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    August 20, 2014

    Why Do I Listen to So Many White Guys with Guitars?

    You learn a lot about yourself when you take a three-week road trip soundtracked by the 1200 or so songs that you keep on your iPhone. No matter who you're traveling with, you are bound to eventually exhaust all normal conversation topics, and your focus will inevitably shift to the songs that are a ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013


    Tonight Google is your BFF (just like every day)

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    September 19, 2013

    Apple iOS 7's New Activation Lock Is Brought To You By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    On Wednesday, Apple's new operating system, iOS 7, was released. Among iOS 7's bells and whistles is a new feature called Activation Lock that will make it more difficult for thieves to resell stolen iPhones--and it comes to users thanks in large part to the lobbying efforts of New York Attorney Gen ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    iTube: The Smartphone App That Recognizes Food Allergens

    Tired of wondering if there are trace amounts of nuts in just about everything

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    September 22, 2012

    FYI: Don't Steal An iPhone From An Undercover Cop

    We've reported on iPhone thefts too many times: a few weeks back, we covered the runaway smartphone fugitive who thwarted his captors in a subway turnstile, which rides off the coattail of a Daily News report that these thefts have risen 44% in the past year. Another week, another blog post wit ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    A Lot of People Would Give Up Sex for iPhone: Is This Bad?

    This certainly makes you think of the "vibrate" setting in a whole new way... A new survey of 1,000 people by electronics trade-in service Gazelle indicates that 15 percent of the study's participants would rather give up sex than go a weekend without their iPhones -- and at least 4 percent have us ... More >>

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    April 28, 2012

    More iPhone-Related Crime: Arrests Tied to Chef's Murder and Early Morning Subway Stabbing

    Two news stories are developing this weekend that involve iPhone-related violence. The New York Post is reporting that a teen is now fighting for his life after he was stabbed early this morning during a fight over an iPhone at a Fordham Heights subway station. Apparently, the 19-year-old saw th ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    TLC Seeks Proposals For Taxi Payment App

    The days of having to carry around cash in order to take cabs are so long gone. Now, in addition to taxi's ubiquitous credit card machines, the Taxi & Limousine Commission is soliciting proposals for an app that will allow people to pay for their ride on their smartphone. It's just the next step in ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Interactive Map App Shows You Everything In New York City in Real-Time

    ​Map enthusiasts and social media aficionados, rejoice! A website and iPhone application that is officially launching today is taking the concept of mapping to a whole new interactive level that might forever change your physical and virtual existence as a New Yorker. In all seriousness, though, ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    "Your" vs. "You're"! Listen Up, Kids!

    The most irritating mistake in grammar that I notice on blogs, social networks, and even in press releases is the confusion between 'your" and "you're." The second I see someone fall into that terrible trap, I think "Moron!" But then I calm down and realize that perhaps they just weren't listening ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    NYPD Officers Can Now Use Basic Technology to Get Your Stolen iPhone Back

    ​Don't worry, New Yorkers. Crime rates might be up this year due to warm weather, but the NYPD is ON IT! The police department is now officially training officers to use the Find My iPhone application, to help aid in the recovery of stolen mini-computers everywhere. In an internal training m ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Thief Does Not Want Your Stupid BlackBerry

    No one wants.​Obviously, people everywhere are angling to steal your wonderful, beautiful iPhone. Not to mention that shiny iPad you're always waving around! As evidence, the New York Post reports today on a duo that has been taking iPhones at gunpoint on the Upper East Side: They've stolen at ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    NYPD to Send More 'Decoy Officers' into Subways to Fight Crime

    Target...or decoy?​In light of a 16 percent increase in theft (mostly of electronic devices) on subway trains, the New York Post reports the NYPD will be doubling the number of the cops currently underground and sending them into the system as decoy officers. While we don't know exactly what t ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Man Posts Epic Craigslist Missed Connection for Girl Who Held His iPhone Hostage

    ​The Lower East Side can be hellish on weekends, sure. Sometimes it can be really hellish, especially on Halloween, when some teenager holds your iPhone hostage and the night degenerates into an almost-brawl in a pizza parlor in which your friends are chasing the girl around, calling her a bit ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    'I Love You' Is the New 'I'm Stealing Your iPhone'

    This is a crime story! There's apparently a new breed of criminal, a foul and despicable creature, who employs a hug and the words "I love you" to distract his victims, thereby allowing an accomplice to swiftly steal their most valuable possessions! This person and his friend have been dubbed the "I ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Taiwanese iPhone Manufacturer Replacing Chinese Laborers with Robots After They Keep Committing Suicide

    ​Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2011

    The Best (And The Absolute Worst) Tweets From The 4Knots Music Festival

    Willie DavisTitus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles (left) and Amy Klein.​You came. You danced. You sweated. And based on the tweets we saw coming out of our very first 4Knots Music Festival yesterday at the South Street Seaport, everyone had as much fun as we expected! Our favorite 140-character-o ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Irate iPhone Asshole Goes on Tirade Against Bus Driver [NSFW]

    Well, every MTA rider has, at one point or another, been too close to a temper tantrum, but now thanks to the internet, we can all experience the unpleasantness together from the comfort of our own computers. Whereas the haughty NYU girl on Metro-North was laughably arrogant but unthreateningly angr ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Your iPhone Records Where You've Been; What Are You Going To Do About It, Chump?

