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Record low: TSA screened fewer than 100,000 travelers on Tuesday, a stunning drop

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Record low: TSA screened fewer than 100,000 travelers on Tuesday, a stunning drop

It’s no secret that the airline industry has been hammered by the fallout related to the coronavirus pandemic. In the U.S., the scale of the disruption may be best born out by screening numbers that have been  plummeting at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints nationwide. On Tuesday, the agency reached a new, grim milestone, screening just 97,130 travelers across all U.S. airports. It was the first time that screenings dipped below 100,000 during the current slump, and is the latest indicator of the headwinds the airline industry faces as a result of the virus. Sign up for the free daily TPG...

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Securing The New Commerce Normal

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Securing The New Commerce Normal

For all that has changed dramatically in the last several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, consumers are still looking for the same two core offerings in every transaction, no matter what it is or where it takes place: seamlessness and security. An awful lot of other things have changed all around that core, however. Most Main Street businesses are shut down for the time being; workers are away from their offices; and as a result of social distancing, we as a society have concentrated all the activities once spread across a variety of destinations throughout the day into a...

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NASA Commercial Crew partners Boeing and SpaceX are taking big steps towards two unique flight tests of their respective Starliner and Crew Dragon spacecraft, and – if the stars align – could jam-pack next month with spaceflight milestones.

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NASA Commercial Crew partners Boeing and SpaceX are taking big steps towards two unique flight tests of their respective Starliner and Crew Dragon spacecraft, and – if the stars align – could jam-pack next month with spaceflight milestones.

The CST-100 #Starliner has been successfully stacked upon @ULALaunch’s Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft will remain here at the launch site until @BoeingSpace’s Orbital Flight Test to the @Space_Station. : https://t.co/Yrfjqu43vz pic.twitter.com/a34HBl4Tyc — NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) November 21, 2019 In the last two weeks alone, both companies have checked off major milestones while preparing their human-rated spacecraft for flight, and – with a little luck over the next few weeks – Starliner and Crew Dragon processing could align for back-to-back launches in the last few weeks of 2019. A render of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. (Boeing)Crew Dragon arrives at the...

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Google Lens Brings Style Inspiration To Shoppers

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Google Lens Brings Style Inspiration To Shoppers

With a redesign of Google Shopping, the platform is receiving multiple new features such as options to track prices, shop local stores and come across style inspiration via Google Lens. The smart image recognition technology of Google Lens can already aid in identifying objects, finding similar items and translating text, according to reports.  With an image of an outfit that consumers like, Google Lens can now pull up other “style ideas” from the internet. Those concepts are geared toward showing consumers how others are wearing a particular item instead of merely showing matches of similar products. Consumers who find a skirt...

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