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Tech Talk: Tweet to donate?

Last week, American Express announced its plan to offer customers a service that would allow them to sync their credit card to make purchases directly on Twitter simply by using hashtags. That’s right. One-tweet shopping is just around the corner. Yo...

Tech Talk: Feeling the flu? There's an app for that! 



With the early onset of flu season this year, many Canadians' immune systems have been caught off guard. So what does the technologically-inclined Red Crosser do when they feel the onset of flu symptoms? When chicken soup won't cut it (and when you a...

Tech Talk: How technology can predict disease outbreaks

Have you ever searched the Internet for symptoms or remedies for a suspected illness like a cold or flu? You aren't alone, according to Google. Millions of people around the world search for health information online and certain search terms tend...

Tech Talk: Breakout year for social media in emergencies

Social media isn’t new anymore, but the ways in which it can be used both by the public and officials during emergencies are evolving quickly. In 2012, our own Canadian Red Cross survey about social media use in disasters demonstrated that it’s a ...

Tech Talk: How communities are recovering from Sandy

Communities affected by Hurricane Sandy are devising ingenious ways to help each other recover from the storm that has left thousands without power and struggling to return to their normal routines.  The New York tech community has come together...

Photo of the Day: Using fire to charge mobile phones

With thousands of residents in New York and New Jersey left without power following last week's storm, an innovative company from New York took to the streets to set up charging stations. For those left without electricity, mobile phones are one ...

Tech Talk: Social media and Sandy

Social media isn’t going anywhere. As social media changes the world we live in, disaster responders are finding ways to use it to improve emergency response. The Red Cross is using social media’s ability to disseminate updated information in real-ti...

Tech Talk: Social media and Sandy

A massive Red Cross relief operation is underway in the U.S. with more than 2,300 highly trained Red Cross disaster volunteers working around the clock in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. A contingent of Canadian support is also being deploye...

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