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Aug 3, 2020

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets & News H2 2020

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel News & Gadgets for 2nd half of 2020

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Apple wants its devices to be your passport and license

Apple is working on iPhone being able to replace passports, driver's licenses, and other physical forms of identification. It is working on a secure app and storage for these documents

Apple most recently announced a plan to rid the world of car keys. iPhone has already made us forget what it's like to carry phone books, cameras, pens, and even mirrors. 
Now the company is focusing on getting rid of passports and other types of ID cards that we carry in our wallets. A series of slightly different patent applications, all entitled "Providing Verified Claims of User Identity," detail methods by which a user's ID can be recorded or transmitted and confirmed. Apple is looking to use this technology across several of their devices, not just the phone. 

 Apple Glasses 

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Apple's smart glasses are getting closer and closer to reality as the company making moves including acquiring companies and hiring talent related to AR. Apple Glass would be a companion to the iPhone. At first, they will likely function similarly to Apple Watch, where they are tied to the device. Glass would become your third screen as related to smartphones that are already the second screen. Device makers and tech industry still consider TV to be the first screen. 
Apple Glass would bring information from your phone right to your eyes. The lenses will have a holographic display. Through those lenses, Apple Glass will show anything from texts to emails, to maps, or games in the wearer's field of vision. 

Relatedly, Apple is working with Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer and the one responsible for building most iPhones, to develop semitransparent lenses for its AR devices

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Airbus' self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight
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A350-1000 XWB acted as the testbed for the project in its role as Airbus' flagship, with onboard cameras assisting the new technology. 

Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft has six passenger seats and lots of windows 

Each passenger has two dedicated windows and two cameras recording their experiences throughout the flight. During the zero-gravity phase of the flight, the seats will bend nearly horizontal to maximize room inside the cabin. The seats are modular, so the cabin can also be configured with three seats on one side of the vehicle and research racks on the other.

Virgin Galactic's future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft

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