflix, issues at Amazon's Northern Virginia datacenter gave Amazon Web Services customers fits on Monday. The outage started around 2:11pm Eastern Time, and affects "a small number" of instances in Amazon Web Services's US-EAST-1 Region....
Amazon Web Services outage takes out popular websites again
The Sandy effect: how Manhattan looks on Foursquare after a hurricane
Sandy Scramble: How Gilt Groupe, BaubleBar, Jackthreads Are Getting Ecommerce Back in Order

Palo Alto Plane Crash Takes Out Power at Facebook

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Facebook is currently suffering from a power outage at its Palo Alto home office, and the outage appears to be linked to a small but fatal plane crash that occurred earlier this morning.Per local news outlets, a twin-engine Cessna with three people on board crashed into transmission lines 377...
Palo Alto Plane Crash Takes Out Power at Facebook

India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families

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We've seen companies like Microsoft help out low-income people by dropping prices on its hardware and software in the past, and now India's prime minister's allegedly taking a similar approach but with mobile handsets being the focus behind this nice gesture -- and better yet, at no cost whatsoever....
India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families
Lights out: could a powerful blast from the sun send us back to the stone age?

Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up

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As Hurricane Sandy works its vicious way up the East Coast, widespread power outages are basically a given. Without a way to charge your gadgets, you'll want to conserve as much power as you can, especially your cell phone, as it may be your only means of communication during...
Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up
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