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You can buy Lovot’s undying robotic love for $3,000

How much would you shell out for the lifelong love of a robot pal? Honestly, $3,000 seems like a downright deal, all said. Japanese robotic startup Groove X returned to CES to show of Lovot, and the surprisingly advanced robot can still pull in a pretty sizable crowd amongst tech enthusiasts, a few years in. After several years of CES appearances, the friendly little robot finally went on sale in its native Japan, roughly a month ago. It’s the latest in a long line of ‘bots designed to comfo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hardware, Robotics, Aibo, Kaname Hayashi, Lovot, CES 2020, Aibo Lovot


tHE sHORTEST In tHE fAMILY

  Whenever my family takes a selfie I am in front since I am the shortest so I can be seen. Though I might as well be standing anywhere since standing in the front doesn't make that big of a difference.     The funny thing is they think it is funny. So to be in the photo I have to jump up. Which makes the selfie looking like this. But at least you lucky viewers are able to see my white hair taking center stage.         [Author: French la Vie]
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December 2019: BHIM’s 17.8M transactions account for only 1.4% UPI payments

The number of transactions on the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) UPI app was 17.8 million in December 2019, up by 13% from 15.7 million last month. The total value of the transactions stood at Rs 6,316.4 crore, up 8% from Rs 5,853.5 crore over November, according to data provided by the National Payments Corporation […] ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Finance, Banking, Mobile Payments, Payments, UPI, Digital Payments, NPCI, BHIM, Bharat Interface for Money BHIM UPI, National Payments Corporation


Detroit Metropolitan Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

Detroit Metropolitan Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket... ...but at the present time... The post Detroit Metropolitan Airport Now Open to Public Access — But… appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Airports, Detroit, Transportation Security Administration, Safety And Security


Slowing Down & Learning to Love Lisbon

I’ll probably mention this throughout my coverage of Portugal, mostly because I find it so strange, but until a few weeks ago I had never visited this small but fascinating country. I suppose by itself that’s not such a bizarre anecdote, but given my own intense and life-long love of Europe and the frequency with which I find myself there, I find it odd. Regardless, I finally managed to visit when I took a river cruise with Viking Cruises along the Douro River. Since it was my first time, I...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Portugal, Lisbon, Destinations, Sintra, Anthony Bourdain, Europe/middle East, Corinthia, Douro River, Executive Club, Time Out Food Market, Executive Club Sky Lounge, Corinthia Lisbon, Lisbon Anyone


Here and There

We are back in Paris happy to be home. Here are a few photos of our time in New York City taken before we left. We saw two plays. This one was very good full of music from my past. I had a few cosmopolitans. They never taste as good in France. We went to the Christmas show at the Radio City Music Hall, home of the famous Rockettes. It’s a bit hokey, mainly for children and tourists but really well done with fabulous staging with part in 3D, and even live animals. This was a cr...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, Paris, Radio City Music Hall, the Rockettes


Passengers Revolt On Delayed Air India Flight

On Thursday Air India's flight AI865 from Delhi to Mumbai was delayed 7 hours prior to finally departing. However while the plane taxied out, it returned to the gate with another issue. Passengers had had all they could stand, and they couldn't stands no more. Unfortunately instead of eating spinach they erupted in other, less productive ways. Continue reading Passengers Revolt On Delayed Air India Flight...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Delhi, Mumbai, Air India, Passenger Behavior, Delayed Air India


Top ten reasons to visit and stay in Waikiki

On this weeks podcast, we offer our top ten reasons to visit and stay in Waikiki and explore what Oahu, the Gathering Place, has to offer. Our hosts start off the podcast noting that the two main concerns they get from incoming visitors are that “Oahu is too crowded” and the cost to stay in […] The post Top ten reasons to visit and stay in Waikiki appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Waikiki, Oahu, Oahu the Gathering Place


An elderly Japanese lady in her half-century old ramen shop

From the outside, this little ramen shop looked like it had tales galore to tell. And it did. Or more accurately, its elderly owner did. Opening the restaurant at the relatively sprightly young age of thirty-eight, she has been working behind the counter ever since. For fifty years to be exact, doing two shifts a day, six days a week, with no thoughts of retiring just yet.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink


