This week, we take a look at high-tech goings-on at the MTA (the agency that runs NYC's subways and buses), including an explanation about how those Metrocard readers work (or don't work. as the case may be) and why the agency is suddenly opening its data feeds to app makers.
This week, we find out why your Metrocard never works, applaud the MTA for releasing datastreams to app-makers; check out the new 13-inch MacBook Pro; and takes sides in the upcoming Supreme Court video game violence case.
As a six-month test, a chunk of the city will be equipped with free public Wi-Fi supported by ad revenue.
Episode 23 of the Digital City, where we discuss budget troubles at the MTA, Linux on Netbooks, and the Sirius/iPhone connection
For the first time, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released an iOS app that shows train arrival times on seven subway lines.
In New York, a man manages to get his phone, then lie down in the middle of the subway tracks just deep enough for a train to pass over him.
Today's double-feature episode features stories about a tiny mirror accessory that turns your iPhone into a creepshots factory, cell service coming to MTA subways in New York, a crowdsourced dream database app, and an interview with Jim O'Heir from "Parks and Recreation"!
Getting around the New York City subway system is about to get a lot more hands-on with the introduction of 47-inch touch screens to help folks find their way.
The two phones will be available through such carriers as Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, and Nex-Tech Wireless.
Geek comedian Tom Scott imagines citizen volunteers accessing the real-time data store of spy agencies to help keep the country safe.