Germany's electronic duo Mouse on Mars have long been experimenters. Over 11 studio albums and countless collaborations Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma have played in their own corner of the sandbox, allowing a furious amount of sonic investigation into strange realms without pretentiously denying the ... More >>
We here at the Voice are proud to announce the arrival of our brand-spanking-new app. If you have used our app before, the new incarnation will still be your go-to for New York news, politics, music, concert listings, food, film reviews, and everything else you need to survive in the city. Now all t ... More >>
While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge in general, I he ... More >>
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Remember when Citi Bikes, the citywide biking share system that was going to Change Everything, was going to be launched in July? And then it got pushed back to August because of software issues? Well August is here now, and there still aren't any motherfucking bikes. What's going on? "There are ... 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 >>
The New Jersey branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has developed a smartphone app that allows users to easily record what happens during a police stop without the officer knowing he or she is getting recorded. The app is called "Police Tape" and was developed with the idea of letting the ge ... More >>
Sometime last year, Nancy Schwartzman came across a tech competition -- the 2011 White House "Apps Against Abuse Technology Contest." The Brooklyn filmmaker and founder of The Line Campaign wondered: can a simple app prevent sexual assault and dating violence? So the Sunset Park resident partnered ... More >>
Don't worry, New Yorkers. Crime rates might be up this year due to warm weather, but the NYPD is ON IT! The police department is now officially training officers to use the Find My iPhone application, to help aid in the recovery of stolen mini-computers everywhere. In an internal training m ... More >>
Complaining about taxi service is something of a New York City hobby, whether it's justified or not. But the systems through which you can complain (calling 311, or reporting a complaint online) can be cumbersome, especially when you're still in the cab. However! There's an app for that, avai ... More >>
That photo, with or without insipid caption, has been making the rounds on Facebook and Tumblr today. It purports to be an aerial shot of yesterday's massive Occupy Wall Street/union march. It's certainly very impressive, but don't be fooled. It's probably not real.
Brian August is a guy who believes in stories. For nearly 10 years, he has been mulling the creation of 110 Stories, a project that would bring together the collective memories of anyone who'd ever gazed out upon the World Trade Center from as far away as Jersey and Connecticut, as well as fr ... 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 >>
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Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Bronx duo Wires Under Tension play a fluttering post-'90s post-rock churn without the introspection or meandering--in essence, they go in for the kill. Like Tortoise fueled by Hot 97, the cycling mi ... 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.
Apple's irritatingly named "App Store" has plenty of applications you can buy for your phone, none of which have porn on them, because Steve Jobs is trying to save the world from porn. [Full Disclosure: We are not.] He is also, apparently, now trying to save the world from farts.
"Cool Water, Hot Island" rendering by Molly Dilworth via Treehugger.comIf you live in New York, you probably only pass through Times Square to transfer subway lines -- or to rush into your place of work, head down, all business. But you should really take a moment to check out Molly Dilworth' ... More >>
Back in the day, like last October, we were ravenously scavenging for that coveted Google Wave invite that was going to change the way we communicated online forever and ever. Some crazies even bid $5000 for one on eBay. Then we actually got it and the hype immediately died.
Louis Menand's New Yorker review of Mark McGurl's The Program Era, a history of the rise of university writing programs and workshops, is subtitled, "Should creative writing be taught?" Despite itself, the review does not encourage a positive answer. Menand tells us that "by 1975, there were fiftee ... More >>
In the annals of inadvertent viral humiliation, the Microsoft Songsmith ad falls squarely between Tay Zonday and the Numa Numa Guy--cringeworthy, but not permanently ruinous. In case you've missed this particular case of public humiliation, Songsmith is Microsoft's new music-making software, a Gar ... More >>
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