Compared to driving, flying is much faster and therefore more efficient. However there are aspects about the entire process that could be improved upon. For example after arriving at your gate (and assuming you’re early), you will need to wait to board the plane. When it’s finally your turn, you will have fall in line and also wait for everyone to get on board, put away their luggage, allow flight attendants to do their last minute checks before you are ready to fly.
This has been the way for decades and while we might be used to it, it doesn’t mean we can’t improve on it. That’s pretty much what the folks at Airbus have envisioned. In a recently discovered patent, the planemaker has patented the idea of a plane that can have its cabin detached, as you can see in the diagram above. Read full post →Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins, Wants To Save You Time
A couple of days ago, UK carrier EE announced that they were exploring the idea of ad blocking, where the carrier would block ads on behalf of its customers as opposed to customers having to try and come up with their own solutions. It seems that they’re not alone because according to another UK carrier O2, they too are interested.
According to a report from Business Insider UK, O2 executives have told the publication that they are in the advanced stages of looking at technology that could block ads on a network level, meaning that O2 will be the one blocking the ads on behalf of their customers. Alternatively if that doesn’t pan out, the carrier is also looking at possibly offering ad blocking apps or browser extensions. Read full post →UK Carrier O2 Also Looking Into Network-Level Ad Blocking