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Cool Tech

New York City’s subway cars to get high-tech makeover

New York City has promised to spend $27 billion on improving its transportation network, with some of the money earmarked for the city's sprawling subway network. Modern cars and revamped stations are planned.

The iconic yellow taxi is still twice as popular as Uber in the Big Apple

In April 2016, taxis registered 11.1 million trips in New York City, which works out to about 400,000 trips a day. That's more than double the number of trips Uber, the closest competitor, managed to log.

Is Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York City?

It's a city already known for its bookstores, but now, the Strand and Brazenhead may have some unexpected corporate competition. No, it's not another Barnes & Noble -- it's Amazon.

Airbnb could lose much of its New York business if State Senate bill passes

Airbnb could lose much of its business in New York after the State Senate passed a bill that would outlaw rental services from listing unoccupied apartments for short-term rentals.
Virtual Reality

See all of NYC in this 360-degree VR photo captured from atop One World Trade Center

For its The New York Issue, The New York Times teamed up with National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin to capture the view of New York City from the top spire atop One World Trade Center.
Movies & TV

Daniel Day-Lewis in talks to reteam with Paul Thomas Anderson for fashion film

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has apparently awakened from his latest multiyear slumber and is in talks to star in a new film helmed by his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.

‘Manhattanhenge’ arrives this weekend, here’s how to best capture it

If you're in New York City this Memorial Day weekend, the summer phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" will make a visit. Find out what it is, and how to capture the event with a camera.

High-tech MTA buses with Wi-Fi are now rolling around New York City

We may have to wait for high-tech renovations to come to the subways of New York City, but the bus of the future is here already. On Tuesday, the MTA debuted its new line of tech-forward buses, featuring Wi-Fi and USB ports

Reservations for its eatery are sold out, but Google is giving away free donuts in NYC

Google is teasing its translation app through food, by opening a pop-up eatery for four days in New York City, Too bad reservations are already sold out -- but as consolation, Google's giving away free Dough donuts on the corner of Bowery…

NYCLU raises privacy qualms about LinkNYC’s Wi-Fi hotspots

Phone booths are being converted into free public Wi-Fi hotspots -- but how safe are they? The NYCLU says data the Link hubs collect carry "a risk of security breaches and unwarranted NYPD surveillance."
Cool Tech

Hoverboard ban: NYC subway posters make sure everyone gets the message

Keen to avoid the possibility of a hoverboard exploding inside one of its subway cars, NY City's transportation authority recently banned the machine from its network. And now posters are showing up to make sure everyone gets the message.

Take a look at how your NYC subway line fares with cell signals

Subspotting is an iOS-only app that shows you how much cell service you'll get at all the subway lines in New York City, for the four big carriers. It also tracks which stations have Wi-Fi.