Could Time Travel Ever Work?

GizModo VR

Scientists, or at least their wild-haired fictional counterparts, promised us time travel and still have not delivered. Forget walking with dinosaurs or killing baby Hitler; I’d be happy just to warn my month-ago self not to make all the mistakes he’s about to.

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TrovaTrip, which matches travel group hosts with travelers, lands $15M

GeekWire

based startup that runs a marketplace for group travel, raised $15 million in a Series A round led by Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group. Expedia Group cited strong travel demand in its most recent earnings report. More than 15,000 travelers have booked a trip through the company.

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HBO's Time Traveler's Wife Series Looks Better Than the Movie

GizModo VR

Over 10 years ago, The Time Traveler’s Wife was a major motion picture starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. No, you aren’t experiencing déjà vu. It’s just that now, in very fitting sci-fi fashion, it’s coming back with new actors, a new creative team, and a whole new outlet.

Fast Travel Games expands with VR publishing arm

Venture Beast

Fast Travel Games announced today that is opening a new publishing sector to its business. AR/VR GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Fast Travel Games PC gaming

The Freewrite Traveler Is Beautiful Distraction-Free Writing That Won't Finish Your Novel For You

GizModo VR

If you’re a certain type of writer, you’ll probably think you’ll use the Freewrite Traveler every day. freewrite traveler review e ink freewrite freewriter traveler

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What's the Future of Air Travel?

GizModo VR

Personally, I’m hard-pressed to think of even a single way in which the experience of air travel might be improved. Air travel in 20 years… Read more. If I was the National Plane Commissioner, my official policy would be, don’t change a thing.

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Mytaverse launches a metaverse for business travelers

Venture Beast

Mytaverse wants to make business travel obsolete with its metaverse for people who would ordinarily be jetting around the world. Read More.

Time Travel Film 2067 Can't Match Its Grand Ambitions

GizModo VR

2067 seth larney kodi smit mcphee time travel kirsten axelholm kenneth lampl climate change ryan kwantenFilled with interesting ideas and surprising twists, 2067 has all the elements of a classic sci-fi mystery.

Travel the world like a local with this bundle

Tech Republic

Learn a new language, get updates on cost-effective flights and read general travel tips with this bundle. The post Travel the world like a local with this bundle appeared first on TechRepublic.

Google Travel adds new pandemic-related travel planning information

The Verge

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel industry, but Google is trying to help by adding new tools to its travel tools that flag pandemic-related information for users, like local COVID-19 case counts and whether the hotel offers free cancellations.

Corporate travel and expense management platform TripActions raises $275M

Venture Beast

Corporate travel and spend management platform TripActions has raised $275 million at a $7.25 billion valuation. Read More.

So, A Discovery of Witches Is Now a Time-Travel Show

GizModo VR

But there’s a new element this season, as promised by that season-one cliffhanger: time travel! a discovery of witches sundance now witches vampires teresa palmer time travel matthew goode deborah harkness shudder amcplus streaming books io9 features

Technology and travelling cont.

IT Toolbox

I mentioned in my last posting how technology had both helped and hindered with travelling. One thing which technology has definitely made a difference with when travelling around is communication. This post is a continuation of that theme. Hence the cont. abbreviation in the title. Before, when people, as they say in my countries jargon, go walkabout, they basically disappeared

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Ten Tips for the The Technology Traveler

CIO Musings

One thing that has changed about travel in the last decade is the amount of technology we take with us. A friend at work asked me for tips on travelling with technology. I don''t travel that much, perhaps a trip every 2-3 months. For me there isn''t that much difference between personal travel and business travel. I think there are two types of technology travelers. Travel is not a central part of my job. App for that travel.

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Bring a burner to the Olympics, and other mobile device travel safety tips

Tech Republic Security

Those traveling to China for the 2022 Winter Olympics have been advised to bring burner phones. Here’s how to use travel tips like that one to keep yourself safe anywhere in the world.

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What's the Best Carry-On Luggage for Summer Travel?

GizModo VR

luggage travel lifestyleOooof, let me tell you something, Co-opulace: I. ???? Need. ???? A. ???? Vacation! ???? Read more.

The Star Trek Lore Behind Picard's New Time Travel Adventure

GizModo VR

We’ve known since we got our first glimpses of it in action that Star Trek: Picard ’s second season was going to delve into some time travel shenanigans.

Canada Fines 2 Idiots Traveling From the U.S. $20,000 for Faking Their Vaccine Status and Covid-19 Tests

GizModo VR

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Traveling for the holidays? Avoid these 5 tech mistakes

Tech Republic Security

Wi-Fi hotspots, public charging stations, and travel planning sites seem helpful, but they could actually be a traveler's worst nightmare

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Amex Global Business Travel pools data lake to bolster ‘duty of care’

Computer Weekly

Amex Global Business Travel is investing in modern IT, including cloud analytics, to pivot its business towards serving the traveller in their whole journey

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Technology and travelling

IT Toolbox

As you most probably have guessed from my recent posts I am not at home but am instead travelling around on what I feel is a well deserved holiday. I remember in the time the way back machine would have trouble reaching what it used to be like to travel around. But then, we all deserve our holidays don't we :). For starters the cars were far simpler. So much so that if they broke down

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UBS uses predictive analytics to manage its travel spend

Computer Weekly

Swiss bank is getting a better insight into its business travel costs through an automated software platform

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The best travel apps for Android

Computerworld Vertical IT

For all the ways travel is different these days, one thing hasn’t changed: Moving from one place to another can be a massive hassle. There’s plenty of room for inconvenience and error, and a journey rarely goes according to plan.

