Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | A.I. Wants to Know How You Plan a Trip Supported by ByJulie Weed March 4, 2019 At the Expedia product testing lab, facial recognition software gauges travelers’ feelings as they go through the process of booking hotel rooms online. The Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises is starting to use a virtual assistant to answer passengers’ questions. Designers from the boutique design and research firm, the Gettys Group, can show hotel executives new room layouts using virtual reality goggles, so hotels don’t need to build a full-scale model. Travel companies are adopting artificial intelligence and other new technologies to look more deeply into what customers want and to use that information to find faster, cheaper ways to improve their offerings. And as sophisticated research tools become … [Read more...] about A.I. Wants to Know How You Plan a Trip
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Travelling can be stressful, but watching movies can help. “Aeroplane!” is perfect if you really need some laughs and want a classic. Get over your heartbreak with “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” When it comes to in-flight entertainment, it all depends on your mood. Feeling lighthearted and wanting a good laugh? Bored on a long-haul flight and want something you’ll be invested in until the very end? Recently heartbroken and need to shed a few tears instead? No matter what you’re feeling, here are the 19 best movies to watch next time you’re on a plane. Need something light to ease the stress of travel? Watch a hopelessly fun flick like “Notting Hill.” Between security, missed flight connections, and your seatmate hogging the armrest, travel has plenty of reasons to be stressed. It might feel impossible to relax, but a playful film can certainly help. It’s a sweet romantic comedy featuring an independent bookstore owner … [Read more...] about 19 of the best movies to watch on a plane
The speed of light is about 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second) in a vacuum. That can be tough to comprehend, so a scientist at NASA created several simple animations to demonstrate light’s speed. His latest video – which he described as “ridiculous” -shows how long it takes light to go from the sun to Pluto in real time. You’d need most of your working hours to watch the entire movie. The speed of light is not as fast as you might think. To underscore this point, a researcher at NASA created a simple new animation (below) that shows what light-speed travel looks like between from the sun to Pluto. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, said he learned how to make animations only in the past few months. For practice and for fun, he created simple movies that show photons (particles of light) zipping around Earth, bouncing between our planet and the moon, and even travelling to Mars. … [Read more...] about A ‘ridiculous’ yet simple animation by a NASA scientist shows how long it takes light to reach Pluto. If you plan to watch it, take a day off work.
Mara Leighton, provided by Published 12:18 pm CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If the collective wisdom of Harvard's 80-year-long study on happiness and every film ever made are to be believed, it's not stuff that makes us happy — it's people. Regardless of the backdrop (holidays, birthdays, or mundane weekdays), it's our relationships with one another that lend meaning and joy to our lives. So, unless it’s precise, like a personalized keepsake or thoughtful hobby accessory (take running for instance), you might be better off gifting an experience if your intention is to be impactful. They may not need another purse or a cutting board that can be used to artfully serve cheese. They may, instead, appreciate and remember an afternoon spent making ravioli with you and a local chef for far longer, … [Read more...] about 11 experiential gifts that won’t break the bank — from local tours and cooking classes to a service that’ll plan your next trip
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Good Cheap Flights Still Exist. Here’s How to Find Them. Supported by If you’re willing to search, you can get a vacation deal. You’ll even be able to check a bag at no extra cost. ByZach Wichter Nov. 22, 2018 Over the past decade, airlines have developed a reputation for nickel-and-diming their passengers. For the most part, the days of free checked baggage and free seat assignments are long gone. Even the days of free carry-on bags seem to be dwindling. And tickets are still expensive enough to be a major purchase for most fliers, especially around the holidays. But according to Zach Honig, an editor at large for The Points Guy — a website dedicated to airline news and frequent-flier advice — good, inclusive deals can still be found if you’re willing to do some … [Read more...] about Good Cheap Flights Still Exist. Here’s How to Find Them.