The tablets have a retail value of $2.7 million and have been placed in public areas affected by Sandy.
Watch a video showing how Internet routing servers fell to the immense power of this week's superstorm.
CNET reporters converge on Apple stores across New York and San Francisco -- some even riding bikes in lieu of NYC subway service -- to cover the debut of the iPad Mini.
The cable giant says it will open its Wi-Fi hot spots free of charge to anyone in several states where the megastorm Sandy has wreaked havoc.
With tropical-storm force winds about 1,000 miles across, Sandy is a monster. NASA's radar view of its eyewall shows "remarkable vigor" for its Category 1 status.
FCC is conducting field hearings to examine what went wrong following Superstorm Sandy, and how to keep Internet and wireless service up following the next disaster.
The telecommunications provider saw revenue rise nearly 6 percent on strong customer growth in the wireless business.
Fixing its gaze on the news, the video site says 7,000 hours of news-related videos were uploaded to YouTube each day of the year.
The world's largest social network compiled data on the top trends, memes, and events of the last year.
The massive hurricane that devastated the East Coast revealed important shortcomings in our tech infrastructure. And unlike past storms, the recovery took longer than expected.