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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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

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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.

What to Know About Enterprise Travel Security

SecureWorld News

Travel can involve significant security risks. Organizations of all kinds have a responsibility to keep their employees safe while they're traveling. The security risks business travelers may face. These risks may threaten the health and security of a traveler.

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.

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 Those concerns, however, have been replaced by financial worries, with many travelers keeping a close eye on higher costs.

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.

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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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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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.

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 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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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.

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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Fascinating Examples Of How Blockchain Is Used In Insurance, Banking And Travel

CTOvision

Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize many aspects of how we do business and, if you believe the blockchain hype (of which there is plenty), may even be as disruptive as […].

Amazon to reimburse employee travel expenses for abortions and other medical treatments

GeekWire

The map is interactive and shows distance women will need to travel for care. employees up to $4,000 annually for travel and lodging for medical treatments that are unavailable within 100 miles of an employee’s home or through virtual care, including abortions.

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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.

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.

Expedia Group unveils new tech platform for travel industry, and scoring system for hotels

GeekWire

Expedia Group announced a new technology platform to provide the underlying online infrastructure for other companies to build their own travel businesses. Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern at the company’s partner conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, via livestream.

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An AI Lie Detector Is Going to Start Questioning Travelers in the EU

CTOvision

Soon traveling to Europe will depend on a lie detector test taken by an artificial intelligence tool. In Hungary, Latvia, and Greece, travelers will be given an […]. EU is planning to launch a six-month trial of iBorderCtrl, an AI lie detector that looks for “biomarkers of deceit”, at its external borders in Hungary, Latvia, and Greece. CTO Cyber Security News

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OODA Produces A Traveling Executive’s Guide to Cybersecurity

CTOvision

We have written before about the importance of all of us recognizing that we are in a cyber conflict. The fact is that we are all targets. We all have to keep our wits about us. This includes tracking the cyber threat and best practices to mitigate the threat. A period of significantly enhanced vulnerability […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

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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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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).

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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

Expedia stops the sale of travel into and out of Russia in response to Ukraine invasion

GeekWire

Expedia Group is blocking the ability to book travel into or out of Russia in a response to that country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. ” The travel industry news website Skift said that the policy affects Expedia-owned vacation rental platform Vrbo as well.

Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing

CTOvision

Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to.

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Hospitality vet launches Route Line in drive to provide better access to adventure travel vehicles

GeekWire

Route Line founder Johannes Ariens and one of the specially outfitted Mercedes Sprinter vans that the company will offer to travelers who join the new platform. Ariens is the founder and CEO and he’s got experience figuring out how people want to travel these days.

Welcome to the new world of business travel

Computerworld Vertical IT

The COVID-19 pandemic crushed the business travel industry, hammering trade shows, hotels, airlines, and other services. As a result, business travel is coming back. Travel management company TripActions says business travel bookings for the first quarter of this year exceeded all bookings for the entire previous year. Unsurprisingly, the “return” of business travel, in fact, is less of a return and more of a new world of trends.

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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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

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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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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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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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.

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.

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Expedia Group CEO says he’s ‘rooting for revenge travel’ as revenue sinks 44% in Q1

GeekWire

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern said the travel industry remains a “study in contrasts” — citing a rebounding U.S. travel market and strong vacation rentals in beach and other outdoor destinations. Such is life as the CEO of a publicly-traded online travel company.

With tech overhaul in place, Expedia Group sees ‘solid return to travel’ as profits top expectations

GeekWire

Consumer travel in the age of COVID-19 is moving into a new phase of manageable risk and minor inconvenience as the Omicron variant starts to decline. He also expressed confidence in the future of international and big-city travel. Tech Expedia Group Peter Kern 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

Uber’s annual product event will focus on travel, sustainability

The Verge

Uber will hold its annual product event on May 16th, during which the company will showcase new products, updates, and features focused on travel and sustainability. This year’s event will focus on travel ( airport trips are Uber’s bread and butter) and sustainability.

The Travelling Salesman

IT Toolbox

One of the most annoying things about customers is that some of them are actually intelligent life-forms

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept car traveled over 1,000 km on a single charge

The Verge

Temperatures ranged from 3 to 18 degrees Celsius (37 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit), and the vehicle traveled at an average speed of 54 mph. That is more than twice the typical range that most EVs on the road today can travel.

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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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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