Augmented Reality App Instantly Translates Foreign Text On Signs, Menus If you ever wanted to be able to read text on a street sign or on a menu in a restaurant when abroad, your smartphone might be able to help you soon. Japanese electronics company Omron has developed a smartphone application that can instantly translate (short) foreign texts you come across – firing up the app and pointing the phone’s camera at the text in question is enough. Omron says that in its current form, the app (which isn’t available yet) can handle English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Translations are superimposed over the text shown on the display (in the picture below, you can see three items on a Korean menu shown in yellow Japanese letters).
The Office of the New York State Comptroller - Thomas P. DiNapoli - Office of Unclaimed Funds Search Claim Your Lost Money New York State has $12 billion in lost money. Every day we return $1 million to those who file claims here. Farmigo: Tapping Into The Power Of The Web To Bring You Fresh Veggies It’s no secret that fresh produce straight from the farm can often beat the potato skins off of its supermarket counterpart — and why farmer’s markets are becoming increasingly popular. But unless you set aside that chunk of time every weekend to pick up your veggies from local growers, you’re probably stopping by your supermarket anyway. The solution to this has been the emergence of Community Supported Agriculture programs, where members of the community agree with farmers to purchase a certain amount of produce, and then pick that food up at local dropoff points at regular intervals. But, while they’ve been around for decades, these programs aren’t necessarily easy to find or use. If only we could use technology to make things a bit more efficient…
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Bar Power Is A Nightlife App To Help You Be Less Of A Jerk At Bars Once you’ve had a few drinks at a bar it’s easy to let loose and blow off steam. Unfortunately, while you’re having fun, you could end up annoying others around you, namely the staff at the venue you’re at. By acting like a fool, you’re jeopardizing your future visits, since bartenders tend to remember who was a jerk and who was a great customer. A project at our Disrupt Hackathon called “Bar Power” is an app that will remind you to “not be a douchebag.” It’s somewhat of a game, walking you through nice things to do when you enter a bar.
The Best Daily Deals in NYC Downtown - PMT House Dance - Eight-Class Punch Card deal over As a Big Apple dweller, you know how to coordinate all kinds of things -- dinner dates, corporate lunches, beer crawls through the LES -- however, you still struggle with bringing your feet into perfect harmony. With today's deal from PMT Dance Studio, a welcoming school nestled between Union Square and the West Village, learn how to graciously groove. Pay $25 for an eight-class punch card at the spot that has been offering instruction to dancers of all ability levels for the past ten years. Classes run the gamut of styles, from salsa and contemporary to break dancing and capoeira. HealthyOut Is Like A Personal Nutritionist For Healthy Food Deliveries New York-based startup HealthyOut already has a popular iPhone and Android app for quickly finding nearby restaurants and dishes that users can order and have delivered. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, HealthyOut is unveiling a new service, which will provide users with personalized menus of food delivered to help them lose weight or just eat better overall. Launching first in New York City, HealthyOut’s delivery service is designed to provide users with healthy options two times a day, five days a week. By combing through the menus of restaurants around the city that deliver, HealthyOut will come up with 10 meals a week that can automatically be sent to a customer’s home or office. Now, there’s no shortage of food delivery services out there.
Cheap & Free Eats in New York City By: Staff - Staff@CheapInTheCity.com Last Updated: October 21, 2013 In this section we will be building a list of great places to eat for cheap and free in New York City. We plan to update this list regularly and want to hear from you with places you think should be added to our list. Grocery Comparison Site mySupermarket Launches U.S. Megastore For Finding Best Prices Across Amazon, Walmart, Target & More On the heels of reports that Amazon is preparing to significantly expand its online grocery service AmazonFresh, grocery comparison shopping site mySupermarket is today bringing its service the U.S. Operating something like a Kayak for grocery and drugstore products, the new U.S. version of mySupermarket lets shoppers find the best prices across top stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Walgreens, Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Drugstore.com. mySupermarket was founded back in 2006, and now has offices in London, New York, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. The company currently operates a U.K. version of the site which offers price comparisons across major European retailers including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsburys, Boots, Superdrug, Majestic and Virgin Wines. That business has 4 million monthly users, and sees average baskets of around $130. Today, the company is making that debut with the official launch of mySupermarket.com.
HPD - Homebuyers - Current Housing Lotteries Lists of City-sponsored Affordable HomesHPD's Guide to Homeownership in New York CityHomebuyer Education TrainingDown Payment AssistanceHousing Programs for Municipal Employees Lists of City-sponsored Affordable Homes HPD has developed several programs that enable New York's families to purchase newly constructed or newly renovated homes and/or apartments. City subsidies and other financing tools are used to make these homes affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income families. The City itself does not sell the homes, but works with real estate professionals and community sponsors to market the homes. You will see phone numbers listed for our partners, and you will need to contact them directly to purchase a home. Foodie Wants To Help Pick Your Lunch With A Tinder-Like Swipe System Jeonguk Lee and John Kim are hoping a different spin on flipping through food reviews is going to help you decide where to eat for lunch. It’s an app called Foodie, which the pair showed off at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 hackathon. It shows photos and Yelp reviews of various foods in the area, and users can swipe left and right to save the ones that look good. The goal then is to show how many people in the area also liked what showed up on the app.