Gary Thompson

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NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps

An inside look at a bold new initiative to modernize NYC’s digital subway infrastructure.<p>Not so long ago, we featured a radical proposal for New York City’s payphones. The criticism we sensed was that this networked, touch-screen system–equipped with cameras and Wi-Fi–was too too sci-fi for a city …

Ford Challenges Developers to Tackle Car Data

Ford Unveils App Challenge<p>The Ford App Challenge<p>Car Data Cloud<p>Mobile Data Points<p>Facebook Time<p>What Impacts MPGs<p>Miles Over Price<p>Ford App Hardware Kit …

TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried

Since we started Makers I’ve made it a priority to try to visit Adafruit Industries, the amazing Manhattan-based electronics shop run by Limor Fried. Fried started her company out of her dorm room at MIT, building cool electronics kits for her friends. She slowly expanded into other hobbyist realms …

Thermodo Reveals New Stretch Goals, Outside Developer Support And Backer Reward Levels

Tiny smartphone thermometer accessory Thermodo is on a funding roll, and it hopes to keep things going with new backer levels that it has shared exclusively with TechCrunch. Two new colorways are in development for funding milestones, as well as Windows Phone app support, and now third-party …

$25 Raspberry Pi Model A Now Shipping In Asia, After Landing In Europe Last Month — Heading Stateside Soon

The $25 Model A Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in Asia, following its launch in Europe last month — suggesting a U.S. landing can’t be too far off for the most affordable of the Pi Foundation’s two low-cost microcomputers. One of the Foundation’s distributors, RS Components, said today it is now …