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« on: November 09, 2019, 04:05:11 pm »

Tech lessons from 72 hours without electricity

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<p>In late October, my house lost power and internet for three days, part of a larger story involving nearby fires and poorly maintained electrical infrastructure in California. Over those 72 hours and the ones that directly preceded and followed them, I spent a lot of time thinking about how best to deal with technology when faced with a blackout. Here’s what I learned.</p><h2>Backup batteries are essential</h2>
<p>If you don’t own any backup batteries to charge your devices, get some. They’re useful when traveling—I always bring at least one with me fully charged when I go on a trip, so I don’t end up in an unfamiliar city without a fully functional iPhone. I have two 10,000 mAh batteries with two USB ports, capable of charging an iPhone several times.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3452058/tech-lessons-from-72-hours-without-electricity.html#jump">To read this article in full, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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