12/11/2013, New York City, also fondly known as the Big Apple, has taken yet another step in the right direction for technophiles – the city’s Internet access will be enhanced with the introduction of the largest Wi-Fi network in the country, blanketing all 95 blocks of Harlem in the process. This humongous undertaking is known as the Harlem Wi-Fi Network, and by the time it arrives at its completion, it would […]
10/08/2013, Just last week, California created a law that would classify “revenge porn” as a criminal misdemeanor, and it looks like New York lawmakers also want to make a stand against this kind of thing. Unlike California though, New York is looking to include photos taken by the subject as being a part of their stand against revenge porn.
09/24/2013, We know how difficult it can be to completely ignore your cell phone while your driving as no matter how often we’re told not to text and drive, people seem to do it regardless of the warnings. A number of states have already passed legislations to help combat those who continue to text and drive, although New York will begin introducing “Text Stops” along its major highways and thruways.
05/08/2013, Apple is known for its strikingly beautiful retail stores around the world. Perhaps one of the most iconic store is the company’s Fifth Avenue, New York, outlet which was flooded with rain water this morning. New York today saw torrential downpour and due to a leak in the west side of the store, water found its way inside the retail space where some 15 customers were present at the time. […]
04/25/2013, The MTA held a press conference earlier today in Times Square subway, New York. It announced that now 36 NYC subway stations have access to Wi-Fi service. MTA is working on providing wireless networking across its entire transit service and it is gradually expanding its net. The organization expects that it will be able to provide wireless networking in the remaining 241 underground stations in the next four years. To make […]
04/12/2013, All right, so New York’s finest might not have a Lamborghini to drive around and catch baddies in, but they do have some tools to help them in the eternal battle against crime. One of the latest tools in the Police Department’s crime-fighting arsenal would be a regular Android-powered smartphone, where approximately 400 phones have been distributed to officers to aid them in their patrol duty. For instance, an officer […]
03/11/2013, For those of you who take the subway to work and back each day, chances are you would find that most folks have their noses and thumbs buried in a smartphone or tablet, as it seems to get more and more rare these days to see someone reading a book instead. These smartphones and tablets will most probably rely on a pre-loaded game or movie, since the New York City […]
11/21/2012, With the number of people owning smartphones as well as ordinary mobile phones, we do wonder whether there is a need for pay phones – especially in large cities like New York. This has led to a plan that will see the transformation of a quarter of a thousand of New York’s city phone booths into a device that will be more at ease in the 21st century – as […]
10/02/2012, I am quite sure that a fair many of us have already played SimCity (or some variant of the game itself) in the past, so it would be like a fish taking to water when one enjoy Betaville, a multi-person open source platform that enables participants to construct whatever empty spaces are available in New York City (that sounds as impossible as looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack), […]
09/20/2012, Movies have dictated over the years that yellow taxis in New York City are an icon, but the future is going to change though, with a taxi version of Nissan’s NV200 van will soon be seen more and more frequently, considering how it has been announced to be the official New York “Taxi of Tomorrow” after the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, or better known as TLC, voted today in […]
04/19/2012, On Thursday, the State of New York filed a lawsuit against Sprint Nextel Corp and is looking to collect more than $300 million according to a report from Reuters. The carrier has been accused for tax fraud in that it deliberately did not collect or pay more than $100 million in taxes over the course of the past 7 years. Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General filed the claim in […]
02/03/2012, Ah, February 14, or better known as Valentine’s Day, is the boon for many a florist and restaurant, although singles might wish that the day would end faster than normal as they see everyone else walking with a date, hand-in-hand and whispering sweet nothings into another person’s ear. Well, if you happen to be at Times Square in New York this year for Valentine’s Day, you might be interested in […]
11/14/2011, In case you weren’t aware, Super Mario 3D Land was launched over the weekend in the US and to commemorate the occasion, Nintendo held a special event in New York’s Times Square. The creators of Mario transformed the venue into a real life level based on Super Mario 3D Land. Fans of the game got to queue up to run and leap around the life sized level, jump on platforms, […]
11/04/2011, New York might be a sprawling metropolis, but that does not mean the place has no room for some greenery. There is this bunch of particularly iconic parks around the city, and apart from relaxing and exercising there, what else do you think you can do there? Of course, there are others who head to the park to get away from being connected, but there is also another group of […]