AI will be your perfect travel buddy soon

Artificial intelligence is introducing itself in our lives, from chatbots like Siri to complex tools that replicate our tastes, robots are learning from us and they might become our best travel mates. Just few days ago, Google revealed in its I / O conference its effort to focus totally on AI, something already anticipated when it introduces the predictive autocomplete in Search.

One of the innovations is the update of Google Assistant, an application that was born as Siri or Alexa, integrating the rest of the Google applications, as well as searches. This has enormous implications, since this application with the soul of a concierge can search our flights, reserve a table in a restaurant, buy our vacation package, as well as look for curiosities, send calendar invitations or make calls.

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other leading mobile technology companies are recommending us where to go and what route to take according to the traffic in the area, adding our events to the calendar, and warning of possible strikes. All of that using AI.

Taking out a bit of stress can make our lives easier and one of the key areas that are redoubling their efforts in the construction of audiobots, chatbox and others bots is the travel industry. We are already enjoying many of the innovations and the best is yet to come. Have a look at how AI is changing the way we travel:

Planning the trip

The options are endless and although the mail softwares are doing the best they can, many times we have to search for the name of the departure station or the exact time. It would be great if an app notifies us directly about our imminent trip.

Buying and booking are also part of a continuous search, sometimes we would like to have a secretary looking for the most convenient options, but the truth is that with a little help from a real travel agent, AI can make great advances.

This is what happens with Mezi, a web application in which the preferences that users write in a chat are understood by a software that automatically sends travel assistants a series of tags that contains all the information and increase the speed of their work.

Taking travel photographs

Google has also presented in its conference Clip, a smart software integrated in a camera that adheres to the mobile phone and records all day what happens. Once the high resolution images have been downloaded, the user must select the most interesting content of the day, achieving something that social networks never have: spontaneity.

Making the selection, however, is an arduous task for the user, so the software expects to learn over time which kind of moments make a good fit for the users.

Most of us would not like the idea of being recorded all the time with Clip. The reaction of the people will determine the success of this technology in particular.

Eating abroad: goodbye diets

When we go on a trip, we usually eat the first thing we want, taste the local delicacies and then feel guilty or even bad for the extra caloric intake. The last thing we want on vacation is to worry about dieting.  However, this Fitgenie nutrition app goes one step beyond the applications in which we introduce everything we eat and learn from our tastes.

It needs a bit of support on our part. We need to introduce in the app what we eat, how many calories it has and our diet, so that the app will improve their menus and diets to our particular taste with a bit of time.

Meeting friends

Moving in a new city, meeting friends, going to different places are a very important part of the trip. Normally, when we move around the city it is difficult for us to call or search among the messages where to find others, it is easier to share the location on a map.

Location sharing apps are now a reality. Millions of users use Wave Application to meet their friends in the city, see where they have gone to,  go to have dinner or find themselves on a trip, among other situations. In this case, applications such as Wave that use private geolocation, have places very welled thanks to a need of users: keep their privacy.

In the field of artificial intelligence, the possibilities of optimizing this service are endless. For example, a location based service with AI could suggest us to share the location with somebody if we are going to meet this person. Meeting friends or family is a daily activity and it is not surprising that artificial intelligence improves this part of our life in the near future.

Finding the ideal travel companions

In a connected world, traveling with someone who shares our same tastes is very comfortable and that is why there are so many web directories, forums and social travel applications. However, one step further would be to apply the matching engineering used by some dating apps to this topic and find the ideal travel companions.

For the moment, the closest thing to that is Grip, an application of business events that seeks to suggest and recommend in the events the interaction of some workers with others, since the most valuable connections can accelerate business agreements.

Currently, artificial intelligence is already learning from our transfers to inform us of the traffic in the area without our request, strikes, or the addresses of our friends.

As we see, artificial intelligence is now an assistant that is getting more and more more proactive. Maybe one day AI will choose our holidays and take away the stress of planning them. If it works well.

Friends together

We listened to you, here’s what’s new

At Wave Let’s Meet App we have been working very hard over the last few months to improve even more our new version 3.0. which was totally redesigned and launched last May, into a complete communication experience between your friends or family and you. So, we are very proud to announce that we bring you the best Wave update, already available for free on iTunes and Google Play.

