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  • NYC To Get Wi-Fi In Parks, But It's Free For Only 30 Minutes Per Month

    NYC To Get Wi-Fi In Parks, But It's Free For Only 30 Minutes Per Month

    The City of New York giveth, and it taketh away. On this fine morning when we discover that there's a proposal to ban smoking from all city parks and beaches we also discover that city parks will be gaining Wi-Fi access points, courtesy of Time Warner and Cablevision, the two big local cable companies. Well, not really “courtesy of,” since there's a whole bunch of caveats attached to the deal. Read More

  • Cab drivers in New York could lose their cellphones (to promote safe driving)

    Cab drivers in New York could lose their cellphones (to promote safe driving)

    The Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York wants passengers to have a safe, swift ride every time they flags down one of its taxis. To that end the commission is studying several ideas that would make your journey all the more pleasant. One idea in particular deserves our attention: installing signal blockers that would prevent cellphones from being using by the cabbie. (Your cellphone would… Read More

  • T-Mobile BIS down in NYC everywhere? [Update 2]

    I haven’t been getting e-mails to my BlackBerry in the last couple hours and a quick survey on Twitter reveals a couple of other folks haven’t been getting their e-mails either. Friends not on Twitter have been complaining about it as well. What’s up, T-Mobile? Looks like folks on AT&T and Verizon haven’t been getting e-mails on their BlackBerrys as well. Update: I just… Read More

  • Let's have a tea party: Taxes make up one-third of New Yorkers' cellphone bill

    Let's have a tea party: Taxes make up one-third of New Yorkers' cellphone bill

    Tea party! Yes, in the spirit of all those completely artificial tea parties that have been annoying Tweeple from Maine to Hawaii, the New York Post wants to let its readership know that New York State has the fourth highest cellphone taxes in the country. Fourth! That's almost high enough to give a damn. Read More

  • The Sims 3 billboards pop up all over the USA

    The Sims 3 billboards pop up all over the USA

    Considering that, on average, some 40 million people walk through Times Square per year, you've got to assume that EA has high hopes for The Sims 3. You don't spend that kind of money on billboards promoting the game—billboard in Times Square, depending on location, costs in the tens of thousands of dollars per day—without thinking, “Yup, this game will carry us right through… Read More

  • Best Buy to sell Webster Hall bootlegs

    Best Buy to sell Webster Hall bootlegs

    In the three years that I’ve lived in Manhattan, I’ve had the chance to frequent all the famous concert venues that this town has to offer except for CBGB. I know, I know. Let’s just not go there. It’s in these dark, damp and rank halls that I’ve seen a handful of amazing bands perform while watching others crash and burn. I’ve always thought that a band is only… Read More

  • New York City 3D Google Earth maps have been updated & now they're hi-res

    New York City 3D Google Earth maps have been updated & now they're hi-res

    Google, the company, has updated the 3D maps of New York City, the city, in Google Earth. So now when you’re cruising, virtually, around the city that never sleeps you’ll be able to view higher res buildings. No, it’s not the biggest news of the day, but it could be helpful when trying to whittle away the hours while at the office or in class. And really, that’s all… Read More

  • Ricoh ‘green’ sign debuts in Times Square on Dec 4

    Ricoh ‘green’ sign debuts in Times Square on Dec 4

    Green, green, green! It’s the marketing word that makes you think you’re doing something to help this planet, and now it’ll be found at the crossroads of the world, Times Square. (Actually, Times Square is a hell hole, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t popular.) Yes, it’s that “green” Ricoh billboard we first talked about during the summer, but now… Read More

  • Hands on: Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid and some chain saws

    A couple weeks back I was privileged enough to chop down some wood in NYC’s Central Park thanks to Husqvarna and their easy to use and almost fool proof chain saws. I may be from Oregon, but I don’t think I’ve touched a chain saw in over 10 years. I also saw Husqvarna’s recently announced solar hybrid lawnmower. The Automower reminded me of a turtle with solar panels… Read More

  • T-Mobile outage in NYC

    T-Mobile outage in NYC

    I’ve just confirmed with T-Mobile (and my friend Aileen who has T-Mo) that there is an outage in NYC, but it’s a weird outage. Data and voice are working except you can’t receive calls. Weird, right? Experiencing it anywhere else? Then let us know in comments. Read More