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Google’s Field Trip app now available on iOS

Google’s Field Trip app now available on iOS

You may remember back in September when Google launched a new app called Field Trip for Android devices. The location-based discovery app is now available on iOS devices (iPhone and iPod Touch only). From the looks of it, there doesn't appear to be any new features that have launched, but iOS will now be able to have their own little virtual tour guide in their pocket.

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JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

Google Glass is just a couple months away from being shipped to developers, and Google is hoping to have them available to the public sometime before the year's end. In the meantime, people are pondering the implications of the new technology and are coming up with all the ways that Google Glass could be used, including JetBlue, which has come with their own concept for how the glasses could be used for air traveling.

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Investors give LivingSocial another $110 million

Investors give LivingSocial another $110 million

LivingSocial Inc. has just received another $110 million from its current group of investors who still have hope in the daily deals company. The investors are still fighting for LivingSocial, despite the whole $650 million net loss that it reported in 2012, as well as the $558 million loss it reported in 2011. The company had to lay off around 400 employees back in November, as well as its Senior Vice President, Dickson Chu, back in July.

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Wikimedia and Internet Brands reach a settlement over Wikivoyage lawsuit

Wikimedia and Internet Brands reach a settlement over Wikivoyage lawsuit

The Wikimedia Foundation and Internet Brands(IB) has finally reached a settlement over the site, Wikivoyage. The two companies have been battling each other for several months now, and the battles have finally come to an end. The lawsuit began in September of 2012, when Internet Brands filed a lawsuit against two volunteers that worked on the Wikivoyage project. Internet Brands claimed that the two volunteers created an infringing website against Internet Brands's own Wikitravel website, and that they were deliberately trying to take users away from them.


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Airbus to skip lithium-ion batteries in new planes

Airbus to skip lithium-ion batteries in new planes

After the recent fiasco with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners and their melting lithium-ion batteries, it seems that Airbus won't be taking any chances and will be dropping lithium-ion batteries when building their new A350 aircraft. The airplane manufacturer is afraid that regulatory uncertainties will delay production of its new plane.

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Foursquare check-ins reach 1 million at Atlanta Int’l Airport

Foursquare check-ins reach 1 million at Atlanta Int’l Airport

Foursquare has long been the go-to app for checking-in at places and sharing tips on restaurants and other attractions, so it's no surprise that one location in particular has reached a whopping 1 million check-ins on Foursquare. That location is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is known as one of the busiest airports in the world.

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Google Airport set for San Jose, California

Google Airport set for San Jose, California

A new deal is in the works this week that would have Google running their own fabulous Google-branded airport out of San Jose has been reported this week, city approval and all. This report comes from the current San Jose airport where officials are "urging" the city to sign a deal that would allow two private companies to fund an $82 million dollar facility on land that up until now has been a west-side parking lot near the airfield. Google would, if approved, be flying Google-branded aircraft in and out of the area.

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Boeing to redesign 787 battery as a temporary fix

Boeing to redesign 787 battery as a temporary fix

After the FAA decided to ground all Boeing 787 Dreamliners last month, a massive investigation began to determine the cause of the battery failures inside the new planes. It turns out that the batteries were overheating and literally melting. However, in order to get all 50 Dreamliners back up in the air, Boeing will be redesigning the battery as a temporary fix.

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Boeing 787 investigations making progress, but there’s no rush

Boeing 787 investigations making progress, but there’s no rush

Boeing and the FAA ended up grounding all of its 787 Dreamliners last month due to multiple reports of battery failures. Both US-based and international airlines ended up grounding the entire 787 fleet in order to get to the bottom of the issue, and while investigators are making progress into the failed battery problems, they say that there's no rush and no pressure to get it done as soon as possible.

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Foursquare crowd-sources Best of 2012 lists for 30 cities

Foursquare crowd-sources Best of 2012 lists for 30 cities

While Foursquare may only seem like a check-in app that you use to tell your friends how jealous they should be, the service also allows users to review restaurants and other attractions just like on Yelp, and give it a 0-10 rating. Today, Foursquare has released the "Best of 2012" list that chock full of the best places to go in a given city, crowd-sourced by the users themselves.

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Hands-free texting while driving is still dangerous, according to studies

Hands-free texting while driving is still dangerous, according to studies

Texting while driving is obviously really dangerous, and many states have already banned the use of mobile phones altogether while driving, with more and more states moving closer to that goal. However, with voice controls in smartphones becoming more prevalent, drivers are resorting to hands-free texting in the car, but recent studies show that hands-free texting is just as dangerous as hands-on texting.

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The TSA doesn’t want to see you naked any more (just fondle you)

The TSA doesn’t want to see you naked any more (just fondle you)

Controversial backscatter body scanners which could show "nude" images of airport travellers will be retired, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed, after the manufacturer couldn't deliver privacy software swiftly enough. The 174 Rapiscan scanners in use across the US will be returned to the manufacturer, OSI Systems, Bloomberg reports, after "it became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline" on developing masking software that would obscure individual identities, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed.

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