Travel News Gadgets Related - June 2019
Tesla Model Y
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Tesla's model range spells out "S3XY."
NASA declares International Space Station ‘open for business
International Space Station is opening up its hatches for commercial activity in low Earth orbit.
Image via nasa.gov
Flight-hailing startup BlackBird raises $10 million to replace driving with flying
BlackBird is a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app. Via the app, you choose the route that you would like to fly, type of plane and the pilot. It is designed for short distances with flight time on average of about a couple of hours. It is looking to replace driving with flying.
ScUber Ridesharing Submarine
This rideshare submarine, for now, is only available in Australia. Riders in selected Queensland cities will have the opportunity to request a scUber ride directly in the Uber app
Image via scuberqueensland.com
London’s Tube network to switch on Wi-Fi tracking by default in July
Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer .. Commuters using the UK capital’s publicly funded transport network who do not want their movements being tracked will have to switch off their wi-fi, or else put their phone in airplane mode when using the network.
The Boring Company (TBC), Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Bose introduces updated noise-canceling headphones
The Bose QuietComfort headphones have been one of the best noise canceling headphones on the market for years, but now the company has introduced its new $399 700-series wireless headphones with some upgrades. Bose claims that it has optimized the new headphones for taking phone calls. Headphones have a four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while canceling the noise around you making for a more pleasant wireless communication. They also have a new much slicker design than previous versions. And 700-series work with both Google Assistant and Alexa.
Apple Wins Folding Phone Patent
In the patent, Apple describes the new gadget capability as a foldable cover and display for an electronic device.
Michelin and GM are working on a puncture-proof tire
Michelin and General Motors have teamed up to literally reinvent the wheel.Unique Puncture-proof Tire System (UPTS) prototype does not use air and has treads in the middle and no sidewalls so it is puncture resistant.
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