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A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

When kids get their first cell phones around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.<p>About six years ago, when Sophia was just a toddler, Zaske and her husband moved the family from Oregon to Berlin.<p>By the time Sophia …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why do young rural women in China become mistresses? – James Palmer

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. ‘We used to play barefoot in the …

Tourism industry must view adoption of information technology as a long-term project

Information technology has become a part of people’s everyday lives and its adoption in business is almost taken for granted these days.<p>However, …

Logistics on-demand startup Lalamove raises $100M as it approaches a $1B valuation

Unicorns are like buses for Hong Kong. After living in the shadow of other cities and waiting around for its first, it now has (almost) two billion-dollar companies within months… and in the same space.<p>GoGoVan became the country’s first unicorn in September following a merger deal with China-based …

Apps stirring up trouble in schools

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior<p>How certain apps become popular with kids is a bit of a mystery. The best ones mix all the stuff tweens and teens love – gossiping, hanging out, clowning around, and meeting other kids – with an X …

Mobike vs ofo: The race for the world's bike rental market

Magic Leap reportedly looking to raise even more cash, this time at a $6 billion valuation

Investors may not be done shoveling money into Magic Leap’s augmented reality ambitions quite yet.<p>The Plantation, Florida-based startup is reportedly in talks with Singapore-based Temasek Holdings to raise upwards of $500 million, valuing the AR company at around $6 billion, Bloomberg …

Winding Tree is the new kid on the blockchain set on disrupting Airbnb and Expedia

Bitcoin and Ethereum may be the stars of the cryptocurrency story, but the real hero is the technology behind them: blockchain. Platforms like Winding Tree, which is operated by a non-profit out of Switzerland, are using the blockchain to disrupt industries.<p>Essentially there are two ways that …

Blockchain

This is how the hotel industry plans to take down Airbnb

Once overlooked, hotel executives are now taking notice of Airbnb. The short-term rental company was dismissed by one Marriott executive as recently as December, saying the company was “not really making headway in the corporate environment, which is really our bread-and-butter business.”<p>Things …

Hospitality

World's Best Airlines for Customer Service

Fly one of these airlines, and you may actually wish the flight was just a little bit longer.<p>Airlines are tasked with the great responsibility of …

Flying

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off

Get ready to cough up $600<p>It turns out that a giant multisport watch doesn’t have to be a giant multisport watch.<p>Case in point: the new Garmin Fenix 5. Garmin has taken its big, aggressive, I Am A Serious Outdoors Person line of Fenix multisport watches and shrunk it into something that looks a …

Wearable Tech

The Best Hotel Secrets Only Insiders Know

The price you pay for a hotel room can vary greatly depending on the property, its location and when you stay. On average, the daily rate for U.S. …

Hospitality

Where to Go in Barcelona When You Live for the Beach

A food truck on Barceloneta Beach, the one of Barcelona’s most popular and most centrally located beaches. (Photo: Kumar Sriskandan / Alamy Stock …

CEO Interview: Ctrip's Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

If you want to understand the nature of Ctrip’s global ambitions and strategy, just let the CEO take you on a guided tour of China’s largest online …

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

​SK Telecom signs IoT network rollout deal with Thailand

SK Telecom and Thailand's CAT Telecom have signed an MOU to deploy a LoRa pilot network in Bangkok and Phuket and launch IoT pilot services in …

Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps

There is a war being waged for Jakarta's nine million commuters, and the country's largest traditional taxi company just made a huge play to counter …

Indonesia police accuse Muslim hardliner of defaming founding president Sukarno

Rizieq Shihab, head of the Islamic Defenders Front, has led blasphemy protests against Christian Jakarta governor<p>Indonesian police have named a controversial Islamist leader who helped organise protests against Jakarta’s Christian governor as a suspect in a defamation case, as authorities move to …

Extremism

This new at-home fertility test lets you zoom in on your sperm

Men produce an unending supply of sperm, but most of them have never been able to see their swimmers up close and personal — until now.<p>YO is a new …

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K video in a "log" or flat profile, a feature …

This app lets you stalk your Facebook friends on Tinder

You’re casually swiping away on Tinder, and then it happens — you spot a Facebook friend. For some people, that’s a reason to panic.<p>But what if you could sneakily spy on your friends’ Tinder profiles, without them having to know?<p>Enter FriendSwipe, an app that scans your Facebook account for …

Nine years later, the fanmade ‘Pokemon Uranium’ is finally complete

With all the buzz surrounding <i>Pokemon Go</i>, you’ll be forgiven for temporarily forgetting that the mobile phenomenon never would have been possible …

New Apple patent suggests future iPhones could have a Digital Crown

This year's iPhone is expected to bore everyone's brains out.<p>Now, next year's iPhone...that's supposed to be the one with the sweeping changes. For …

How I Shot These Etherial Portraits With A Lensbaby

So this is happening more and more… I’m talking with a client who wants me to shoot a creative portrait of them, and they say, “I like your blurry …

Game of Thrones

Take a first look at the iris scanner on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 could easily be the most leaked device of all time; in the past weeks and months, we’ve come to know seemingly everything that Samsung managed to pack in this beast of a device, and yet more leaks keep coming.<p>The much rumored iris scanner has been “confirmed” a number of times …

Galaxy Note

Clearest Shot Yet of iPhone 7 Case Confirms Subtle Design Tweaks

One of the clearest shots of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 case has been posted over on French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> this morning.<p>While the photo doesn't tell us anything we don't already know, it does confirm some details of the design we've come to expect from previous leaks.<p>The appearance of the rear …

Mobile Technology

Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists

ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) - Philistines were no "philistines", say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.<p>Little was known about the Philistines prior to the recent excavation in the Israeli …

Archaeology