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DISH Evolve integrates Netflix with hotel room TVs

DISH Evolve integrates Netflix with hotel room TVs

DISH is bringing Netflix into hotel rooms, helping travelers get the on-demand content they want without packing in their own Chromecast. The service is being added to DISH's Evolve system for hotels that it launched last year. According to the company, this makes DISH the nation's first major television service provider to offer a Netflix integration for hotels.

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Boring Company shoots Model X through a tunnel

Boring Company shoots Model X through a tunnel

The Boring Company’s future vision is hardly boring but, at least for now, its tunnels are. Bored under LA ground, its tunnels are meant to transport not just people but also vehicles at high speeds and, more importantly, without or with less traffic jams. Not convinced its possible? The Boring Company just uploaded a short clip of a test “run” using a Tesla Model X, bringing Elon Musk’s two companies closer together.

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Airbnb Japan cancellation crisis: What you need to know

Airbnb Japan cancellation crisis: What you need to know

It's possibly every traveler's worst nightmare: that perfect, affordable Airbnb you booked gets unexpectedly cancelled. Now it's the headache facing thousands of visitors to Japan, with Airbnb forced by the government to axe upcoming reservations over a new registration process.

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Virgin Galactic VSS Unity survives second supersonic flight

Virgin Galactic VSS Unity survives second supersonic flight

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos aren't the only head honchos with their heads in the skies, so to speak. Virgin Group's somehwat eccentric Richard Branson is also eyeing the space travel trade. Today, his Virgin Galactic company took one step closer to that dream after the VSS Unity flew its second, rocket-powered supersonic flight. And, of course, the "spaceplane" and its pilots landed on a runway safely and in one piece, paving the way for supersonic travel in the near future.

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Smart luggage-maker Raden unexpectedly shuts down: Goodbye warranty

Smart luggage-maker Raden unexpectedly shuts down: Goodbye warranty

Another smart luggage company has closed its doors, with startup Raden blaming the change in battery policies for air travel for the decision to shut up shop. The news makes Raden the second bag-maker to cease operations this month, each citing the tougher rules applied by airlines last December.

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Budget airline Spirit will offer in-flight WiFi starting next summer

Budget airline Spirit will offer in-flight WiFi starting next summer

The US is home to several ultra-low cost airlines, one of them being Spirit Airlines. The carrier has announced that it will be the first budget airline to offer in-flight WiFi, though customers won't have access to it until next summer. Once available, travelers will have access to the network on all Spirit flights via tech partner Thales Group.

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$300k reality check: Grand Tourer fantasy meets McLaren’s 720S

$300k reality check: Grand Tourer fantasy meets McLaren’s 720S

Cars are nothing without context. Though many do a little bit of everything, most are built with a primary focus in mind. Performance cars take to the track, where they plane seconds off lap times like so much wood shaving. SUVs are the rugged overlanders that are handy when the road ends, yet traversal continues.

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Bluesmart shuts down: Why, when, and your warranty

Bluesmart shuts down: Why, when, and your warranty

Late last year, many major airlines decided to ban smart bags that use non-removable lithium ion batteries. While there are some exceptions to that rule - for instance, you can still check a bag with a removable battery (as long as you remove the battery first) - it was clear that this would have an adverse effect on many smart luggage manufacturers. One of those manufacturers, Bluesmart, announced that it's going out of business today.

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Alienware created a stunning hotel room for gamers

Alienware created a stunning hotel room for gamers

Alienware is behind a special room at the Hilton Panama City hotel that caters to gamers. The room was created in partnership with Dell, according to a local report, and it features a battlestation complete with a huge display and Alienware logo. The room isn't just for show, though -- anyone can rent it for about $359/night.

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Southwest flight 1380: Woman partially blown out of window, one heart attack, safe landing

Southwest flight 1380: Woman partially blown out of window, one heart attack, safe landing

The left engine of a Southwest airline jet blew "shortly after takeoff" this afternoon, resulting in an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Initial reports suggest that 8 passengers were injured and one passenger died as a result of the incident.* The plane was a Boeing 737-700 and has successfully landed as of the posting of this article.

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HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

Elon Musk may have his Boring ambitions, but others are eying a different solution to the transportation problem. Instead of simply building high-speed highways underground, hyperloops instead try to reduce vehicular congestion and travel time with fast-moving capsules. HyperloopTT one of the two biggest hyperloop companies has just proudly announced the arrival of its first tubes in France where it will be constructing and conducting its first real-world test of this nearly sonic speed form of transportation.

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Those terrifyingly cramped SkyRider airplane seats are back

Those terrifyingly cramped SkyRider airplane seats are back

Just when you thought flying in economy couldn't get any worse, airplane seat makers are here to remind you that even being able to sit normally is apparently a privilege not a right. SkyRider, the well-ridiculed, saddle-inspired seat design from 2010 clearly didn't take the hate to heart, as the manufacturers are back with a new - and even more ominous - version.

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