Homeland Security wants airport face scans for US citizens

Homeland Security is joining the ranks of government agencies pushing for wider use of facial recognition for US travelers. The department has proposed that US citizens, not just visa holders and visitors, should go through a mandatory facial recogn...

Crafted out of recycled plastic, this carry-on luggage is making holidaying eco-friendly

Each travel case by California-based Going Places recycles an equivalent of 350 plastic bottles. Designed to let you travel the world while not leaving a negative impact on it, the Going Places Eco-Luggage features a durable, recycled polycarbonate shell. Rather than relying on virgin plastics, Going Places Eco-Luggage takes existing plastic out of circulation and giving it another 10-20 years of use… especially considering the fact that the recycled plastic case is far stronger than a case made out of virgin plastics.

Every year the luggage industry uses an estimated 100 billion tonnes of plastic to produce hard-shell travel cases. Designed by passionate travelers who believe in the transformative power of traveling to new places, Going Places shows it’s easy to make a travel case that’s functional, desirable, durable, and sustainable, with no trade-offs. The travel case comes with a lifetime warranty, along with an anti-theft YKK zipper and ultra-smooth Hinomoto wheels. The eco-friendly case even packs an expandable design that adds an extra 9 liters of space, and comes with a recycled plastic mesh-divider on the inside that doubles up as an organizer, letting you segregate and separate your trinkets, accessories, and toiletries in a thoughtfully-designed detachable pouch you can hang anywhere.

Styled as a 45L carry-on, the Going Places Eco-Luggage comes in four colors to match your quite literally outgoing personality, and comes complete with a battery-pouch and USB outlet to charge your phone, a TSA compliant lock, an in-built laundry bag, and enough consciously designed and recycled plastic to actually make a difference, all while being a travel-geek!

Designer: Kaya Studios

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Going Places Eco-Luggage – A Better Way to See The World

The Roomy Carry-on by Going Places features an incredibly durable shell made from post-use recycled polycarbonate that was otherwise destined for landfills. The sustainable approach continues on the interior, which is lined with a premium fabric made from recycled water bottles.

How Does the Recycled Polycarbonate Shell Hold Up?

The team put it to the test against the virgin polycarbonate shell of a leading premium luggage brand.

Why Using Recycled Plastics Matter

Historically, less than 10% of plastic is recycled, and the percentage of plastic that’s recycled is likely dropping. Almost all plastic ends up being burned or dumped in landfills or our oceans where damages ecosystems and contributes to global warming.

Why is so little plastic recycled? A big part of the reason is that not enough products are made from recycled plastics. Each year, luggage manufacturing adds the equivalent of about 10 billion plastic bottles worth of new plastic to our world.

The Roomy Carry-On

An Overview

More Secure

Most high-end luggage can be easily opened with something as simple as a pen. This luggage has a theft-resistant YKK double-coil zipper to give you peace of mind.

More Capacity

With a massive 45L of carry-on capacity, you’ll have more than enough space for most trips. When you need more, the luggage expands to give you another 9L of space.

A Thoughtfully Designed Interior

Includes a laundry bag for your dirty clothes and a compression pad that lets you fit more clothing in your bag and does double-duty as an organizer at your destination.

And a Removable Compression Pad That Doubles as an Organizer

Hinomoto Wheels and USB Charging

Two USB ports let you keep your devices charged. Simply slide your USB battery* pack into the battery pocket inside of the luggage, connect the luggage charging cables to your battery, and you’re good to go!

Lifetime Warranty & Durability Testing

Register your Roomy Carry-On online to activate the Lifetime Warranty. If they can’t fix or repair a defect, they will replace the product, no questions asked.

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These ex-aeronautical engineers designed a luxurious aluminum rolling suitcase!

Charles Simon’s exquisite line of luxury luggage has been blowing everyone’s mind since it’s release. From the classical briefcase Mackenzie, compact carry-on Rupert to the rolling luggage carrier Bonaventure, each of their products has been crafted with extreme care and precision. Now Charles Simon has taken it one step higher, by upgrading a pre-existing fan-favorite, the Bonaventure, with the launch of the Bonaventure Aluminum. What looks like a briefcase horizontally, is, in fact, a rolling suitcase when placed vertically! Equipped with a patented handle that deploys at the push of a button, therein increasing its length, Bonaventure is exceptionally easy to carry, making the user’s experience highly comfortable. Pushing the button also unveils two retractable wheels, enabling the suitcase to follow you around everywhere promptly, with minimum effort from your side. Now, what distinguishes the latest version of Bonaventure from its original one?

