The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

Summary: ZDNet Australia brings you the tech below deck on the epic Plastiki voyage.


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  • (Credit: Plastiki/HP)

    The crew of the Plastiki used satellite data gear from Inmarsat and HP laptops and phones to broadcast classroom sessions and news interviews from the middle of the ocean. Over 16,000 people followed the voyage of Plastiki through Twitter and Facebook alone.

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    The HP Mini Note catches some rays on the deck of the Plastiki.

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    No land in sight for miles, but the crew stayed updated with every kilometre it covered. One of the crew members even stayed in touch with his wife via Skype as she gave birth.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Emerging Tech

Luke Hopewell

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A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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