China and Economic Freedom

The relationship between economic freedom and prosperity is empirically verifiable. Countries that are relatively economically free — meaning free markets and private ownership of capital — do better than countries that are not economically free. South Korea, for example, is a rich country and North Korea is a disaster zone; Chileans are better off than … Continue reading "China and Economic Freedom"
Tags: Travel, South Korea, North Korea, China, Economics, Economic Development


Oil Jumps Near $70 as U.S. Says Iran May Strike Saudi Again - Bloomberg

Oil Jumps Near $70 as U.S. Says Iran May Strike Saudi Again - Bloomberg:Oil’s wild ride continued as the U.S. warned Iran may attack Saudi Arabia again following the American assassination of one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful generals.Crude futures jumped for a second day, rising to just shy of $70 a barrel in London, as the U.S. State Department said there’s “heightened risk” of missile attacks near military bases and energy facilities in Saudi Arabia, raising the prospect of disrupti...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Iran, Middle East, Tehran, Donald Trump, Islamic Republic, U S State Department, Qassem Soleimani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Gulf States Move to Prevent Escalation After Soleimani’s Killing - Bloomberg

Gulf States Move to Prevent Escalation After Soleimani’s Killing - Bloomberg:Gulf Arab states, potential targets for retaliation after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general, are working on multiple tracks to try to keep tensions between Tehran and Washington from building into a military confrontation.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has instructed his younger brother, Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, to travel to Washington and London in the next few days to urge restraint, t...
Tags: Travel, London, Washington, Qatar, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Tehran, Gulf, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, Asharq Al Awsat, Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Soleimani, Khalid bin Salman, Killing Bloomberg


Oil Set for Bumpy Week as U.S. Says Iran May Strike Saudi Again - Bloomberg

Oil Set for Bumpy Week as U.S. Says Iran May Strike Saudi Again - Bloomberg:Oil is set for a bumpy week as the U.S. warned Iran may attack Saudi Arabia again following the American assassination of one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful generals.There’s “heightened risk” of missile attacks near military bases and energy facilities in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. State Department warned Sunday, raising the prospect of disruptions in the world’s most important oil-producing region.The warning follo...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Iran, Middle East, Tehran, Donald Trump, Islamic Republic, U S State Department, Qassem Soleimani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Burnt Ends - Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Burning a cake deliberately? Yes! This burnt Basque cheesecake is possibly the easiest cake you will ever make (one bowl, one whisk, 5 ingredients) and produces a wonderfully smooth and delectable cheesecake that is as delicious as it is striking. I called her Bonita. And Dear Reader, this is a pushy recipe if you like things deliciously easy!
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#Saudi Aramco shares hit lowest since IPO, down 1.7% | ZAWYA MENA Edition

:Shares of Saudi Aramco were down 1.7% in late afternoon trade on Sunday, hitting 34.55 riyals ($9.21) per share, its lowest level since it started trading last month after a record initial public offering (IPO).The shares reacted to across-the-board selling in Gulf markets after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed on Friday in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport. Aramco was trading above its IPO price of 32 riyals per share, but was down 10.7% since hitting a...
Tags: Travel, Baghdad, Gulf, Saudi Aramco, Qassem Soleimani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Saudi Aramco News: First Big Test After Massive IPO - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco News: First Big Test After Massive IPO - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco’s status as an oil-producing behemoth located in one of the world’s most turbulent regions always marked it as likely to suffer bouts of volatility.But few could have expected the stock to face so stern a test less than a month after the company’s historic $25.6 billion initial offering.The world’s most profitable company tumbled 1.7% Sunday, the most in more than two weeks, as the U.S. killing of Iran’s most prominent ...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Iran, United States, Gulf, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Tadawul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, FXTM, Jameel Ahmad


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Kuwait leads Gulf losses as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate, Aramco lowest since IPO - Reuters

:Gulf bourses saw steep declines on Sunday,with Kuwait falling the most following tensions between theUnited States and Iran, while outside the Gulf Egypt was alsohard hit as all its shares ended lower.Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed onFriday in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport,seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regionalconflagration."Not surprising, the Gulf markets are reacting negativelygiven we are in the middle of all the geopolitics action...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tehran, Kuwait, Baghdad, Gulf, Aramco, U S Iran, Bhandari, Qassem Soleimani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, IPO Reuters, Al Mal Capital


