10/16/14 3:35pm
That guy on the end must be from Brooklyn, not expecting WiFi or anything. (via imgur)

That guy on the end must be from Brooklyn, not expecting WiFi or anything special. (via imgur)

Today, Governor Cuomo introduced Phase II of his world yogurt domination scheme Transit Wireless Wifi plan, a seven-part process to equip all 277 underground subway stations with WiFi by 2017.

Starting today and through November, 40 more stations will be wired for  subway WiFi service. 11 of these stations are in Manhattan (including 42 Street Bryant Park, 34 Street Herald Square and Grand Central 42 Street) and 29 will be in Queens (including Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue Station, Jamaica Center Station and Court Square Station). (more…)

07/11/14 8:00am
Got a lot of work to do; gonna need some more Mountain Meow Code Red.

Got a lot of work to do; gonna need some more Mountain Meow Code Red.

If we know anything about the future, it’s that it will be inherited by those who know how to code, and that people will forever love looking at cats on a computer. You get to combine the two next week at a free coding workshop at NYU: the Kitten Coding Club on July 15 will be an introductory coding class, and it’s all based around the theme of cats.

The cats “are adorable and already an intrinsic part of the internet,” founder Ieva Urbaite tells us. “They set the tone for our fun, accessible, and supportive group. Every project will involve lots of adorable cat pictures while teaching solid coding skills.” No experience necessary; just bring a laptop, and at least a functional tolerance for cats. (more…)

03/13/14 11:02am
wolf of wall street

Will you end up like this guy? (SPOILER ALERT: No)

The stock market: America’s ever-expanding and completely infallible engine of wealth. You might think that it’s exclusively the province of rich guys in suits, but like art, that’s apparently not the case. A new app, Acorns, is offering to round up every debit card purchase you make to the nearest dollar and invest this “change” in the stock market. Our strategy is saving all of our change and spending it on the year’s Glug harvest, but hey, if you want to get poor another way, have at it! (more…)

09/09/13 10:50am
Guaranteed to work better than just shouting "Jesus Herman Christ look at the size of that pothole!" via Flickr user Tom Chance

Guaranteed to work better than just shouting “Jesus Herman Christ look at the size of that pothole!” via Flickr user Tom Chance

Introverts are very in right now, for whatever reason. We get it, reporters of America, you listened to “Ask” a few too many times and decided to do some pitches based around it as a joke. But, here we are, lionizing the complete inability to enjoy human contact, so we may as well ride it out. So for introverts, and for people who like making snap judgements without thinking of things, the city has a present for you: a new 311 app, for both Android and iPhone spacephones, that allows you to report things to 311 without ever talking to another human being. (more…)

08/08/13 1:15pm
It's that easy now. via Facebook

It’s that easy now. via Facebook

Maybe one reason why people don’t get out there and register to vote (hey here’s some reasons why you should) is that registering to vote just seems so old-fashioned. “Keep your pencils and crap away from me, grandpa,” Milennials are all out there saying, “I just wanna stay home and Snapchat nude pics with Google Glass. YOLO.” Now those lousy kids have one less excuse to not register, because New York City will let you register to vote on your spacephone, with its new app, NYC Votes. (more…)

07/24/13 10:11am
Hey...uh...you've got a uh...eh, nevermind. via Flickr user horizontal.integration

Hey…uh…you’ve got a uh…eh, nevermind. via Flickr user horizontal.integration

What are things you don’t want to come across in your apartment? Mold, yes. Bedbugs, certainly. Most of all though, people don’t want to see roaches. For whatever reason, we’re most grossed out by these six-legged insects (that hiss sometimes). No one currently does exact counts on roach infestations by neighborhoods, but some independent programmers who don’t mind thinking about roaches all day have at least put a map together for you that will let you know how gross the neighborhood you’re about to live in is. (more…)

07/23/13 4:10pm
When a four page, handwritten letter is too much

When a four page, handwritten letter is too much

When it’s time to end it with someone, you’ve got a couple options. You can a four page letter laying out your relationship history and why it needs to end. You could meet at a bar and give the “Let’s just be friends” speech. You could call her and tell her you need to break off the engagement. And now, you can use an app that will write a breakup text for you, because apparently we’re all heartless monsters. (more…)

07/18/13 5:09pm
It's getting hot in there. via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*

It’s getting hot in there. via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*

It’s mighty hot out there, isn’t it? So much so that you might not want to leave work, if your job has air conditioning. Especially if it means heading down into the swampy morass that is the subway, where it’s real hot. How hot? A new single-serving website will tell you exactly how hot it in on all the L train platforms, but you may not want to know, if you hate bad news. (more…)

07/16/13 12:54pm
Good enough to eat even if it gets an "F". Photo by Dave Colon

Good enough to eat even if it gets an “F”. Photo by Dave Colon

If you’re making dinner plans on the go or exclusively on the internet, you might not have time to see if the well-reviewed place on Yelp also got a “C” from the Department of Health. Which means you run the risk of your germaphobe friend refusing to eat there and ruining everything for everyone. Now with a new app, Eatify, you can see in advance how your restaurant fared with the Health Department and exactly what they had to say about it. (more…)

06/28/13 1:00pm
All those dots? They're food!

All those dots? They’re food!

Food. Need it to live, have to pay for it to avoid a lengthy prison term. You can’t get around the first part, but there’s a new map that could help you inch away from the second. Falling Fruit is an interactive map that informs you where fruit trees and plants are hanging out near you. People with foraging skills: your time has arrived! (more…)