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US could nix plans to permit in-flight cell phone calls

The Department of Transportation is said to be looking at a blanket ban on up-in-the-air chatting.

By August 4, 2014

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Depth charge? Google Barge runs into permit probe

Investigators want to know whether Google secured the necessary permits to build the barge meant to float new technology before the public.

By December 5, 2013

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What's Apple up to with that mystery van?

A Dodge minivan sprouting an array of cameras has an Apple connection. But to what end? The speculation is rolling.

By February 4, 2015

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​FAA eases barrier to commercial drone use

The US regulator grants another exemption to its ban on commercial drone use -- this time to oil refineries for monitoring flare stacks.

By February 4, 2015

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Hold very still: Super-quiet rooms permit IBM nano research

Specialized microscopes within Big Blue's Zurich nanotechnology center are shielded from the slightest vibrations, radio waves, and even air turbulence.

By October 18, 2013

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Uber rides back to New Delhi after temporary ban

Uber says that it has applied for a taxi fleet license and will only work with drivers who have had "re-verification" of their police clearance to improve rider safety.

By January 23, 2015

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Uber agrees to suspend service in Portland after lawsuit

Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.

By December 18, 2014

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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014

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Fight or flight: Amazon gets tough with the FAA

Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.

By December 10, 2014

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Uber hits more roadblocks -- this time in Thailand, Spain

Transportation official in Thailand says the ride-sharing service does not use licensed vehicles, while a judge in Spain says Uber drivers lack official authorization.

By December 9, 2014