Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Google just created the biggest Free Wi-Fi network in Manhattan, blanketing the Chelsea neighborhood with outdoor access for two years. The company says it's just being neighborly -- but will other internet service providers be mad? Meanwhile, International CES is usually known for televisions and smaller gadgets, but one of the big themes this year at the big event in Las Vegas is the self-driving cars of the future...and the present tech that looks towards autonomous vehicles.
Posted In: CES, Toyota, driverless cars, Google, wifi, New York City
Amid the tablets and the smartphones at CES, Toyota is showing off a robot car, called the Lexus LS460. In New York's Chelsea neighborhood, they turned an old elevated rail line into a public park. Now that part of town is getting another amenity with no admission charge: Free Wi-Fi courtesy of Google.