Startup Victor is bringing real-time transparency and technology to luxury airfare, democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app
On-the-ground ride hailing services are getting slammed with legislation and competition, but on-demand air travel is picking up steam. Victor, hailed as the Uber for private jets, is democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app, and is the first in the growing industry to offer direct flights to Cuba.
The Catch-Up Grant gives you the chance to catch up with your favorite shows in absolute and sacred peace
The Catch-Up Grant wants to offer one lucky recipient the chance to binge watch TV for 100 days in a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas—a spiritual quest for the modern age.
Virgin America partners with Netflix to provide customers with complimentary Wi-Fi and one-of-a-kind binge watching
Frank Underwood may enjoy the privilege of flying in Air Force One on Netflix’s hit political drama House of Cards but its not the only aircraft associated with the show anymore. Virgin America teamed with the online video streaming service to provide complementary Wi-Fi service to Netflix users on flights but also branded 10 new airbuses with the title of their acclaimed series.
Built with puncture-proof wheels and to be "finger safe" for curious hands, the Brum Brum bike rethinks training wheels
The name says it all. You can just see a kid sitting astride this contraption, pushing with her feet and saying, “Brum, Brum!” In the meantime, the child is learning to balance on two wheels, steer, and stop on a piece of award-winning, innovative design, intended to be flexible, fun, and safe. It’s called the Brum Brum Balance Bike, and it’s the latest entry in a growing trend, teaching kids to ride without training wheels or pedals to get in the way.
The Gi FlyBike is a lightweight, foldable bike designed for the modern urbanite, with app-synced features and a stylish design
Urbanites: rejoice. The bike of the future is here. The Gi FlyBike folds in half in just a second, links to your phone for navigation, automatic locking, and more. It’s got a smart, sleek design, and loads of useful features—including the ability to recharge your phone.
To curb an obesity epidemic, Mexico City experiments with free transit in exchange for a little exercise
Since January of this year, Mexico City’s Secretary of Health has been experimenting with health stations in subway and bus stops that reward passengers for performing a mini-workout. The goal of the initiative is to promote a healthier lifestyle and curb obesity in a country where 70 percent of adults are overweight and 30 percent obese. Mexico also leads the world in childhood obesity, where 35 percent of adolescents are overweight or obese.
The Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application will be used to increase flight efficiency and reduce fuel consumption
NASA is looking closer to home and offering commercial airlines the opportunity to leverage its software on earth in order to save time and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Researchers expect that this and other aviation technologies being developed will help revolutionize the national airspace system.
Delta plans to reward its workers with massages, skin and nail care, and hair styling as part of new customer service strategy
While airline passenger perks are frequently the talk of travel news, less is said about what airlines do for the employees managing their day-to-day operations and success. Delta Air Lines is hoping to change that with its plans for SkySpas.
The High Speed Horizons project explores an alternative past and future for aviation not encumbered by regulation
The High Speed Horizons project presents four radical aircraft designs of what-could-have-beens and what-could-bes. The collection by artist Tim Clark draws from history if politics, innovation and big thinking played different cards in the field of aviation.
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A recent patent shows an auto-pilot switch that lets drivers regain control immediately in an emergency
Though driverless autos won’t be the breakthrough technology of this year or any other year in the current decade, they are one of the most hotly discussed ideas in this year’s tech world. Google has added a new wrinkle to the conversation with a new patent application that adds a manual control option to their driverless car model.
As nautical ways of living catch on, triple decker farms might start supplying a region near you
The future of oceanic farming is being shaped by a group of Spanish designers. Smart Floating Farms is a floating island of fish farms, hydroponic gardens and solar panels – all of which will help future farmers bypass the inefficiencies of traditional agriculture.
Work Hard Anywhere is made by freelancers for freelancers to ease the struggle of finding a productive public space
Freelancers know the value of a good cafe. For the price of a drink or snack, an independent creative can finally get that article, logo design or website done. It helps to switch up your surroundings and find a good groove in a space outside of a home office, but sometimes the trek to a nearby public space can prove futile for any number of reasons: weak WiFi, a lack of outlets or two-hour-only parking, to name a few.