    ​The tech world is having itself a little freak-out over the news that iPhones using iOS4 (the latest operating system) have been saving users' location data whenever they make a cell call. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered a hidden file in the phone's operating system that keeps track ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2011


    The evolution of night photography

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    March 14, 2011

    Daylight Saving Time Is Messing With You

    ​If you feel tired, or ill, or weird, or just not yourself today, you have every right to feel that way! According to doctors at Loyola University, daylight saving can actually be hazardous to your health. The first Monday after we change the clocks (that's today), there's a higher risk of hea ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    BBM Coming to iPhone: Are There Still Reasons To Buy a BlackBerry?

    ​Tech rumors are flying that BBM, the exclusive BlackBerry messaging service, will be headed to iPhone and Android phones within the next year. Engadget says that, "RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Words With Friends is the New Angry Birds, Except You Might Just Fall in Love

    ​When the iPhone game Angry Birds hit the front page of the New York Times, we were amazed that humans were collectively clocking "16 human-years of bird-throwing every hour." But has anyone ever met their mate on Angry Birds? They have on Words With Friends, Zynga's popular Scrabble rip-off, ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Verizon iPhone Is FINALLY a Reality

    via Engadget​The long-awaited day has finally come. Verizon has announced they'll start selling the iPhone early next month. Preorders start February 3. The phone will cost you $199.99 with a 2-year contract. It's expected that as many as 13 million iPhones may be sold by Verizon in the first ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Will a New Label-Reading App Change How We Buy Food?

    Go Fooducate yourself.​Get ready to be Fooducated. A new iPhone application called Fooducate promises to change the way Americans do their groceries and even eat them. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it works by scanning the barcode of a product in order to translate the contents int ... More >>

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    October 16, 2010

    The Way We Parent Now: "Give the Baby the Damn iPhone!"

    ​In Sunday's New York Times, the iPhone is called "the most effective tool in human history to mollify a fussy toddler." But this designation is not awarded in an advertisement for the cellular phone, or at least not one Apple paid for. The iPhone is dubbed a "Toy of Choice" for "many 1-, 2- a ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Will the Verizon iPhone Ever Exist? Reply Hazy, Try Again

    Or...not so much.​Like the mystical Fountain of Youth, or magical unicorn horn dust, or pots of gold at the end of rainbows, the Verizon iPhone remains one of those entities that would be oh-so-wonderful, 'twere it ever to be. Unfortunately, even though as many as half of current Apple/iPhone ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    The 9/11 iPhone App: Not Quite 'DoodleJump'

    ​Those of you with iPhones out there in the world have a universe of various games, utilities, and information at your fingertips with the single swipe of a finger, as there's an iPhone app for everything. Even, apparently, to help us remember 9/11.

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    September 3, 2010

    That 'X-treme' Baby Carrots Campaign You Heard About Has Arrived

    "Extreme! Baby carrots!" is what screams at you from the new Baby Carrots website, which is part of a larger campaign initiated by a group of carrots farmers to market the veggies like junk food. An "extreme" commercial is slated to premiere September 7 to go with new Doritos-like packaging, but t ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Sad Things for Lonely People: Resort for Men With Virtual Girlfriends

    via CNet​It's always good to get away for a much-needed vacay with your honey, even when your honey is not actually a real, live, human person, right? No judgments! At least, not at Atami, a Japanese hot springs resort themed on Konami's Nintendo DS dating simulation game Love Plus, which also ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010 (with Visual Benefits) Makes iPhone Dating as Creepy as It Is Portable

    ​Pre-dating (dating foreplay, if you prefer) is becoming more personal than ever. Now that the iPhone 4 has video capability, early-adopting tech nerds are already using it to date online via, "the newest free online dating service that brings singles, FaceTime, and your iPhon ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Jailbreaking Dongle Freedom! iPhone Users, DVD Copiers Oppressed No More!

    ​Have you ever wanted to play video games that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to use apps that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to switch carriers with your iPhone (because AT&T blows)? Have you ever wanted to copy a copy-protected DVD? Have ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    E. Coli Tracking: There Is Now a Product Recall App

    Follow E. coli here, there, any everywhere!​Can't keep track of whether it's spinach or peanut butter that's tainted with salmonella, or which industrial food product E. Coli's worked its way into week? The FDA wants to help. It's teamed up with the Department of Agriculture, the Consumer Prod ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    iPhone 4, Now With More Dropped Calls Than Ever! Steve Jobs: "Not a Big Issue."

