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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Everybody hates PowerPoint. There is no disputing this. The only thing anyone has ever learned from a PowerPoint presentation is the fact that PowerPoint is worthless. Most of us just weakly accept that we can't escape Microsoft's juggernaut and continue to live in a world where animated tran ... 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?
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 >>
Have you ever wanted to play video games that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to use apps that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to switch carriers with your iPhone (because AT&T blows)? Have you ever wanted to copy a copy-protected DVD? Have ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... 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.
These dinosaurs have got to go. But will the replacement voting machines be worse? By John DeSio A Long Island technology firm might just have the solution to bring fair elections, free from corporate greed and malicious manipulation, to New York State. And they’re willing to give it away for ... More >>
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