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FCC issues order to boost wireless connectivity at stadiums, tunnels, airports

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CenturyLink Field (Photo via Rennet Stowe) Have you ever lost your cell phone connectivity in a tunnel, subway or sports stadium? We have, including some of our frustrating visits to CenturyLink Field here in Seattle. Well, a new order from the Federal Communications Commission could help solve this wireless bottleneck. The FCC...
FCC issues order to boost wireless connectivity at stadiums, tunnels, airports

Garmin capitalizes on Apple Maps issues, updates all of its iOS apps with Google Street View, Transit directions, 3D imagery

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Many of the third-party transit and maps iOS app developers have been updating their apps following the launch of iOS 6 to include integration as a routing service in Apple’s new Maps app. Many have also been hoping to pick up some new users looking for alternatives as Apple’s abandons...
Garmin capitalizes on Apple Maps issues, updates all of its iOS apps with Google Street View, Transit directions, 3D imagery

Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. The lights...
Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)

Google, Boingo bring free Wi-Fi to 4,000 hotspots (but not for Windows Phone or iPhone users)

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Boingo Wireless and Google Play announced a new partnership today to bring free Wi-Fi to more than 4,000 hotspots across the country, including 15 airports (Chicago O’Hare, New York’s JFK, Seattle-Tacoma, etc.) as well subways, restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. The offering is part of Boingo’s new Cloud Nine Media...
Google, Boingo bring free Wi-Fi to 4,000 hotspots (but not for Windows Phone or iPhone users)

FCC seeks comment on police shutdowns of cell service

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Last year's police shutdowns of cell phone service in San Francisco subways was prompted by protests against police shootings. The FCC wants public input on the issues around shutdowns. [Read more]...
FCC seeks comment on police shutdowns of cell service
Tokyo Metro posters implore passengers to "please do it at home"

Here's How Not to Reference Sandy in Your Lifestyle Newsletter

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(Screencap: Thrillist) Last week, startups across New York City galvanized to help support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, establishing coworking spaces, volunteer groups and easy ways for users to donate to recovery efforts. But it’s a new week, one where the subways are mostly running normally and many across the city have...
Here's How Not to Reference Sandy in Your Lifestyle Newsletter

I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

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The biggest problem with Apple's iPhone 5 is the battery. Yes, the battery lasts for a long time if you don't actually use your iPhone. But given that the whole reason to have an iPhone is to use it, having to not use it is a bummer. Normally, I only...
I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

Man single-handedly building a metro rail

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"Russian hero" Leonid Murlyanchik has been building his own metro rail system, single-handedly, since 1984, using materials he buys with his pension. The Most Unusual Metro In The World Toronto subway etiquette posters Hey Jude: Times Square subway sing-along Slime as Engineer - brainless mold mimics Tokyo subway Subways...
Man single-handedly building a metro rail

LoKast’s Proximity Based Mobile App Takes Content Sharing To A New Level

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Shared by sarahintampa ...just spent 30 mins on the site, only saw 2 naked men...ha ha ha!! Between the geolocation wars of Facebook and Twitter and the flux of geolocation-based social networks and mobile apps that have been hitting the market recently, the competition is tough. Today, mobile networking startup...
LoKast’s Proximity Based Mobile App Takes Content Sharing To A New Level

For the Love of God, Someone Hack the Commute

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Welcome to gridlock hell. (Instagram/sarahtonein) The worst of the weather has passed, and it’s time for many New Yorkers to start getting back to work. Only, with the subways and many of the tunnels out of commission, anyone attempting to get from point A to point B is dealing with...
For the Love of God, Someone Hack the Commute

Garmin, Navigon GPS apps now consider mass transit, remember where we parked

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Third-party navigation apps still tend to fall apart when the keys are out of the ignition -- try to cut back on car use and you're often kicked over to another app with its own set of rules. Both Garmin's StreetPilot Onboard app and its Navigon equivalent are getting...
Garmin, Navigon GPS apps now consider mass transit, remember where we parked
NYC plans to use sterilization to cure its rat problem

The 404 1,257: Where we get a gif from Peter Ha (podcast)

