Paul Katz

18 Magazines | 4,761 Articles | 9,991 Followers | 396 Likes | @paulkatz | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

The World's Best Budget Airlines

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p>Before deregulation in the late 1970s, a plane ticket from, say, Dallas to LA could cost more than $500. In 1970s dollars. Today, you only pay that much for the same route if you're buying last minute, or are really bad at shopping for airfares. So why, as the price of everything …

Airlines

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

SAN JOSE — In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way.<p>“Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the …

Siri

Virtual reality record set as man spends 25 hours in an HTC Vive

Someone finally went and decided to try living in virtual reality for a full day, and in the process set an official Guinness World Record for the most time spent in VR while playing a game.<p>Filmmaker Derek Westerman and a team of producers set up a living room in a Los Angeles apartment to see if …

Virtual Reality

Anne Frank's story to be told in VR

'Anne' will recreate the Holocaust symbol's brief life.<p>You can already tour Anne Frank's hideaway in virtual reality if you can't make it to Amsterdam, but producer Jonah Hirsch is taking that one step further. He's creating a VR experience, <i>Anne</i>, that will tell the Holocaust symbol's tale in 360 …

Holocaust

5 Ways Virtual Reality Can Help Your Business

It's not just for gaming anymore.<p>When you think of virtual reality, gaming and headsets likely come to mind. But it's a technology that has real business value, as well. That's according to Mark Hardy, CEO of virtual reality technology company InContext Solutions, a B2B platform which creates …

Virtual Reality

Everyone Is in Love with L.A. and the James Beard Awards Confirmed It - Los Angeles Magazine

With three major victories last night, the snub streak has officially ended<p>The L.A. food community did a collective (metaphorical) Tiger Woods-style …

This L.A. Production House Is Getting Brands on Board With Virtual Reality

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> Co-founder and ecd Darren Craig and content division co-head Jonathan Craven <b><br>What</b> Production company and creative agency <b><br>Where</b> Los Angeles, …

Virtual Reality

This Is VR's WTF Moment

Does Samsung’s remote parenting app show how VR will connect us, or keep us apart?<p>The reason that we’re not all wearing Google Glass today can be summed up by two fateful "WTF" moments.<p>The first was when technologist Robert Scoble wore it in the shower—proving, <i>Vogue</i> spreads aside, that it was as …

Virtual Reality

What to Pack For a Winter Week in Iceland

Before my first trip there, I had no idea what to pack for a winter week in Iceland. It just looks <i>so</i> cold, but it was actually the same temperature as Ireland (home for me) the week I went in January. I flit about Dublin all winter (and summer for that matter) in just a leather jacket, so …

Iceland

Paris Introduces Car-Free Sundays

Banning vehicles from parts of the city—including the Champs Elysées—is part of an ongoing effort to curb pollution.<p>Beginning May 8, some Sundays in Paris will be a little less smoggy.<p>The French city will ban car traffic along the Champs Elysées and nine other routes on the first Sunday of each …

Paris

RANKED: Here are the 10 best airports in Europe

With demand for air travel in Europe growing at an impressive rate, the need for world-class airports is at an all-time high. Leading aviation reviewer Skytrax recently released the results of its annual World Airport Awards, which includes a list of the best in Europe.<p>The Skytrax annual rankings …

Travel

How to Make President Taft's Mussels - The Daily Beast

courtesy of Ailsa von Dobeneck<p>PRESIDENTIAL PALATES<p>How to Make President Taft's Mussels<p>It should come to no surprise for those who have seen his bathtub that Taft had a few good recipes on his White House menu.<p><b>President 27: William Howard Taft<br>March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913</b><p>You know those girls in high …

Recipes

The future for shooters in VR gaming

I was 11 years old when Jonathan Cott first brought a gun to school. It was bright red, or maybe dark blue – colours tend to fade first in the memory – and the paint was chipped at the corners. Cotty, as we called him, was always in deluxe kinds of trouble. Once, while we sat at our desks awaiting …

Guns

Enjoying Osaka’s Famous Food, Without Breaking the Bank

I sat in the passenger seat of a station wagon with my friend Brian, an American who is living and raising a family in Osaka — his cute toddler was snoozing in the back — as he explained local rivalries. We were driving down Midosuji Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in central Osaka. Conflicts …

Food

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Travel

What's Behind Disney's Surprising Choice for Virtual Reality Content?

