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Planes at Airport Sheremetyevo. Chauffeur services are a very convenient way to get around and show frequent customers how important they are to the airline industry.

AT&T Cancels Their In-Flight Wi-Fi Plans

AT&T has decided that they will no longer enter the in-flight Wi-Fi industry. Before this decision, they partnered with Honeywell International Inc to provide Internet access via Wi-Fi using their 4G LTE technology. “After a thorough review of our investment portfolio, the company decided to no longer pursue entry into the inflight connectivity industry,” AT&T…

Paul Rosolie Gets Eaten Alive By A Snake On Discovery

No, you didn’t misread that. A man named Paul Rosolie visited an unexplored ecosystem to find the world’s largest snake (anaconda) and get eaten by it on Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive show.  [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rrM3zl4J_g’] A sneak-peek of the Eaten Alive show. Video Credit: Discovery Channel. Normally, people know a little about the locations they are travelling…

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design…

Smartphone Keys Will Soon Unlock Starwood Hotels

Starwood will start allowing people to unlock their guest rooms at Starwood hotels using their phones this week. You can utilize this service by installing the provided smartphone key app on your smartphone. This is an invitation-only service. According to The Bulletin, Starwood will begin offering smartphone key apps at 10 hotels in its Aloft,…

A man wearing the HP MB Chronowing smartwatch.

The MB Chronowing Looks Exactly Like A Traditional Watch

Gilt Groupe, along with HP and the fashion designer Michael Bastian have created a smartwatch called the MB Chronowing that looks exactly like a traditional analog watch. It is more realistic than the Moto 360 I recently wrote about, however, it isn’t as advanced. The tastefully designed stainless steel MB Chronowing doesn’t have a touch screen,…

Project Ara: An upgradeable, repairable phone.

Phonebloks Demonstrates Project Ara, A Modular Phone

Project Ara has demonstrated a working prototype of their modular Android smartphone. It enables you to swap out quite a few parts, including the application processor, battery, LED module, loudspeaker, and USB charge card. Modular technology like this is great for upgrades, repairs, and is more environmentally sound than traditional irreparable smartphones. Today, you’re lucky…

Google Glass

Wearable Technology/Google Glass Banned From Cinemas

I always wondered how the motion picture industry would react if wearable technology with cameras such as Google Glass became mainstream. Before that even happened, the MPAA and the National Association Of Theatre Owners announced that wearable devices including Google Glass must be switched off or put away during show time. Currently, recording devices except…

The Next Jeep Wranglers Will Be Made Of Aluminium

The Jeep Wrangler will now be built with an aluminium body. Jeep will continue its body-on-frame design. I have seen people comment on the concept of switching to a unibody design, but there was a great deal of opposition to that. Some opponents of the switch cited that unibody designs are not as durable as…