Michele Neylon

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The Most Jaw Dropping Airport Lounge in the World

Airports and airline lounges aren’t exactly known for their high design qualities and wellness-inspired features.<p>In a world where plane travel is as common as hopping on the bus, we expect to have a less-than-ideal airport experience. We hardly bat an eye with extreme lines, hordes of travelers …

Airports

Look inside Facebook's Clonee data centre: home to 50k bees, renewable energy and the machines that work your social media

While the internet and social media have become almost second nature for most of us, it’s not often that we step back and think about how the …

Social Media

Warning, Do Not Post Fake Reviews on TripAdvisor, They Are Not Messing Around. (As In: Prison)

If you own a business, and you get reviews on places like Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor, there's probably only one thing that makes you angrier than a bad review.<p>A fake review.<p>They're big business. I wrote last year about a guy who used to write them for a living. Now another reviewer in the same …

Fake Reviews

The First Thing Frequent Travelers Do After Checking into Their Hotel Rooms

When you first check into a hotel and arrive into your room, what's your first move? Do you flop down on the bed with the greatest of glee? Beeline …

Tap Water

Plex is killing off its Cloud streaming service this November

Plex is shuttering its Cloud offering – which lets you stream content stored in your Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive storage straight to your connected devices – at the end of November.<p>The decision follows multiple technical issues with the service since it launched in 2016, which prompted the …

Google Drive

Airbnb Is Offering Free Lodging to Hurricane Florence Evacuees

The number of people being displaced by Hurricane Florence is growing rapidly. And Airbnb is hoping to provide some of them with a free place to stay.<p>…

South Carolina

Tim Cook talks iPhones, Apple Watch, and then quickly gets out of the way at Apple event

The Super Bowl of tech is officially underway, and Tim Cook wants you to know that his team is already solidly in the lead. Possibly because they're …

Tim Cook

iOS 12 arrives on September 17

Apple today announced iOS 12 will become publicly available on September 17. The news was shared Wednesday at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple today also announced the debut of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, each powered by the A12 bionic chip, as well as Apple Watch …

iOS

8K TVs are here, and they're totally pointless

Every now and then, TV manufacturers start a new trend to keep the hype for their products going. If you bought a TV in the last year, a salesman …

Gear & Gadgets

Netflix has spent years crushing movie theaters – turns out, it kind of needs them now

One of the more fascinating trends to watch these days is the way big digitally focused tech companies are incrementally moving back into the …

Jeff Bezos

Instagram opens its account verification process to everyone

Instagram today announced new security and authenticity measures, the biggest of which is a handy application for users to request verification within the app.<p>Verified accounts are already a thing on Instagram, obviously. Like every other social media service, they’re identifiable by the blue check …

Social Media

Trump unblocks more Twitter users after U.S. court ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights.<p>U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments …

Twitter

Budget airline promises 'nonstop' London to New York service on plane incapable of flying that far

A budget airline is promising “nonstop” flights from London to New York, even though it is using an aircraft that lacks the range to cover the …

British Airways

How to Make Economy Class Tolerable on a Long Flight

If you’re facing the prospect of 10+ hour flight in crowded, cramped economy class, remember that there are still some in-flight luxuries they can’t …

A Mind-Blowing Mac Keyboard

We see plenty of Apple concepts come across our desks but occasionally one stands out more than the rest. This is one of those moments! This MacBook …

Apple

9 Easy Keto Dessert Recipes to Help You Kiss Carbs Goodbye

Easy keto dessert recipes may seem a bit tricky at first. After all, anyone following the ketogenic diet knows that the eating plan can be hard …

Dessert

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

Low Fat

iPhone X Leak Shows Little Innovation From Apple

The latest leaks around Apple’s new iPhones show that very little has changed in the twelve months since the launch of the iPhone X. Has Apple’s financial success scared away its ability to innovate?<p>The sheer volume of iPhones that need to be ready ahead of the launch and release date of Apple’s …

Tim Cook

Director Kevin Smith Looks Almost Unrecognizable In Latest Weight-Loss Picture

Famous director and actor Kevin Smith — perhaps best known for his work on <i>Clerks</i>, <i>Clerks 2</i>, <i>Mall Rats</i>, and <i>Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back</i> — recently …

Weight Watchers

American Airlines CEO Finally Flew in the Airline's New, Maximum Discomfort Planes. Here's What He Thought | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It perplexed many.<p>It perplexed American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, but for different reasons.<p>You see, the airline took the entirely money-based decision to shove as many seats as possible into its …

American Airlines

Flight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts, report claims

Plane journeys are taking longer than a decade ago, according to a report that claims the change is down to airlines “padding” their schedules to create the impression passengers were reaching their destinations on time.<p>Carriers are adding extra time to flight schedules, in some cases up to 30 …

Compensation

You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar in Your Dishwasher

White vinegar is the darling of homemade cleaning supplies. Whether someone is committed to green cleaning, wants a hard-working multi-purpose …

Cleaning

The impact of GDPR, in 5 charts

The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation in May has been a rollercoaster for many companies. The law has triggered several immediate …

Advertising Industry

Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy

Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday to share …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Ryanair: cabin baggage rule change means small suitcases no longer free

Ryanair will no longer let passengers take a small suitcase on its planes for free, with charges for a 10kg case to be introduced in November.<p>The airline overhauled its baggage policy as recently as January but said the current scheme, which allows people to hand in their smaller cases for loading …

Flying

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom: Everything you need to know

Optical zoom or Hasselblad camera? No one said choosing a drone was easy.<p>If you are a fan of DJI's Mavic Pro, today is a good day. Or a bad day, depending on your perspective. Why? Because, as rumored, the drone behemoth didn't just reveal the Mavic 2 Pro, it also introduced a second option in the …

Drones

Amazon's 'ambassador' workers assure Twitter: we can go to the toilet any time

Anxious consumers worried about the welfare of Amazon’s thousands of warehouse employees will be relieved to discover that they do in fact get to occasionally use the toilet. They’re also allowed to drink water on the job, work in well-lit spaces with really big fans, and don’t need food stamps to …

Social Media

Everyone hates when you use these 4 common email phrases

Email use is on the rise, according to Adobe’s latest email use survey, and that means the annoying phrases included in those emails are also on the rise.<p>Adobe took a look at which seemingly innocuous words irritate recipients the most when strung together and tucked into an email. And yep: They’re …

Adobe

Is This The Beginning of The End for Marvel’s Netflix Era?

The Marvel/Netflix family of superhero shows might be facing the most dangerous foe of all: irrelevancy.<p>In the past week, <i>Marvel’s</i> <i>Jessica Jones</i> has …

DJI gets serious about aerial video with Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones

DJI has gone drone crazy.<p>The leading drone maker announced not one, but <i>two</i> new powerful, foldable consumer drones — the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom …