Tag Archives: cell phones

Cell Service Expands On NYC Subway

You’ll be able to use your cell phone in another 30 Manhattan subway stations beginning today.  Probably. Anyone using subway stations between 18th Street and 96th Street on the Manhattan’s West Side should be able to go online or have a conversation on their AT&T, T-Mobile or Transit Wireless phones. It is unclear when other networks, including Verizon Wireless, will …

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Parents Of Driver Killed While Texting Publish His Interrupted Final Message

Copyranter is calling this “more powerful than the usual violent, bloody images created by big fancy ad agencies.” The police report says Heit, a Northern Colorado student, drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car. Witnesses told police that Heit appeared to have his head down when he began drifting into the …

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Facebook Launches Phone Takeover App

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Headline Of The Day

Well? Have you? Source.

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Another Violent Mugging In The Castro

The Castro continues to be plagued by a string of violent muggings, many of which involve the theft of personal electronics. Castro Biscuit reports on the latest: Around 9PM, Dalton Huckaby, popular personal trainer and 2013 Bare Chest Calendar participant, was on his way home from work walking down 17th Street near Noe St speaking to a friend on his …

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For Grindr Emergencies

At a Wilton Manors gay club last night I noticed this machine, which for $2 will charge your cell phone a whopping “25% faster than a wall charger.”  I’m betting we’ll start seeing these in airports and train stations right away. Unless they’re already out there and I just haven’t seen one.

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New App: Bang Your Facebook Friends

Dan Savage call this “another attempt at Grindr for straights.” By definition the guys a woman meets through Bang With Friends aren’t strangers. These are guys that the women on the site know. (In theory at least—some people are Facebook friends with strangers.) And while a woman can certainly be victimized, infected, sexually assaulted, or knocked up by a guy …

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The Predicktor

Oh brother.

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NYPD Gives Finger To NYCLU

I recently wrote about the smartphone app that allows users to record interactions with the NYPD and send the video directly to the NYCLU.  The app launches officially today and the NYCLU has posted the below response from two New York City cops.

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JSpot: The Straight Jewish Grindr

A Brooklyn woman has launched JSpot, a straight version of Grindr for Jews. Interestingly, you can’t join JSpot until the owner determines (via your Facebook page) that you aren’t a “jerk.” Elissa Shevinsky has been combing the streets of Williamsburg, Bushwick, Park Slope, Crown Heights, and other neighborhoods packed with singles under the age of 40, looking for recruits who …

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It’s Bigger On The Inside

(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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Text Messages To Contact Lenses

An interesting project via the Telegraph: Ghent University’s centre of microsystems technology has developed a spherical curved LCD display which can be embedded in contact lenses and handle projected images using wireless technology. “Now that we have established the basic technology, we can start working towards real applications, possibly available in only a few years,” said Professor Herbert De Smet. …

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NYC Wants To Reinvent The Pay Phone

There are only 11,000 payphones left scattered across the five boroughs and New York City has launched a contest for their reinvention. We know that with the rise of mobile phones and digital media, the way that New Yorkers share information is changing rapidly. In order to modernize our powerful communications infrastructure, the City of New York is hosting Reinvent …

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Walmart Customers Riot For Cell Phones

The most predictable video of the year?

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Google Launches New Game

Buzzfeed tries to explain it: Ingress is just a game. A massively multiplayer alternate-reality game, one that that overlaps with the real world — so like you walk to actual places (a museum, or library) with your phone to do things in the game, in which you’re on a team with potentially millions of people competing against a rival, equally massive …

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HRC Files Complaint Over Anti-Gay Texts

The Human Rights Campaign has filed a complaint with the FCC over anti-gay text messages being sent to voters in states where marriage is on the ballot. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Following a series of anti-Obama text messages received on Tuesday night — some of which addressed the president’s record on LGBT issues — HRC, the nation’s largest LGBT …

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Photo Of The Day

There are still 12,000 pay phones in NYC and those without power are lining up. With power knocked out in her Sandy-ravaged neighborhood—rendering her cellphone useless—she got a crash course in the low-tech, low-status devices. She returned to her local pay phone Wednesday with more quarters and better knowledge of the pay-phone locations in her area. “You miraculously get resourceful …

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MTA To Launch Subway Arrivals App

New York City’s MTA has announced that it will launch a smartphone app showing arrival times for some subway lines. “The MTA is very close to being able to provide real-time train arrival data without having to go into the station,” MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg said. “We want everyone to access the countdown clocks on numbered lines just by looking …

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Orthodox Rabbis: iPhones Aren’t Kosher

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Yenta: The Grindr For Jews

What’s your schtick?

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