When Tom Adams brought his camera to Neil Young's performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this month, he didn't capture it on an iPhone or a piece of machinery that's worth more than three months' rent. He grabbed a camera before he left the house, double-checked to make sure the batteries were charged ... More >>
There are party fouls that can be forgiven. Really egregious ones, even, like peeing in the indoor plants. But disrupting the music by unplugging the host's device in favor of your own iPod or smartphone? NOPE. See also: Why Are Old School Electronic Artists Annoyed With EDM?
On the heels of Bloomberg Businessweek's outing of America's young burger billionairess, Eater reports that Shake Shack will open in Istanbul later this year. The New York-based chain from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality group currently operates burger joints across North America and the Midd ... More >>
They're going for about $50 each and they look absolutely delicious. Japanese accessory manufacturer Strapya has come out with Japanese food iPhone covers. Called "iMeishi," these covers are putting traditional Japanese foods in users' pockets with their realistic plastic models of ramen, eel, and s ... More >>
We’re not so sure size matters
What can you cook with eggs, milk and a high heeled shoe? Drag queen and comedian Hedda Lettuce figures it out in this charming video for a new Kickstarter project. The iPhone app, What's for Dinner, will suggest recipes to cook based on your ingredient list, no matter how measly. The project has a ... More >>
It's Feb. 14 -- the best day of the year! No, of course we don't mean Valentine's Day (ew.) It's National Condom Awareness Day -- and 2012's holiday has gotten even more special for you and your special lady or man-friend: New York City's Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene is releasin ... More >>
Remember the guy from yesterday who dropped basically an epic novel in Craigslist Missed Connections directed towards "The girl who held my iPhone for ransom in a pizzeria last night"? Paul Adler, 22, had an unfortunate experience on Halloween in which an enterprising outer-borough teenager h ... More >>
There's a dating site for this.It's the year 2011 and there are waaaaay more options for online dating than Match.com. Enterprising people all over the world are creating business plans for their particular dating schemes (HowAboutWeOnlyDate BeautifulPeopleWithDogsWhoKnit), and the latest, wh ... More >>
So long as they don't turn into Hal
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Exciting news: Our long awaited "Best Of..." app is finally here! Featuring more than 10,000 of the best things to eat, drink, buy, and experience in cities all across the U.S., the app is built from our annual "Best Of" issue and features recommendations on nearly every block in New York Cit ... More >>
In the above YouTube video, the user BITcrash44 claims to hack the video screens in Times Square using just an iPhone, a weather balloon, a transmitter, and something called a "video repeater." But like anything amazing that happens on the Internet, a lot of people doubt it's real. It might just be ... More >>
viaThis is going to be hard to hear, for everyone. Yesterday, the website Social Times, which touts itself as "Your Social Media Source," published an article called "Five Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger," with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of no please stop this is so misguided. ... More >>
Actors read stories from Electric Literature
A review of craft beer apps reveals that Android users have the best options: the Beer Expert, Brewster, and Beer Map. iPhone users get to crow about Pintley. [NY Times] Yet another study on the health benefits of red wine: resveratrol can help boost the healing capacity of cancer-fighting d ... More >>
The punk in this unusually sharp surveillance photo is the suspect in a mugging and robbery in broad daylight on January 15 at 113th Street and Broadway, in Morningside Heights. At about 1:15 p.m that afternoon, cops say, this scumbag, dressed as he is in this photo, tackled a 21-year-old guy, k ... More >>
Al Qaeda has contemplated using food poisoning as a way to attack the U.S. Apparently, it discussed slipping cyanide into salad bars and buffets at hotels and restaurants. [CNN] The food porn iPhone app Foodspotting has hit 500,000 downloads, just as Foursquare launches a similar feature to ... More >>
squareup.comiPay?Cup of pour-over drip coffee? There's an app for that. Small restaurants, cafés, and other vendors are using a new smartphone application called Square that allows them to charge customers directly from an iPhone or iPad. Are the days of cash registers numbered?
keepwaddling1/flickrThere's an app for this.Jeff Orlick, best known for his 5-Boro Pizza Tour, has introduced the latest app every New York pizza lover needs: the Real Pizza of New York iPhone app.
