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This Nifty Tool Turns Google Street View Into A Graffiti Time Machine

Graffiti may be ephemeral, but then there’s Google Street View with its all-seeing camera. Inspired by Google’s recent to move to let users go back in time in Street View, Brian Foo at the New York Public Library Labs thought he could make us look at street graffiti from a new perspective — through time.


The Guy Who Coined Net Neutrality Is Running For Office

This week, Columbia law professor Tim Wu announced that he’s running for lieutenant governor of New York. Wu is the guy who invented the term net neutrality, so this is exciting news.


Meet Samsung's New Premium Tablet, The Galaxy Tab S

Samsung has just announced a brand-new, premium-grade tablet from New York this morning, and it’s rocking specs that put some laptops to shame. Here’s what it’s packing, and what you’ll pay for it.


NYPD To Carry Life-Saving Antidote Kits For Heroin Overdoses

The New York Police Department has announced that its officers are to start carrying antidote kits that will use a drug called naloxone to save the lives of heroin users who have overdosed.


On This Day In 1899, The First Speeding Arrest Happened -- At 19km/h

If you think traffic is slow today, consider that Jacob German was arrested on this day in 1899 for driving at the blistering speed of 19km/h. The speed limit he blasted past? 13km/h between streets, and 6km/h around corners.


These Pixelated Pics Of New York City Were Taken On A Game Boy

Ah, to see the world through greyscale-coloured lenses. Photographer David Friedman took these charming pixelated pics of New York way back in the year 2000… ON A GAME BOY. They’re not only a technological time capsule, but an urban one.


13 Of The Coolest Cars From New York and Beijing's Motor Shows

For prospective car buyers and automobile fans everywhere, motor shows are like Christmas. It’s where manufacturers show off their newest modelsm teasing us with exciting concepts which will never see the light of day. To save you from trawling through the numerous boring new arrivals, I’ve selected the most interesting new whips from New York and Beijing’s shows of the past week.


Are LG's New Headquarters Really A 'Public Shame'?

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman is on a roll lately in his quest to hold architects accountable for their design shortcomings. His latest target? The firm HOK, which he says has turned tech manufacturer LG’s new headquarters into an “eyesore”.


9 Ingenious Urban Hacks To Make The City Smarter

Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily repurposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place.


These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities In The Past And Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, row houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in and of themselves, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing.


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