Technology has changed our lives in both positive and negative ways and, it has revolutionized several aspects of traveling. Love it or leave it, technology has made travel easier than it was only a couple of decades ago.
Category Archives: Gadgets on the Go
I found this in my Springwise Trends newsletter: French tourism company Bocages has created a pop-up cabin for four that is designed specifically for stargazing. Each cabin features a transparent dome in the roof, a telescope and a sky observation kit. Just launched this year, CarrÃƒÂ© d’ÃƒÂ©toiles, portable and reversible cube-shaped structures crafted with recyclable […]
Merlin Entertainment Group is running field trials of a new technology at Legoland near Munich in Germany. This new gadget is a novel, a low-radiation, tracking device designed by Israeli company KeepMClose to help parents keep track of their kids at the amusement park. For a more in-depth story about this gadget on the go, […]
The MÃƒÂ¼tter Museum has launched a unique free service: the Cell Phone Audio Tour Guide, one of the first of its kind in the Philadelphia region. “The cell phone audio tour is a relatively new idea, and we are so excited to be able to offer this feature free of charge to our visitors,” said […]
Wannado City, America’s first indoor role-playing theme park for kids based in South Florida, has recently opened M-Lab. Created by Motorola, M-Lab emplowers young visitors to discover a career in innovation while touching upon science and technology in a high-tech, highly immersive environment. In a press release, Peter Aloumanis, vice president, Motorola Sales & Services, […]
Or, at least that’s the plan. Unlike most pod-tour providers, AudioSnacks allows users to post their pod-tours for the chance to make money off them. Kind of cool, huh? Check them out at: www.audiosnacks.com/Home.aspx. For more genre travel information, visi http://thegenretraveler.com.
Remember the Coffin Lady? She was featured in the October 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler. Well she sent me an email last night to tell me about a friend of hers who will be on (has already been on?) Good Morning America today. The friend’s name is Jill Testa and she has a unique […]
So I can always have content for The Genre Traveler, I’ve set up a few Google searches. This morning, one turned up this article on Gizmodo, “a technology weblog dedicated to everything related to gadgets, gizmos, and cutting-edge consumer electronics.” Titled “Top 5 Road Trip Gadgets,” I thought you migh find it of interest. The […]
In the science fiction thriller Minority Report, Tom Cruise’ character interacts with a computer via a three-dimensional touch screen interface. Accenture, a global technology and corporate consulting agency, has brought a similar technology to life and installed it at Terminal 3 of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The high-definition, interactive screen, which is 10 feet wide and […]
A majority of American families take a variety of electronic gadgets with them on vacation, a new study released yesterday found. 85 percent bring cell phones 75 percent bring digital cameras 35 percent bring portable CD players 33 percent bring portable gaming devices On top of that, 87 percent of those surveyed said they plan […]