A Brief History of Star Trek's Time Travel

GizModo VR

Time travel and Star Trek have gone hand in temporally adjacent hand since practically the beginning of the franchise.

Time Travel and Family Drama Make for a Bad Trip in Time Loop

GizModo VR

sci fi exclusive time loop ciro sorrentino time travel streaming back to the future tenet recdistriktTenet might not be hitting Video on Demand because Warner Bros. is being stubborn, but it’s not the only time-bending saga out there.

Amadeus turns to NoSQL to answer complex travel questions

Computer Weekly

Travel software and services company Amadeus has employed a NoSQL database technology to help travellers find answers to complex travel queries

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Workers planning 'bleisure' trips this summer spur travel demand

Computerworld Vertical IT

Travelers who plan to work at least part of the time while on summer vacation this year are creating increased travel demand, according to a new study by business consultancy Deloitte. The report examined travelers’ behaviors and preferences, and showed travel concerns over COVID-19 have waned. Those concerns, however, have been replaced by financial worries, with many travelers keeping a close eye on higher costs.

Workers planning 'bleisure' trips this summer spur travel demand

ComputerWorld IT Management

Travelers who plan to work at least part of the time while on summer vacation this year are creating increased travel demand, according to a new study by business consultancy Deloitte. The report examined travelers’ behaviors and preferences, and showed travel concerns over COVID-19 have waned. Those concerns, however, have been replaced by financial worries, with many travelers keeping a close eye on higher costs.

Business travel management and data platform TravelPerk raises $160M

Venture Beast

TravelPerk, a business travel management platform that gives companies data and insights into their spending, has raised $160 million. Read More. Big Data Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations funding daily TravelPerk

FBI tech tips for safe holiday travel

Tech Republic Security

Whether you're traveling by plane, planning a road trip, or hosting guests for the holidays, it's important to practice good cybersecurity

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The Perfect On-the-Road Travel Charger Delivers Enough Power for a Laptop

GizModo VR

Until batteries are capable of keeping our most power-hungry devices running for days on end, it’s a good idea to travel with a charger close at hand.

Expedia launches brand refresh, new features and ad campaign in anticipation of travel surge

GeekWire

Gearing up for a resurgence in travel, Seattle-based Expedia Group is refreshing its flagship Expedia brand with updated features across the company’s mobile app and more than 70 websites. Tech COVID-19 Expedia Expedia Group pandemic Travel(Expedia Photo).

Former Concur, Expedia execs back Spotnana, a startup aiming to rethink business travel software

GeekWire

It’s unclear if business travel will bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. But that isn’t stopping investors from betting on a startup with a new take on business travel software. The company offers a platform for booking and planning business travel.

Microsoft wants to cut down pollution from its business travel  

The Verge

It plans to buy credits for sustainable aviation fuel to cover travel on the commercial flight routes most frequented by its employees during business trips. When it comes to business travel, that means taking fewer flights and switching to cleaner fuels. “We

5 Ways Edge Tech is Transforming Travel and Transportation

Information Week

If you are wondering about the role of edge technologies, consider how they help companies and individuals in the travel and transportation sectors

TripActions raises $155 million to help enterprises analyze travel and expense data

Venture Beast

TripActions, a business travel and expense management platform that offers real-time data and insights, has raised $155 million. Read More. AI Cloud Enterprise Transportation VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial funding daily TripActions

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Expedia returns to Super Bowl advertising in sign of optimism for COVID-weary travelers

GeekWire

The Seattle-based online travel giant confirmed Friday morning that it plans to advertise for its Expedia.com and Vrbo brands during the broadcast for Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. Tech Expedia Group Travel

‘AWS for the travel industry’: Spotnana, backed by Madrona, lands $75M

GeekWire

Founded by Sarosh Waghmar and Shikhar Agarwal in 2020, the company offers a platform for booking and planning business travel. ” Singh predicts that business travel will come “roaring back” after the pandemic crushed many travel companies.

Travel giant Booking.com to close Seattle-area office and slash 235 jobs

GeekWire

Online travel website Booking.com is closing its Bellevue, Wash., The company said last month that it will lay off up to 25% of its workforce due to impact on travel caused by the pandemic. It reported a 91% decrease in gross travel bookings for the most recent quarter.

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If Jurassic Park Had Time Travelers, It Might Look Like Hell Creek

GizModo VR

He’s got a new one with a killer logline: “a time traveler is hunted by a dinosaur ,” and it’s surely worth stopping what you’re doing to spend the next few minutes immersed in Hell Creek. Back in 2020, we shared filmmaker Danny Donahue ’s Evil Dead -evoking horror short Beast of Prey.

A Time-Traveler Risks Everything to Right a Great Wrong in Sci-Fi Short Tethers

GizModo VR

After a decade of preparation, Anna (Abigail Williams) is finally ready to travel back in time to warn a loved one of danger coming their way. But what will be the cost of her daring journey?

Expedia launches a new tool to check coronavirus travel restrictions

The Verge

As more people get vaccinated against the coronavirus and spring weather coaxes people outside, we’re all thinking about those travel plans we shelved last summer. million travelers participated in a pilot of its COVID-19 Travel Advisor back in November.

Expedia’s 2020 revenue sinks 57% as pandemic continues to roil travel industry

GeekWire

The pandemic hit the Seattle travel giant hard last year with travel restrictions placed across the globe. Expedia CEO Peter Kern noted “signs of hope” with vaccine approvals, but rising COVID-19 cases and other travel shutdowns still hurt the company’s business.