Technology

Tim Cook's barf face at Trump's big tech meeting says it all

Holding back the vomit.Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:05:38 UTC Damn, Tim. You’re not looking so hot.  Maybe, and I’m not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at the inaugural June 19 meeting of Trump’s American Technology Council? Or possibly, and I’m just spitballing here, you look like you just swallowed a first-generation iPhone simply because you

Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Why talk when you can text?Image: Silvia Otte/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:02:09 UTC Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking behind

CWT appoints Dobson to senior business development role in UK

Jo Dobson has been appointed senior business development director for CWT UK & Ireland. She has been filling the role on an interim basis since December last year. Joining CWT 18 years ago, Dobson started her career at age 21 as a section manager, and five years later started her journey in sales. She will now be a member of CWT UK & Ireland’s leadership team. Dobson said: “I am

Global Hotel Alliance inks deal with Sabre

Global Hotel Alliance has selected Sabre Hospitality Solutions as an alternative distribution provider for its members. Under the landmark agreement, GHA’s 35 hotel brands, representing over 550 hotels, resorts, palaces and spas, now have the option to choose the Sabre SynXis Central Reservations as their distribution solution while still enjoying the benefits of GHA’s multi-brand Discovery loyalty program. “Similar to the airline alliance model, GHA offers independent and privately-owned hotel

This wearable can turn your dance moves into music

These things are music-makers.Image: lili sams/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-02-20 02:15:21 UTC Making music you can dance to is so 2017.  But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. That’s clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he’s showing off this week at the New York Toy Fair, called BeatMoovz by Dmet Products, are the product of that dual love affair. Inside

Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber

The backlash against Uber is back.Image: Mori/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2017-02-20 01:53:12 UTC It’s been less than a month since ride-share company Uber faced a heavy wave of backlash that led to the “#DeleteUber” hashtag and now, after the publication of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment and HR bumbling, the hashtag is burbling back up.  On Sunday, Susan J. Fowler posted about her experiences while at Uber and alleged a

CLIA launches new selling tool for agents

Cruise Lines International Association has added a brand new selling tool to its Agent Toolbox in partnership with Full Picture, the award winning visual conversation tool. The specifically designed resource will enable CLIA member travel agents to send photos, videos and other assets to their customers’ screens in real-time in order to enhance the customer experience. The technology is available free of charge and is exclusive to CLIA member travel

Emirates adds advanced seat selection to Travelport inventory

Travelport and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen – available for the first time to book on Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. The launch of advanced paid seating options for certain economy fares on Travelport continues to promote Emirates’ on-going investment in in-flight customer experience which includes numerous new and innovative products. Previously only available on

Delta Air Lines launches latest mobile app

Delta has released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available. The wayfinding tool features interactive maps for 20 major airports – including London Heathrow – and guides customers with turn-by-turn walking directions to their next gate,

Avis Budget Group extends Travelport partnership

Avis Budget Group and Travelport have announced the signing of a new, multi-year partnership agreement. Through the agreement, Avis Budget Group will have continued access to Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enabling the company to continue to showcase its available vehicle inventory and suite of ancillary products and services for its portfolio of brands, including Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Payless Car Rental, Apex Car Rentals and Maggiore. Travel agencies,