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#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

Plans for wireless service to NY’s 277 underground subway stations are slightly off track due to Hurricane Sandy. AM New York reports that 30 West Side and Midtown stations were supposed to be equipped with Wi-Fi as well as AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service by the end of the year. Due to the [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

Starting today, Microsoft's free "Wi-Fidelity" service will be available in hot spots around NY. According to TechCrunch, Boingo will be the provider for most of these hot spots. However, on November 1, more than 200 areas in NYC will also offer free Wi-Fi. This initiative is meant to hype up the [Full Story…]

JetBlue Upgrades In-Flight #Wi-Fi

JetBlue Upgrades In-Flight #Wi-Fi

At the World Low Cost Airline Conference, JetBlue announced a higher-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi option for their customers. This service will be free of charge. according to Mashable, JetBlue also switched to ViaSat to provide their Wi-Fi service because they claim to be faster than the competitors. [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Getting More Free WiFi

Brooklyn Getting More Free WiFi

While several parks in affluent sections of Northern Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan have free WiFi, large swaths of Southern Brooklyn have none. In a letter to NY Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) wrote that Brooklyn citizens feel “stranded,” adding, “We pay our [Full Story…]

NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits

NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits

Museums throughout the city are creating mobile apps to enhance visitors' experiences both inside and outside the museum. The American Museum of Natural History, which received a grant from Bloomberg LP to outfit the entire museum with Wi-Fi, has already created three apps. Their biggest one is the [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Pub Serves Up iPads & iPods

Brooklyn Pub Serves Up iPads & iPods

In the heart of Bed-Stuy, local NY restauranteurs Steve Escobar and Hugo Salazar have chosen to utilize the iPad/iPod devices to maintain inventory at their pub, The Brooklyn Tap House, and help waiters take customer's orders, according to Crain's New York Business. The devices, 10 iPods for the [Full Story…]

Boingo Says It Will Bring Wireless to All NY Subway Stations in Five Years

Boingo Says It Will Bring Wireless to All NY Subway Stations in Five Years

According to BetaBeat, Boingo, a wireless software and services company, plans to partner with Transit Wireless to bring wi-fi to all of NY's subway stations.  Back in February, Transit Wireless announced its plans to bring wireless to 30 stations, and now the newly formed duo plans to unveil [Full Story…]

FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island Gets Free AT&T WiFi

FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island Gets Free AT&T WiFi

The FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island is now offering free AT&T Wi-Fi Service to any parkgoers. This is the latest rollout stemming from a collaboration between the Bloomberg Administration and AT&T made last year whereby free connection is to be available in parks across all five boroughs. The [Full Story…]

#OWS Protesters Reach Beyond Facebook, Twitter

#OWS Protesters Reach Beyond Facebook, Twitter

A team of about 30 Occupy Wall Street protesters have been working on new high-tech tools to enable better communication among fellow demonstrators that goes beyond traditional social media.  Andrew Mallis, a professional web developer that is part of the team, said to The Wall Street Journal, "most [Full Story…]

NY’s Top Public Wi-Fi Signals in Libraries, Coffee Shops and Parks

NY's Top Public Wi-Fi Signals in Libraries, Coffee Shops and Parks

According to a map of the city’s Wi-Fi hotspots, NYers can drink coffee and get super-fast signal strength at Kaffe 1668 on Greenwich St.– faster than any other caffeine consumption location. The infographic map, posted on New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Tumblr page, reveals the [Full Story…]

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Some 30 additional NY subway stations will get cellphone and WiFi service in 2012 including Times Square, Columbus Circle and and Rockefeller Center according to Transit Wireless, the firm conducting the improvements. The company launched cell service in six stations in September, and will begin new [Full Story…]

YOTEL New York Emphasizes Wi-Fi Connectivity

YOTEL New York Emphasizes Wi-Fi Connectivity

Guests at YOTEL New York are checked in with the help of a YOBOT, a robotic concierge. In addition to choosing between premium, first-class and VIP rooms, guests can also choose different tiers of Internet speeds—7 Mbps or 10 Mbps symmetric speeds. YOTEL is the latest offering from the [Full Story…]

New Year’s Eve: NY to Get Free WiFi from Skype for #NYE

New Year's Eve: NY to Get Free WiFi from Skype for #NYE

NYers will be getting free WiFi from Skype from midday on Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 in areas covered by the network of Skype partner Towerstream, TheNextWeb reports. Some of these areas are Times Square, West Village, East Village,  NoHo, Soho, the Lower East Side, Clinton and elsewhere. To use the WiFi, [Full Story…]

NYU Professor Designs File-Sharing Program for Students

NYU Professor Designs File-Sharing Program for Students

David Darts, a professor at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, has invented a portable device that allows users to share files through an open network. The contraption, named PirateBox, essentially enables people in the vicinity to access a public WiFi connection, [Full Story…]

Guggenheim & Natural History Museum Launch New Apps

Guggenheim & Natural History Museum Launch New Apps

The Guggenheim Museum has introduced its first app for the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan for his exhibition, "All" available at $3.99 for iPhone and Android. For the app, the Guggenheim installed a Wi-Fi network in order to facilitate the use of it. The American Museum of Natural History will [Full Story…]