We have worked over some of the suggestions that you have been sending us lately: it is a version thought by you and made for you, taking in consideration your initiatives. It has three fundamental pillars: a significant increase in the speed of loading the position of the users on the map, a greater precision and millimeter in the positioning of the users and a new chat to send voice messages and pictures.

Full chat: send audios and images

You can now send voice messages to your contacts when you are walking and you prefer talking instead of texting, when you are busy or when they just want to have a conversation.

The new integration also includes the option of sharing images, an essential feature since Wave is a really popular app for traveling in group. In addition to being connected to a private map, you can send pictures of the trip or whatever you want.

To use these new features, open Wave and select a contact or a group of several, below you will see the chat to write with two new icons. To send voice messages, press the microphone icon while speaking and release it when you are finished. To share images, click on the attach files button and you will get two options, to make a photo or to look for one in the gallery.

With this update Wave brings you a more creative way of communicating with your contacts at any time, even if you have not opened a session.

Higher performance, more accuracy

Real time maps will now load your position on the map even faster.  We probably have the best real time location sharing service of the world, making possible for you to feel connected even if you are in the middle of nowhere, or find your friends in the crowdest space possible.  

What do you think? Update yours now and let us know.

10 cool gadgets you will love to take with you on your summer holidays – our best picks!

Summer is already here and you’ve probably decided whether you’re going to enjoy a quiet beach holiday, a bit of adventure, or an authentic road trip. Whatever is your case, don’t forget to leave some space for the coolest gadgets that will accompany you on your next getaway. Cooling your room, capturing the best videos on air or charging the battery of all your devices are just a few examples of what we have shortlisted for you. Check out these 10 amazing gadgets to use in the summer:

Cool your room

Summer holidays are to disconnect and to merge with the surroundings and relax. However, when it is very hot it is unlikely that you enjoy as you deserve your tent or your little house facing the sea. For these types of situations, you can try Evapolar, a portable air conditioner of the size of a box of soft drinks that you can take anywhere. Its humidification system is good to improve your breathing and allows the air to lower the temperature of a room down to 17°C / 30°F. A perfect relief for summer mornings. It costs $180.

Defy the streets with the skateboard

If you’ve targeted the two-wheel fashion, Maxfind Electronic Skateboard plays in another division. Although at first glance it looks like an ordinary skateboard, it has a 360W engine and a battery with autonomy that will allow you to fly along the roads to the astonishment of all your neighbours. It is one of the promises of the year and a great way to move around the city. As a novelty with respect to other automatic skateboards that you have seen, this one takes remote control so that you can be adjusting its speed with a control. It costs for $ 500.

Never miss out your friends in a new city

If you travel this summer in a group, with family or friends, it is best to enjoy the vacations together, leaving a margin for each one to do the activity that wants. If some prefer to swim in the sea, while others take a walk, Wave Let’s meet App is the perfect solution for making a plan. It is our free app for iOS and Android where you can share your location in real time, chat and set a meeting point with whoever you want.

So even if you are in a new and exotic city or on a busy beach, you only have to look at the map to get to the others, without having to look at the names of the streets or be calling you all the time.

Speaker waterproof

In order not to miss your last successes in the pool or on the terrace of your holiday home, you can take the precious Wonderboom with you. Within the wide variety of water resistant speakers, this works with bluetooth and allows you to synchronize your hits from the smartphone, while offering great quality of sound in 360 degrees. Its audio system combines active audio drivers with radiators, to offer a pure and clear system of sound. It costs $ 99,99.

Pictures printed from your social networks- just iPhone

Your best memories are probably on Instagram, but those beautiful compositions that you upload, full of colors, shades and paradisiacal environments are the perfect memory to hang in your room or give to your loved ones. Prynt prints those pictures in Polaroid size directly from your iPhone, through your battery connector. Best of all, you can sync it with social media to print them directly. It is quick and very useful to get the best of each site on your vacation route. It costs $180.

