February 6, 2013
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Ideas are starting to materialize for New York City's Reinvent Payphones initiative, a city-backed effort to inject new life into the 11,000 payphones located throughout the city. According to techPresident, one promising concept comes from students in NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program. Called "Street Beacon", the proposal suggests allowing people to call individual payphones, via the Internet, to access information on the noise levels and air quality of that neighborhood. Citizens on foot could also consult a touchscreen display at the payphone location to access the same information....

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