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North Korea set to enable 3G mobile Internet access in March

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North Korea is allowing foreign users access to the Internet over mobile devices. The ability for travelers to use the country's 3G network comes one month after the secluded country permitted the use of mobile phones by tourists, though not quite the same access will be offered to resident citizens...
North Korea set to enable 3G mobile Internet access in March

Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

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In our latest iPad Magazine issue, we asked five travel-savvy entrepreneurs in the Young Entrepreneurs Council about the evolving travel landscape, both in the US and beyond. Check out their answers to the following question below! Do you think people are traveling more or less today than ever before? Why?...
Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

Minube's Trip Planning Feature Just Got A Lot More Social, iOS App Adds Real-Time Messaging

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Minube, the social travel startup that focuses on inspiration for would-be travellers, has rolled out a nice update to the trip planning feature of its iOS app. After creating and sharing a list of things to do and see or where to stay or eat — which works like a...
Minube's Trip Planning Feature Just Got A Lot More Social, iOS App Adds Real-Time Messaging

iPads at Airports Offer Oasis for Travelers

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Restaurants in some North American airports will offer iPad installations where travelers can order food while e-mail, browsing the Web, and playing games....
iPads at Airports Offer Oasis for Travelers

3 million downloads on, Triposo now taps Facebook Events to help you experience a city like a local

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Berlin-based Triposo released updated mobile travel guides for iOS a little over a month ago, serving up information and maps for more than 8,000 destinations globally, including 5,000 small towns across America. Created by ex-Googlers, and with three million downloads already under its belt, Triposo has rolled out another big...
3 million downloads on, Triposo now taps Facebook Events to help you experience a city like a local
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Opera Web Pass goes live in Malaysia, provides short-term mobile data access on demand

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Opera introduced a new approach to pay-as-you-go mobile data today, but unless you currently live in Malaysia, you'll only be able to read of the latest advancement. Known as the Opera Web Pass, the service is geared to those without data plans and allows users to purchase short term...
Opera Web Pass goes live in Malaysia, provides short-term mobile data access on demand

Ebook for Tech Travelers Compares U.S. Airport Amenities

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PCWorld's "20 Best Airports for Tech Travelers" ebook compiles data on electrical outlets, USB ports, charging stations, Wi-Fi, and more at the nation's 40 busiest airports....
Ebook for Tech Travelers Compares U.S. Airport Amenities
Australia fire department says Apple Maps creates 'dangerous' situations
TripAdvisor acquires luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe

Uber reduces prices by 10% and releases cheaper UBERx service to all in San Francisco

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Uber has announced that it has lowered the rate structure for its black town cars in San Francisco. Also today, every Uber rider in the city will have access to UberX, the service’s hybrid car service. In a post, the private car service said that in San Francisco, it has...
Uber reduces prices by 10% and releases cheaper UBERx service to all in San Francisco

TripIt gets a guerrilla redesign from a disgruntled user and it's beautiful

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TripIt, the trip planning and itinerary app for the Web, iOS and Android, is a great tool for travelers, but boy is it ugly. One you get past the loading screen, the app’s design showcases a complete lack of personality and attention to detail, which truly weighs down an otherwise useful tool....
TripIt gets a guerrilla redesign from a disgruntled user and it's beautiful
Google buys Frommer's travel guides from John D. Wiley & Sons

Court orders TSA to justify year-long defiance of the law

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For over a year, the Transportation Security Administration has ignored a court order requiring it to engage in a formal rule-making process regarding body-scanning machines at airports. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit granted a request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to compel the TSA...
Court orders TSA to justify year-long defiance of the law

500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer

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Optical character reader (OCR) translation app Waygo, which was part of the 500 Startups accelerator batch that graduated in February, just launched a new version with more functions and social-sharing options. The handy app, which I reviewed back in January, is also currently in the process of closing its first...
500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer

Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked, able to accept GSM SIMs right away

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Great news for those waiting anxiously at the door for their UPS / FedEx delivery... well, for those awaiting a Verizon iPhone 5, anyway. We've already broken down the differences between the trifecta of iPhone 5 models, and it seems that the one VZW is hawking is a real...
Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked, able to accept GSM SIMs right away

AT&T gives travelers 1GB of not-quite-free WiFi in the UK through The Cloud

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Getting data is still a pain while abroad: it usually involves either popping a local SIM into an unlocked device or simply paying through the nose for roaming rates. AT&T wants to meet visitors to the UK halfway through a new WiFi deal with BSkyB's The Cloud. The pact...
AT&T gives travelers 1GB of not-quite-free WiFi in the UK through The Cloud

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 now available for $149

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Adobe teased us with a Photoshop Lightroom 5 beta at the start of the spring, and it's closing out the season by releasing the finished goods. Mac- and Windows-based shutterbugs can download the completed image management app today, either at no extra charge through a Creative Cloud subscription or...
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 now available for $149

Trakdot Luggage beams luggage location to mobile devices

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Trakdot has announced the Trakdot Luggage, a new tracking accessory for travelers. The device is roughly palm-sized, and is meant to go into checked baggage before a trip. As luggage makes progress from city to city, the tracker can broadcast its location to Trakdot's website or a dedicated iOS/Android app,...
Trakdot Luggage beams luggage location to mobile devices

Social Travel Site Gogobot Redesigns: Less Text, More Photos

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Gogobot, the social travel site that recently passed the 1 million registered user mark, just launched an interesting redesign this week that turned the site’s homepage into more of an interactive magazine experience with a focus on photos instead of the site’s previous text-heavy design. As Gogobot’s founder Travis...
Social Travel Site Gogobot Redesigns: Less Text, More Photos
Tep Wireless offers Wi-Fi across Europe for $5 a day, includes only 1GB of data
How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business

Android NFC hack enables travelers to ride subways for free, researchers say

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Contactless fare cards in the New Jersey and San Francisco transit systems can be manipulated using an Android application, enabling travelers to reset their card balance and travel for free, researchers demonstrated at the EUSecWest security conference in Amsterdam....
Android NFC hack enables travelers to ride subways for free, researchers say

How Social Media Helped Travelers During the Iceland Volcano Eruption - http://bit.ly/aLWuyB

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How Social Media Helped Travelers During the Iceland Volcano Eruption - http://bit.ly/aLWuyB

Video: Travelers stranded across Europe, Scottish guy in airport hates on Iceland

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Video: Travelers stranded across Europe, Scottish guy in airport hates on Iceland

Google Goggles to Translate Text in Photos

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At the Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed off a new prototype of Google Goggles — Google’s experimental Android visual search application — that can translate text captured in photos.The prototype uses Google’s machine translation technology and image recognition capabilities to create an additional layer of useful...
Google Goggles to Translate Text in Photos
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

Stranded Travelers Turn to Videoconferencing - http://nyti.ms/bkzzAB

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Stranded Travelers Turn to Videoconferencing - http://nyti.ms/bkzzAB

Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare

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Already moonlighting on Chatroulette, the beloved Travelocity Roaming Gnome has decided to participate in the location-sharing movement as well, and will be updating followers about his exotic whereabouts on Foursquare.The move rounds out the Gnome’s social media portfolio — which, in addition to Chatroulette, includes a very active presence...
Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare
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