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New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers
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New York May Bring it’s New “Textalyzer” Test to Life!

A new tool is being developed to crack down on texting and driving!

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Download Hot 99.1’s New Mobile App !

Hot 99.1 released our new mobile application for your on-the-go entertainment and news! Brought to you by N.D. El's Salon.

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Empty Seat On New York City Buses Honors Rosa Parks
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Check Out Transfinder’s New Mobile Bus Routing App!

Transfinder releases their new and improved transportation routing app!

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Will You Take Uber Or Lyft ? [POLL]

At the end of the month, ride-sharing will be implemented throughout the Capital Region. There was so much debate about whether the service would even be allowed in the Capital Region...

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Hackathon Held In Miami With Goal Of Improving Communications And Information Access In Cuba
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State DMV warns New Yorkers of Email Ticket Scam

Beware of this "DMV" email hoax floating around on the internet!

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Volkswagen Holds General Shareholders Meeting
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New York Approves Audi For First Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit

The approvement of autonomous vehicle testing permits has officially kicked off.

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Uber Self-Driving Car Program Resumes After Crash
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Driverless Vehicle Testing to Begin in New York

Driverless vehicles? Yeah, you heard right.

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Wal-Mart Announces Plan To Create 10,000 Jobs In U.S. In 2017
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New Grocery Pickup Service Now Offered at Select Walmart Stores!

Select Walmart stores in the Capital Region have now started offering a new grocery pickup service for local shoppers!

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No PokemonGo For Sex Offenders

Recently I read an article that stated 59 out of 100 homes in New York house sex offenders.And,many I read were within blocks of where users would roam to catch Pokemon...

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The Great Debaters: Take On Pokemon’ Go

Pokemon' Go is the week's craze. People are running around the world trying to find their favorite Pokemon' and "win" in Pokemon' Go. What the actual prize is for winning this game is, we may never know...

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82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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Mariah Carey Slays Dragons in ‘Game of War’ Ad [VIDEO]

Mariah Carey's song "Hero" from her album "Music Box" has been featured on countless commercials & ads.  But who knew the video game "Game of War" would use the sample as well as Mariah herself to slay dragons?

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What Are Facebook’s New Privacy Basics and How Do They Affect You?

Facebook is coming out with changes and updates to their privacy policies effective January 1, 2015. What does this mean for Facebook users?

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iPhone 6 Mayhem at Crossgates Mall

Today is the day that tech users have been waiting for- the iPhone 6 is set to hit shelves and people are eager to get their hands on the newest version of the popular iPhone...

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Social Media Phrases Like ‘Selfie’ Published in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

The English language is changing and evolving so fast to keep up with society's ever-changing needs.  It's evident how popular and mainstreamed social media has become, especially when Merriam-Webster Dictionary acknowledges the use of social media terminology adding such phrases as "selfie" to the dictionary!

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Apple Announces New iPad Air

It’s official. The new iPad has a refreshing new look and name to accompany it. The 20 percent thinner tablet is now called the “iPad Air." It will be easier than ever to take with you on-the-go, weighing just one pound (about a half pound lighter). Some other key features and details were also announced today, including:

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DAMN! No Celeb Team In NBA 2K14 – Full List Of Classic Teams Featured

NBA 2k14 was released on Tuesday and is receiving great reviews from critics. Gamers, on the other hand, have been hot and cold with their opinions about this year’s offering. New features like “Path to Greatness”, featuring LeBron James, have been added while favorites like MYplayer make their return. This year’s game also adds extra flair with the addition of Euro-league teams, but popular squads from year’s past have been left out.

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NBA 2K14 Playstation 4 + Xbox One Next Gen Trailer [VIDEO]

The next generation of gaming consoles is on the horizon. Both Xbox and Playstation will be releasing their new game systems in the near future. I’m not a huge gamer, but I enjoy the crap out of picking up the sticks whenever I have free time. After hearing and seeing some of the advancements the new consoles will offer, I might have to MAKE time.

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Best Buy Sends Lucky Shoppers Five iPads Instead of One

An iPad would normally be considered a pretty substantial gift this holiday season. Thanks to a fortunate error by Best Buy, a couple of shoppers can now use the tablet computer for stocking stuffers.

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2 Chainz Vs. Pusha T In Madden 13

The latest edition of the summer staple in the world of video games is set to release on August 28th – Madden 13. Two stars of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music group, 2 Chainz and Pusha T were lucky enough to sample the game before it’s release in a head-to-head match-up.

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Jay-Z’s NBA 2k13 Soundtrack

It was recently announced that Jay-Z will be getting Executive Producer cred for the upcoming video game, NBA 2k13. Now we have a better idea of exactly what Jay’s role will be.

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Thousands Expected To Be Without Internet On Monday

There’s a chance you may lose internet service on Monday unless you check your computer for malware that may have corrupted your machine over a year ago.

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National Weather Service Alerts Will Be Sent To Your Smartphone

Smartphone users around the country will begin receiving tests from the government soon. Don’t worry, big brother isn’t looking at your Instagram gallery or high score in Angry Birds. Sophisticated technology will allow the National Weather Service to sent emergency alerts to warn you about nasty weather.

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Filter The World Around You With Instagram ‘Instaglasses’

Instagram is the latest social-media based obsession. The nifty filters can even make a photo of your breakfast look like a work of art. With today being “National Sunglasses Day”, what if you could filter everything in the world around you? That’s designer Markus Gerke’s idea, who created a concept for “Instaglasses”.

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What Sucks Worse Than Leaving Your Cell Phone At Home? [POLL]

My day started off on a sour note. I was making my commute to work down 87 when I noticed the lack of bulge in my pocket (I’d make a joke but that would be too easy). I immediately panicked and started sweating like a pig. I forgot my cell phone.

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Online Game Of The Week

3 day weekends are dope!  The 4 days following a 3 day weekend suck ass.  Speed up your day by playing Hot 99.1's free online game of the week!  We promise, your boss won't get mad (he/she is already playing as we speak!).

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The 5 Best iPhone Horoscope Apps to Help You See Your Future Clearly

Who are you? Why are you here? What is the meaning of your existence? Will you find love or will you fall upon folly? Questions like these have long plagued the human mind, but worry not: there are answers

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Is ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Hitting Shelves Early?

If you study the right subjects, know the right people and are good enough at what you do, you can make a healthy living just predicting what you think others will do. Such is the charmed life of those who work at Wedbush Securities, which has peaked into the crystal ball and forecasted Grand Theft Auto V hitting shelves in October.

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NBA Baller Beats Game Comes With Its Own Basketball

NBA Baller Beats Game Comes With Its Own Basketball

If you thought Kinect Star Wars was weird and embarrassing, get a load of NBA Baller Beats. The Xbox 360 Kinect exclusive comes with its own basketball that you bounce in time to onscreen prompts.

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Jay-Z Launches Facebook Game App

We know that Jay-Z doesn’t play games when it comes to his business. That’s why he’s among the wealthiest rap moguls in hip-hop. But if you ever wondered how Jay flips his business deals — there’s an app for that.

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Tupac’s Back VIA Hologram [VIDEO]

This is amazing, unless you have been under a rock since 1996 you know that Hip Hop star Tupac died of a fatal shooting. Well last night he performed live at Coachella with Snoop Dogg...

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