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 […].

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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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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. New additions include “travel trends” that show what percentage of hotels have availability and flights in operation to that area (using data sourced from prior Google hotel and flight booking).

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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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.

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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10 Tips On How To Save Money For Travel

TechnoBezz

You can travel to a nice warm island with your family or solo. Of course, you will need money for travel hence it is important to save money for a vacation. This article will show you how to save money for travel. See also: How To Plan Your Business Travel And Make It Awesome. How to save money for travel. If you want to meet your travel saving goals then you must budget. Automatic transfer to a travel account. Travel agent. Travel rewards.

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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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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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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Frustrated with your travel shoe options? This list will help.

Mashable VR

A simple rule for packing: try to keep yourself to two pairs of shoes maximum — one to wear while you travel, and the other for your suitcase. More about Travel , Shoes , Apparel , Mashable Shopping , and Culture. Airport travel is a high-stress situation as it is.

Tips On How To Choose Your Next Travel Destination

TechnoBezz

Selecting where to travel is one of the difficulties travelers have. Traveling is an awesome experience that you should indulge in. This article will share some tips on how to choose your next travel destination. See also: Tips On How To Save Money For Travel. How to choose your next travel destination? Research help you to achieve the purpose of your travel. How long can you travel for will depend on your schedule?

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.

9 insights into the future of air travel in a post-coronavirus world

Trends in the Living Networks

Since I do significant work on the future of travel , I was sought out for an interview earlier today about the future of air travel, something very much up in the air at the moment, one could say! At some point national borders will open to air travel.

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How to travel sustainably

Mashable VR

There are ways to practice sustainability while traveling overseas. Mashable's Social Good Summit panelists discuss techniques that can help you maintain the environment no matter where you are in the world. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Climate Change , Environmental , Sustainability , and Social Good Summit. Mashable Video Climate Change Environmental Sustainability Social Good Summit

Avatar Filmmakers Are Slipping Back Into New Zealand Under Coronavirus Travel Exemptions

Gizmodo

New Zealand’s economic development minister revealed under questioning that he’s been using little known powers around the country’s strict foreign travel ban to issue hundreds of exemptions for “high value… Read more.

Travelers are Finding Ways to Save Money with Big Data

CTOvision

It’s on our bucket list to travel more, and we always brag to friends and families about the day where we’ll get to pack a suitcase and take off to explore the globe. The tool businesses have been taking advantage of is one travelers are discovering how to harness, and the results are enough to make traveling the world an easy and obtainable reality. How are travelers using big data to save money ? 1.They Can Have a Travel Agent – for Free. Rick Delgado.

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Top 3 Best Translation Apps To Use When Travelling Abroad

TechnoBezz

Translation app is essential when traveling to countries with a different language from yours. You don’t have to hire an interpret or worry about additional travel cost. let’s take a look at three translation app that you can take with you on your travels. Top 3 best translation app for your travels. You don’t have to hire interpreters when you travel to a foreign country. Do not limit yourself when traveling.

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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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

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. But my favorite line is right around 23 minutes in, when after describing the nature of technology innovation she says: “Probably the most […]. CTO Cyber Security News Grace Hopper

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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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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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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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DeepMind claims its AI improved Google Maps travel time estimates by up to 50%

Venture Beast

Alphabet's DeepMind collaborated with Google to improve the quality of local traffic predictions. It says ETAs are now up to 50% more accurate than before. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile Transportation ai artificial intelligence DeepMind Google google maps machine learning

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How to travel sustainably in a post-pandemic world

Mashable VR

Mashable's Social Good Summit panelists discuss ways to continue living green, including sustainable travel, in a post-pandemic world. More about Mashable Video , Social Good Summit , Pandemic , Covid 19 , and Sustainable Travel. Mashable Video Social Good Summit Pandemic Covid 19 Sustainable TravelRead more.

Seattle startup Cabana pitches vanlife vacations as travel alternative during pandemic

GeekWire

Communities across the country are beginning to re-open but air travel remains a risky prospect. Cabana bills itself as a “luxe mobile hotel company” at a time when traditional hotels and travel companies are taking a financial hit due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, companies that help travelers find campsites — like The Dyrt and Hipcamp — are seeing big spikes in demand. Startups cabana camping TravelThe interior of a Cabana camper van. Cabana Photo).

