Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2019

While 2018 was a jam packed year of new and improved credit card offerings, limited time award sales and countless other valuable deals, 2019 hasn’t skipped a beat. From the incredible Cathay Pacific first class mistake fare that started the year off to the limited time Southwest Companion Pass welcome bonus on a number of Chase cards, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. If you’re in the market for a new travel rewards card and haven’t quite found one that suits your needs, here are my top picks for 2019 including a…

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Paytm Expands Its Travel Biz With Acquisition Of NightStay

Noida-headquartered digital payments company Paytm has strengthened its travel business with the acquisition of Noida-based last-minute hotel booking app, NightStay for an undisclosed amount. The confirmation of acquisition comes nearly six months after reports surfaced thatPaytm may acquire NightStay for $20 Mn (INR 142 Cr). After the acquisition, NightStay founder Nasr Khan will lead the hotel-booking services at Paytm. NightStay: Why It Aligns With Paytm? Founded by Nasr Khan in December 2014, NightStay offers hotels an open and flexible option to provide flash accessibility on its app. Hoteliers can make their…

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The application of space technology to solving problems on earth

Fitness trackers, satellite navigation and bathers which let you swim faster all owe their origins to the space program. NASA technology specialist Dr Christyl Johnson says there are many positive spinoffs from an investment in space. With Australia’s new space agency we also have an opportunity to get on board the mission to Mars. Recorded 24 July 2018 Hybrid World Adelaide Conference Speaker Dr Christyl Johnson Deputy Director Technology and Research Investments Goddard Space Flight Centre. [“source=abc.net.au”]

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Snow, ice and slippery travel to precede next round of Arctic air in midwestern US

Snow and ice will sweep through the midwestern United States into Wednesday ahead of the next blast of Arctic air poised to arrive late this week. The same storm that blanketed the interior West with a fresh round of snowfall to start the week is sweeping through the Central states. The storm produced blizzard conditions over the High Plains of Colorado during Monday night to Tuesday morning. A small home was blown over amid blizzard conditions in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Cripple Creed Fire Department said on Facebook. One person and two…

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Students encouraged to become producers of technology

Female students at the the Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park on January 4. Forty students between the ages of 12-18 students, were exposed to the world of Artificial Intelligence at a Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, held earlier this month at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park. The two-day workshop hosted by the Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago (E-IDCOT) Ltd and Nerds International Young Innovators, whose director Joseph Frederick, co-ordinated the project. Joseph said the aim of the workshop was to…

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Smart vehicle technology new star of CES

car giant Mercedes showcased its Vision Urbanetic, a concept autonomous vehicle designed for urban areas, at CES 2019 The technology on display at CES increasingly involves cars and other vehicles, with the gadget show becoming ever more diverse in the products showcased as a result. Some vehicle manufacturers now make as many major announcements at the Las Vegas convention as they do at key motor industry events such as the Detroit Motor Show. This year, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes, Audi and Hyundai are among the firms with a large presence in…

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Nokia 9 PureView to be announced during the last week of January

One of the longest awaited flagship smartphones in history has to be the Nokia 9 PureView. Ever since HMD Global started making handsets under the Nokia name people have been anxiously anticipating the company’s first true contender for the top of the line space. And now we may actually be only one month away from the official unveiling of the Nokia 9. That is, at least, what a new rumor claims, reported by Russian publication Nokia Anew. Apparently the info comes from some unnamed “foreign sources”, and they also say…

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WhatsApp Had 779M Downloads In 2018. Here Are The Other Top Apps Of 2018

Uber is tops in more than one category, Facebook absolutely destroys the social competition, and Wish got more app downloads than e-commerce giant Amazon. Those are just a few of the insights from Apptopia’s most downloaded apps of 2018 list. The single most-downloaded app of 2018? That would be WhatsApp, Facebook’s other global messaging platform, with more than 779 million downloads between iOS and Android. The only other app that even came close is the casual game Helix Jump, with more than 334 million installs. Top global app downloads of 2018,…

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VVIP chopper scam: Christian Michel bore foreign travel expenses of IAF officers, CBI tells court

Delhi’s Patiala House court on Saturday extended the CBI custody of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case Christian Michel by four days. Michel had borne foreign air travel expenditure of serving and retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officials, the CBI told the court during the hearing. Christian Michel, whose custody ends today, was extradited to India by UAE in the Augusta Westland VVIP chopper scam on December 4. The court permitted Michel’s lawyer Rosemary Patrizi to talk to her client for 10 minutes after she argued in the court that she has…

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Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display – or should we say “displays”. The Galaxy F will have one large 7.3” panel that folds down the middle along with an external 4.58” display. There will reportedly be two batteries as well, though that doesn’t add much to the cost (total capacity is expected to be around 5,000-6,000mAh)….

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