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This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting

BlaBlaCar is like Uber for long-distance trips, and this week it just launched in its 13th country.

Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.

Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates

Ride-hailing app Gett announces a promotion where every ride in Manhattan is $10 for the rest of 2014. Flat fare. Any time.

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.

How to Make the Most of Your Money While on Vacation

Start with focusing on these three vacation expenses.

$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction

Calling all brains: The TSA is looking for someone to help them figure out this major airport headache -- and is willing to pay for the solution.

Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?

As car-sharing services continue to gain steam, we want to know how you prefer to get around when you need a ride.

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.

The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000

Uber published some staggering figures on its company blog about how much money its drivers make.

A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google's First Self-Driving Car

The tech giant unveils a prototype of a tiny car that drives itself -- no human intervention required.

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.

This Is Why You Should Be Excited for the 'Internet of Bikes'

You can't really get lost on this super connected GPS-enabled bike, which also tallies calories burned and other stats.

Are Self-Driving Cars Only a Matter of Time?

Google has released new footage of vehicles in its self-driving cars program reacting to pedestrians, cyclists, stop signs and more.

Tech, Food & Transportation: How Life Has Changed Since the 1964 World's Fair

In 50 years' worth of innovation, much has changed. But in some ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Going to SXSW? Here's Your Survival Guide.

Fourteen things you need to know now if you're headed to the big event in Austin, Texas.

Commuters in NYC and Austin Get Some Techy Upgrades

As of this week, 35 of New York City's subway stations offer Wi-Fi. And in Austin, Texas, commuters are now able to store transit passes and tickets on their smartphones.

Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

Be glad you weren't in this Uber car when French taxi drivers turned violent.

Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service

The venture-funded startup will reduce prices of its UberX service by 15 to 34 percent in many of the cities where it is currently available.

San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.

Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.

This 'barrier-free sport-vehicle' is like the sport utility of wheelchairs.

FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

The FAA has always told passengers they have to put away their electronics during takeoff and landing. Now that old rule has been abolished.

Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.

Despite Financial Troubles, BlackBerry Bought a Private Jet in July

Troubled mobile maker BlackBerry, which just inked a deal to go private, made the bizarre move of adding a huge private jet to its fleet two months ago.

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