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Indiana Considers Prohibiting Cities From Banning Airbnb

"Indiana's cities and towns wouldn't be allowed to put their own restrictions on companies such as Airbnb under a proposal state lawmakers are considering," reports the Associated Press. Slashdot reader El Cubano writes: The proposed legislation woul.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Smart cities

Across the globe, cities are installing sensors, smart meters, and other tech to gather data in the hopes of saving money, becoming cleaner, and reducing traffic. These are just a few of the goals of smart cities. From Oslo to San Diego, cities are p.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Becoming a smart city takes more than sensors and buzzwords

What makes a smart city? We asked some experts, and they all agree: No city is really there, yet, but many cities are looking to the future. The post Becoming a smart city takes more than sensors and buzzwords appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Transport’s coming upheaval

 Technology is continuously reshaping our relationship with travel, and that change is accelerating to another inflection point. Advances in transportation technology reshape our lives and cities, and how and where we all settle. And American h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

There’s a better way to build your startup

 If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

90 Cities Install A Covert Technology That Listens For Gunshots

An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider: In more than 90 cities across the US, including New York, microphones placed strategically around high-crime areas pick up the sounds of gunfire and alert police to the shooting's location via dots on a ci.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Banning VPNs and Proxies is Dangerous, IT Experts Warn

In its fight to restrict access to copyrighted content and blocked websites, the Russian government wants to ban the use of anonymization technology including VPNs, proxies, and TOR. In a discussion in parliament this week involving prominent IT expe.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

What to Expect at the Final Fantasy 14 Trials of Bahamut Escape Game

Get the chance to become a hero in eight different cities this summer. The Final Fantasy XIV Real Escape Game US tour kicked off at the end of E3 in Los Angeles, in parallel with the new FFXIV Online expansion, Stormblood. If you attempted to s.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Get Tickets to an Advanced Screening of Atomic Blonde

Fans in 15 cities across the country can see Atomic Blonde before its theatrical release. The new action thriller, Atomic Blonde is heading to theaters next month, but IGN can help you see the film early. If you are in one of the cities listed.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Airbnb is trialling split payments so you don’t lose friends over your booking

Airbnb is testing a new feature allowing payments to be split multiple ways, meaning no more chasing you friends Airbnb has started introducing a new feature that allows payment for a property to be split between as many as 16 different account.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

The history of Pride

June is LGBTQ Pride month, and cities all over the world are celebrating their true colors with fabulous marches and parades. However, many people forget that Pride’s inception is directly associated with political unrest and violence against L.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Airbnb is reportedly getting ready to launch a premium version of its service

Airbnb has always been known as the hotel alternative, but now, it seems as though the short-term rental service wants to get into direct competition with the giants of the hospitality industry. The post Airbnb is reportedly getting ready to launch a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Soon, you will be able to split payments for your Airbnb vacation rental

Airbnb is hoping that it can help you avoid those awkward conversations, and save your friendships. It basically allows you to split payments, much like you would do with Uber or Lyft, and it has certainly been a long time coming. The post Soon, you.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Review: Blueair 280i Air Purifier

When it comes to air quality in major cities across India, the worst offenders are Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Jodhpur. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air in these regions is of very poor quality that can cause r.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Get top dollar for your room on Airbnb with 9 simple photography tips

Ready to list your home on Airbnb? Not so fast -- make sure your photographs are up to par with these dos and don'ts. From using a tripod to opening the blinds, these little things can make a big impact. The post Get top dollar for your room on Airbn.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Facial recognition is now being used to ID and publicly shame jaywalkers, like you

Not that you shouldn't already think twice before jaywalking, but now, you've get yet another reason to wait for your light. Cities in four Chinese provinces are shaming jaywalkers by posting their personal information on public screens, according to.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly

 Short-term rental management startup Pillow has raised $13.5 million in new funding, and is launching a new product to provide more transparency to apartment owners when renters make their apartments available on platforms like Airbnb. A few y.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

 Y Combinator is officially adding three new team members to its roster this morning. Gustaf Alstromer, formerly product leader of Airbnb’s growth team, is joining YC as a partner. Meanwhile Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky is taking a vis.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Uber Finally Adds a Tipping Option To Its App

After years of complaints, Uber is rolling out a tipping option for drivers. "Tipping is available in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston as of today. We're starting with only 3 cities so we can create the best tipping experience for you and your riders.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Uber finally gives in, now lets you tip your driver from the app

After years of complaints and competing ridesharing services already allowing riders to tip drivers, Uber has finally allowed in-app tipping. The new feature is initially only available in three cities. The post Uber finally gives in, now lets you ti.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Considers ‘Voluntary Surrender’ to the US

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, is wanted by the US Government. The Ukrainian is currently fighting an extradition request in Poland. But, according to paperwork submitted to an Illinois District Court this week, he's considering.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017