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
Many commuters loathe riding on public transportation because of the rude and rowdy behavior of other passengers who treat the confined spaces as their own private living rooms. Blaring music too loudly through headphones, talking loudly on cell phones, eating smelly foods, and falling asleep on the shoulders of strangers have become common occurrences on every train, bus, and subway in the United States.
Get ready to drop down and give 30 squats if you want a free ride on the Moscow metro.
In an effort to promote both physical fitness and the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Moscow city officials and the Russian Olympic Committee are allowing subway riders to pay in 30 squats instead of 30 rubles (about 92 cents) for a single-ride ticket.
Riders have two minutes to perform the deep-knee bends in front of a special machine that can tell if they're assuming the correct position. The squat-operated ticket machine is located right next to the electronic vending machines at Vystavochnaya station in western Moscow.… Read more
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Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- SlyPhone is a tiny mirror for your iPhone that lets you take creepshots.
- MTA confirms plans to bring cell service and Wi-Fi to subway cars.
Verizon is ramping up network coverage for its subscribers who ride the New York City subways.
The carrier announced on Tuesday that it will start installing the necessary network gear over the next several weeks with the goal of providing wireless access in 36 NYC subway stations later this year. Once the service is up and running, Verizon subscribers will be able to tap into 3G and 4G voice and data.
Here's some irony: as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hides out in Russia for exposing the U.S. government's secret surveillance program, the Russian Police Department is commencing an invasive spying program of its own.
Under the guise of catching cell phone thieves, Moscow police will soon be using machines that can read data on subway passenger's cell phones, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia. Moscow Metro police chief Andrei Mokhov announced on Monday that these devices can track data on SIM cards up to five meters away.
Reportedly, the tracking device will alert the police if it finds … Read more
Sprint is finally bringing its speedy LTE service to New York City -- but not everyone in the Big Apple will get it.
The company will officially announce that the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Bronx will be fully connected to LTE by July 30, CNET has learned.
Unfortunately, the rest of New York -- Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island -- is still left hanging. Sprint hasn't said when the rest of the city would get lit up, only saying the network would grow "in the coming months."
Sprint's rollout is indicative of the complexities … Read more
It's easy enough to say: "It's only a cell phone."
Yet people seem so attached to their devices that they will sometimes risk their lives.
In an incident Monday afternoon at New York's Christopher Street subway station, a man dropped his cell phone onto the tracks and decided to retrieve it.… Read more
Subway Surfers is full of colorful landscapes, smooth controls, and plenty of free-running fun. Its social-savvy gaming makes it all the more enjoyable. There's definitely a reason it sits near the top of everyone's list of favorite Android games.
This game will draw many comparisons to running favorite Temple Run. It compares quite favorably, with more lighthearted gameplay, better animation, and smoother controls. The game responds instantly to your swipes and taps. The difficulty level is a little lower than its competition, though. Once you've racked up plenty of points, you can share your top score on … Read more