On Friday, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the savvy, San Francisco-based Uber as the first app New Yorkers can use to hail yellow medallion taxi cabs. After nearly a year of delays, the announcement marks the start of a year-long pilot program, during which the TLC will be ab ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to the age of smartphone civilian authority.At the City Council Hall on 250 Broadway this afternoon, State Senator Eric Adams, a Democrat from Brooklyn, will announce a little app that he helped create called "Brooklyn Way of Life." It's a downloadable "crime fighting mobile app," in his own ... More >>
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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 >>
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 >>
"Drummer Boy," another song from the forthcoming Justin Bieber Yuletide album Under The Mistletoe, has made its way online; a rework of the classic hymn "The Little Drummer Boy," it's been retrofitted with sharper drums and rap verses to make it sound like it could be dropped into top-40 stat ... More >>
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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 >>
As we mentioned earlier, today is not just the special day of snuggles and commitment that everybody's all moony about, it's also the day of safe sexual encounters. And it's our own Mayor Bloomberg's birthday, to boot. In honor of this fortuitous triumvirate of occasions, the New York City He ... 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 >>
Drake Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, September 29 Better Than: Pitbull. (And Curren$y!) Drake isn't the best at arena-swallowing mega-hop, as evidenced by a guest appearance from Jay-Z, who casually uncorked Radio City with his verses from advice rap touchstone "Light Up" and ... More >>
Luke StephensonBesotted with 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 random but somewhat curated ephemera. And also, pretty yellow birds.
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.
bevshots Love drinks? So much so that you wish you could immerse yourself in one? Well, now you can come as close as possible to that experience with BevShots, prints of beer, wine, cocktails, and sake (pictured above) photographed under a microscope. These beautiful abstract images, brought ... More >>