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Last call for last-minute flight booking charges, EU court rules

Booking services must show full price for flights, with no last-minute additions before a booking is confirmed, the EU's top court has ruled

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26 of the Craziest and Scariest Things the TSA Has Found on Travelers

Sickles, grenades, blasting machines and cannon barrels just a few items in your fellow travelers carry-ons.

Amsterdam traffic controllers offer commuters personalized route advice

Dutch traffic control will use a mobile app to control traffic flows and keep things moving on Amsterdam's busy roads

Uber says Korean service legal, despite indictment of CEO for illegal taxi operations

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been indicted by South Korean authorities for operating an illegal taxi service

Ford's new SYNC will be more like your smartphone

SYNC 3 will begin rolling out to new vehicles in 2015, but the existing 10 million SYNC customers won't get it

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Portland Comes Down Hard on Uber Drivers, Threatens Large Fines

Uber drivers operating in Portland, Oregon risk fines up to $5000 as the ridesharing service comes to the city.

Startup wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

Commercial pilots group concerned over Amazon drone safety

The Air Line Pilots Association cautions that safety is paramount in commercial drone flight

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead

China's Baidu developing an OS for smart bikes

Baidu plans to reveal a prototype later this year

Orange Offers 'Smart App' Dev Tool and Global M2M Location Service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

Uber vows to defy German ban on its UberPop ride-sharing service

Uber can be fined up to €250,000 if it continues to operate its UberPop service in Germany, a court there has ruled

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The federal highway-safety agency wants wireless systems to warn drivers before they crash

Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

Uber Taxi App Banned in Berlin on Safety Grounds

The San Francisco start-up has struggled to gain acceptance in other cities.

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Department of Transportation CIO Leading a Turnaround Mission

A little more than a year into the job, the Transportation Department's IT chief has been leading an effort to bring together agency CIOs, move ahead with shared services and improve cybersecurity.

Uber defends its ride-sharing platform as Seoul plans to ban it

The head of Uber's Asia business said the company only partners with licensed companies and drivers

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