public transit
Driverless Bus Goes on Rolling Rampage in Brooklyn

Everybody makes mistakes. Like, for instance, let’s say you drive a bus, and you just finished a night shift, and you stop, and you’re tired, and maybe you accidentally put the bus in neutral instead of park on top of a hill, and you hop off and start walking home. And, yes, maybe the bus starts rolling down the hill. It’s an honest mistake. Could happen to anyone. Read More >>

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This Unsettling Short Film Showing a Drowning New York City Seems a Lot More Plausible Now

Before yesterday, Claire&Max’s latest short film—which shows what New York City would look like if climate change continued, unabated, and sea levels rose high enough to flood it—was already unsettling. But with the US officially abdicating the Paris Agreement, this is now looks like a peek at a future that seems more and more likely. Read More >>

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This Viral Giraffe is Dead, So Feel Free to Give Up Hope Now

Have you seen this adorable photo of a baby giraffe getting a kiss from its mother? The picture has gone viral in the past few days. Steve Van Zandt, the famous Sopranos actor and musician, tweeted it yesterday with the caption, “And just when you’re ready to give up hope...” Read More >>

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New York’s City-Funded Tech Hub Looks Like a Prison Built by Ikea

On Friday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to “create a central convening point for technology training and networking” as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future. As evidenced in the designs released by the mayor’s office, 14th street’s new tech tower looks like what would happen if you asked Ikea to build a white-collar prison. Read More >>

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Famous Deer Saved From Euthanasia Dies the Very Next Day

A small deer that was at the centre of a political tussle between New York State and New York City has died of stress after it was given a stay of execution. Read More >>

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Man Wanted Over NYC Bombing Identified in Citywide Phone Alert

People all over the New York area were awoken this morning by the alert above, which seeks information about Ahmad Khan Rahami, a person of interest in the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. Read More >>

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Seeing New York City in Ridiculous 8K Is Pretty Sweet

I love New York City. I live here, so I’m biased. You might hate New York, think it sucks, that it’s dirty, and think people who live in New York talk about New York way too damn much. That’s fine. You’re actually more right than you know. Read More >>

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What it Takes to Be a Championship Drone Racer

If you thought drone racers simply rolled up to an event, grabbed an RC toy out of their car boot, and lined up to race, you’ve got a lot to learn. We headed to the US National Drone Racing Championships, recently held in New York, and asked one of the competing teams to show us what it takes to compete. Read More >>

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Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? Here’s What Happened When It Hired Some.

Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the saviour or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, and the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has been transparent about his goal to monopolise digital news distribution. “When news is as fast as everything else on Facebook, people will naturally read a lot more news,” he said in a Q&A last year, adding that he wants Facebook Instant Articles to be the “primary news experience people have.” Read More >>

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The US is Still Trying to Force Apple to Help Unlock iPhones

The battle between the FBI and Apple isn’t over yet. Read More >>

photography
Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Convincing Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he sliced up antique photos and then carefully animated the various elements, like people, cars, and buildings, to give the appearance of actual moving footage. Read More >>

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There are Over 20 Billion Pixels in the Largest Photo of New York Ever Taken

The Big Apple feels even bigger through the lens of Jeffrey Martin’s full-frame 50MP camera. This magnificent 360-degree panoramic photo of New York he created was assembled from multiple handheld shots. The final image measures a staggering 203,200 by 101,600 pixels in size — or just over 20 gigapixels. Read More >>

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Take a Tour of New York’s Guggenheim Museum From the Comfort of Your Desk

If you’ve never been to Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiring Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, now you can check it out from your computer. Read More >>

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New York Phone Box Becomes Emergency Masturbation Stop for “Stressed” Men

The refitting of New York's phone boxes with Wi-Fi connectivity has thrown up one extreme oddity -- a "GuyFi" booth, complete with curtain to ensure the privacy of the user, to allow men to relieve themselves in privacy. Sitting on the pavement. Near real people. Read More >>