Ditching (not completely though) their trademark cherrywood, Charles Simon has instead picked Aluminum as the base material for the body of the new and improved roller. However, the anodized aluminum handle does contain sneak peeks of cherrywood detailing! With aerospace engineering as their inspiration, and designed by ex-aeronautical engineers, the case has been constructed by combining carbon fiber and aluminum, to create an impressive structure that exuberates sturdiness and durability. Aluminum is usually reserved for the manufacture of mobile phones, due to it’s lightweight and durable nature. However, integrating it with the form factor of a suitcase, protects the suitcase from the rough and tough journeys it has to be a part of, and as a result, guaranteeing the safety of all your belongings. Retaining a young bull leather exterior finish and an Alcantara interior lining, Charles Simon has maintained some of their iconic elements.

Handcrafted in Canada, Bonaventure Aluminum is made to order, boasting an engraving of your name and a unique serial number. Available in black, beige and marine blue, Charles Simon has taken a little detour from their fashionably old fashioned cases to pleasantly surprise us with the sleek and modern Bonaventure Aluminum!

Designer: Charles Simon

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Bonaventure Aluminum is more than a travel piece, Charles Simon’s crisp focus and attention to its intense aesthetics mark it as an art object.

The aluminum used to create Bonaventure is hand-polished, electropolished and anodized to ensure a radiating finish.

The young bull leather is heavily inspected to select only the most premium segments.

Google Maps to Pronounce Names of Places Correctly

Maps is a very useful tool when traveling abroad. However, there are times when travelers find it difficult to pronounce the names of places displayed on Google Maps correctly. Pointing to the name of a street or neighborhood on the phone is not socially graceful. To address this issue, Google may soon launch the ability […]

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B-One is the most secure travel backpack designed with Touch and Face ID

Having come back from my recent trip to London and China, I realized how dangerous it can be to catch a few winks at the airport. For example, I fell asleep at the Dubai airport and almost missed my connection. Luckily, I was woken up by a friendly staff, and I made it to my flight on time. However, this incident got me thinking – in my deep-jet lagged-slumber, anyone could have opened my backpack and cabin bag, and tampered with the contents.

Thankfully, I’m back home safe and sound, but the next time around, I definitely don’t want to become a statistic of airport theft. Bags like the B-One & D-One Series, seem to a wise investment in the name of secure travels. As the first connected Backpack and Duffle Bag in the world, the duo are fitted with a Smart Lock – Face ID, Touch ID, Morse Code – and a removable battery pack. Needless to say, a Travel Companion App completes the whole deal. This one App connects all of the Plevo bags (old and new).

I like the fact that you can check on your flight status through the Travel Assistant App and ensure that you get to your gate on time. The removable battery pack ensures you can juice-up your devices on the go.

Available in two sizes each, both the backpack and duffle bag are stylish and complement the latest ‘travel look.’ If you happen to move too far away from the bags, they will alert you via the app, ensuring you stay close to them. The B-One & D-One Series are intelligent bags that are spacious and secure.

Designers: Mauro Manzo, Ivan Nieto, Franco Di Pietro & Federico Pelatti

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B-One Backpack & D-One Duffle Bag with Smart Lock Technology

The world’s first connected backpack and duffle bag. And with their Smark Lock technology (Face ID, Touch ID, Morse Code), your belonging has never been so secure.

Features

Travel Assistant App

Check your flight information at a glance. And let their travel assistant APP be your smart partner during your trips.

B-One Backpack

The first connected and most secure backpack ever utilizing Smart Lock (Face ID, Touch ID, Morse Code). Also, always stay charged while on the go thanks to the removable battery pack. Available in two sizes (B-Urban 19.5L and B-Travel 27L).

Smart Lock (Face ID, Touch ID, Morse Code)

Face ID. Your face is your password.

Touch ID. Lock your backpack via your smartphone.

Morse Code. If you lost your phone or ran out of battery, just put the code your previously set with morse code to unlock.

Removable Battery Pack

Their removable battery pack is compatible with all their Plevo products.

Anti Theft & Loss

When your backpack moves apart from you it will lock itself and send you notifications about you leaving it behind.

Access & Pockets

180 degree opening.

Interior storage.

Quick access.

D-One Duffle Bag

The first connected duffle bag in the world with Smart Lock and removable battery. Available in two sizes (D-Urban 21L & D-Travel 37.5L).

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Yeti’s $800 vacuum insulated cooler with 50% more ice retention has us intrigued!

