New York To Get WiFi From Their Buses This Year

We all love the internet, from the ability to check up on your friends the other side of the world to the ability to read your favourite news sites while on the go. The problem though is that you often find yourself looking for a connection, be it from your mobile service provider or a nearby router. New Yorkers won’t have that problem later this year as they look to give you access to WiFi from their buses.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to deploy the first 70 buses which will be equipped with WiFi in the second or third quarter of this year. Currently, the MTA expect the new buses to expand, with 18 buses’ coming to Manhattan, 70 in Brooklyn and 209 in the Bronx area alone.

Alongside the WiFi feature, the new buses will include LCD screens to bring you the latest information and 55 USB charging ports, for those times when your phone is about to die before a busy meeting.

While the new buses are a new feature and will replace up to 40% of the buses currently running under MTA, their old buses will also be updated with WiFi and USB ports, meaning that no matter which bus you get, eventually you’ll be able to charge your phone and finish your episode on Netflix without having to be late to your friends party.

The Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Records

The Coolest Cooler has broken the previous fundraising record on Kickstarter held by the Pebble Smart Watch with a staggering $13.285.226, the Pebble Smart watch only made $10.2 million. It sure looks like people take their time away from home serious and want to have the best cooler with them. And this sure aint no ordinary cooler, it’s the smartest cooler on the block.

This is One amazing cooler, with most things you could need while away at the beach already build-in. There is an 18 Volt Battery powered blender to mix your favourite drinks. It has a rechargeable and replaceable battery. The waterproof Bluetooth speaker is removeable and has multi-streaming abilities. It has a build-in dual USB charger and LED Light. It also has a gear tie-down to secure anything on top that doesn’t go inside. The cooler divider doubles as a cutting board. It has extra wide tires for easy rolling through sand without sinking and has an integrated storage for plates and knife. And don’t forget the bottle opener. The fun times at the beach should be secured with a device like this.

The cooler comes in three different colours. Margarita green, Coolest Orange or Blue Moon, but besides the colour they are identical. Early birds were able to snag up the cooler for $165-185 while the rest will have to add another $135 when it hits the retail market.

While I did expect this Kickstarter campaign to be very successful when I first saw it, I would never have expected it to make that much, and certainly not to break the record set by Pebble.

Thank you Kickstarter for sharing this information with us.

Images courtesy of Kickstarter.