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404 regular and Gizmodo Editor Peter Ha returns to the show with toys on his mind. We'll talk about Transformers and our other favorite action figures from the 90s, NY subways getting Wi-fi and cell service, a giant head in the Hudson, and the Mars Rover's subliminal messaging. [Read more]...
The 404 1,257: Where we get a gif from Peter Ha (podcast)

Spent the weekend offline? Here are some great reads you may have missed

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The weekend offers opportunities to turn our backs on screens and spend some time away from the digital world. Our authors happen to often work 24/7 though, and the news usually breaks on the same schedule. So here is what you may have missed during the weekend, carefully gathered from and...
Spent the weekend offline? Here are some great reads you may have missed

Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

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If wearable technology wants to break into the mainstream, it has to overcome the geek factor. And that may be tough when King of the Nerds Sergey Brin is touting Google Glass on New York’s subways. Some companies are actually opting for prominent devices as a way to show off your connectedness, or...
Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions

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Post-Frankenstorm, Governor Chris Christie does not have the monopoly on gentlemanly behavior, it seems. Airbnb is to waive its fees on all properties in the areas devastated by Sandy, after one of its homeowners offered up her rooms for free to victims of the disaster. The offer stands until November...
Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions

People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time

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We ran into one of ZocDoc's founders, Nick Ganju, at a recent event. We asked him what he does when he's not running an $700 million doctor appointment company. Ganju told us he's a musician, and he often plays guitar for enjoyment at various public places in New York City....
People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time

NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

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Following the rollout of iPads and brand new Square devices into select NYC taxis, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is getting serious about integrating touch screens into the transit system. According to NY Daily News, massive 47-inch interactive screens, dubbed “On the Go!,” will be installed into all 468 stations...
NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

Train station searches, simplified

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Let’s say you are about to take a train to visit another city. What do you need to know before setting out? An important piece of information to know is whether the station near your place has a line to take you there and when it will depart. Now you...
Train station searches, simplified
The Day After: Surveying the Damage to New York's Tech Community

As Power and Subways Return to New York, Normalcy Is Still A Long Way Off

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The big news just breaking in New York City is that the 4, 5 and 6 Subways, collectively known as the Lexington Avenue Line are running end-to-end from the Bronx through Mahattan all the way to Brooklyn, and the 7 line serving Manhattan and Queens is running too. This is...
As Power and Subways Return to New York, Normalcy Is Still A Long Way Off
FCC approves new rules for cell phone signal boosters & proposes Wi-Fi decongestant plan

Guns Painted to Look Like Toys

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Last weekend I was in New York, and saw posters on the subways warning people about real guns painted to look like toys. And today I find these pictures from the Baltimore police department. Seaching, I find this article from 2006 New York. I had no idea this was a...
Guns Painted to Look Like Toys
Bloomberg wages 'Made in NY' campaign to boost Big Apple's startup scene

Google Maps strengthens its transit offerings, adds planned subway changes in NYC

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After bringing NYC transit directions into Maps way back in 2008, Google’s mapping service will now show planned service alerts for the city’s subways starting today. This change only serves to strengthen Google’s service in cities, in contrast to Apple’s upcoming iOS maps app, which is said to completely omit transit directions...
Google Maps strengthens its transit offerings, adds planned subway changes in NYC

Android NFC hack enables travelers to ride subways for free, researchers say

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Contactless fare cards in the New Jersey and San Francisco transit systems can be manipulated using an Android application, enabling travelers to reset their card balance and travel for free, researchers demonstrated at the EUSecWest security conference in Amsterdam....
Android NFC hack enables travelers to ride subways for free, researchers say

Why The Heck Doesn't Google Have A Google Calendar App? (For iPhone)

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Why doesn't Google have a calendar app for iPhone? Yes, I realize that if one wants to take the time to figure out how to do it, one can sync one's web-based Google Calendar with the native iPhone calendar app (I think). But who has the time to do that?...
Why The Heck Doesn't Google Have A Google Calendar App? (For iPhone)

Abortion grief ads to return to NYC subways

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Abortion grief ads to return to NYC subways
MTA tests inflatable 'plug' it hopes can shield NYC subway from weather disasters
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?