Articles Tagged ‘technology’

New “Microneedle” Patch Could Replace Traditional Vaccination

New “Microneedle” Patch Could Replace Traditional Vaccination July 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The wishes of screaming children are seemingly being answered as Georgia Tech and Emory University continue their research in an attempt at developing the world’s first ‘microneedle’ vaccination, which hails itself as a pain-free alternative to the tried and true single shot vaccine...

Geocron: Another Creepy, Locationally Aware Automatic Socializer

Geocron: Another Creepy, Locationally Aware Automatic Socializer July 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When you know someone special in your life is flying, it can sometimes be hard to concentrate until you know they’re okay. You (usually) can’t make phone calls on airplanes, and there isn’t a good signal everywhere. Plus, you don’t want to seem overbearing, so sometimes you just...

Apple in the Sky: Jetstar to Adopt iPad as in-Flight Entertainment

Apple in the Sky: Jetstar to Adopt iPad as in-Flight Entertainment June 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Despite criticism of the iPad (the odd choice of name, lack of functionality, awkward size) anyone who has held one in their hands can attest to its all-around awesomeness. Whether it’s because it makes us feel like the future is now, or that we’re on the top of the technological food chain,...

Shape-Shifting Battery to Reduce Waste?

Shape-Shifting Battery to Reduce Waste? May 21, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
One battery to rule them all. Web magazine, Yanko Design, is showcasing a design by Pyeong Joo Goh, Jong Seung Choi, and Ji Soo Hong for a battery that can transform between AA, C, and D sizes. It’s called the A to D Battery and it uses memory foam to squish to the desired size. At the core...

New Plane Designs By MIT To Reduce Fuel Consumption By 75 Percent

New Plane Designs By MIT To Reduce Fuel Consumption By 75 Percent May 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s no doubt about it – mankind is entering a changing world, one where fossil fuels are no longer available to simply use and discard without a second thought. Now, many of the side effects include such unpleasantness as pollution, the destruction of the ozone, and prices that would make...

Aiming For The Sky: Boeing Phantom Ray

Aiming For The Sky: Boeing Phantom Ray May 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Mankind has come a long way since horse-drawn carriages and steam-powered trains, and the way people get around the globe reflects this tremendously. Whereas leaving one’s home continent was once unfathomable and reserved for only the elite of society, going from one end of the world to the next...

Will Anyone Still Travel In 2030? Report Says Maybe Not

Will Anyone Still Travel In 2030? Report Says Maybe Not May 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In an effort to determine how we will travel and spend our free time twenty years from now, online travel and leisure firm lastminute.com commissioned a report from the Future Foundations think tank.  Patrick Hoffstetter, lastminute.com vice president, said, “We all have a natural inclination...

Frommer’s and NileGuide.com Team Up in Content and Technology Partnership

April 7, 2010 | Press Releases | Read More
San Francisco, CA and Hoboken, NJ: Combining customized online trip planning functionality with their trusted travel guidebook content, Frommer’s®, the market leader in travel guides and a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc., and NileGuide announced a major content and technology-sharing...

Trechies of the World, Unite!

Trechies of the World, Unite! August 20, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Before we begin, please see the simple equation below: Travel + Tech = Trech Trech + Gear-addicted-travelers = Trechies Trechies = A NileGuide-coined term referring to people who talk about, use, drool over, NEED the latest technical travel equipment the world has to offer. Read on for three of the slickest,...

Talk Like a Local: Tech Support

Talk Like a Local: Tech Support August 19, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
As our various technological gadgets (cell phones, GPS units, laptops, etc) become travel necessities rather than luxuries, it’s become equally important to be able to troubleshoot on the road – even in different countries. Read on for how to get tech support in some of the most common languages...