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8 Tips to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft

Everyone is vulnerable to identity theft but frequent travelers are even more so. With yet another data breach making the headlines on an almost bi-weekly basis, it pays to assess how vulnerable you are and take measures to limit exposure.
Remember, your personal information can be compromised in a number of ways, not just via a data breach. Criminals use social engineering techniques such as phishing and spoofing that cause some …

Lobby Bar – March 16: Super-Powered Editors, Drive with the Beatles, Smart Stoves, Fly for Free

Lobby Bar – The Only Meeting Place That Makes You Question Your Existence
What-er? Put down that water bottle; turns out there may be some unwanted surprises inside. The special ingredients will give consumers some rare superpowers, but they won’t necessarily be all that great. Sure, some people might join the ranks of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but then again you have the case of FBT’s Anna Breuer, who grew …

Review: August Smart Lock Pro – Third Time’s the Charm

Thanks in part to the many cars that have keyless access, I’ve been a big fan of the very same feature for my home. I first installed the original August Lock in 2015, exactly ten years after taking delivery of my first BMW equipped with such access.
When August introduced a lock with Homekit support, I purchased that model from Amazon and was henceforth able to use my Apple Watch to …

Survey: Which Apps Do You Use Most for Travel?

Google Maps, Apple Maps, WhatsApp, Uber, and Google Translate are all apps that many travelers use on the road.
Indeed it’s rare to find a frequent traveler without an Apple or Android smartphone in hand and experience tells us that each traveler has his favorite apps that lessen the burden of traveling and add to the travel experience.
Frequent Business Traveler and GlobeRunner Insights want to find out which apps frequent travelers …

United Airlines to Introduce ‘Premium Plus’ International Premium Economy Cabin

United Airlines to Introduce ‘Premium Plus’ International Premium Economy Cabin

United Airlines said Thursday it plans to add a true premium economy offering to its international fleet.
The airline announced the news via a memo to employees, promising “more space, comfort, and amenities.”
While United did not go into specifics, it did say that meals will be served on china, passengers will be provided complimentary alcoholic beverages and receive a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket, pillow, and amenity kit.
American Airlines was the first …

Essay: How Tech Has Changed How We Travel

When I first began traveling across the globe with my parents, the biggest concern they had was bringing sufficient batteries for photo flash units and also ensuring that exposed film didn’t pass through x-ray machines at security checkpoints. All I had to do was bring along my 35mm SLR, a few paperbacks and many car magazines to read, and I was all set.
Of course, I had to choose my shots …

Wireless Charging and the New Apple iPhones: Is it a Game Changer?

One of most-hyped features included with Apple’s three latest iPhones – the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X – is wireless charging. Before I came to experience wireless charging on a regular basis, I truly thought it was mostly smoke and mirrors. I was happy to find out I was mistaken as this may be one of the most underrated yet useful new features I’ve come across in …