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Woman with dog allergy refuses to get off plane, so cops push her off

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Another plane booting video is gaining traction online months after the violent United incident.  A woman was forcibly removed from a Southwest flight Tuesday, but this time around the passenger is getting very little sympathy online.  SEE ALSO: Unsettling video captures United passenger being forcibly removed from overbooked flight The woman, identified as 46-year-old Anila Daulatzai from Baltimore, had complained about two dogs on her flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Los Angeles. She said she was deathly allergic, but when crew informed her they couldn’t remove the dogs, one of which was a service dog, she was told to […]

Netflix hopes to be entertaining us on grueling flights by 2018

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The dream life: Netflix on plane TVsImage: Mashable composite: netflix and Nadir Keklik/ap rex/shutterstock In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018. As Variety reports, the company announced at Monday’s 2017 APEX Expo that it’s looking to partner with airline carriers in hopes of sharing its low-bandwidth mobile streaming technology with them to improve in-flight wi-fi speeds. That means you could soon be streaming your favorite movies and television shows in the air with ease.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The idea is that […]

Dubai police will soon zoom around the sky on hoverbikes

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Dubai's cops will soon take to the air.Image: AFP/Getty Images Dubai is aggressively turning itself into a “Future City,” putting self-flying taxis in the skies and a facial recognition system in its airport. The Dubai police department’s latest ride is now adding another sci-fi transportation staple: the hoverbike. The Dubai police, which already has luxury patrol cars, self-driving pursuit drones, and a robot officer, just announced it will soon have officers buzzing around on hoverbikes, which look like an early version of the speeder bikes used by the scout troopers on Endor in Return of the Jedi.  The force (see […]

Typical New Yorkers are totally unfazed by man carrying a peacock on the subway

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New York City residents are used to seeing strange things on the subway dogs in suitcases, impromptu graduation ceremonies, people vacuuming and eating off of subway platforms, you name it. So, honestly, a guy carrying a full-grown peacock onto the train doesn’t really shock anyone, but it’s still pretty cool. if possible, can you please provide more details about this incident?^TCB NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) July 27, 2017 This is likely the only positive thing that has happened on the subway this week. MOSTLYWEATHER (@mostlyweather) July 27, 2017 And it’s true between the scorching heat and the MTA’s “Summer of Hell,” […]

Singapore Airlines goes all Instagram-pretty in its latest inflight safety video

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If you never pay attention during inflight safety videos, perhaps Singapore Airlines’ latest will change that. The new video, which will start showing in flights at the end of the year, showcases plenty of iconic landmarks in the photogenic city, as a voiceover narrates the usual safety guidelines. It does take a bit of a suspended imagination to see how they’ve appropriated landmarks around Singapore for the safety demonstration, though. For example, they used park benches at the Henderson Waves to demonstrate how to brace for impact, and movie seats at the Capitol Theatre, to explain putting away your USB […]

Guy puts himself and his Tesla in danger to save unconscious driver

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An image of the accident, posted by Munich's fire brigade on Facebook.Image: Feuerwehr Mnchen It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won’t even be very costly. According to Muenchner Merkur (via Jalopnik), 41-year-old Manfred Kick was driving his Tesla Model S when he noticed a man in a Volkswagen driving erratically on the Autobahn near Munich, Germany. When Kick realized the man was unconscious, he pulled in front of the Volkswagen and slowly braked until both cars came to a stop. […]

I drove a Tesla Model 3, and it was pretty damn awesome

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Elon Musk knows it's awesome.Image: Lance Ulanoff/mashable This is how an electric car should feel. Hell, this is how all cars should feel. Those were my initial thoughts after test-driving one of the very first Tesla Model 3 all-electric cars to roll off the assembly line Friday before the company’s big reveal. That exhilarating, yet short-lived experience, started inauspiciously. In fact, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I mean, it’s just a sedan, right? From a distance, the Tesla Model 3 looks like most other small sedans on the road. SEE ALSO: We finally know what the inside of Tesla’s […]

Feast your eyes on Singapore’s newest airport terminal

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You don’t get to be the world’s best airport for five years running by resting on your laurels. Singapore’s Changi airport just upped its game with its newest terminal, and we got a peek inside ahead of the opening later this year. SEE ALSO: The airports of the future are here Terminal 4’s 225,000 square metre space is decked with high ceilings, allowing natural light to spill in. Image: yvette tan/mashable Image: yvette tan/mashable That kinetic ceiling sculpture moves and rotates. It’s pretty mesmerising. Named Petalclouds, they span some 33 metres each, and there are six of them across the […]

Uber driver allegedly engages in sex act after picking up passenger

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Image: Altaffer/AP/REX/Shutterstock If you end up with an Uber driver engaged in a sex act, Uber will offer you $10 for your troubles. That’s what happened to Aner Manuel, who posted a video that appeared to show his Uber driver engaged in sexual acts while operating a motor vehicle. In a Facebook post, Aner Manuel claimed that his Uber driver picked him up and already had a woman in the passenger seat. “As we pulled off the female in the front (who was clearly on drugs) attempted to open the door and could not even sit straight as the vehicle […]

U.S. tourists banned from traveling to North Korea

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The sky is overcast at the end of a work day, in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel is seen in this photograph towering over residential apartments.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The administration of President Donald Trump may have done something that people on all sides of the political spectrum agree on: American tourists will soon no longer be able to set foot in North Korea. The State Department issued the new North Korea policy nearly one month to the day after the death of Otto Warmbier, an American citizen who was detained in North Korea for around 18 months […]