Tag Archives: New York

NYC Bomb Suspect Captured

Ahmad Khan Rahami Is Arrested in Manhattan Bombing The police on Monday took into custody the man they believed to be behind the bombing in Manhattan over the weekend, according to law enforcement officials. The dramatic arrest of the man, Ahmad Khan Rahami, came after the police issued a cellphone alert to millions of residents […]

‘Exclusive RIght’

From Reuters, Taxi owners, lenders sue New York City over Uber: Taxi owners and lenders on Tuesday sued New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation of the popular ride-sharing business Uber was destroying their businesses and threatening their livelihoods. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accused the defendants of […]

Does Microsoft Create Objects of Desire?

Peter Bright at Ars Technica on the new flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue: There are still weaknesses of the Microsoft store compared to the Apple store; Apple’s stores are much stronger from a support and maintenance perspective, and this gives both Apple’s hardware and stores a kind of desirability that the PC world can’t […]

Adapt or Die

Yellow cabs in NYC might be getting an overhaul: The technology inside many New York City yellow taxis is in for an overhaul after regulators on Thursday approved a trial run for systems that calculate fares using global positioning. The changes mean the back seat “Taxi TVs” could be on the way out, along with […]

9/11

As soon as the day ended, I knew that date would be stuck in my head forever. I walked to work—from the East Village down to Mercer Street in SoHo. The weather was 70 degrees, zero clouds, zero humidity. It’s sadly ironic, but whenever I feel perfect weather, I think of 9/11. I watched the […]