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Fictional Places Have Their Passports Too. And They Are the Coolest!

It can be difficult to let go of a beloved fictional universe when you reach the end of the book, series, or movie in which it was contained.

You visited the fictitious homeland of your heroes daily (or more likely spent one ‘bingey’ weekend there!) and suddenly your trip came to an end. If only there were a way to travel there for real…

This thought inspired the people at Budget Direct Travel Insurance to create their newest series of speculative illustrations. They’ve got the bureaucracy of your dimension-hopping vacation all sewn-up with these imaginative conceptualizations of what it might be like to get a passport from one fictional country or another.


Continue reading at MakeMyTrip.

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The Potential Of Internet Of Things On Campus

[…] But what will be the impact on campus – that unique in-between place that’s not quite business, not quite municipality, and is home from home for so many?

Well, for those students who do make it their temporary home by living on campus, there is likely to be an improvement in services and systems to make their daily lives easier and create a more sophisticated environment in which to study. It might be as simple as students getting an automated text message when their laundry cycle finishes, or as complex as the use of pooled data from Fitbit devices to track traffic patterns and plan the positions of new buildings and facilities accordingly.


Read the full article at Keystone Academic Solutions.

Apple iCar Designs Capture Apple’s Journey From the 80s

Computing giants Apple are known for their iconic and forward-looking product design, so it was a big disappointment for motorists and dreamers alike when, late last year, the plug was pulled on their plans to develop an Apple car.

It’s a massive loss for those of us who fancy the latest Apple designs, but a great opportunity to imagine what might have been – so that’s just what the people over at Click Mechanic have done, creating five imaginary Apple car designs inspired by classic Mac hardware from the past thirty years. Think of it as the Batmobile meets desktop computing.


Continue reading at Automoblog.

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