Hardware


LAX Tooshlights restroom management
LAX tests new LED-enabled “know where to go” system for restrooms
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2018
New technology debuting at Los Angeles International Airport may signal the end of those awkward attempts to peer under bathroom stalls to determine if they are occupied.   Read More
News | Technology
Omega World Travel launches Alexa skill for travel managers
Omega World Travel launches Alexa skill for travel managers
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | March 8, 2018
The use of voice technology facilitated by smart devices like Amazon's Echo is surging in popularity among consumers, and Omega World Travel is among the travel companies now entering the space. Read More
News | Technology
Honeywell Amazon Alexa hotel thermostat
Honeywell creates voice-controlled thermostat for hotel rooms
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2018
Honeywell is tapping into the trends of increased automation and the use of voice technology with the launch of its latest thermostat for the hospitality industry.    Read More
News | Technology
Canada blockchain ID system test
Canada tests blockchain-based ID system for international travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2018
The Canadian government is designing a project between its country and the Netherlands to test a new model for airport screening and security that uses biometrics, cryptography and distributed ledger... Read More
News | Technology
How Chinese investments are shaking up India's digital economy
How Chinese investments are shaking up India's digital economy
By Madhav Chanchani - Economic Times | January 15, 2018
When online grocer Bigbasket went to market in early 2017 to raise capital just a year after securing $150 million, the list of suitors was very different. Read More
Notated News | Startups
Behold the electric flying taxi
Behold the electric flying taxi
By Andrew Hawkins - The Verge | January 9, 2018
Helicopters aren’t typically found among the gadget and car insanity at CES, but Bell Helicopter doesn’t want to be seen as your typical purveyor of vertical flight. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Expedia knows how online travel makes you feel
Expedia knows how online travel makes you feel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | December 29, 2017
On the reflective side of one-way glass sits a test subject in a soundproof room, multiple sensors applied to her face, wearing high-tech glasses that track her eyes' every movement. Read More
News | Technology
Nobody has really come up with a use for Blockchain
Nobody has really come up with a use for Blockchain
By Kai Stinchcombe - Hackernoon | December 28, 2017
Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. Read More
Notated News | Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Technology
By PhocusWire | December 20, 2017
The problem with technology as a term in the travel industry is that it’s now so ubiquitous that it becomes difficult to single out what developments are the most important for 2018. Read More
Opinion | Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
By Bernard Marr - LinkedIn | December 19, 2017
The speed of change in technology over the past few years has been astonishing - with applications of it related to many areas of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector. Read More
Notated News | Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Gordon Wilson of Travelport has five trends to follow
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Gordon Wilson of Travelport has five trends to follow
By Gordon Wilson - Travelport | December 15, 2017
As is customary at this time of the year, we turn out minds, strategy and expectations to what we might expect to happen over the course of the next 12 months. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
By Laurent Hrybyk - Wired | December 13, 2017
Though the Next Big Thing won’t appear for a while, we know pretty much what it will look like. Read More
Notated News | Technology
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Think you're leading the way in AI? Look outside the window
By Kevin May | December 13, 2017
Artificial intelligence has been the buzz trend of 2017, with countless travel companies eager to claim their prowess in the field or signify how it's become core to their strategy. Read More
News | Technology
Where angel investors should place their bets in travel
Where angel investors should place their bets in travel
By Chris Hemmeter - Thayer Ventures | December 6, 2017
The retreat of angel and seed stage funding is not just a travel tech phenomena. But that doesn't mean entrepreneurs should throw in the towel. Read More
News | Startups
Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
MyVR is the latest company to capitalize on the emerging sub-network of services around providing services to private accommodation sellers. Read More
News | Startups
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
By Jenny Silber - VoyagerHQ | December 4, 2017
Starting a company in the travel industry is hard. 96% of travel companies fail in the first 5 years (as opposed to the 88% cross-industry standard). Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 6
By Kevin May | November 20, 2017
Redeam was the talk of the show - at least the first half of it - at The Phocuswright Conference 2017. Read More
News | Startups
bitcoin-energy-farm
Bitcoin transactions and energy consumption - who knew?
By Christopher Malmo - Motherboard | November 2, 2017
Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital... Read More
Notated News | Technology