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Word Lens is an app that offers immediate language translation on your phone. I think it could be really handy for travelers. Anyone know how well it works?

UPDATE: Demo version is free, and it’s not working for me.

Next steps for NYC’s payphones?

According to Architizer, New York City’s 11,000 (probably mostly unused) payphones are being transformed for the digital age. And some of the finalists’ designs are really cool.

With a few payphones already turned into WiFi hotspots, some, like FXFOWLE’s NYC Loop pictured above, could also have smartphone features and an “information puddle” for people to use. Other designs have weather data, parking meters, and assistance kiosks rolled into one information hub. It’d be handy for tourists looking where to go in Times Square, or simply when regular New Yorkers hop off the subway and don’t know which way is east or west. And, as the article notes, these super payphones could even provide much-needed communication if another Hurricane Sandy strikes.

So apparently there are pieces of the Berlin Wall in various NYC locations.
And New Yorkers are not impressed.

So apparently there are pieces of the Berlin Wall in various NYC locations.

And New Yorkers are not impressed.

fastcompany:

Here’s an interactive map that shows the median income of every neighborhood in the U.S. 
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is an interactive map showing the average income for every neighborhood in America. Type in your address, press search, and there you have it: Your city, shaded by income, according to data from an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The greenest blocks—Census blocks, that is, not city blocks—signify the richest areas, typically bringing in an average household income of $100,000 or more a year. The reddest blocks are the poorest, with annual income somewhere around $20,000. All the rest get some shade of red or green, depending where they fall.
Check out the full story here.

No map is without its misleading quirks, but this one is really interesting.

fastcompany:

Here’s an interactive map that shows the median income of every neighborhood in the U.S. 

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is an interactive map showing the average income for every neighborhood in America. Type in your address, press search, and there you have it: Your city, shaded by income, according to data from an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The greenest blocks—Census blocks, that is, not city blocks—signify the richest areas, typically bringing in an average household income of $100,000 or more a year. The reddest blocks are the poorest, with annual income somewhere around $20,000. All the rest get some shade of red or green, depending where they fall.

Check out the full story here.

No map is without its misleading quirks, but this one is really interesting.

fastcompany:

This Emoticon-A-Day Calendar Lets You Creatively Catalog Your Mood
What emoticon will be on your January 31, 2013?


Already one step ahead with the digital version. Follow @DayByDayProject on Twitter.

fastcompany:

This Emoticon-A-Day Calendar Lets You Creatively Catalog Your Mood

What emoticon will be on your January 31, 2013?

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