Transportation

Report: DoT planning to end in-flight calls

Report: DoT planning to end in-flight calls

Despite all the technology which wants to let you use a cell phone on a plane, the Department of Transportation (DoT) doesn’t seem to be impressed. At a meeting of the International Aviation Club last week, DoT counsel Kathryn Thomson said they’d be taking the next step on what could end up as a formal ban on cell phone usage in-flight, attendees said.

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These are Acton’s Rocketskates, and they’re insane fun

These are Acton’s Rocketskates, and they’re insane fun

We may not have hover boards yet, but we can have motorized shoes, and Acton is leading the charge with its RocketSkates. Already a Kickstarter hit, the futuristic electric skates are controlled by your feet and can push you along at potentially four times the average walking pace. Risking life and limb (not to mention being laughed at by onlookers), I caught up with Acton to try out the latest prototype.

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Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Remember when you were a child (or last night… leave us alone, we like Lego here at SlashGear, alright?), and you’d make little cities out of Lego bricks? Houses, buildings, cars, even a bus stop or two. You’d imagine you were the Lego character, and wander around aimlessly. In London, you can live a small part of that dream.

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Uber protests bring cities to a standstill

Uber protests bring cities to a standstill

Anti-Uber protests have brought European cities, including London, to a standstill today, as traditional taxi and limo firms block the roads in anger around how the on-demand car service has disrupted the market. Over 30,000 drivers clogged the streets in London, Madrid, Paris, and other locations, demanding that regulators step in and clamp down on techie upstarts like Uber. Meanwhile, Uber itself is trying to sweeten the deal with the broader roll-out of UberTAXI.

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