Google Bringing Thousands of NFC-Ready Cash Registers to NYC and SF

According to Bloomberg, Google's gonna get this NFC thing on and poppin' by funding the installation of thousands of NFC-ready cash registers at various retail locations around New York City and San Francisco. Google, whose Nexus S is one of the first NFC-ready handsets stateside, is backing a payment system developed… » 3/15/11 9:09am 3/15/11 9:09am

Caltrain GPS Project Tracks, Locates Late Trains

The Caltrain board is going to approve a multi-million-dollar project, finished by the end of 2008, that adds GPS and web-based tracking functionality for their trains. Caltrain, the SF Bay Area's commuter train, will then use the "Real Time Train Predictive Arrival GPS System" in nine train stops, allowing users to… » 8/02/07 4:40pm 8/02/07 4:40pm

The First Person in the AT&T iPhone Line Doesn't Know What the Hell…

Click to viewWe're at the AT&T store in SF and quizzing line campers on the iPhone. People who got the questions right get a free limited edition Gizmodo iPhone shirt. Those who don't, get the whole internet laughing at him/her. It's like camping out for a Star Wars movie and not knowing what a Lightsaber is. » 6/29/07 4:25pm 6/29/07 4:25pm

Zombies Mob SF Apple Store, Forget IDs at Home, Pay Cash Instead

The Zombie flash mob group—yes, they're exactly how they sound—over at eatbrains.com organized and pulled off an SF Apple Store invasion yesterday. Brain- and flesh-eating Zombies filed into the Apple store and feasted on white plastic along with their usual blood and guts, which probably helped their digestion a… » 5/26/07 5:40pm 5/26/07 5:40pm

PlayStation 3 Launch Events: NY and SF Party With the Stars

Darkness! Darkness is spreading! No, not the PS3—though that's spreading too—we're talking about Charlie Murphy and his appearance at the PS3 NY Launch Party on November 16. If you're one of the first 400 to show up at 550 Madison Ave., NYC, and you'll see host Ludacris and hear music by D-Nice, not to mention be able… » 11/15/06 8:12pm 11/15/06 8:12pm