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Avoid Long Security Lines With the TSA's App
Lifehacker.com

Photo: Scott Olson ( Getty Images ) No one wants to wait in an hour-long security line, but it’s always a possibility—now more than ever. One app designed to show you wait times may help save you from the crowds. Nearly a month into the U.S. government shutdo… more…

Iridium's 'truly global' satellite internet connects aircraft and ships
Engadget

Wondering what Iridium would be doing with those Next satellites that SpaceX just finished launching? You now have an idea. Iridium has formally debuted Certus, a "truly global" satellite broadband service that promises to keep aircraft, ships and other vehic… more…

Uber is hiring robotics teams to work on bikes and scooters
Engadget

Uber is only gradually resuming its self-driving car program, but it's already thinking about expanding that technology to its two-wheeled services. The Telegraph has discovered that Uber is hiring for a "micromobility robotics" team that would bring "sensing… more…

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again
Wired

OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity. more…

Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A
TechCrunch

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping €55 million in Series A funding. Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would … more…

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die
TechCrunch

The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. Let’s look at where we are today, where we’re heading tomorrow and some of the changes needed to get us there. more…

Thousands of Workers at FDA and FAA Head Back to Work Without Pay to Inspect Food and Planes
Gizmodo.com

President Donald Trump seems to have figured out a solution to the government shutdown: Just make everybody work for free. Read more... more…

New Batch of Drone Rules May Soon Allow Flying Over Crowds
Gizmodo.com

Unmanned delivery drones are one step closer to reality. The federal government on Monday released a set of proposals that could see civilian drones fly over crowds, and end the need for permits for night flights. Read more... more…

New York Governor Hops on Green New Deal Bandwagon
Gizmodo.com

New York state is on a path toward a Green New Deal. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a broad set of initiatives to get his state off fossil fuels Tuesday as part of his new executive budget. Read more... more…

Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now
Gizmodo.com

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch… more…

‘We Are in Control’: 5 Takeaways From Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Speech
The New York Times

Congestion pricing, sports betting and legalized recreational marijuana. Where are New York and its governor, Andrew Cuomo, headed? more…

Too lazy to get groceries? This self-driving car will bring a tiny supermarket to you.
Mashable

We're delivery obsessed. It's OK, we can admit it. Between Amazon Prime, Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats, on-campus " snackbots," and all the self-driving grocery delivery vans bringing us pizza, Walmart orders, and more, you rarely have to go to the store. But… more…

‘Suicide Surcharge’ or Crucial Fee to Fix the Subway? Taxi Drivers Brace for Battle Over $2.50 Charge
The New York Times

New York City taxi owners and drivers have filed a lawsuit to block a fee on Manhattan rides that would raise millions in badly needed subway funds. more…

'What's the wait at airport security? Is my food safe?' More questions about the shutdown answered
CNN

The federal government has been partially shut down for almost a month now -- the longest stretch in US history. more…

US shutdown: 'It's scary, I don't know how long we'll last'
BBC News

As America's longest government shutdown continues, federal workers look to online donors to survive. more…

How much will current fossil fuel tech emit before retirement?
Ars Technica

Replacing infrastructure with clean tech at end-of-life could halt warming fast. more…

Rocket Report: Iranian booster failure, SpaceX cuts, Vulcan near final design
Ars Technica

"This was definitely our top choice, I would say by quite a bit." more…

GM's Washington charm offensive sidelined by Wall Street's push for profit
Reuters

General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself "Turbo," suggesting a leaner approach for the largest U.S. automaker would "accelerate its transformation." more…

The DOT is looking to expand drone regulations
Business Insider

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Earlier this week, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) re… more…

Lyft wants to use augmented reality to make it easier to meet your driver
Business Insider

Lyft has filed a patent for augmented-reality tools that could make connecting riders and drivers easier. The system would use historical pick-up and drop-off data to determine the optimal location for drivers to meet riders. The patent also proposes the use … more…