Published 4:06 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: JEENAH MOON /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The New York Times building and offices in New York, Dec. 28, 2017. The New York Times Company added 139,000 digital-only subscribers in the first quarter of 2018, a 25.5 percent increase from the same period a year ago, helping to fuel total revenue growth and offset a decline in digital advertising. less The New York Times building and offices in New York, Dec. 28, 2017. The New York Times Company added 139,000 digital-only subscribers in the first quarter of 2018, a 25.5 percent increase from the same period a ... more Photo: JEENAH MOON /NYT New York Times Co. reports revenue growth as digital subscriptions rise 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The New York Times Co. added 139,000 digital-only subscribers in the first … [Read more...] about New York Times Co. reports revenue growth as digital subscriptions rise
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Tech + Toys = Tons of Fun This year’s International Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York City was full of nostalgia, with toy lines celebrating LEGO’s 60th anniversary, Mattel Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary, and Marvel Studios’ 10-year anniversary. But nostalgia aside, the tech toys on display were anything but retro. Some companies use cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) tech into their games; many others are teaching kids (and adults) how to code with awesome bots, without making it feel at all like learning.We’re highlighting all of the connected toys to keep an eye on for this upcoming year for your kids, nieces and nephews — and we won’t tell anyone if you play around with them yourself first. Prev Page 1 of 12 Next Prev Page 1 of 12 Next Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Price: $180 (about £130 / AU$230)Release date: Fall 2018"Can they do flips?!" I immediately asked. A Mattel representative responded sadly that they … [Read more...] about 11 must-see toys at the New York Toy Fair 2018
In his late 40s, with an average build and short, dark hair flecked with gray, Olson has lived in Prattsville all his life. Soft-spoken almost to the point of shyness, he delivers mail for a living, and cannot help but know most everyone in town. Until 2011 Olson primarily associated flooding with cold weather. When he was young, the Schoharie Creek — a gentle tributary of the Mohawk River that runs along Main Street, past the firehouse — used to jam with ice, forcing water onto the road. On such occasions, the fire department had often helped pump out waterlogged basements. He suspected that Sunday might be similar. Olson woke around 6:30AM at his home in the hills above town. He got in his Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, a 2006 model that would not survive the day, and drove down to the station, where he monitored the creek. Rain fell hard and warm through the humid air. Though he felt no panic, at 8AM, he decided to man the firehouse, sounding its alarm to summon to duty roughly … [Read more...] about We’re bad at tracking deadly storms, but New York has a new way to see them coming
It’s a literal road to nowhere. Stretching out from a roundabout outside the Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, a small village in Northern England, it’s a wholly unremarkable stretch of slowly cracking pavement, bushes, and weeds, an idle strip of asphalt near long-term parking and a bland business park. For 35-year-old runner Simon Wheatcroft, however, this stretch of unused roadway may as well be his gym, training center, and proving grounds, his own private version of the 72 stone steps that make up a Rocky montage. Wheatcroft knows every inch of this one-third-mile strip of asphalt — from the contours of the roadway to the feeling of its double yellow lines of paint under his sneakers. Despite the mind-numbing bore of jogging such a short length in endless loops, Wheatcroft had to memorize it. He’s blind. Imagine getting up from your desk or couch, closing your eyes, and walking to the other end of the room, or perhaps crossing the street in midday traffic. … [Read more...] about How technology helped a blind athlete run free at the New York Marathon
New York City is in the middle of a transportation nervous breakdown. Never before have city dwellers had so many options for getting around — subway, bus, bike, ferry, taxi, and every sharing app under the sun — and never have commutes been so hellacious. In the midst of all this chaos comes the Ford Motor Company, tossing one more transit option onto the pile in the hopes that it will help make the simple act of getting from Point A to Point B a little less suicide-inducing. Starting soon, Ford is launching its on-demand shuttle bus service Chariot in New York City. The self-described microtransit service will start out in preplanned service areas in Manhattan and Brooklyn, eventually adding routes in additional neighborhoods based on customer crowdsourcing. It’s not a new idea — Via, an app-based communal bus service, has been operating in the city since 2015 — but Chariot has high hopes that its approach to ride-sharing will catch on. Chariot first … [Read more...] about Can Ford fix New York City’s transportation crisis with a crowdsourced shuttle bus?