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Road Warrior Pulse: Stories You Must Read for Tuesday, Oct. 27

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | October 27, 2015

Road Warrior Pulse: Stories You Must Read for Tuesday, Oct. 27

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Holy haunted highway, Batman.

Tuesday offers us a boon of links to enjoy and sample from all over the Internet.

As you might be aware, we here at Road Warriors will bring you the best in links for the gadget, technology and overall travel lover in all of us.

Today we have a long read on a haunted highway, a Ukrainian Darth Vader dousing the area in Wi-Fi and a frightening interactive from Google.

Haunted Highway:

If you have a moment for Halloween magic prior to the weekend, I highly suggest this long read from Taffy Brodesser-Akner about New Jersey’s Clinton Road, which may or may not be extremely haunted.

Read More: Atlas Obscura

Zuck Travels:

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of that social media site that takes up roughly all of your time is bumping around India at the moment.

More precisely, the Facebook giant is at the famed Taj Mahal, which has him in a rather cheery mood.

Read More: Mashable

EU Bombshell:

The European Union is changing the very fabric of how millions will access the Internet in the region as well as make phone calls to loved ones.

According to various reports, the European Parliament voted to ban roaming charges starting in June 2017.

However, the vote also delivered a wallop to net neutrality, essentially opening the door to varied Internet speeds.

Read More: BBC and Gizmodo

Lean In:

Owners of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a nifty feature called Live Photos, which allows you to GIF-ify your images.

As some have found, doing so eats up a ton of memory. A new app called Lean is here to remedy that situation, so now you have more room to commemorate that trip of yours.

Read More: TechCrunch

Selfie Grades:

Selfies are inherently stupid, but that hardly means we refrain from taking them. Just consider them to be stupidly fun.

If you are attempting to take your selfie to the next level, however, we already have an idea of what makes a terrific self-photograph.

Sadly, having the Eiffel Tower or other landmark in the background matters very little. A researcher discovered what makes a perfect selfie, and the result is hardly astonishing.

Read More: Popular Science  


You may have one very specific problem this week: You are headed out on vacation but have no idea what people in your future city will be wearing for Halloween.

Google has solved that conundrum, illustrating what the most popular costume is in major cities around America.

Read More: Google Frightgeist

Good Guy Darth Vader:

Officials in Odessa, Ukraine, wanted to rid the area of a Vladimir Lenin statute, employing local artist Alexander Milov who seemed to embrace the job.

Now the area boasts one enormous Darth Vader, which also spouts free Wi-Fi to the area.

Read More: Slash Gear

Villainous Disney:

Lastly, we leave you with the above video, which is a nice treat to get you to Halloween’s hump day.

Now we can’t wait to see what this Fremont house does for Christmas.


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