Austin based Yeti has stamped its name as one of the forerunners in the cooler industry with it’s thick and (pretty awesome) insulation packed coolers. The Yeti Tundra has been the longstanding epitome of what a great cooler should be. With impressive ice retention, the fan favorite cooler seems almost unbeatable. However, Yeti has managed to beat themselves at their own game! The maverick company is also known for its vacuum insulated drinkware. So they asked themselves, “Can vacuum insulation be integrated into a cooler?”, and they spent the next couple of years religiously experimenting and prototyping, testing their own boundaries to finally present The Yeti V Series. The Yeti V Series might just be the first vacuum insulated cooler we have seen. Vacuum chambers are considered to be the best insulators, as they don’t allow heat or cold to be transferred by conduction, hence isolating the hot or cold substance, and sustaining the substance’s temperature for hours on end.

Designer: Yeti

Created from kitchen-grade stainless steel, the vacuum insulated cooler will age gracefully over years of usage. Yeti had to forfeit their trusted manufacturing and design philosophy to create the V series. “We’ve made a name, in part, by doing these really big rotationally molded pieces of plastic with lots of insulation inside them,” said Rob Murdock, who led the development of the V series, “and it’s really effective, but you can’t put a vacuum panel inside of a rotational mold because in effect you’re molding the whole thing at once.”

Yeti did try to follow their age-old process but to no avail. “Every time the designers tried to retrofit a rotomolded cooler with vacuum panels, the panels got damaged. Instead, the team created an injection-molded plastic shell that was strong enough to protect the vacuum technology inside the 1.5-inch thick walls.”

Weighing 35 pounds, The V Series offers 50% better ice retention than the Tundra. And since the Tundra was as good as a cooler could get, we can assume that the V Series is going to be giving other coolers on the market an even stiffer competition. Sleek, with a retro appeal, the cooler has been equipped with cast-aluminum hinges that are guaranteed to last a lifetime and stainless steel handles. The usual double latches on coolers have been abandoned for a more convenient single center-mounted latch. 1.5 inches thick, it promises to hold 46 cans of beer, assuring you that your beverages will never run out!

Deemed leak-proof, ‘stylistically, [The V Series is] a nod to the past’, but its functionality and tech are clearly futuristic. This one of a kind cooler has been priced at $800. It does make you wonder whether the V Series packs enough of an innovative punch for you to pay such a heavy price? You could just buy a decent refrigerator for the same cost, but how handy could be a fridge be on your outdoor adventures? With its release scheduled on December 5th2019, Yeti’s V Series will finally clear the questions; is the future of coolers here? And is that future worth $800?

AMC Games’ first title is the intentionally boring ‘Airplane Mode’

Desert Bus won't be the only big name in town for games that are purposefully, excruciatingly boring. AMC is marking the start of its game publishing division by unveiling Airplane Mode, a game from Bacronym that tasks you with sitting through a nea...

This futuristic trailer rotates at 90 degrees, giving you 70% extra living space!

Camping and caravanning have always been about getting down to the bare necessities of life, living life on the road and at the mercy of the elements. However, New Zealand based design and architecture firm W2, has decided to help amp up the experience! Their revolutionary trailer design, ‘Romotow’, the name an amalgamation of ‘room to move’ contains all the usual RV features but with an innovative 90-degree twist. With the press of a simple electric button, it swivels open, rotating at 90 degrees, to reveal an open synthetic teak deck. With this, it increases the living space by 70 percent, and the area can also be used as a party deck! Measuring 30 feet by 8.5 feet and offering 290 square feet of living space (the same as a lot of tiny apartments these days), the caravan comes along with a living area, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, all with stylish fixtures and spacious interiors.

Six years after it’s an announcement, the USB shaped trailer is finally under construction in Christchurch, New Zealand. The designers have branded it as “the next frontier in mobile living”. Designed with lightweight materials and supported by calculated aerodynamics, Romotow is a “radical departure from the boxy and cumbersome hybrid travel trailer and caravan concept of yesteryear” Equipped with solar panels and a 400Ah battery for power (for whenever it is off-grid), the trailer will also be lined with a state-of-the-art sound system, running through the living area, bedroom, and deck.

Two adults will be able to sleep comfortably in the bedroom, and another two in the living area’s fold-out couch. A desk enclosure kit with awnings and screens accompany the trailer, allowing four additional people to be able to sleep on the deck. A sheltered BBQ deck area, attractive furniture, and sliding doors are other fun features that come along with the Romotow. Sleek, innovative and highly comfortable, the future of the trailer and caravan is here.

Designer: W2 Architecture