Dron to take selfies

Dobby is a dron that takes selfies and a significant evolution in the world of aerial devices. Perhaps in the first instance you do not see its great utility, however its ability to hold in the air with enough stability to take a photo, already makes it a device worth to admire. The device carries on a Quad core 2.3GHz processor and has a camera 13 Mgx Full HD. In addition, Dobby takes photographs for you from as high as you want and from all angles, in order to take some spectacular panoramas of your vacations and – finally – free yourself from the selfie sticks.

Read that books you saved for the summer

Summer is a great time to read all those books you’ve been saving during the year because you did not have time to read them. Perhaps what you needed was the relaxed environment of the beach or the mountain, so wolá! if you want to enter, even a little late, in the world of ebooks, we recommend you a light and powerful one to start with, like Kindle Paperwhite. It comes in black and has a 6’’ high resolution display and Wi-Fi. There are some offers from Amazon over the summer so you can get some discount on books too.

Portable Charger for professionals

When packing your stuff, be sure to take in your camera, your smartphone, your air conditioning, your dron, your flashlight with WI-FI and … in short, your portable battery. Although there are of all sizes, the portable Instapark Mercury Portable Charger is a genuine charger for professionals, in which you can load several devices at a time with a range of several hours. Its three solar panels will charge your batteries when you are resting so that it will always serve you, even if you do not have electricity. A gadget that will always suit you, wherever you go.

 

Live in 360

Imagine having a 360 degree camera that fits in the palm of your hand, connects to your iPhone’s recharge input and takes the best videos around you, naturally and as easy as holding the smartphone to take a photo. Insta 360 is a camera that is incorporated into the smartphone and with which you can directly share your videos on social networks, or even publish them live. Unfortunately, it is only available for iPhone lovers.  It costs $129.

For adventurers – Go Pro Hero 5

If you are going to live a real adventure vacation, there is no better way to capture it than the Go Pro. You can submerge it in the water or tie it to a chassis of a motorcycle without damage. The latest model, Hero 5, is the beast of the range and features 4K quality for your videos in 360. it comes with a touch screen and voice control. Also, it captures stereo sound and records in RAW format. It costs $399.99.

Female friends

Did you hear about this one? 5 Apps to be used only with the insiders ;)

Finding interesting people with whom to talk to about your sport team, exotic hobbies or fitness diets is a recurring option for those evenings when you have no plan and would love to meet someone new. In the era of social networking, this is made easy and in fact, it is super common to connect with someone who shares your particular interests.

There are many things we can share, but let’s be honest, there are some that you would rather keep to your closest friends. We are talking about moments and things that you would like to share only with those who care most. Those ones that know you almost better than you know yourself. Here’s a list of apps to use only with our inner circle 😉

Wave application

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Wave Application

Our contribution, Wave application, is a precise and real-time geolocation system, which allows you to share your location with your friends when in crowded places, outdoors doing sports or for example picking up your better half. Although there are more apps in the market that share the same insight with us, there is not a single one that shares the same approach. Privacy, bidirectionality, realtime, limited duration and top-notch UX and design mean everything to us. Try it for free on iOS and Android.

Uriji Jami

Creating the ideal environment to share a dream or a project with your friends is a delicate matter, although they are the only people you would tell your crazy dream of singing in public, make Youtube videos or open your own brand. Choosing the moment to share something as personal and as special as a dream can be an odyssey in such a fast and connected world. That is why we are amused by Uriji Jami app, which allows you to share with your friends comments that are dreams or projects that you want to undertake.

Through the application you can stay to late to advise and receive feedback on your projects, speak freely of them and also help your friends. Did you know that a friend wants to open a brand? Or did you notice that a friend wants to go and see the stars in some Nordic country? something that you also wanted since you started that course of photography. Check out privately the most personal side of your mates and share your own stories. You can use it on desktop version or download it for free for iOS.

