Category Archives: Technology

Glastonbury Music Festival Display Screens Powered by Pee

EventsTechnology News

This year’s Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England, is using urine to power display screens throughout the event. Yes, you heard that right—power from pee. Bristol Bioenergy Centre (BBiC) at University of West England has developed a technology that can use human urine and convert it into energy. This is not the first time Glastonbury…

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5 Vital Security Questions to Ask Your Event App Vendor

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Event app data security is vital because you have to protect your own information and the personal information of your attendees. Be sure your event app vendor meets the most stringent security requirements of your IT department. Ask questions. Follow this handy checklist provided by event technology company Gather Digital, a specialist in event app…

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W Hotels Debuts Video Game to Celebrate W Bellevue Opening

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Maybe the hospitality industry is about fun and games after all. Marriott International created what it is calling the hotel industry’s first ever video game for the opening of W Bellevue in Washington. W Hotels Worldwide worked with LA-based marketing agency Pen&Public to launch the virtual touring game Belle the Bear June 15. The adventure…

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JetBlue Tests Facial Recognition for Paperless Boarding

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Boarding a jetliner is now as easy as stepping in front of a camera. Paperless and deviceless self-boarding is what Jet Blue calls it in announcing that the airline will be the first to partner with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customers at the gate…

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Thanks to This Tool, Presentations Just Got Very Interesting

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FXP Touch offers a new way to deliver them Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a boring presentation. Are you raising it? If not, that’s surprising. For years, companies and speakers have struggled to find innovative ways to refashion the standard presentation model. Unfortunately, this task is increasingly difficult because people’s attention spans shrink…

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Creating Onsite Video Content

AppsGadgetsMeeting Planning

The medium extends the message: Use strategic planning when selecting digital content capture and distribution tactics For decades, most people in the meetings and events industry have contended that the face-to-face environment—as opposed to remote conferencing—delivers the most robust experience to participants. Even so, in-person events are ripe for capturing valuable content through video, which…

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Delta to Test Self-Service Bag Drop Machines in US

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To save precious time at the airport, you’ve already checked in online or used a speedy check-in kiosk. Then…argh! Time slows to a glacial pace as you stand in that long, snaking line to check your bag. There is good news on the horizon: Baggage gridlock may soon be a thing of the past. Delta…

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