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United Airlines cancels another 5,000 Boeing 737 Max flights

United Airlines cancels another 5,000 Boeing 737 Max flights

United Airlines has announced that it cancelled thousands of additional flights involving the Boeing 737 Max, covering around 2,100 flights that were scheduled for September and another 2,900 for October. The airliner has a fleet that includes 14 of these Boeing jets, which were grounded following two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max model.

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Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

As if renting rooms, apartments, and more unusual vacation accommodation isn't enough, now Airbnb is getting into the adventures business. Airbnb Adventures is the company's latest expansion, shifting beyond being an alternative to regular hotels and taking on the sort of hosted journeys that you'd typically go to a travel agent or specialist for.

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Google Maps on-screen speedometer will warn you if you’re speeding

Google Maps on-screen speedometer will warn you if you’re speeding

Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world but, for some, Waze was the one that changed the way we drive around. Of course, Google owns Waze so it's no surprise that some driving-related features have eventually come to the main Maps app. The latest is the inclusion of a speedometer right at the corner of Google Maps screen which could help drivers, or their passengers, notice how fast they might be going.

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Google Trips app is going down in August

Google Trips app is going down in August

Google is ready to add yet another body to its graveyard. Fortunately, this time it's just a mobile app. Last month, Google proudly announced an update to its Google Trips feature that takes the pain out of planning your next getaway. It seems almost ironic, then, but totally not unexpected that it will be shutting down the Android version of that feature soon. Soon, in this case, is August 5 this year.

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Measles outbreaks 2019: Why both sides are wrong

Measles outbreaks 2019: Why both sides are wrong

In the following article we're speaking about the measles outbreaks (yes, plural) inside the United States in the year 2019. The title is written as such in order to draw readers who assume there are two "sides" to the "argument" that surrounds the latest outbreaks, with regard to travel and vaccines. There are, of course, many different factors at play with the latest measles outbreaks in the United States, but travel and unvaccinated individuals are the most major. All factual information provided in the following text comes from the USA's CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Fitbit Pay adds 7 transit systems to its list

Fitbit Pay adds 7 transit systems to its list

Fitbit has always been a contrarian. When people said smartwatches are on the way out, it launched its own smartwatches. When the market seemed to coalesce around Apple watchOS and Wear OS by Google, it struck off on its own with its own wearable OS. And despite the handful of mobile payment systems competing in the market, it jumped into the fray with its own Fitbit Pay, an investment that may be paying off now that you can pay for your rides in seven systems around the world.

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Gogo is working on a 5G network for planes in the US and Canada

Gogo is working on a 5G network for planes in the US and Canada

In-flight Internet company Gogo is developing a 5G network for aviation, it announced on Wednesday, with the stated goal of commercial availability in the US and Canada in 2021. Gogo is working on a new air-to-ground (ATG) network intended to serve commercial regional jets, as well as smaller mainline jets operating in North America and business aircraft.

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Boeing 737 MAX close to returning to service insists company

Boeing 737 MAX close to returning to service insists company

"Don't fix what ain't broke" is not an excuse not to try to innovate but neither is innovation an excuse to break things. That's true for foldable phones and even truer for airplane control systems. Unfortunately, Boeing learned its lessons at the expense of lives but it is persistently clawing at those problems. Now it seems to suggest that it is close to earning its wings back once the 737 MAX clears the last hurdles that the FAA has set up for its re-certification.

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Lilium Jet all-electric five-seater air taxi takes its first flight

Lilium Jet all-electric five-seater air taxi takes its first flight

All the fuss around foldable phones and tablets and even self-driving cars may have taken the attention away from the other holy grail of transportation. Lilium, however, is trying to get the spotlight back on that stage, specifically the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) stage. Building on the prototype it successfully flew two years ago, the German startup is proudly proclaiming that is has delivered what it promised back then: a five-seater version of its unique air taxi jet.

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Google Trips is a one-stop hub for your vacation plans

Google Trips is a one-stop hub for your vacation plans

Google has brought its simplified travel planning system to the desktop, integrating flights, hotels, and ideas for actives into a single, comprehensive hub. The move combines Google Flights, Hotels, and more into one Google Trips location, that promises to be more useful than a fanny pack for your passport and travelers checks.

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United Airlines uses stickers to cover controversial seatback cameras

United Airlines uses stickers to cover controversial seatback cameras

Earlier this year, United Airlines was one of multiple airline companies that confirmed the infotainment systems installed in its airplanes contain cameras. The company said at the time that the cameras had never been active and that there weren't any plans to use them in the future. In the most recent update, passengers have noted that the webcams are now covered.

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Stratolaunch giant aircraft completes historic first flight

Stratolaunch giant aircraft completes historic first flight

Companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin dream of making space travel and shipments more economical. While they have mostly focused on reusable rockets, their vehicles are still limited by the same factors as any other rocket has: launching pads. To his two avians with one rock, Stratolaunch Systems Corp. devised a platform that takes of like a plane and, for the first time, gigantic aircraft not only took off but also landed safely, just like a plane.

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