Crowds expected at airport for Memorial Day travel

As the busy Memorial Day travel weekend approaches, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport warn that the busiest day is expected to be this Friday, when more than 85,000 travelers are expected to pass through security checkpoints. The airport aims to keep wait times under 20 minutes, but during peak times the lines are longer. Airport and Transportation Security Administration officials say travelers should get to the airport two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights. Hartsfield-Jackson has expanded the main security checkpoint queuing area to reduce the…

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Apple Blames Third-Party Batteries for Case of Exploding Beats Headphones

In a new development, Apple has reportedly refused to grant any compensation to a women whose Beats headphones were said to have exploded mid-flight. Apple claims that the explosion was due to a defect in third-party AAA batteries, and not the headphones. In February, a woman who wishes to remain anonymous, faced burns on face and hair when her headphones caught fire during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The headphones in question were Apple’s Beats headphones running on AAA batteries. When the explosion happened, the woman was asleep, and…

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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Cash-strapped World Health Organization slammed for high travel costs

JEROME DELAY/AP L ONDON — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the presidential suite at the beach-side Palm Camayenne hotel. The suite, equipped with marble bathrooms and a dining room that seats eight, has an advertised price of 900 euros ($1,008) per night. Some say such luxurious accommodations send the…

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad Listen· 3:20

When planning a summer trip abroad, it’s easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just hop over to a travel clinic, and they’ll tell me everything I need to know — and do — to keep from getting sick.” But that’s not always the case. A study published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that travel clinics missed giving the measles vaccine to about half of eligible travelers. For nearly a third of the missed cases, doctors or nurses simply didn’t offer the vaccine, even though measles is a…

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YouTube Go for Android Review: Delivers on Its Promise

We first heard about YouTube Go last year, when Google announced the offline-first YouTube app, and then a few months later YouTube Go entered Beta. It’s designed to work in areas with low connectivity or no network – there is a lot of focus on downloading videos instead of streaming, and it even shows you the size of video files before you even play something, so you know just how much data you’re going to use at any point. At Google I/O 2017 last week, with the focus on the…

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Microsoft launches Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition

At its education event earlier in May, Microsoft unveiled its latest effort to help kids learn how to code: Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition. Initially available in Beta, Microsoft is now launching Code Builder for everyone with the latest update to Minecraft Education Edition. Code Builder essentially makes it easy for teachers and students to dive into coding within the world of Minecraft with visual code blocks that can be dragged and dropped in place with immediate results. From Microsoft: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new…

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How to find the best credit card for summer travel

Scoring the best credit card for travel perks could help make or break your summer getaway. A new report from WalletHub found which credit cards offer the best benefits for travelers. Among their top picks: the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard. This card has an annual fee of $89, which is waived in the first year, and no foreign transaction fees. To get the best deal on a travel card, look at the signing bonuses offered, annual fees, and foreign transaction fees. For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card…

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ISRO’s GSLV Mark-III launched Planned for First Week of June

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the GSLV Mark-III in the first week of June, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said on Friday. “GSLV Mark-III is our next launch. We are getting ready. All the systems are in Sriharikota. The integration is currently going on,” he told reporters in Hyderabad while talking about Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III. “The whole process of assembling the various stages and then integrating the satellite into the heat shield, these activities are going on. First week of June is when…

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CVB celebrates People of Cabarrus for travel, tourism week

he Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is participating in America’s week-long celebration of travel by highlighting the backbone of the area’s tourism industry—the People of Cabarrus. On Tuesday, May 9, the nation’s official Travel Rally Day, the Cabarrus County CVB hosted a special event at the Visitor Center to thank the community’s hospitality and tourism professionals and also began sharing a People of Cabarrus video series featuring personalities who represent an entire industry of ambassadors. “We’re fortunate to have a community full of talented, friendly people who create an…

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