Quantcast
 
Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

By Chris Crum November 26, 2013

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 …

TSA Cuts Out Backscatter Body Scans at Airports 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 …

54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says 54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says
· 93 Comments

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, …

Atlanta Airport Hits 1M Check-ins on Foursquare Atlanta Airport Hits 1M Check-ins on Foursquare

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 …

Airport Dynamite Joke Blows Up in Man’s Face Airport Dynamite Joke Blows Up in Man’s Face
· 1 Comment

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 …

TSA Screeners to Be Booted Out of US Airport TSA Screeners to Be Booted Out of US Airport
· 5 Comments

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 …

Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays

Skype announced it is offering free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. “Travelers passing through or delayed in over 50 airports across the country,” Skype’s Shadi Mahassel says, “will be able to access …

Google Offering Free Wi-Fi In Airports During The Holidays

Google said Tuesday it is working with airports in the U.S. as well as Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and others to provide free Wi-Fi as a "holiday gift" through January 15, 2010.

The free Wi-Fi is available in 47 airports, including Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte. As a result of this project, Burbank and Seattle airports will begin offering airport-wide free Wi-Fi indefinitely.

New Application Helps Recover Lost Laptops

Very cool OSS project for tracking and recovering your lost or stolen laptop.  It’s a project from the University of Washington.  This app sounds like a great way to address the 12,000 laptops lost per week at US airports.

The UW website states: