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Black Mirror mocks Pizza Huts new self-driving vehicle

Black Mirror once again proved its technology-driven dystopian nightmares aren’t as far off as we’d like to think. Netflix released the fourth season of the show last month. The third episode, titled “Crocodile,” features a woman who witnesses a pedestrian being struck by self-driving pizza delivery vehicle. Without spoiling the episode, suffice it to say that the… Continue reading Black Mirror mocks Pizza Huts new self-driving vehicle

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Airline attendant warns passengers to not ‘drink the coffee on airplanes’

An unidentified flight attendant for a "major American airline" is cautioning passengers about drinking coffee, alleging that the water used is unsafe.  (iStock) You may want to load up on java before boarding your plane, according to one industry insider. An unidentified flight attendant “for a major American airline,” made a claim to Vice.com that the… Continue reading Airline attendant warns passengers to not ‘drink the coffee on airplanes’

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Pizza Hut Plan To Bring ‘Black Mirror’ Prediction To Life Freaks Folks Out

Pizza Hut plans to turn a slice of the dystopian “Black Mirror” universe into a reality, and it’s too much for some folks online to handle. The restaurant chain unveiled an artist’s concept for a driverless pizza delivery vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday: But people on Twitter compared it with… Continue reading Pizza Hut Plan To Bring ‘Black Mirror’ Prediction To Life Freaks Folks Out

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Date for airport to resume passenger flights

Image copyright Stobart Group Image caption Commercial passenger flights last flew from Carlisle Lake District Airport in 1993 Commercial passenger flights will be run out of Carlisle Lake District Airport from June, it has been announced. The Stobart Group said services will be run to destinations including London, Dublin and Belfast. The Cumbria Local Enterprise… Continue reading Date for airport to resume passenger flights

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United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by printing inflight magazine on lighter paper

United Airlines has switched its inflight magazine and seatback service guide to lighter paper, reducing the weight by one ounce on each magazine.  (iStock) United Airlines has lightened the load on its flights – and wallets – by using lighter paper to produce its inflight magazine. The carrier said it has started printing the magazine,… Continue reading United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by printing inflight magazine on lighter paper

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Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to see how much longer he'd be in the air. But the number that caught his eye was the jet's speed. The Norwegian jet was flying at 770… Continue reading Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

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Qantas Is the Least Fuel Efficient Airline to Fly the Pacific

Qantas Airways Ltd. is the least fuel efficient and burns the most carbon of major airlines that fly across the Pacific Ocean, according to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation. Qantas burns an average of one liter of aviation fuel to fly a passenger 22 kilometers, 64 percent more than the 36… Continue reading Qantas Is the Least Fuel Efficient Airline to Fly the Pacific

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Passenger Jet Dangles Off Cliff After Skidding Off Runway

Istanbul (AP) -- A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a "miracle" that everyone was evacuated safely from… Continue reading Passenger Jet Dangles Off Cliff After Skidding Off Runway

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We’re not sure how this travel jacket has so many features, but we’re not complaining

Travel lightly with this 15-in-1 jacket. Image: baubax Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Imagine seeking $20,000 through Kickstarter to fund your new idea. Imagine meeting that goal in five hours. Imagine raising a casual $9.2 million by the time your fundraiser finally wrapped up. That was… Continue reading We’re not sure how this travel jacket has so many features, but we’re not complaining

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50+ Flights That Had The Best Passengers

Many airlines allow pets to fly in the cargo hold (where the atmosphere is unpressurized and the temperature is often unregulated) or in a container in the cabin, but some made headlines after they took animals on board with the rest of the passengers. To be able to travel with your pet like that, it… Continue reading 50+ Flights That Had The Best Passengers