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    April 29, 2013

    Uber App Gets Thumbs Up to Hail Yellow Cabs

    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 >>

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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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    August 12, 2012

    There's an App for Reporting Crime in Brooklyn

    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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    April 25, 2012


    A picture is worth a thousand words

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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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Busta Rhymes Drags "The Little Drummer Boy" Into The Twitter Age

    ​"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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    April 27, 2011


    The place to be for avocado groupies

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    March 24, 2011

    Second Times Square Screen-Jacker Tells Us How He Did It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    NYC Health Department Launches App for Free Condoms; Also, Reminds You How to Use a Condom

    ​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 >>

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    December 19, 2010

    Pandora, MySpace and More Apps That Send User Info to Advertisers

    ​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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    September 30, 2010

    Live: Drake Brings Out Jay-Z, Trey Songz, Birdman, and Fabolous at Radio City Music Hall

    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 >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Follow Fork in the Road on Twitter

    Luke Stephenson​Besotted 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.

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    May 5, 2010

    A Tweet, a Twat, a Twit

    ​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.

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    October 9, 2009

    Booze as Art: BevShots Offer Drinks, Close Up

    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 >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Finally, an iPhone App for Your Tongue!

    Yes, yes, it's probably a hoax. But, just in case it's not, get excited for a new iPhone game you play with your tongue. With iLickit, you have to lick clean your plate of food by actually applying your tongue to your LCD screen. Not for the germaphobic. [TUAW via Eat Me Daily]

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    April 8, 2009
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    November 11, 2008

    New Yankee Stadium Will Make It Easier to Ignore the Game

    Peter Abraham of the LoHud Yankees Blog took in today's Hal Steinbrenner press conference where, after some mumbling about Andy Pettite and free agency, the underboss turned the show over to agents of Cisco, which is outfitting the new stadium with "1,100 flat screen, HD monitors," which in addition ... More >>