Expedia’s Vrbo vacation rental business sees ‘significant’ growth as travel giant aims to cut costs

GeekWire

A surge in vacation rental bookings is helping boost revenue for Expedia Group as the travel giant continues to weather the ongoing COVID-19 storm. Seattle startup Cabana pitches vanlife vacations as travel alternative during pandemic. Tech Expedia Travel(Vrbo website).

How the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic change how we think about travel

Mashable VR

The way we travel post pandemic will look very different. The Black Lives Matter movement has changed the way the world looks at travel. More about Travel , Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Social Justice , and Social Good Summit. Travel Mashable Video Black Lives Matter Social Justice Social Good SummitRead more.

This luxury travel membership fee has been slashed by 60%

Mashable VR

If you spend your downtime daydreaming about trips lost this past year, or fantasizing about an entire year traveling the world post-COVID, you're not alone. While 2020 has hit the travel industry hard, along with devastating so many communities, it's okay to begin to think about yourself and the places you hope to explore once you can travel freely and safely. More about Travel , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Work Life. Travel Mashable Shopping Culture Work Life

Tabibito - The Traveler in SQL and Physics

IT Toolbox

"I desire, as I did in the past, to be a traveler in a strange land and a colonist in a new country

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10 of the best time travel movies you can watch right now

Mashable VR

Is there anything more mind-bending than the concept of time travel? Below are some of the best films about time travel — or that involve some element of time travel — that you can watch on your screens this very minute (or at some time in the future, if you prefer). More about Back To The Future , Time Travel , Terminator , Avengers Endgame , and Entertainment. Back To The Future Time Travel Terminator Avengers Endgame Entertainment

Insurance industry transformation will mirror travel sector through insurtech

Computer Weekly

Insurtech is gaining momentum, and companies in the sector of all sizes and ages can learn from startups

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Zac Efron wants to travel the world (and maybe save it) in new Netflix show

Mashable VR

He's hosting a travel series called Down to Earth, which seems like it'll be a mix of a food diary and an environmental documentary. More about Travel , Food , Netflix , Documentary , and Zac Efron. Travel Food Netflix Documentary Zac EfronZac Efron isn't acting in his new Netflix show. While not exactly what you'd expect from Efron, the preview looks pretty entertaining. Basically, it's got a famous bro going around the world eating stuff and learning stuff.

Six Innovative Trends That Have Made Travelling Industry Easier

IT Toolbox

It is affecting all the industries, and its influence has been seen more in the travel industry Technology is evolving at a rapid rate since it stepped out in the path of digitalisation.

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Mystery Company Behind ‘Project Oasis’ is Travelers Insurance

Data Center Knowledge

One of the last secretive projects in the midwest, "Project Oasis" has come out of stealth as a $200 million data center for global insurance company Travelers Insurance. Site Selection iowa Nebraska project oasis travelers insurance

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

GizModo VR

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ERP: How Does This Software Benefit the Travel Industry?

IT Toolbox

ERP automates various business operations, making it a valuable resource in the travel and tourism sector. This software streamlines day-to-day processes, such as payroll, lead generation, reporting and human resources management, and provides travel agents, hoteliers and tour operators with the resources they need to manage their businesses.

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Subscription-based air travel to hit Europe

Computer Weekly

Airline Surf Jet launches its membership-based service in Europe with cloud-based subscription management software at the core of the business

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MasterCard, TfL and British Airways join for travel tech hackathon

Computer Weekly

The payments provider is running the event alongside BA and the UK local government body responsible for London’s transport system to create new travel services

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GCHQ knew WannaCry hero risked arrests by travelling to the US

Computer Weekly

UK intelligence officials were reportedly aware that security researcher Marcus Hutchins risked arrest by travelling to the US to attend a series of cyber security conferences

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What the road back to resuming air travel will look like

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the biggest differences between now and a few months ago is that scheduled flights have almost ceased, from over 8 trillion kilometres travelled in 2019 (an average of over 1000 km per man, woman and child on the planet). “Humans need to travel.

Google Maps launches features for traveling during coronavirus pandemic

Mashable Tech

Traveling during the pandemic can be tough. That's why the latest version of Google Maps for Android and iOS has several features that might help travelers get around safely. Now, when you look up public transit directions, Maps will show COVID-19-related alerts. Google points out that data will only be available where it can get info from the local transit agencies, and only on trips that are likely to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.