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Kill It With Tech: 5 Tech Solutions We Fell In Love With In 2015

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | January 01, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 5 Tech Solutions We Fell In Love With In 2015

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Before you log off the work computer and say “Adieu!” to you coworkers for the year, allow us to remind you of something quite remarkable: Life became a whole lot easier this year.

This edition of Kill It With Tech will be less about one specific aspect of travel and will instead concentrate on the apps and gadgets we fell in love with this year.

Now this is hardly an exhaustive list, so feel free to comment or tweet at us with innovations big or small that made your travel life exponentially easier this past year.


Earlier this year we examined a new app called GetClose, which enabled travelers to essentially text message businesses.

This alleviated the burden of finding a number, calling a business and then being put on hold. From finding business hours to checking reservations to placing orders, this is an invaluable asset if you enjoy your time, especially for business travelers on the go.


Much like GetClose, Service takes the sting away from personal interaction with businesses, which should be great news for you misanthropes in the audience.

In all seriousness, the last thing we want to do is call an airline about a specific issue we are having. Service handles all that customer service rigmarole for free.


We all love to know the must-see attractions before traveling. But there is rarely an outlet that uncovers so easily those hidden gems that locals know.

This app scours social media for all those events you may have otherwise missed during your major city holiday.


Traveling through Asia just became a whole lot easier, especially if you have any plans on, you know, eating in the area.

Waygo allows you to translate things like menus in real time, saving you from truly hilarious situations.


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We will have a more in-depth review of Automatic in time. From our brief use of the product, we have to say it could become a crucial asset for business travelers or even those who enjoy their road trips.

It’s immense fun to not only log your trips but to see how your car is doing with an immersive digital display, including how much you are spending per mile on gas.

Driving just became fun again.

Now again, these are just the items that we found wonderfully innovative this past year, which only makes us eager to see what 2016 has in store for us on the tech side of things.


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