• New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has bought a block of TV time with the three network affiliates in Buffalo and is expected to make a "major" announcement today at 5:13 p.m. Don't bet that he's dropping out. But is he still angry?[NYDN] • The stream of red, toxic sludge f ... More >>
Hey, not good for business, guys. Imagine: You're meeting your dealer to score some sweet weed. As you sidle up to him at the location where you've agreed to pass off the baggie or whatnot (this is how it's done, right?), he grabs you, throws you against the wall, and claims, "You're going to ... More >>
Super Sad True Love Story journeys to dystopia via handheld devices
A considered iPhone fix, not unreasonable.So, apparently, those new iPhones were released basically broken! Or with bad antennae that make you have to hold your phone a certain way, kind of like the way Apple only wants you to use only their applications on their phone. Now they want to contr ... More >>
Last week, we brought you the best and worst ideas involving a vuvuzela, and now, we address an object of utmost cultural fascination and endless attention -- the iPhone 4, with all of its wondrous video capabilities.
America is under attack. It's "a new strain of strident atheism" and it's deadly. To the rescue? iPhone applications, according to the New York Times. And if you're on the other side of the war, there's tools for you, too -- alternative applications "arming nonbelievers for battle." It's like ... More >>
The clouds are rolling in. We hear that there's a severe thunderstorm watch on until 8 p.m. tonight in New York and its surrounding environs. We also hear that there was "golf-ball-sized hail" sighted on the Throgs Neck today, and that someone may have seen a tornado on Long Island -- can any ... More >>
Elton John and Lady Gaga band together for a good cause
Pictured, left to right: an Apple prototype iPhone, and Gawker Media owner Nick Denton covered in pie.Maybe you heard, but yesterday, Gawker Media's gadget site Gizmodo published quite a story. It might be short of hyperbole to note their "get" of a new iPhone prototype as one of the biggest ... More >>
File under "From the Department of Mwa-wahhh." Get drunk, and it will inevitably end up on the Internet, somewhere. If you're lucky, it'll be lost under a larger tide of unnecessary information. But if your drunken birthday party led to one of the biggest tech leaks in the history of proprietary tec ... More >>
The rumored removal of sexy apps for iPhones seems to have come to pass. The first shot in the war on porn apps came, per CNET, when "Apple notified developer Chillifresh that its Wobble iBoobs application was being removed from the App Store." Now it is reported that thousands of other apps ... More >>
Watch out, Park Slopers: some guy is grabbing iPhones out of citizens' hands as they use them. The Brooklyn Paper reports that a January 24 incident, in which a cyclist rode up and punched a woman who was chatting on her iPhone at Union Street between Seventh and Eighth, then removed the phone and s ... More >>
Weird Al and a team of experts provide a brief history of autotune. (h/t Joe My God.) Folks outraged at Palin in shorts on a Newsweek cover have resorted to their greatest weapon -- Photoshop! This one is our favorite. A Citizens Union report says that in the past 10 years, 14 state legislator ... More >>
Daniel Johnston, somewhat unwitting source of the sweetest iPhone app ever made, heads to Highline Ballroom tonight to sing his wobbly songs of vaguely menacing and often unbearably sad whimsy. Do him a favor and don't be fucking with your phone the whole entire time.
--R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, who was one of the first DIY promoters of punk and independent rock and the first regular booker of punk bands in Los Angeles. The Masque, a venue that became home base for all that is first-wave L.A. punk--including the Germs and the Weirdos--was in essence his baby ... More >>
No quarrel with this list overall -- hell, I love "Pork & Beans" as much as the next dude, and probably way more so, to my possible detriment. But operating under the assumption that everyone who reads the headline immediately thinks of their personal favorite music video, eagerly awaits its plac ... More >>
Since to date the thing we like best about Major Lazer, by far, are the sound effects--our love of "Hold the Line"'s horse neigh is well known--news that Diplo and Mad Decent have designed an iPhone app is welcome indeed. ("Listen up Paul van Dyk," Diplo says angrily, to the guy who beat him to th ... More >>
Now that the Obamas have started planting their garden, eating locally is sure to become more popular. You too can be an upstanding locavorous member of society at the simple touch of an LCD screen. The new iPhone Locavore app provides all the tools necessary to eat locally, from maps to the neares ... More >>
The Internet has become the de rigueur place where people do their reading, their greeting, and their buying, wiping out many other forms of interpersonal traffic with a mere click. But what CAN'T you do on your computer? Are there any activities that force you to actually stand up and move somewher ... More >>