Google Assistant and its companion hardware appliances have long been my go-to friend for information I could have looked up on my phone… Of course given their popularity, there is no denying that voice assistants are here to stay. In my home, I have 8 places I can ask Google something, and everyone in my […]
The smartphone megapixel war begins again…
Remember your first smartphone? It probably started with a phone featuring a “whopping” 2.1 megapixel camera. Your next phone most likely saw a bump up to 3.2 megapixels, followed by 5, 8, 10, 12, 18 etc… For a while, the megapixel count was one of the unique selling points of any new smartphone. Then something […]
Not good: Cathay Pacific victim of major data security breach
With eerie regularity airlines and hotel chains seem to be the target of pretty major security events – and today it is the turn of Cathay Pacific. In total, over 9 million customer records were stolen, including the following: passenger name; nationality; date of birth; phone number; email; address; passport number; identity card number; frequent […]
Review: Withings Steel HR hybrid smartwatch
The world of smart watches in a bit of a rough spot – With the exception of the Apple Watch, virtually no other brand has ever managed to capture large parts or the market. Even once popular watches like the Moto 360 have been downgraded to the drawer where gadgets go to die. In my […]
Review: Bose noise-masking sleepbuds
Good sleep and constant travel usually don’t go very well together. On some trips, sleep consists of trying to catch a few hours on a lie-flat bed up front, and for others it could mean trying to do the same in the back of the plane in a seat with just enough leg room to […]
Travelers, protect yourself (and your Microsoft account) with a Yubico hardware key.
Do this before it is too late: Two factor authentication keys now supported on Microsoft accounts.
Please stop the vertical video madness
The time has come to end the vertical video madness. 😎
In 2019, will VR still have a place in travel technology?
Remember technology news from 2015? Every other piece of news seemed to have some kind of link to VR, 3D, 360 video and head mounted displays. Facebook had just completed its $2 Billion purchase of Oculus, and we were all told to prepare for a future full of virtual reality content. 2016 and 2017 weren’t […]
Share your stories of Black Friday 2018!
Thankfully, stories of death and destruction on Black Friday seem to be happening less and less, so with the limited negativity around the shopping day, it is once again acceptable to use the festive day of turkey dinner digestion and lowest price of the season hunting as some light entertainment. Before any of you […]
Personal VTOL world moving faster than ever – but not quite there yet
Had you asked me 5 years ago whether we’d ever see flying taxi cabs in the skies of our larger cities during our lifetime, I’d have laughed it off with a resounding “no”. Now please wait for a moment so I can remove my foot from my mouth – because technology has evolved so […]