17 Aug

Emirates introduces the worlds first amenity kit in Economy class

first_imgEmirates introduces the world’s first amenity kit in Economy classEmirates introduces the world’s first amenity kit in Economy classEmirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilise augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.The kit bags come in six designs inspired by six regions in Emirates’ global network – Australasia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Far East. The designs incorporate the colours and patterns of each of these regions and the Middle East design, in particular, features Arabic calligraphy by UAE-based artist, Tagelsir Hassan.The kits include all the necessities for additional comfort on long-haul flights including an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, and socks – each tailored to the style of the kit bag. The multipurpose pouches are made of Neoprene material – a water resistant fabric – and is designed to be reused after the flight to store anything from devices to cosmetics or stationery.Emirates is the first airline to introduce AR technology with the amenity kits making it the world’s first interactive kit bags. By downloading the Blippar mobile phone app, and using it to scan the bags, customers will be able to unlock a world of entertainment on their mobile devices.Emirates partnered with Blippar, the world’s leading AR and visual discovery platform, to create exclusive content including activities and health tips for a more comfortable and relaxing travel experience. The content will continually be refreshed every six months so customers can look forward to new updates.More broadly, the Blippar app is a Visual Browser which enables customers to discover more about the world around them. Customers can point at thousands of objects already recognised by Blippar (laptops to clothing and food to pets) to get additional information on those items. The content explains the object, the context and other useful and interesting facts – and is sourced from Blippar’s knowledge graph called Blipparsphere. Both the Blippar app and Blipparsphere are powered through Artificial Intelligence technology.The cutting edge bags are part of Emirates’ continued product enhancement to improve comfort and convenience for Economy Class passengers. The entertainment on the app complements Emirates’ award-wining inflight entertainment system – ice Digital Widescreen – which has recently clinched its 12th consecutive award for ‘World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016.Passengers across all classes can enjoy over 2,500 channels of entertainment and free Wi-Fi on board all A380s and most B777s.The amenity kits are available on selected long-haul routes and on all ultra-long haul services starting from August.To activate the augmented reality technology with the amenity kits:Download the Blippar app from the Apple Store or Google Play on your mobile deviceScan the designs on the amenity kitsEnjoy immersive content on your mobile devices Emiratesbook your flights hereSource = Emirateslast_img read more

11 Aug

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Foster, who attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., set a state record with 60 touchdowns in a single season. He also holds state rushing records in yards for a game, touchdowns in a game, career touchdowns, career points and points scored in a season.At ASU, Foster was used at running back and receiver. He accumulated at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage in his first three seasons at ASU before totaling 864 his senior year.Foster’s best season as a Sun Devil came in 2014, when as a junior he scored 12 total touchdowns, rushed for 1,081 yards and added 688 yards receiving, all highs for his four-year college career. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo New England Patriots running back D.J. Foster (27) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals are adding running back depth by signing Arizona State and local high school product D.J. Foster, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.Foster, in his second season, will be signed off the New England Patriots’ practice squad. He joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, picking New England over the Texans and Cardinals, reports MassLive.com’s Kevin Duffy.Foster carried the ball seven times for 24 yards in limited action last year. He appeared in three games and also caught a two-yard pass. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more