Tech

Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

Videos

Accident of the Day: U-Lock Becomes You-Lock For a Few Hours

Way to lock up that neck.

In New York, the Pay Phone Makes a Comeback, However Briefly

Nothing brings back old technology like a black out.

Next for New York: Real Flood Prevention Plans

Once the city recovers, it will have to decide what to do about the next storm.

Videos

Behind the Scenes in Barcelona's Innovative Solar Energy Program

The Catalan city is leading the way.

The Blog Igniting Omaha's Tech Scene

In a city where humbleness is a virtue, Silicon Prairie News helps entrepreneurs shout from the rooftops.

5 Ideas That Could Have Prevented Flooding in New York

It's time to start seriously planning for climate change in the city.

Sandy Was So Big At One Point She Stretched From Chicago to New England

A satellite capture from Tuesday showed the true scale of the massive weather system.

Why You Should Text, Not Call to Check on Loved Ones Post-Sandy

FEMA and cell phone carriers are encouraging customers to use SMS.

Worthwhile Distraction of the Day: A Mind-Blowing Projection of Motion in South Korea

Let's think about something beautiful, just for a second.

Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3

Shiver in fear of this 3-D model of Sandy's eye as the storm nears New Jersey.

The Webcams to Watch as Hurricane Sandy Hits the East Coast

The Atlantic Ocean's largest recorded tropical storm is bearing down on the Northeast.

Maps

Google Street View Tackles the Grand Canyon

The mapping service's sherpas are on the trail, backpack topped with the camera orb in tow.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

Passive-Aggressive Notes via Wi-Fi Network Names

A semi-anonymous way of broadcasting how you feel.

Greening Cities Through the Power of Public Urination

A team of San Francisco inventors view drunks and the homeless as reservoirs of golden fertilizer.

Why Sometimes You Can Smell the Sewer Even Though You Mostly Can't

5 reasons you might get a sudden whiff of something unpleasant.

An Entire Year of New York City's Noise Complaints

More than 270,000 noise complaints sketch a city that roars in the day and talks ferociously in its sleep.