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Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

OmgImage: Weibo By Yi Shu Ng2017-02-20 07:54:40 UTC That’s got to be the most metal way to clean a power line. Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on power lines — by torching them with flame-throwing drones: That’s right. People are reporting seeing these drones burning off items such as kites or balloons tangled in the wires, that are too far for staff to reach.

'Walking Dead' goes beyond Thunderdome in episode 10

We are never ever getting back together.Image: AMC By Laura Prudom2017-02-20 03:32:52 UTC This review contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 10, titled “New Best Friends.” To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our recap of episode 9. At last: Daryl and Carol are reunited, and it feels so good. Even if “New Best Friends” had been a terrible episode (which it wasn’t

This wearable can turn your dance moves into music

These things are music-makers.Image: lili sams/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-02-20 02:15:21 UTC Making music you can dance to is so 2017.  But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. That’s clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he’s showing off this week at the New York Toy Fair, called BeatMoovz by Dmet Products, are the product of that dual love affair. Inside

Yep, the U.S. gave a 'Make Somalia Great Again' hat to the country's president

By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 02:04:18 UTC Somalia is one of the seven countries President Trump placed under a U.S. immigration ban recently. So just imagine the grimaces when the newly-appointed President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, received a “Make Somalia Great Again” hat from the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz.  The hat gifted to the president had a blue and white colourway (as opposed to the usual red), matching the

Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber

The backlash against Uber is back.Image: Mori/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2017-02-20 01:53:12 UTC It’s been less than a month since ride-share company Uber faced a heavy wave of backlash that led to the “#DeleteUber” hashtag and now, after the publication of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment and HR bumbling, the hashtag is burbling back up.  On Sunday, Susan J. Fowler posted about her experiences while at Uber and alleged a

CLIA launches new selling tool for agents

Cruise Lines International Association has added a brand new selling tool to its Agent Toolbox in partnership with Full Picture, the award winning visual conversation tool. The specifically designed resource will enable CLIA member travel agents to send photos, videos and other assets to their customers’ screens in real-time in order to enhance the customer experience. The technology is available free of charge and is exclusive to CLIA member travel

Emirates adds advanced seat selection to Travelport inventory

Travelport and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen – available for the first time to book on Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. The launch of advanced paid seating options for certain economy fares on Travelport continues to promote Emirates’ on-going investment in in-flight customer experience which includes numerous new and innovative products. Previously only available on

Delta Air Lines launches latest mobile app

Delta has released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available. The wayfinding tool features interactive maps for 20 major airports – including London Heathrow – and guides customers with turn-by-turn walking directions to their next gate,

Alabama launches civil rights app for Black History Month

The Alabama tourism department’s Civil Rights Trail App is launching multimedia updates to commemorate Black History Month. The mobile application allows users to walk in the footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement by exploring the people, places and events that brought Alabama into the international spotlight and changed the course of history. Users can do this by using the app to discover civil rights landmarks across the state, plan visits

Avis Budget Group extends Travelport partnership

Avis Budget Group and Travelport have announced the signing of a new, multi-year partnership agreement. Through the agreement, Avis Budget Group will have continued access to Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enabling the company to continue to showcase its available vehicle inventory and suite of ancillary products and services for its portfolio of brands, including Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Payless Car Rental, Apex Car Rentals and Maggiore. Travel agencies,