    ​If you have an iPhone -- and especially if you have an iPhone in New York City -- you're familiar with the concept of The Dreaded Dropped Call, because among other reasons, AT&T sucks and your iPhone likely only uses AT&T. Also, because it's supposed to be The JesusPhone, it's just inherently ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    The New iPhone Features, Re-Revealed: The Basics

    Via Engadget.Click to enlarge.​Remember that time Gawker Media gadget blog Gizmodo got their hands on an iPhone prototype, and it caused a big deal and mess and all kinds of fun trouble? Well, Apple had their big WWDC conference -- where they reveal all the new fun toys they have that you're g ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Looking for the Perfect Blessing for Your Kosher Meal? There's an App for That.

    wordridden/flickriBless this food.​So, you've just sat down for shabbat dinner and -- oy, gevalt! -- you forget the proper blessing for gefilte fish right in front of Bubbe. Or maybe you're an ambitious goy, G-d bless you, who wants to impress your significant other's devout family, but come s ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Nick Denton's Latest Traffic Boast: Gawker Media's April Readership "About the Population of Canada"

    ​According to an internal company memo, Gawker Media had a record month in April! And all it took was maybe some potentially irreversible psychological damage to an Apple employee!

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    April 29, 2010

    Exclusive: Further Legal Troubles Rumored For Gawker

    ​The battle between New York-based blog network Gawker Media and Apple over an exposed iPhone prototype is far from over, having made The Daily Show last night. Looks like they're going to have more legal troubles on their hands, however, though not from Apple this time. We hear that there are ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    The Kal Penn Effect Hits Twitter

    ​What subjects, you may wonder, are most Tweeted about? If you said technology, you would pretty much be right. Apple, iPads, iPhones, iPhone thefts or alleged thefts, cops breaking into journalists' homes to retaliate for alleged iPhone thefts ... all of these topics would be, and were, and ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    The New iPhone, Revealed: The Basics, Why You're Probably Buying One

    ​There are scoops, and then there are scoops. And there's reporting, and just getting absurdly lucky. And this is a scoop, and from the sound of it, someone got absurdly lucky. And someone else likely just got absurdly unlucky because of this. Meet the new iPhone:

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    April 14, 2010

    A New App Lets Users Search Restaurant Health Inspection Scores

    Yes, now there's an app for this, too.​Restaurants in this town can't get a break. First, the Board of Health votes to make it mandatory to post inspection grades, and now someone has designed a new iPhone app that lets users search through a database of restaurant health inspection results.

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    April 8, 2010

    The iPhone 4.0 Presentation: A Photo Essay, With Perspective

    ​Okay, honestly, owning an iPhone, working as a blogger, and being a human being and everything, I know I'm supposed to really, really care about whatever Steve Jobs is talking about right now. So I do! Here are pictures of Steve Jobs saying things. And! We! Are! Doing! It! Live! So! Keep! Ref ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Moleskine Introduces Actual, Non-Electronic Recipe Journal

    There's been no shortage of iPhone apps for home cooks, but now Moleskine is offering something truly revolutionary: a recipe journal. As in one made out of paper that you actually write stuff on, using a pen or pencil. The 240-page journal includes measurements, conversions, food calendars and ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    AT&T Seems to Stop iPhone Sales in New York; Apple May Be Planning New Version That Actually Works As Phone

    The Consumerist details a conversation with an AT&T customer service rep, who allegedly told a Brooklyn resident that she couldn't buy an iPhone because "New York City is not ready for the iPhone." Which is weird, as in the streets of New York the iPhone is ubiquitous --not especially useful as a ph ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Nightmares Before Halloween 3: iPhone Costume

    Our 10 Worst Halloween Costumes list and all its updates did not take into account the geek community, some members of which have actually devised a giant iPhone you can wear. It is powered by a car battery that goes between the wearer's legs, and can take a feed from an iPod so you can show an ac ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Breaking! iPhone Nude App Disabled

    The Washington Post -- who, we must admit, has been all over this story -- now tells us that the Hottest Girls nude iPhone app, which we reviewed earlier, has been pulled off, so to speak, the market. "In our tests, we could still locate the app via the iTunes link," they say, "but were unable to pu ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Major Lazer Video for "Hold the Line" Does in Fact Have Lasers In It

    We had genuinely hoped that the video to Major Lazer's air-raid siren of a song, "Hold the Line," would merely be a clip of Diplo or Switch virtuosically playing the track on some sort of amazingly enhanced version of the Mad Decent iPhone app. Which we could then also download--the app, it turns ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    People Still Outraged Over Pulled "Baby Shaker" App

    Won't someone please think of the virtual children? You may have heard that Apple abruptly pulled the fanciful "Baby Shaker" app it had briefly offered for iPhones. The app allowed users to shake their iPhone until the image of a squalling infant went silent and developed red X's over its eyes. Now ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Tech Dreck: iPhone Does Homework, AT&T Plays Big Brother, Twitter Celebs Fake It

    "Parents have lost the war over buying cellphones for their children," says Saul Hansell in the Times. He must be talking about those parents, overrepresented in the Times' demographic, whose children can battle for the right to own expensive electronic geegaws without getting smacked. Hansell says ... More >>

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