Ever since the announcement of his game-changing arrangement with Samsung Electronics, most of the conversation about Jay-Z's forthcoming studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail has revolved around the nature of the deal, not the coming music. Even as the project (out officially tomorrow) is being roll ... More >>
As of last autumn, more than half of the people with a mobile phone in this country use a smartphone. By August of next year, smartphone users are expected to make up 80 percent of the market. The writing is on the wall in an extremely legible typeface: Those of you pathetic luddites still trudging ... More >>
Third Coast Percussion MoMA Sculpture Garden Thursday, August 9 Better than: Watching almost any contemporary DJ, since Cage was mixing vinyl and live radio with live performance before World War II. Some 69 years ago in 1943 (more than a decade before the first issue of the Village Voice was pub ... More >>
A picture is worth a thousand words
Who needs the art crowd of Manhattan when you got Brooklyn?
Bad news, smart phone users: those penis private pics you snapped with your iPhone aren't as private as you'd probably hoped.Senator Chuck Schumer to the rescue.Schumer today announced that he's asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether smart phone apps on Apple a ... More >>
You've gotta feel bad for the New York City Girl Scouts. Door-to-door cookie sales just aren't as fun when you're riding up and down in apartment building elevators. But those enterprising little ladies have found a solution. Pop-up shops throughout the city where they'll be selling their beloved ... More >>
Appealing to his iPhone-addicted constituents, Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on AT&T to do something about the steep uptick in smartphone thefts in the city. You might be thinking: "What can this little ole cell phone provider do to fight crime in Gotham?" Well, our senator thinks the company can do ... More >>
FacebookEarlier this year, we wrote about how a bevy of civil rights groups like GLADD and the NAACP supported, inexplicably from our point of view, the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. That deal fell apart yesterday, and the telecoms will not be combining forces after all. One civil rights group ... More >>
Have you seen the Department of Transportation's latest effort to keep people safe on our streets? It involves little signs with little safety messages placed in "high-crash locations" where...perhaps...people should not be stopping to read? According to NBC NY, "Half of the signs will be hung in pa ... More >>
Jonathan Richman returns to the Bell House
My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>
Hipsters. Zombies. Same thing.
On Tuesday night, Toronto entrepreneur Adi Isakovic projected images from his smartphone onto a giant advertising screen in Times Square. This is the multimedia stunt de jour; a marketing team gained virility (that's the term for when your video goes viral, right?) when they performed a hoax with th ... More >>
A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>
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Addicted to your smart phone? Unable to stop your thumbs from twitching involuntarily? Then check out our Twitter page at ForkintheRoadVV, where you'll be able to follow our updates, gluttonous musings, and assorted ephemera. As well as photos of frightening avian cakes.
The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>
Palm pilots head for Jurassic Parkand that means bargains for you.