More subway stations in New York City will get Wi-Fi and mobile service this year.
Wireless hardware provider Transit Wireless has unveiled the start of Phase Two of its wireless rollout project with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The new phase will start by setting up wireless service for 11 stations in midtown Manhattan, including Grand Central Terminal, 34th St. Herald Square, and Bryant Park.
From there, service will expand to Queens as construction of a Secure Base Station Hotel begins in March. That base station will provide a home for the necessary equipment from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, … Read more
If I'd been paid a fortune to leave a corporation, I fancy I'd focus on the loose concept of "enjoying myself."
This, by some accounts, is precisely what Scott Forstall has done since he was relieved of his duties as Apple's senior vice president of iOS in late 2012.
SimCity will finally be able to go offline.
Patrick Buechner, general manager of Maxis Emeryville, confirmed in a blog post on Monday that the developer was working on a mode that doesn't require an Internet connection, which will come in the next update to the city-building game.
An offline mode has been the single most requested feature from SimCity fans, many of whom have been annoyed by the need for a persistent connection, and the server errors and hiccups that come from such a setup.… Read more
Little Big City is a very addictive city simulator that combines several elements of other popular games in a stylish package. It's not the most innovative game of its kind, but it effectively delivers the addictive elements of some of your favorite simulation games. If you're into this brand of game, this will probably be one you'll fall in love with.
Little Big City combines the resource management elements of games like FarmVille with the real-life simulating elements of games like The Sims and SimCity. In essence, you start with a small, run-down city and slowly build … Read more
Burning Man has announced its 2014 theme: "Caravansary," and that The Man is returning to its roots on the desert floor.
The counterculture arts festival's theme changes each year, with past events focusing on things like Fertility, The Seven Ages of Man, the Green Man, and many others. Many artists choose to build their projects around the themes, while others ignore it altogether.
In a blog post, organizers of the annual counterculture arts festival wrote that:
This year we will create a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland: a bazaar of the bizarre wherein treasures … Read more
I am not sure that Friday was a good day to dye hard.
In several parts of the US, freezing cold reigned. So the usual homage of dyeing your local fountain in your team's colors to celebrate the NFL playoffs brought with it some problems.
The folks at Kansas City's Parks and Recreation were undeterred. They didn't, however, have any experience of dyeing a frozen fountain red.
I know this because they said so on their Facebook page. But I'd really like you to focus on the Northland Fountain and what it evokes.
For myself, I see a bloodbath. Of course, I hope this isn't some symbolic portent of what might occur when the Chiefs take on the Colts on Saturday, but I fear that many being shown this image will wonder whether a slaughter might have occurred recently.… Read more
When the 30,000 LED lights on the New Year's Eve ball at Times Square light up Tuesday night, onlookers will have pedal power to thank -- in part at least.
As CBS New York reports, six stationary Citi Bikes from the city's bike-sharing program have been set up to supply electricity for the lights.
April Campo of Maryland was among those spinning away on one of them over the weekend.
"I'm loving this," Campo said. "Isn't this a great idea? This is so fun." … Read more
Here's what we all long to see -- a robot crawling along the ceiling.
That may or may not give you goosebumps. But if you're an engineer, a magnetic wall-crawler developed at Osaka City University in Japan could prove useful when inspecting bridges and other structures.
It sounds like a cross between "The Thing" and "Joe's Apartment," a mostly forgotten film about singing and dancing cockroaches. New York City is now host to an invasion of new bugs from overseas.
The Periplaneta japonica species of roaches love the heat just as much as any other cockroach, but they also laugh in the face of freezing temperatures, making them the polar bears of the cockroach world.
Periplaneta japonica is well known in Asian countries, but was just recently confirmed as taking up residence in the United States. Rutgers insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista published their squicky findings in the Journal of Economic Entomology.… Read more