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Sen. Schumer proposes ‘Nerd Bus’ route for NYC tech startup community

Sen. Chuck Schumer is doing his part to help New York City become the world's largest technology startup hub with a newly proposed "Nerd Bus" route.

Google Maps transit direction now includes planned NYC subway disruptions

Real-time MTA updates have been integrated into the latest version of Google Maps to display planned service disruptions.

Pay-phone kiosk comeback: New York City turning them into free Wi-Fi hotspots

It appears there's life in the ol' pay-phone kiosk yet. New York City announced on Wednesday it's kitting them out with Wi-Fi antennas, creating free hotspots for those nearby.

Shame on you: New York mayor wants to humiliate speeders

After his plan for speed cameras was struck down, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg came up with a new plan: post offenders' photos in public.

6 New York subway stations to receive free Wi-Fi this summer

Boingo and Google Offers have teamed up to provide New Yorkers free Wi-Fi in six MTA stations and 200 other hotzones.

Nearly 40 percent of 911 calls are mistakenly dialed from your butts

In 2010, millions of 911 emergency calls made in New York City were unintended pocket dials. Is it finally time for the city to do something about it?

No surprises here: NYC’s bike sharing program will cost you $87 for four hours

Public bike sharing is finally coming to New York City, but riders can anticipate to pay a big price if they're planning to rent bikes out for lengthier trips.

Automotive erotica: New Yorkers call for ban on parking to slam the breaks on car sex

Residents of Manhattan have called for a ban on parking as rampant sex inside cars has become quite the problem.

‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ includes USB ports, an electrical outlet and LED lighting

As consumers continue to rapidly increase their dependence on technology, Nissan is showing off out a redesigned version of the taxi that offers the ability to charge devices during a cab ride.

Less than half of lost smartphones are returned to owners in the U.S.

In order to bring attention to the protection of private information being stored on smartphones, Symantec designed a clever study to show how mobile devices are being accessed after becoming lost.

IPads, iPhones and Square coming to NYC taxis in 30 cab pilot program

Dorsey is breaking up the NYC credit card monopoly for taxis, bringing Square, as well as Apple products to 30 cabs in a yearlong pilot program.