Andrez Barker

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The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Corker: Trump Hasn't Shown Stability, Competence

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

How To Find Cheap Business Class Flights To And From London

Here are my tips to find the cheapest First or Business Class flight tickets to London from North America, on airlines like Delta, United, American, …

Visa is bribing small businesses to stop accepting cash

The future is cashless — especially if Visa has anything to say about it.<p>The credit card and payments company is urging restaurants to stop accepting …

Former Soviet Counterintelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer

WASHINGTON — The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. and others on the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counterintelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having …

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Norway Travel: Top 9 Norwegian Fjords in Unforgettable Photos

When you think of some of the Earth’s most beautiful landscapes; the Norwegian Fjords offer vistas of unparalled beauty. Through majestic blue, …

FAA offers to refund hobbyists' $5 drone registration fees

The agency also offers to delete your registration data after a court ruling.<p>If you're a drone hobbyist who registered your device with the FAA, you may be eligible for a refund of your $5 registration fee and deletion of the data you provided.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration's drone …

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The New Rules of Travel

We’ve come a long way from 2011’s Tarmacgate, when 100-odd JetBlue passengers were stranded for seven hours on the runway. Delays are down, airlines are investing in posh new terminals, and the app revolution and sharing economy mean that there are more options than ever when it comes to flights, …

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'Gett' App Offering Unlimited $10 Car Rides In Manhattan For The Rest Of 2014

This is kind of -- scratch that, TOTALLY -- awesome.<p>New "black car" app Gett is offering unlimited rides throughout Manhattan for a measly $10 during the rest of 2014, the New York Post reports.<p>The promotion starts today -- users must simply download the app and book one of the service's 3,000-odd …

VMware Fusion 7 Launches with Virtualization Support for OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1

Following the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 last month, VMware has launched its new VMWare Fusion 7 virtualization software, bringing support for OS X Yosemite and improving compatibility with Windows 8.1. The release also adds a number of new features, including a new look, improved performance, …

Why Following the Rules of Air Travel Matters

As a flight attendant, it is part of my job to tell people to sit down, fasten their seat belts, and bring their seat back to an upright position. When the response to these requests turns into an argument, or I am greeted by an eye roll, what I want to say is that as much as you don't like to …

Parrot unveils its ultra-light Bebop drone with a 14MP fish-eye high-def camera

French gadget maker Parrot is unveiling its remote-controlled Bebop Drone flying robot today with an ultra-light body and a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera.<p>The smartphone-controlled device is one of the most advanced consumer drones yet, and it shows just how sophisticated the consumer drone market is …

5 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Lufthansa Takes the Wrappers Off Its New Premium Economy Cabin

Yesterday Lufthansa took the opportunity at the ITB Berlin travel conference to reveal what Premium Economy class will soon be like for its long-haul …

Connect Debuts A “Living” Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends

Connect, a new location-based address book and friend-finder utility launching today for both web and iPhone, will tell you who’s nearby, allowing for more “serendipitous” encounters. If that idea sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because a crop of location-based social apps, including Highlight, …

iPhone Security Flaw Can Let Apps Act as Keyloggers

Use an iPhone long enough, and eventually the screen will be dotted with smears and smudges, courtesy of your fingerprints. But it turns out there's …

Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption

Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace in the near future. That's because the Cupertino company has quietly released the iBeacon …

Apple Fixes Major Mac Vulnerability With OS X 10.9.2 Update

Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.9.2, which offers a fix for the major security vulnerability that affects how Mac computers can securely connect to websites via Wi-Fi or cellular.<p>All users running OS X 10.9 Mavericks are recommended to upgrade to 10.9.2 as soon as possible to eradicate the …

Firefox OS smartphone sells out

'The Open' smartphone running Firefox OS has sold out on eBay in the UK and US after just three days.<p>The phone was retailing for £59.99 in the UK and $79.99 in the US.<p>It was released on the site on Friday, but by Monday both the US and UK eBay stores of ZTE, the Chinese company which manufactured …

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YouTube for iOS gains video playback while searching, improved ChromeCast integration

Google has announced an update for its YouTube for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application that brings multiple new features. Notably, the app will now allow users to watch a video in the corner of the display while browsing and searching for other videos.<p>The app also gains support for viewing …

Survey says: 85% of iPhone owners likely or very likely to upgrade

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) core audience of iPhone owners may be the most loyal customers when it comes to upgrading to new models. …

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Stock Is Making A Comeback

It's been a disappointing several months for Apple investors.<p>For the most part, the stock has been way down year over year. But things started looking peachy again last week when investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he took a large position in Apple. The stock skyrocketed that day and has been steadily …

Uncover Your Airline Personality With This Highly Scientific Quiz

In kindergarten, our teachers told us we're like snowflakes: unique. Individual. Diverse. It's time to ditch the snowflake bit, because honestly, airlines do a better job of representing our personality traits.<p>Flip through this quiz to discover which major air carrier shares your outlook on life.

The Top 5 Airline Passenger Experience Innovations of 2013

The World Airline Entertainment Association named five airlines this year as finalists for its annual Avion Passenger Choice Awards.<p>The Avion Awards …

American-US Airways Merger Faced Anti-Trust Opposition From the Start

U.S. antitrust chief Bill Baer had been heard talking tough in Washington about going after the nation’s largest companies days before he slapped AMR …

JetBlue Likes Airline Mergers, Just Not for Itself

Like bigger rivals United Airlines and Delta, JetBlue likes airline consolidation, and it even thinks the United and Continental merger, and the …

Another Dreamliner Problem and Boeing Blames Another Outside Supplier

Boeing Co. has traced the incorrectly assembled engine fire extinguishers on 787 Dreamliners to the manufacturing of bottles at a supplier’s facility …