Supper Club App

Supper Club App

If you have just left your parents’ house, you have opted for being a vegetarian or for some reason, you have decided to learn how to cook, Supper Club App allows you to share your delicious dishes and your progress with your friends in a private group. This application allows you to create a group with your friends, share recipes found on the web, add your own with photograph and even add on the calendar appointments to organize a dinner – and actually prove that you are so good at cooking. SupperClub app offers periodic events in the main cities of the world to unite the true lovers of gastronomy. By the moment it is getting updates but it will be online very soon.

Cluster

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Have you ever come across an invitation on Facebook from a relative or even from your mother? In those situations we feel like Facebook is more public than private and there are things we would not like to share with our family. Unfortunately, sometimes we want the opposite and we would love to share some unique and personal information with close friends or family and not with our 500 friends on every social network. If you still feel that there are times when the mainstream social networks are not the best way to connect with them, test Cluster.

We love how this app mimics the Facebook design with a timeline of photographs, status updates and comments that allow us to share the best and most intimate of our free time with only those who really care. To start, create a group with your family, another with your friends from school and another with those at work and share with them the most personal. Available and free for iOS and Android.

Capsule Cam

One of our favorite applications to share memories is Capsule Cam, although it works like any other online storage that you can open in iCloud or Google Drive or Dropbox, to name a few, this application gives you the added value of simplicity and having everything on the same place. Our parents, grandparents, siblings or friends can upload photos of the wedding or the latest event, comment on them, save them and even print them from the application. In this way we are all able to collect all the possible pics of a memorable event. It is free for Android.

Kuri robot

What digital trends to look out for in 2017? Artificial Intelligence might be part of your life by the end of the year ;)

What if you were suddenly told you have been doing it all wrong? What if you were told you don’t actually know how to brush your own teeth? Or do your own grocery shopping?

AI is no longer a word coming from a Sci-Fi film, it is going to be part of your daily life, an inseparable friend that will help you achieve the simplest of the tasks and a help that will change the way you interact with search engines. Here is why AI is going to be a part of your life in 2017:

Echo Dot with Alexa

Alexa is the new voice-recognition assistant developed by Amazon, but instead of being placed on your mobile device, like Siri or Google Now, Alexa lives in Echo, a small device that is plugged at home and stays there permanently to listen to all of your requests. Ask it, for example, to order the grocery only by saying it in your living room, and Alexa will connect directly to your Amazon Prime account and make the order effective.

However, this is only the beginning, as Amazon introduced the second version of Echo and the new apps two weeks ago at CES. Its operative system Alexa has already partnered with more than 300 apps such as games or lightning controlling, allowing you to control even more things at home.

Ara toothbrush

This smart device that you use at least twice a day will provide you with daily or weekly reports based on your habits to help you improve your technique. “Raw data from the sensors runs through the processor, enabling the system to learn your habits and refine accuracy the more it’s used”, according to its CEO Serval, as BusinessWire has noted. The toothbush, created by Kolebree is connected to a mobile app through bluetooth and it was one of the most original devices displayed at CES.

Sleep Number 360

Do you ever think that you spend around 30% of your life sleeping? Then considering a smart bed might be better choice than the new iPad. As recent studies reveal more about the processes we go through while we sleep, the new technologies are using this knowledge to improve your sleep, such as raising or decreasing the temperature of the mattress or inflate or deflate some parts of it to adjust your position.  What is really new about Smart Number 360 is that the bed learns your habits and adapts its structure to your needs without even having to use the app. One example shown at CES 2017 is that the bed knows when you snore and raises a bit your head by inflating the mattress, however if you keep on snoring, the smart bed will find other ways to make it lower day by day by inflating or deflating the bed.

Kuri

It is not only the cutest robot we have seen at CES, but Kuri has also stolen the show by showing us all the features displayed on Echo or Google Home inside a mobile robot. Kuri’s wheels will follow your wherever you go, take your selfies for you, record the videos when you ask for it, and commit some simple tasks such as turning on the lights, playing that playlist you really want to listen to and reply to your daily questions about the weather or  traffic.

While more and more companies are using AI and voice- recognition to build up new assistants, the need for being different is bringing us the chance to choose among a cute robot, an app on a mobile phone, a personalized device or a smart appliance to help us deal with our busy lives. Which one would would you choose? Or is the world going too fast in your opinion?

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