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A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid communication gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back country hike. But it turns out that both I and goTenna underestimated the demand for a resilient, user-powered mesh network: thousands of dedicated nodes now …

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Apple and AT&T activate provisional LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service

Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved, but not activated in the US and Puerto Rico, where …

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Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation

Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company’s efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used the company’s VR app Spaces to tour through an NPR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico. Zuck’s cartoon avatar pointed attention to various features of …

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Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

The FCC has given approval for Google parent company, Alphabet, to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regain wireless service. The company will attempt to enable LTE connectivity using its high-flying Project Loon balloons. BREAKING: FCC issues experimental license to Google to provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico …

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The Community Chlorine Maker could help Puerto Rico get clean water

Mountain Safety Research is trying to get its Community Chlorine Maker to Puerto Rico, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise the funds necessary to ship the device to affected areas. The post The Community Chlorine Maker could help Puerto Rico get clean water appeared first on Digital Trends. Source link

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