Say you woke up this morning and suddenly you had the option to move anywhere in the world… where would it be? Northern Canada? The Caribbean? East Asia? Anywhere in the world.
Unless you’re a NYC native, the New York subway system can be a little confusing. Not daunting, but if you’re not used to the city, expect yourself to be crowded around an old paper subway map, trying to figure out where you are and where you need to go. In the near future, even complete out of town idiots will be able to easily navigate the subway with the help of real time touch screen kiosks. It tells you where you are, you tap where you want to go and voila!
If you live in New York or are planning a trip to New York, a good MTA subway app can be a good starting place for getting to where you need to go like a pro. Now the MTA has released its own iPhone app that lets you track train departures and arrivals in real time before you buy your ticket.
Losing your luggage, having it misplaced, having it shipped to a different city… all of it can be a real pain in the ass and sometimes the airline may or may not be able to help. But with this tiny gizmo inside your bags, you’ll be able to see when it gets off the plane and where it is. Hopefully in the same city as you.
The prizes include a variety of items featuring popular characters from manga and anime, as well as snacks and other items. Also, you can play these UFO catchers for 100 to 200 yen each time, and if you control the crane skillfully, you can win a figure or a stuffed toy on your first try!
If you travel frequently, you may wonder how people coped before the invention of rolling luggage, but in the future, you may not even have to exert that much energy when taking your bags through the airport. Hop is a suitcase of the future that uses your smartphone as a beacon, so it can follow right alongside you like a little robot pet.