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Road Warrior Pulse: Stories You Must Read for Friday, Oct. 30

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | October 30, 2015

Road Warrior Pulse: Stories You Must Read for Friday, Oct. 30

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Nintendo gave us the promise of lazily passing the time between layovers.

And that’s not even the half of it. We are headed into the Halloween weekend with the knowledge that our travel entertainment is well taken care of.

And if that were enough, we have a few other technology headlines to grab you before you leave to dole out tricks, treats or whatever else the holiday has in store for you.

Uber Cool Trick:

Many of you have been there, stuck outside a bar with nothing but your smartphone and the realization of stiff surge pricing before you.

Well, there is hope if you don’t mind taking a bit of a hike.

Read More: NPR

American Airlines Gaffe:

American Airlines is still paying for a 1981 ploy that offered unlimited first-class tickets to those who parted with $250,000 or about $641,000 today.

This is all news to us. But we don’t feel like we missed out simply because it’s rare to find a quarter of a million dollars lying around.

Read More: Today I Found Out


While not exactly a travel gadget, Nintendo did give travelers something to celebrate this week.

By next year you will be able to pass the time waiting for your plane not by crushing candies but by engaging in some Nintendo fun.

Read More: The Verge

Taxi Tech:

Taxis are finally making small steps to get into the transportation party headlined by Uber and Lyft at the moment.

San Francisco will soon begin testing technology that will let users pay by phone and track their journey, much like Uber and Lyft allow.

Read More: LA Times

Google Scream View:

We here love Google Street View. It lets us daydream about far-off locales without having to step foot out of the house.

This Halloween, it lets us visit the world’s most haunted places without having to run into any paranormal activity.

Read More: Mashable

Stream Along Merrily:

It’s only a matter of time before those screens on the back of airplane seats go dark.

What was once thought of as the height of aviation technology is now outdated when you consider the droves of flyers who come aboard with their own streaming device.

Read More: TODAY

Skype Facelift:

Skype gets some nifty new features recently, including the ability to work seamlessly with iOS’s 3D Touch feature.

That’s not as fun as the other features, which include silly filters to add to your video stream.

Read More: CNET


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