Now that winter is coming, there are a lot of annoying things that make us miserable (looking at you, slow-walking tourists), but perhaps there’s nothing more aggravating than the steam-heated radiators commonly found in pre-war apartment buildings. They’re loud, annoying and very inefficient.
Marshall Cox, a graduate student from Columbia University, hopes to change that with his new startup called Radiator Labs. The company is currently piloting a thermal insulated helmet-like device that fits overs existing steam heat radiators and controls the heat output using a fan. Users can control the temperature using an app. Read More
There’s a lot of things MTA dangles in front of our wary eyes to prevent us from going crazy, but we’ve might have just heard the craziest proposition yet: cellphone and Wi-Fi on moving trains so that we’re never disconnected from the outside world again. Read More
If getting late night drunk food delivered or shooing people off to do your errands isn’t satisfying your insatiable need to control every aspect of your life via your phone, now you can complain to the city of New York. And better yet, you don’t have to talk to anybody. Read More
If you were worried that your experience was eventually to become less hellish at our city’s three major airports, don’t be. The Port Authority is considering extending its contract with wireless provider Boingo to keep charging you for Internet rather than providing free wifi. Read More
Soon, Sprint customers won’t have to look longingly at others who are completing calls underground.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the mobile company and Transit Wireless have finalized a contract to connect their customers at 36 subway stations in midtown and Chelsea by early 2014. The deal also encompasses Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers, since both use Sprint’s wireless network Read More
More than 1,000 esteemed CitiBike members had their personal data, including credit card number and addresses, exposed due to a security breach. Gothamist obtained a letter issued to a biker named Cody from the program’s owner NYC Bike Share LLC, which operates under the bank’s name, that several users’ information was exposed because of an URL error. Read More
Never be bikeless again, jort-wearers of the world. In conjunction with the city’s (er, Citi’s) upcoming bike share program, Belgian company WebComrades has released a new app creatively called NYC Bike Share that shows available bikes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It’s free on both iPhones and Android devices. Read More