UKE NIGHT returns to Mullum This January

This year the monthly UKE NIGHT will be alternating between Mullum Ex-Services Club and Ballina RSL Club. The first UKE NIGHT is Mullum on THU 30 JAN from 6:30pm. Following that UKE NIGHT will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month: Ballina – THU 13 FEB – Hawaiian Night Mullum – THU 12 MAR Ballina – THU 13 FEB Mullum – THU 12 MAR Ballina – THU 9 APR Mullum – THU 14 MAY Ballina – THU 11 JUNE Mullum – THU 9 JULY Ballina – THU 13 AUG Mullum – THU 10 SEPT Ballina – THU 8 OCT Mullum – THU 12 NOV Ballina...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Ballina, Mullum Ex Services Club, RSL Club


Loyalty Programs Move Slowly, Today’s Devaluations Have Taken 30 Years To Implement

United Airlines MileagePlus no longer has anything to do with miles at all. You no longer earn points based on distance flown. You no longer earn status based on distance flown. Award costs aren't based on distance either. With elite status now based on money spent they've put an end to "miles" completely. They've been trying to do this for over 30 years. Continue reading Loyalty Programs Move Slowly, Today’s Devaluations Have Taken 30 Years To Implement...
Tags: Travel, General, Airlines, United Airlines, Devaluation, Revenue-based Awards


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Celebrities, Air Travel, Australia, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel


Top 15 of the best car booster seats for dogs!

All dog owners consider their precious little pooches as a part of their family and love to take them everywhere. This makes for a lot of car rides, and those can be hard for smaller dogs since cars aren’t as comfortable for dogs as they are for us. This is where a dog booster seat...
Tags: Travel, Dog Friendly Travel


New Travel Stories for the 2020s

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Tags: Travel, Publishing, England, General, Hungary, Argentina, Ecuador, Travel Industry, Travel Books, Leffel Projects, Perceptive Travel, Travel Stories, Argentina Travel


Madagascar Part 4 Kirindy National Park and Baobab Avenue

This was one of our busier and most fun days as we planned to visit Kirindy Park and Baobab Avenue at sunset before finishing the night at the coastal town of Morondava.Kirindy National ParkWe arrived at the Kirindy Reserve Field Station la
Tags: Travel, Madagascar, Baobab Avenue, Kirindy National Park, Kirindy Park, Morondava Kirindy National ParkWe, Kirindy Reserve Field Station


Yen Matches Three-Month High After Mideast Stocks Get a Mauling - Bloomberg

Yen Matches Three-Month High After Mideast Stocks Get a Mauling - Bloomberg:The yen held near its strongest level against the dollar in almost three months amid demand for haven assets after the U.S. killing of Iran’s most senior military commander sent Middle Eastern stocks into retreat, setting the tone for what’s likely to be a volatile week.Japan’s currency appreciated for a third-straight day as markets opened in Sydney, while the Australian dollar weakened. All the Middle East’s major equi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Middle East, Sydney, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Tehran, Kuwait, Middle Eastern, Trump, Saudi Aramco, Qassem Soleimani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


France 168 Fecamp the Bendictine Abbey the Adams Family home Wissant and our last night.

A last Bonjour to you all. We are on our way home. We have booked the train to come home. We were offered 1.40 am 4.40 am or 7.50. We chose the 7.50. We were warned that it would be busy and to expect delays . We just need now to work our way up the coas
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Rocking in Rio

After a long day of travel from Foz De Iguazu I had finally reached the city of Rio De Janeiro. I had started my trip in Peru all the way on the Pacific side of the continent and several weeks and thousands of kilometers later I was now on the Atlantic.
Tags: Travel, Peru, Rio De Janeiro, Pacific, Rio, Foz De Iguazu


Targeted: Earn 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping 12 Month We Miss You Bonus January 2020

Effective through Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn 500 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles — in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned — during the 12 Month We Miss You Bonus offer at the AAdvantage Shopping portal by spending a minimum of... The post Targeted: Earn 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping 12 Month We Miss You Bonus January 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Airlines, Promotions, American Airlines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Eastern Standard Time


New United Airlines Status Match Program

There's a new United Airlines status match program. Elite frequent flyers are valuable customers - to the airline they're loyal, and also potentially to other airlines who might poach their business. The same holds for elites in hotel loyalty programs. Status makes it difficult to switch, you're better treated by an airline or hotel chain and it's tough to start somewhere else from scratch. That's why many loyalty programs offer to match your current status in order to win your business. Continu...
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