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Added 18 April, 2019

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the easternmost province in Canada, iceberg tourism is a thing. Every spring, there’s a parade of 10,000-year-old icebergs waltzing along 18,000 miles of coastline. But visitors need to know where to look for them. The tourism board's solution is Iceberg Finder, a responsive and interactive way to connect people by...

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Added 17 April, 2019

The world's first all-electric airline will soon be whisking passengers to destinations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. Harbour Air, North America's largest seaplane airline, and magniX, a leading developer of electric propulsion systems for aircraft, announced a partnership to convert Harbour Air's entire fleet of...

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Added 27 March, 2019

Chinese technology and retail group Alibaba has opened a hotel which uses the facial recognition biometric to secure guests’ rooms and the lifts. Guests at the FlyZoo Hotel in Hangzhou, China, can choose to have their face scanned when they check in and be authenticated by cameras in the lifts and their hotel room door for room entry. They can...

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Added 26 March, 2019

The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship just got one step closer to launching on her maiden voyage. Hurtigruten 's MS Roald Amundsen, expected to make her debut in spring, successfully completed her first sea trials. The expedition ship, which uses green technology such as battery packs and a specially designed ice-strengthened hull, took...

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Added 23 March, 2019

Founder Shana Martin conceived of Club Cat after years of struggling to find appealing cat care options when she traveled for business or pleasure. "Cats don't necessarily require the level of care that dogs do, but recent studies show that they prefer human interaction and actually need it to thrive." One of the many distinctions that...

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Added 22 March, 2019

A UK-based autonomous vehicle specialist is starting a ‘world first’ trial showcasing how autonomous technology can deliver improved mobility and independence for people with health conditions and disabilities. Aurrigo is conducting the driverless pods trial involving blind veterans in Brighton as part of an exercise to explore possible ‘first...

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Added 19 March, 2019

Luxury tour operators are introducing more wellness-inclusive tours to greet demand as well as attract a new demographic of conscious and health-first consumers. Abercrombie & Kent earlier this year introduced its new wellness-inspired Luxury Small Group Journeys, which aims for a balance of its deeply cultural and luxurious itineraries...

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Added 14 March, 2019

Staying in Hotel rooms comes with its own set of horrors. What if the bedsheets aren’t washed clean? What if the rooms haven’t been moped for weeks? And even worse, what if the curtains haven’t been dry cleaned for ages? Well, for all you cleanliness freaks out there, there’s good news! Doing away with the need for manual cleaning and thus...

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Added 10 March, 2019

NTU and Swedish firm Volvo have launched an autonomous electric bus in Singapore. The bus, which can fit about 80 people, has gone through multiple tests at the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles - NTU (Cetran), and is now ready for tests in actual traffic conditions. It is able to travel 25km on a full charge...

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Added 5 March, 2019

With facial recognition, temporary ID printers and bathrooms equipped with LED screens, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is already pretty high-tech. But things are about to get even better (and faster) as the railway station will soon be outfitted with an indoor 5G network. The project is expected to be operational by the end of the year....