Liz Gannes

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HopStop Now Navigates Transit With the Wisdom of Crowds

Mobile transit app HopStop has redesigned its iPhone app to incorporate real-time updates about delays and other information reported by its users, from within the app. Though other services like Moovit have tried to create the equivalent of Waze for public transportation, HopStop points out that it has the benefit of two million monthly active users (a good number of whom joined last year after Apple’s default mapping app came out without transit directions of its own).


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus