The MTA makes more than a $100 million every year selling space to advertisers. What they are really selling, of course, is you: your time waiting for the train, contemplating the void and/or silently criticizing the Photoshop skill of the poor soul tasked with fitting all 16 Expendables 3 stars int ... More >>
If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.
In 2008, Cheryl Santiago, stood trial, accused of suffocating her 22-month step-daughter to death. During closing arguments, the Dutchess County prosecutor showed the jury a PowerPoint presentation. It ran six minutes--the length of time it would have taken to suffocate the baby, according to a doct ... More >>
So your date was a disaster, but that bottle of wine was not -- it kept the conversation flowing long enough to make it to the Fernet-Branca ice cream sandwich you'd hoped would cap the night. But although you're going home alone, you can begin a long relationship with what you just quaffed: Wine ap ... More >>
"Educational entrepreneurship" is booming, but can profit and pedagogy go hand in hand?
Governor Andrew Cuomo is crowing today about the state's new smartphone app that allows users to get real-time traffic and construction updates right on their cell phones.The idea behind the app -- aside from Cuomo's using it to boast all of his "New York Works" projects under the guise of a helpful ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow, ever the entrepreneur, has launched an iPhone app called "GOOP City" (after her uber-precious GOOP newsletter). It's Paltrow's guide to New York City, and according to Gawker video editor Matt Cherette, it is "worth every penny." It's also presumably kind of spacy and just fo ... More >>
Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?
Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the a ... More >>
I'm not saying it should be, mind you. The man is clearly some kind of genius, with his popular programming choices for Bravo, which include his very own chat show on that very same channel. But if the ratings ever tumble, what will happen to his show?
The International Monetary Fund, once headed by new TriBeCa resident and alleged sex offender Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been hit by a cyber attack that an official called a "very major breach." Anonymous, is this you? The attack occurred over the last few months, but as of yet it's unclear ... More >>
It's day two of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, The Daily, which launched yesterday to many tweets. Already, they're dominating the online media conversation, in certain circles, but not just for the 360-degree photographs. This morning, the paper-less paper teased a "touching interview" wit ... More >>
Rupert Murdoch looked regal. When I got to the revolving doors of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum it was swarming with people frantically operating smart phones, but I saw beyond them, to the screen assembled against the back wall. It was sixteen iPads wide by sixteen iPads high and there, s ... More >>
New Governor Andrew Cuomo just wrapped up his inaugural State of the State address. Did you miss it? There was a lot of folksy humor and clapping and quasi-inspirational stuff about working together, and trying to make Albany function, and serving the people of New York instead of "special intere ... More >>
Young guns of the local rep scene
A tampered-with large ink cartridge.Well, this is going to put a damper on things. According to the latest air cargo security regulations (following reports of suspicious packages found on UPS planes en route from Yemen to Chicago, which turned out to contain explosives), airline passengers w ... More >>
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.
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 >>
A dolphin in Mexico has now been trained to communicate which inanimate object he wants to play with via pecking an iPad. According to dolphin researcher Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin.com (add to the list of jobs we want): "The dolphin loves the iPad. He can actually make the thing work. We' ... More >>
In items we would never purchase even if we did have the money but that might be nice to see in person, and perhaps hold in our warm arms for just a moment, we have "The Solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition" (uniquely designed and crafted by Katherine Hughes of Stuart Hughes, a company that's real ... More >>
Life in East Germany, caught on camera
If there's anything that reasonably makes older folk fear the future, it's when they struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology. Adaptation, as we know, is crucial to survival. It prevents those younger than everyone else from vetting them out of society via natural sele ... More >>
The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>
The Times lets readers know that they had a bit of a malware problem this weekend. "The malicious ad took over the browsers of many people visiting the site," the paper tells us, "as their screens filled with an image that seemed to show a scan for computer viruses." The scammers electronical ... More >>
Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>
We like this latest Improv Everywhere video because they are running Windows 95 and because the synth line in the theme music reminds us of the song written by tri-Lams as part of the Greek week competition in Revenge of the Nerds.
So, Apple can run Windows. Think that'll settle the heart of this geek?
Backing up your system should be fast, cheap, and totally under control
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