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New York City Wants To Develop Citywide Wi-Fi Network

05/01/2014, The Big Apple, the world famous nickname for New York City, intends to remain at the cutting edge of technology with plans to develop a citywide Wi-Fi network that will be accompanied by state of the art information hubs. All of the five boroughs will...

NYC Gets Tallest And Thinnest Building

10/20/2013, Ah, the Big Apple. New York City is one potpourri of cultures, people and interesting innovations, and it certainly loves being in the center of attention. Hence, it is not surprising to hear architectural firm SHoP Architects playing up the possibility...

NYC Makes Biggest Gun Bust In History Aided By YouTube Videos

08/19/2013, Boasting or showing off online about your illegal activities is certainly a recipe for disaster. Take Cody Hall for example, the teenager who boasted about his reckless driving on Twitter, which ultimately led to a vehicular manslaughter charge against...

Touchscreen Kiosks With Apps To Be Installed In NYC Subways

03/20/2013, New York’s MTA has hired Control Group to install 90 touchscreen kiosks which will include a number of helpful apps in NYC subways. At first 90 of these kiosks will be installed at major subway routes such as Grand Central Station. They’ll...

NYC Prototype Payphones Offer A Glimpse Into Phone Booth Future

03/07/2013, With the rise in the popularity of mobile phones, the lowly payphone has been completely pushed aside as being only useful for homeless patrons to privately relieve themselves. Stumbling onto a payphone will probably result in an empty housing where an...

NYC starts turning pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots

07/11/2012, New York City already has tons of free Wi-Fi hotspots, but is going to add some more as well as make use of some of the outdated pay phone kiosks around the city. They are currently testing a pilot program to install free Wi-Fi hotspots into select pay...

Taxi of Tomorrow to arrive in New York come 2013

11/10/2011, The famous yellow taxis in New York look set to move forward into the future – and while the city’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” will not be able to take to the skies (oh, how that would be great in order to avoid jams on the ground!), drive...

Windows Phone surprise revealed

11/07/2011, Remember the “big, big” surprise that we were promised by Microsoft last week? Well, if you were at New York City’s Herald Square today, you would have seen it. But for the rest of us who can’t see it in person, Microsoft revealed...

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in select NYC parks

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...

Windows Phone surprise next week

11/03/2011, Microsoft has announced on the official Windows Phone blog that it has something special in store for us next Monday. The only hint that was given in the blog post is that it’s going to be something fun, and they’re going to bring Windows...

New York has the most Twitter users among cities

10/06/2011, The city of New York has broken yet another record – this time around, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced that New York City alone contains more Twitter users within its walls compared to any other city in the world – while...

AT&T to throw Wi-Fi blanket in 20 New York City parks

06/10/2011, AT&T intends to blanket up to 20 of New York City’s parks with Wi-Fi connectivity – not that we’re complaining, of course, but hopefully what AT&T has in store will be able to work as promised or intended. Currently, there are...

Smartphone snatching on the rise in NYC subway

04/22/2011, According to a WSJ report (subscription required) that quotes NYPD  transit chief Raymond Diaz, smartphone snatching has been rising at an alarming rate, although it’s not clear how much of that contributes to the 18% increase in grand larceny...