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Lisbon Bus With GPS

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Transportation,

Lisbon GPSClever Spain has installed GPS navigation systems in buses that go from the airport to the Lisbon’s center. One is placed in the front and one is in the middle of the vehicle. Partially designed for the driver, riders can see a list of stops on the way there. We guess the only problem is that the signal can be lost in case of a narrow street or going through a tunnel. We hope other cities adopt this idea for travelers who are navigationally challenged.

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Clear Cuts Time at Security Checkpoints

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Transportation,

ClearSomeone has finally come up with an idea to make traveling through airports a quicker experience. Clear is a plastic card with your photo and images of iris and fingerprint embedded so that you can whisk through security checkpoints with the help of Clear concierges. Register online or at one of their 12 kiosks. Available at 20 airports (and several football stadiums,) the $199.99 a year subscription seems expensive unless you tend to have airport rage.

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Trace Me Luggage Tracker

Trace Me LuggageSomeone has finally had enough lost luggage rage to come up with a solution. Trace Me Luggage Tracker is a heavy-duty tag that you place on your bag. Each has a unique serial number as well as a 2D barcode, but no personal details. If your suitcase, laptop, or backpack gets lost, Immobilise will contact airport baggage authorities or law enforcement agencies to help you get it back. At a price of £19.95 ($35.00,) the double pack has to be a great investment, since there is no additional subscription charge and you can register free online.

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Kanye West Not Ready to Apologize for Airport Fight

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Videos,

Although it’s been almost a month since he was detained at LAX, does not appear he’s about to get past that incident anytime soon.

Back on September 11 (a horrible date for any airport arrest), the musician and his road manager were both arrested for damaging a photographer’s equipment. Although West has since been cleared of a felony charge (he only destroyed a relatively inexpensive lighting component), he could still be slapped with a misdemeanor. (It’s unclear what charges his partner-in-crime might still be dealing with.)

Needless to say, Kanye wasn’t entirely thrilled about being questioned recently by another paparazzo:

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Update on DJ AM and Travis Barker’s Injuries

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music,

DJ AM and Travis Barker

UPDATE: Travis Barker has just been released from the hospital as well.

One week after surviving a deadly plane crash, 35-year-old DJ AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein) has been released from the hospital. Goldstein, who was a patient at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, was originally listed in critical condition at the time of admittance. According to Dr. Fred Mullins, Adam was treated for second and third-degree burns to his arms and a portion of his head.

Adam’s departure was addressed in a statement released today by his rep. “While he is deeply saddened by the events, he is thankful for all of the love and support he has been receiving from fans and friends worldwide. We ask that you continue to respect his privacy as he rests and heals and mourns the loss of his friends.”

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Travis Barker, DJ AM Critically Injured in Plane Crash

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Breaking News,

DJ AM and Travis Barker

You can find an update to this story here.

A Learjet crashed shortly after takeoff last night killing four of the six people on board. The incident, which happened at an airport in Columbia, SC, also injured former Blink-182 drummer and friend DJ AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein).

Barker, also known for his MTV show Meet the Barkers, and Goldstein, ‘s former fiancee, were both taken to an Augusta, GA hospital. The two men were last listed in critical condition and were reportedly being treated for burns.

Those killed in the incident include Barker’s 29-year-old assistant, Chris Baker, and his 25-year-old security guard, Charles Still. The pilot, 31-year-old Sarah Lemmon, and co-pilot, 25-year-old James Bland, were also killed.

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Video of Kanye West’s Airport Scuffle

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Videos,

UPDATE: Kanye may now be charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

I’ve always heard that knew how to put on a show, and now we have the video to prove it.

The musician and a road manager were arrested this morning after an incident earlier this morning at LAX. According to TMZ, West (in a grey hoodie) for some reason became angry when he saw a still photographer trying to do what he does. Instead of brushing him off, West reached the pap’s $10,000 camera and eventually smashed it into the ground.

When Kanye’s road manager (Don Crowley) realized that another photographer was rolling on the scuffle, he then grabbed that videographer’s camera and broke it too.

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Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Hostel

Jumbo Hostel

We thought it was innovative enough using an old plane as a home. We guess those behind the Jumbo Hostel in Arlanda, Sweden took the hint and came up with their idea of sleeping arrangements. Opening in December, the former Boeing 747-200 has 25 rooms, 6 x 3 meters each, with three beds per room. They all have flat screen TVs, wireless broadband, and access to bathrooms and a café where you can order coffee or warm up the Pop-Tarts you brought along. And if you want the deluxe suite, you can stay in the cockpit. Aside from not wanting to be in another plane between flights, who would want to hear the roar of takeoff while trying to catch some zzzs?

 

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TSA to Allow Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Cases

Skooba CheckthroughThere’s good news for travelers. The Transportation Security Administration will soon allow those with laptops to leave them inside their “checkpoint friendly” cases. In order to qualify, the cover must have a designated laptop-only section that would lie flat when it rolls through the X-ray machine. It cannot have metal zippers, snaps, buckles, or inner pockets. The new rule will take effect Aug. 16. Already approved are bags from Mobile Edge, Tagus, and the Skooba Design Checkthrough that will become available in the next few weeks.

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Pod Hotel, Inexpensive Travelers Friend

Pod HotelEver get ticked off at the airport because of a delayed or canceled flight and have to crash there (no pun intended)? There is hope for travelers with the Pod Hotel. $89.00 buys you 7 x 12 feet of sleep space with climate control, an iPod docking station, wireless internet, and LCD TV with no remote. The down side is that you have to share bathrooms, you cannot smoke in them, and there is not much moving around space. Originating in Japan as far back as 1979, they are now available in London and Amsterdam, having been built early this year, as well as one in New York City that was built last year. There are now plans for expansion which sounds to us like a great idea for a budding entrepreneur.

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