<b>Disney</b> recently signed a multi-year deal to use <b>Nokia</b> 's Ozo cameras to produce 360-degree content for films, marketing materials, and other purposes. Disney previously used the $60,000 Ozo, which is equipped with eight 2K cameras, to produce VR extras for <i>The Jungle Book</i> .<p>Nokia's Ozo camera. Image …

Virtual Reality

Inside the Seattle VR Hackathon, a glimpse of virtual reality's potential

Nearly 130 virtual reality developers from around the Seattle region gathered at the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education …

Seattle

Tokyo Has A Library-Hotel Where Guests Sleep In Bookshelves. Every Book Lovers' Fantasy!

Have you ever wanted to live a cat’s life and curl up in the corner of a bookshelf and purr yourself to sleep? Or since you are actually human, purr …

Tokyo

The Race to Make Virtual Reality an Actual (Business) Reality

Big corporations are investing billions—but the technology may not play out the way they expect.<p>The Race to Make Virtual Reality an Actual (Business) Reality<p><i>Big corporations are investing billions—but the technology may not play out the way they expect.</i><p>In mid-April, virtual reality passed a …

Business Technology

8 reasons to celebrate a layover at South Korea's Incheon Airport

When is a layover awesome? When you're at Incheon, South Korea's massive modern airport that has everything you need for a pampered, comfortable, and enjoyable connection.<p>I recently spent 10 hours basking in the wildly affordable glory of Incheon — I took a free city tour, relaxed in a massage …

Air Travel

The best beaches near NYC

1<p>NYC’s best-kept secret and lifeguard-free three-mile stretch of clean sand, trees and grassy dunes is so isolated that even on a summer weekend …

New York City

Learn This Trick for Miso Soup, Thank Us Later

<b>Another trick our miso-hoarding staffers swear by:</b> Make a slurry (a thin paste) by stirring the miso into a small bowl of stock until it’s completely dissolved before adding it all to your pot of dashi. Whichever way you go, just make sure you stir—no one wants to bite into a lone chunk of …

The Brooklyn Museum's app acts like AI, but there are humans behind it

A Brooklyn Museum visitor stood in front of Lorenzo Monaco’s 15th century "Madonna of Humility" painting, but it wasn’t the piece’s striking tooled gold or iconic imagery that stood out to him. Instead, it was a subtle detail: a bundle of flowers in the infant’s hands. The visitor took out his …

Museums

Brand New: New Name, Logo, and Identity for Paris Aéroport

about<p>(Est. 1945, previously Aéroports de Paris) “Paris Aéroport or ADP (Paris Airports) is the airport authority that owns and manages the fourteen …

Paris

Here's How To Save BIG On American Business Class Fares

One trend we’ve seen over the past several years is that airlines are discounting premium tickets more often. They’d rather sell first & business …

Travel

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Adventure Travel

NYC's Best Patios, Rooftops, and Beer Gardens

Spring has finally sprung, perhaps a little later than usual. The flowering trees are ablaze, with tulips pushing skyward in every unpaved patch of …

Brooklyn

One of the most remote places on Earth finally gets an airport

Getting to the British territory of Saint Helena, the site of Napoleon's exile, no longer requires spending days on a ship.<p>Forget the Canary Islands, …

Airports

This Virtual Reality (VR) Headset For iPhone & Android Is Down To Just $22 From $199

Advertisements<p>Companies like Facebook, Sony, Microsoft are continuing to ensure that virtual and augmented reality becomes the next boom in the world …

iPhone

9 Mouthwatering Sandwiches to Eat Like a Local, No Matter Where in the World You Are

<b>As much as Chileans are different from Canadians,</b> and Jamaicans from Japanese, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all love our sandwiches. So when traveling, if you want to understand how the locals eat, you’ve got to try their version of stuff stuffed into other stuff. This isn’t to say …