Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Such a Tease Edition

In today's Remainders: excitement! Sorta. A shot of the iPhone 4 that doesn't really tell us anything about the iPhone 4; a Star Wars and Sea Chicken adventure; a $500 HD camcorder that doesn't quite rev our engines; and more. » 2/02/10 5:40pm 2/02/10 5:40pm

Explore Haiti in Fully Interactive 360 Degree Video

We've covered how technology has shaped relief efforts in Haiti and shown how it has affected our perception of the nation's continuing tragedy. CNN is now offering new perspectives of the devastated nation with three interactive, immersive videos. » 1/23/10 11:00am 1/23/10 11:00am

The Greatest Use For AT&T Display Phone

Activated display phones in AT&T stores are fun. You can send dirty text messages to strangers or make long-long-long distance calls. What this individual did is far better than any prank though: He donated money to Haiti on AT&T's behalf. » 1/22/10 5:40pm 1/22/10 5:40pm

Plug-and-Play Hospitals Inflate In Haiti

You've probably heard something about Doctors Without Borders (also known as the Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) lately, given their involvement in Haiti. Here, we see the organization set up what they call "plug-and-play" hospitals—self-sustained, inflatable medical facilities. » 1/21/10 4:20pm 1/21/10 4:20pm

iPhone Apps Save Man Trapped in Haiti

An American filmmaker trapped in the Haitian earthquake used his iPhone in some pretty ingenious ways to survive until he could be rescued 65 hours later. It's like a digital multitool! » 1/20/10 11:40pm 1/20/10 11:40pm

Christian Group to Save Haitians With Solar-Powered Bibles

Joining Travolta's Scientology humanitarian effort to capture as many mind prisoners as possible, a Christian group is sending an army of Proclaimers to Haiti. Proclaimers are solar-powered audio bibles, which could assemble into a giant robot to destroy the scientologists. » 1/20/10 11:37am 1/20/10 11:37am

Recycle Your Old Cellphone To Fund Haiti Relief

ReCellular, the world's leading recycler of cellphones, has launched Phones For Haiti—a relief effort that donates 100% of the value of your recycled phone to quake victims via the American Red Cross. [Phones for Haiti via Inhabitat] » 1/18/10 4:54pm 1/18/10 4:54pm

Consider What You Take For Granted

There's still nothing approaching normalcy in Haiti, days after a quake essentially leveled Port-au-Prince. Here, we see a makeshift power strip being used to rent out phone chargers by the hour. » 1/18/10 3:20pm 1/18/10 3:20pm

T-Mobile Waives International Call Charges To and From Haiti

There's been tons of great tech-related charitable news this week, and here's a little more: As of last Thursday, T-Mobile USA has waived all international calls to and from Haiti. The program will last until January 31. Every little bit helps, and if you haven't donated yet, it's as easy as texting HAITI to 90999. [… » 1/17/10 4:30pm 1/17/10 4:30pm

Gear On the Ground In Haiti

We know that people are texting relief in record amounts and understand the challenges of rebuilding Haiti's infrastructure. But neither have the immediacy of this shot: a hand held monitor revealing a living, conscious person trapped under the rubble. [SFGate] » 1/16/10 4:00pm 1/16/10 4:00pm

Haiti Text Message Donations Top $10 Million

Faced with an "unprecedented mobile response," mGive and the Red Cross have collected over $10 million in relief for Haiti. With text donations pouring in at a rate of 10,000 a second, and average donations of $10 automatically charged to phone bills of mobile users, mGive's system has proved essential for those… » 1/16/10 8:40am 1/16/10 8:40am

An Aid Worker's First-Hand Account of Haiti's Enormous Technical…

Pierre Petry is a World Food Program senior ICT specialist. He's currently positioned in Haiti, and has passed along his first-hand experiences trying to help a country with virtually no telecom infrastructure left in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. » 1/15/10 3:40pm 1/15/10 3:40pm

Apple Jumps Into Haiti Help Bandwagon Through iTunes

If you haven't used already any of these online donation methods, Apple just made it even easier: Just click on this link and send your contribution—from $5 to $200—to help the American Red Cross in Haiti. [Donate] » 1/15/10 3:03pm 1/15/10 3:03pm

Text Message Donations to Haiti Pass $4 Million

mGive, a non-profit organization working with Red Cross to collect donations via text message, has announced that they have collected over $4 million for Haitian relief. Jenifer Snyder, mGive's executive director, said that donations are coming in at the rate of $200,000 an hour, though they have capacity to take on… » 1/14/10 2:45pm 1/14/10 2:45pm

High-Res Satellite Images of Haiti Capital Show Devastation From 423…

By now you would've heard about the earthquake which left Haiti devastated on Tuesday, leaving thousands dead and even more injured. These high-res satellite photos show the damage the earthquake, measuring 7.3, had on the capital Port-au-Prince. » 1/14/10 7:15am 1/14/10 7:15am

Sending a Text Message to Canada Saved a Woman in Haiti

A Canadian woman trapped under rubble after the recent earthquake in Haiti managed to send out a text message to the Foreign Affairs Department in Ottawa, a place nearly 3,000 miles away. And it saved her life. » 1/14/10 12:00am 1/14/10 12:00am

The Indifference of Data

Pundits, humanitarian organizations, and even the Haitian government haven't fully assessed the devastation on the earthquake-shattered half-island. Seen through machine eyes, yesterday is a blip; through human eyes, it defies description. » 1/13/10 3:19pm 1/13/10 3:19pm