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JetBlue Seats Are About To Get Even More Cramped

It’s a dark day for personal space bubbles everywhere: JetBlue is about to cram 15 more seats into its Airbus A320. What’s more, after being one of the only remaining major airline holdouts, it’s also finally caving in and tacking on baggage fees. Delightful.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: The Ultimate Outdoor Computer?

Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we’ve been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here’s how it performs.


The World's Most Futuristic Cruise Ship Made Me Miss The Past

I woke up in a strange place. The bed felt plush, and when I rolled over onto my side, there was water, an ocean full of it. I felt slightly sick. I’d just spent my first night on the world’s most advanced cruise ship, but a billion dollars worth of technology is no match for the Atlantic Ocean.


5 Apps That Help You Find Your City's Hidden Gems

Ask how a phone can help you discover a new place, and most of us think of the aimless Googling or Yelping we perform when desperately trying to find somewhere to eat. But I wanted to find apps that served like treasure maps, pointing me towards the hidden gems tucked away in a city if only I knew which way to walk. Could an app help me discover a new restaurant in my own neighbourhood? Could it help me find an amazing building to see within 2km from my hotel room?


A Look At How Royal Caribbean's New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real time sound crazy! The travel company was not lying, though, and now they have got video to prove it.


Dumb Wi-Fi Network Name Delays Flight For Four Hours

Some asshat at Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people’s days on Sunday night. He named a Wi-Fi network “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork”, and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn’t take off until 1pm as a result.


New NYC Tourism Ads Target Locals Too Lazy To Leave The Neighbourhood

New York sometimes feels like an archipelago of multiple cities — cities, which, unless you have a damn good reason like work or your friend’s band, you rarely visit. So for its latest ad campaign, NYC isn’t going after out-of-staters. It’s going after the lazy locals who never visit any neighborhoods but their own.


US Airport Is Counting Mobile Phones To Predict TSA Wait Times

If you’re passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favour and make sure you have your phone’s Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck — but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they will be spending in airport security hell.


Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognise Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.


Now You Can Book A Hipmunk Hotel Room Through Yelp

Researching a holiday but too busy to click through a hotel’s Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not, because starting today you’ll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.


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