A slew of recent news related to airline and rideshare companies tapping into biometric identification -- like fingerprints, faces, other unique body parts -- seems like it just means an easier way to board your flight. But beyond the surface, giving corporations and the government this much access to sensitive data poses a major privacy threat.
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Video: Using three of Teenage Engineering's tiny Pocket Operators all playing at the same time, YouTuber tubesockor masterfully performs a near perfect recreation of the sountrack to Delta, a legendary Commodore 64 game that dates back to 1987. But what's more impressive than how authentic the rendition sounds, is how quickly tubesockor's fingers have to fly across those little buttons.
A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This seems crazy.
Last year, Delta Air Lines cancelled fewer flights than any other airline, scratching just 0.3 per cent of its flights. That's more than five times better than the industry average. It's an obsession for Delta, an airline that once ranked near rock-bottom for cancellations, and as The Wall Street Journal explains, the company strives for zero-cancellation days in some very unorthodox ways.
Passengers on Delta flights with Wi-Fi will now get free access to Amazon. Say goodbye to that kitschy catalogue, say hello to the better future of airborne shopping.
With some charter pilots now using iPad apps in lieu of paper maps, could the larger commercial airlines start relying on iOS to guide the way? Delta could start using the Boeing app before mid-year, according to their spokesperson.
Many airlines in the US offer in-flight wi-fi and though you might not choose flights based on download speeds, it helps to know what to expect from each carrier. With your help, we conducted our first Mile-High Wi-Fi Test. Delta Airlines won.
Delta's Touch Sensitive Faucet does one thing and one thing well: It dispenses water when touched with any part of your body, then shuts off when touched again. Not only that, it's also a pretty fantastic tap.