Tag Archive: City

U.S. carriers offer free calls, texts and data after Hurricane Maria and Mexico City earthquake

Carriers are offering free calls, texts and data following Hurricane Maria and the latest Mexican earthquake.

As Hurricane Maria continues to make its way along the East Coast of the United States (after already destroying numerous Carribean islands), AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will be waiving fees for calls and text messages sent to affected areas, as well as offering unlimited calls, texts and data to customers inside the affected regions. We have not heard if Verizon or  [Read More…]

You can now check out YouTube TV (if you’re living in the right city)

If you live in New York, L.A., San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, or Philly, you can sign up and try YouTube TV today!

Cord cutters, the day has arrived! Today, Google has launched YouTube TV, its new TV streaming service, rolling it out in five major metropolitan areas across the U.S. — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. If you live in one of those areas, you can go and sign up for YouTube  [Read More…]

Verizon builds on IoT division, acquires ‘smart city’ tech firm

Verizon is hoping to make our city street corners smarter in the not-too-distant future.

Verizon made a move to expand it’s IoT business today, announcing the acquisition of LQD WiFi LLC., a private company based in New York that designed and developed publicly-accessible smart hubs. Branded as Palo, they are street-level kiosk-style structures that offers a range of services such as local community information, wayfinding, public safety announcements, and transit updates via 46-inch touchscreens, as well as providing free  [Read More…]

The City Traffic: Fun, fast-paced, but shallow (review)

Like it or not, we always have to wait for stuff. We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life. That’s why it’s always good to have in your phone some games aimed at making your waiting times a bit more fun (or, actually, a bit less annoying). Enter The City Traffic,

Ghostbusters™: Slime City. Take a break from Pokemon GO

The Open Need a break from Pokemon GO? Don’t want to go outside in this miserable heat? Stay inside and beat the heat with Ghostbusters™: Slime City! Is there something strange in your neighborhood? Become a Ghostbuster and work your way through New York City blastin’ and baggin’ ghosts, goblins, and demons. I ain’t afraid

Sprint rolls out LTE Plus in New York City to bring you supercharged speeds

Sprint has rolled out LTE Plus in New York City. The newly added location joins 190 other markets across the U.S. who already enjoy the network’s improved LTE speeds. The company has revealed that speed and capacity of more than 900 cell sites across the New York metropolitan area have been doubled.

As well as expanding its network, Sprint notes the company has invested in fine-tuning its network across New York and New Jersey. In addition  [Read More…]

Google drops free Fiber in Kansas City

Google Fiber is now available in Kansas City on a selection of monthly plans, as opposed to the one-time payment for construction and free connectivity thereafter. Now, as noted by Recode, the company will offer its service for free to economically underserved communities while everyone else can pay out $ 50 a month without signing a contract.

It’s likely Google has altered its pricing model for Fiber to attract more customers. The substantial installation fee turned  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new retail space in New York City doesn’t sell anything

When is a store not a store? Apparently when it’s Samsung 837, which is opening later tonight in New York City. The 55,000 square-foot space will show off a ton of Samsung products, but people who go inside won’t be able to actually buy and Samsung smartphones, tablets, TVs or other devices from the company.

According to Mashable, the three-floor store will include a massive screen that consists of 96 55-inch displays from Samsung. All of  [Read More…]

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories arrives on the Play Store

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now available on the Google Play Store. Should you happen to be a big fan of the series of games, you’ll be able to take this particular title on your smartphone wherever you go. There’s never going to be a moment where you can’t run someone over, steal some vehicles or shoot at the police.

Much like the iOS release, this launch of Liberty City Stories includes updated real-time  [Read More…]

Google reportedly scraps plans for rumored New York City retail store

According to a new report, Google has put the kibosh on plans for a New York City retail store — which would have been a first from the company — after spending roughly $ 6 million on renovating leased retail space. From Crain’s New York Business:

The company is trying to sublease a 5,442-square-foot SoHo space it leased last year, and wants $ 2.25 million annually in rent for it, according to sources.

The report comes following  [Read More…]