All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘airports’

Google Reportedly Readies Ambitious ‘Google Y’ Branch

People have accused Google of a lot of things, but nobody can accuse the company of not being ambitious or forward-looking. Google already has a robot lab, a company that is trying to cure aging, and Google[x], which is behind high-tech initiatives like Google Glass, self-driving cars, Internet balloons, smart contact lenses, and delivery drones. Now, they’re reportedly trying to …

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Tim Howard National Airport Has a Nice Ring to It, So Do Your Patriotic Duty and Sign This Petition

It’s the morning after a USA World Cup loss so you’re understandably a bit depressed. It was such a good run and we came so close to somehow pulling out the victory over Belgium. But look at it this way – how exciting is 2018 going to be, right? Not only that, but we have plenty of USMNT soccer to …

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Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google announced that it has added some new transit locations to Street View to make it easier to see where you’re going while you’re traveling. Specifically, they’ve added 16 international airports, ovder 50 train and subway stations and a cable car station in Hong Kong. “Now you can visit the check-in counter of your airline in Madrid, map out the …

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Dry Ice Bombs Found In Restricted Areas In LAX

The LAX airport in Los Angeles was wracked from Sunday on by a series of dry ice bombs, which were placed in restricted areas throughout the airport. There were four bombs total, two of which eventually exploded. No injuries have been reported, and the airport claimed that most airport activities have continued relatively normally throughout the investigation. The first bomb …

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TSA Precheck Program Expanding: Twitter Reacts

Yesterday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans to expand its precheck program – Pre✓™ – to an additional 60 airports. The program is currently available at 40 airports nationwide. Those 40 will be getting additional precheck lanes with the recently announced expansion. The changes are slated to happen sometime before the end of this year. Twitter had plenty to …

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John McAfee Just Posted This Video Of Himself Playing Piano In The Middle Of An Airport

McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee seems to be having a great deal of fun since he returned to the States after his highly publicized run from authorities in Belize. Recently, McAfee put out a funny video responding to all the emails he gets about uninstalling the software (which he no longer has anything to do with). Today, he shares video …

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Unicorn Passport Makes It Past Customs Officials

With most airport security as tough as it’s ever been and officials receiving backlash because of their stern policies, it’s hard to believe that a child could make it through customs at any terminal with a fake passport. But that’s exactly what one child did at Antalya airport in Turkey recently. According to Caters, 9-year old Emily Harris of South …

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TSA Cuts Out Backscatter Body Scans at Airports

When the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began using backscatter X-ray machines, privacy advocates balked at the notion of TSA employees seeing a colorless image of passengers’ naked bodies. Not long after, naked airport protests embarrassed the TSA and worries of the the general ineffectiveness of the devices began to widely circulate. Now, the devices have been completely removed from U.S. …

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54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says

There’s nothing travelers like to hear more right before a holiday weekend than a bunch of weapons being confiscated at airports across the country. The TSA reported that 54 loaded guns were found this week during checks at different airports, along with various other types of weapons. Reportedly, 19 of the guns had rounds chambered. One man was found to …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became the first location (of any type) to ever log 1 million check-ins. As of the writing of this article, Hartsfield-Jackson …

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Airport Dynamite Joke Blows Up in Man’s Face

According to an Associated Press report, 63-year-old Alejandro Hurtado’s off-hand remark at an airport this week caused the partial evacuation of a concourse at Miami International Airport. According to the report, Hurtado, a doctor from Guatemala, joked, “dynamite” when asked by a TACA Airlines ticket agent the standard question of if his bags contained any hazardous materials. According to a …

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TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport

In November 2010, the federal Transportation Security Administration put a freeze on airports opting to use privatized security services instead of the agency’s own employees, but a provision in a Senate bill passed last month has opened the door for airports to once again apply to replace TSA screeners with private security. The TSA is not a very popular agency, …

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