Cell phone networks performed well through Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene.
The vast storm unleashes its winds and rains as it travels along the East Coast of the United States, from North Carolina to Maine.
Hurricane knocks out power to 4 million people and blamed for the deaths of at least 11 people.
New York City's subway system shut down at midday today, as the city prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in North Carolina early this morning and began its expected journey up the East Coast of the United States.
With a hurricane bearing down on the Northeast, CNET went to a power user to find out the best social outlets for receiving and broadcasting urgent information.
Aside from the obvious indispensables like food, water, pets, and pictures, we've rounded up a list of tech items you may want to include in your emergency kit. Read on!
People up and down the East Coast may well wonder as the big storm approaches if they should count on their cell phones when they may need them the most.
A nifty website has combined Google Maps and Foursquare to guide you on how to get to your destination, pointing you to places of interest in between.
Google has quietly released social-activity service Schemer, which is using Google , and which is currently in invitation-only beta.
Travel research site Uptake has added a social travel service called Travel Q&A to its website. The new addition to the research site allows users to not only research Uptake's library of content, but also their friends', via Facebook.