Metro Tech

Now That Taxis Will Have Cellphone Charging Stations, So Should Everyone Else


Today, Nissan revealed a prototype for its new-fangled NV200 van, which was selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission last year to transform existing fleets with the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The cabs will feature a “low-annoyance horn,” more leg room, a skylight, odor-reducing fabric, and sliding doors (you’re welcome, bikers!).

But most importantly, as promised, it will offer a charging port with 12V electric outlets and two USB ports for you to plug in your device chargers. Good thing considering we’ve drained many an iPhone trying to help cabbies navigate to and fro the bowels of Brooklyn. The NV200 promises a navigation system too, but based on outdated models we’ve seen gracing drivers’s dashboards, we’ll take Google Maps all the same. Read More

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We Live in the Future! Popsicle-Colored Phone Charging Stations Appearing in New York Bars


It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Genius, we say! A New York startup is stocking bars in the East and West Village with pretty, glowing phone charging stations. Plug in, place phone in locker, swipe a credit card to lock the door. You can even fish the phone back out using your card in order to text: “Hey, where are you guys? I’m in the back, by the pink and purple filing cabinet stuffed with iPhones.”  Read More