White Castle is rolling out Impossible Sliders to all 377 of its restaurants. The restaurant chain has been testing the reception to Impossible Food‘s faux meat burger since April, when it introduced Impossible Sliders to 140 White Castle locations in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago. Now, faux-burger enthusiasts have spoken and deemed the Impossible Slider a welcome addition to crave cases across the land, with sales exceeding expectations for the past six months. In the wake of the successful pilot project, White Castle is taking its little plant-based burgers to all 13 states where the White Castle has locations, ensuring that vegetarians willing to sink their teeth into “disconcertingly beef-like plant-based meat” have an option at the fast-food chain. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Good news for drunk vegans: White Castle rolls out Impossible Sliders
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Air travel sucks. Yes, it has become democratic since the exclusive glamour of the early days, with inexpensive flights available to the masses. But in turn, airlines often alienate low-cost travelers. New airplane developments in 2018 only served to widen the gap between wealthy travelers and the rest of us. advertisement advertisement Fortunately, not everything is bad news for the common globetrotter and city hopper. Let’s review, from best to nightmare: Economy seat optimized for space and comfort Eco Seat–presented by London-based design studio PearsonLloyd at this year’s Airplane Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany–is a major evolution of the miserable economy airplane seat: it’s a thin carbon fiber composite shell supported by a hard central spine. The spine integrates all the seat’s functional parts, like the AV module and an ingenious bifold food tray that saves even more space. The key to its comfort is in its spine’s … [Read more...] about The best and worst air travel ideas of 2018
If you think too hard about what it means to fly in an airplane–hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles an hour, thousands of feet above the ground, in a giant metal tube–you might not be able to stomach flying at all. And if planes didn’t have windows, they might feel even more claustrophobic. Nonetheless, windowless planes are coming, and they could make planes lighter–and thus cheaper to fly. But they also represent a UX challenge for designers: How do you convince people to get on a plane where they can’t see the world outside? advertisement This week, Emirates unveiled a first-class cabin, aboard its Boeing 777-300ER planes, that has only virtual windows made up of digital screens that display the landscape as fiber-optic cameras outside the plane record it. As Emirates’s president Tim Clark told the BBC, the airline’s goal is to bring fake windows to all airplanes in the future. Clark says that removing windows could … [Read more...] about Windowless planes are coming, and they’re not as bad as they sound
Elon Musk doesn’t want to wait. He doesn’t want to wait in traffic to eat a taco in downtown L.A., so he’s boring tunnels for his car. He doesn’t want to endure a long road trip to drink beers with his pointy-eared buddies at Area 51, so he’s building Hyperloops. And he really doesn’t want to wait to go to Mars, so in an announcement made last night in Australia, he unveiled a new design for his Big Fucking Rocket, or BFR (its official name), and a sound plan to finance his endeavor. advertisement advertisement But there’s one more thing–yes, he actually said those words. Musk doesn’t want to wait the next time he feels like eating street noodles in Shanghai, so he wants to use his BFR to replace airplanes for long-distance travel here on Earth. According to Musk, the cost per seat would be “about the same as full-fare economy in an aircraft.” Imagine that: 24 minutes to fly from New York to Shanghai. Or … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Wants To Replace Airplanes With Rockets
Manas ChakravartyMarkets across the world have suddenly been spooked by fears of a growth slowdown. Here’s what the Reserve Bank of India said in its monetary policy statement a few days ago: "…global economic activity has shown increasing signs of weakness on rising trade tensions. Among advanced economies, economic activity appears to be slowing in the US in Q42018, after a buoyant Q3. The Euro area growth lost pace in Q3, impacted by weaker trade growth and new vehicle emission standards. The Japanese economy contracted in Q3 on subdued external and domestic demand."The RBI said growth was also slowing in some emerging markets, most importantly China. For India too, there have been warnings of lower growth after the September quarter gross domestic product growth came in lower than anticipated. Fitch Ratings has been the latest to jump aboard the bandwagon, reducing its estimate of India's GDP growth this fiscal from 7.8 percent earlier to 7.2 percent.Close … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Does the market really have a reason to worry about lower global growth?