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Alaska Airlines adds VR to in-flight entertainment

Alaska Airlines is adding virtual reality to its in-flight entertainment menu in an experiment aimed at recreating a movie theater experience at 35,000 feet. The Seattle-based airline has partnered with SkyLights, a French-American immersive-media company, to offer VR headsets and noise-canceling … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines to serve 8 cities from Everett

Alaska Airlines says it’ll offer daily nonstop flights to eight cities including San Jose, Calif., from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., with the aim of helping travelers circumvent traffic jams on the road in Seattle and in the terminals at … Continue reading

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Titanic sub’s launch pad is ready for liftoff

Construction work is complete for an essential part of the dive system that’s due to carry scientists and amateur adventurers down to the world-famous Titanic shipwreck this summer. The nearly 11-ton mobile subsea platform will be used to launch a … Continue reading

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OceanGate wins more funding for Titanic sub

OceanGate is in the midst of a $5.1 million investment round aimed at pushing the Everett, Wash.-based company closer to a Titanic undersea adventure. The round was reported today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Joel Perry, OceanGate’s director … Continue reading

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OceanGate gets Titanic sub ready for the holidays

EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines is ending flights to Cuba

Less than a year after Alaska Airlines began daily flights to Cuba amid a burst of red-white-and-blue fanfare, the Seattle-based airline says it’ll end them in January. Alaska said demand for the flights to Havana has faded after an initial burst of … Continue reading

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Google Maps expands empire all the way to Pluto

If you zoom way, way out on Google Maps, you can now find your way around places like Sputnik Planum, Seville Mons, Aphrodite Terra and Damascus Sulcus. Those are destinations on Pluto, Iapetus, Venus and Enceladus, just made available for virtual exploration by the … Continue reading

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