It's hard to tell exactly where the cell phone outages are happening without exact information from the wireless companies, but because of the way cell phone technology works, we know that the densest areas with the most power outages and the worst weather damage—i.e., downtown Manhattan—are where cell service is hurting the most. Here's what we know: The Federal Communications Commission said Sandy knocked out 25 percent of all cell sites. …
Originally posted 2012-11-02 02:03:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Hugh Armstrong says he hitchhiked and walked 1,000 miles south from New Hampshire without knowing who he was. Then he heard his granddaughter’s name in a McDonald’s in Asheville and started to fill in a few blanks.
Originally posted 2012-08-12 16:48:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Jobs growth probably snapped back in May from weather-related distortions that had slowed hiring, suggesting the economy was still expanding moderately despite strong headwinds from Europe.
Originally posted 2012-06-01 21:48:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
It’s no longer unusual to hear of ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It almost seems routine, but it’s still not easy. A British man, seeking to prove it can be done by an unmanned ship, hopes to break a record with his unmanned vessel, Snoopy Sloop. Robin Lovelock, a former scientist for NATO, wants to […]
Originally posted 2012-11-27 10:37:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A blind Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between the United States and China said Friday his situation is “dangerous,” and that American officials have been blocked from seeing him for two days and friends who have tried to visit have been beaten up.
Originally posted 2012-05-04 13:37:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
MIAMI (Reuters) – Early voting was extended on Sunday at a central Florida polling site that was disrupted a day earlier by a bomb scare, and voters were allowed to cast absentee ballots in person in several other counties that had been plagued by long lines. Saturday was the last day for early voting in Florida, where polls showed Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck. But Orange County Elections Supervisor Bill Cowles reopened the polls at one site, a library in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. …
Originally posted 2012-11-05 08:35:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s biggest chip designer, Mediatek , sees high double-digit growth in its shipments of smartphone chips this quarter, and is looking to benefit further from booming demand for lower-priced phones as it packs more brainpower into cheaper chips. The company designs chips that control the functions of smartphones and other gadgets, and is the dominant force at the low end of the smartphone market, where its products power phones costing from $60 to $700. Late last month, Mediatek, which has a market value of around $10. …
Originally posted 2012-07-11 02:07:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The Atlantic Wire – Jealously-guarded invitations for the fall’s biggest tech event are out today. In an understated request, Apple says “Let’s talk iPhone” for an event slated for Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. PT. The Cupertino tech giant will unveil the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 S. As expected, Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook will unveil the new phone.
Originally posted 2011-09-28 08:07:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A veteran Republican lawmaker says it’s time for an inspector general’s investigation to find how widespread the problems at the Secret Service are.
Originally posted 2012-04-28 00:30:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter