News and notes from around the interweb:
- Apple’s VP of Design has come up with a new way to cram more stuff into a rollaboard.
[I]ts internal cavity is 13% larger than similar bags. That’s thanks to a head-slappingly simple idea: to mount the anodized aluminum telescoping handle as an exoskeleton protecting the corners of the bag, rather than cramming those components inside the bag with your shoes and underwear.
- One town in South Korea experiencing a tourism boom thank to a glitch in Pokemon Go. The game uses Google Maps, which are banned in South Korea, but the town appears to be classified by maps as outside the country’s borders in error.
The mobile game has become a blockbuster hit in the U.S. within less than a week of its launch, but it has not been officially launched in South Korea and might never be. The country is likely to be excluded from the “Pokemon Go” Asia launch because South Korea’s government restricts Google Maps service for security reasons.
…Media reports attributed the monsters’ appearance in Sokcho to map glitches. By the way Niantic organizes the region, Sokcho and its neighboring area bordering North Korea were reportedly categorized as North Korea.
…Whatever the reason, South Korean “Pokemon Go” players have been going to great lengths to take advantage.
- How Alaska Airlines used to buy 737s
- Cathay Pacific launching twice-weekly service to Portland (with a freighter).
- Wow, I’m definitely going to have to plan a trip to the Park Hyatt Mallorca if I can find category 5 cash and points with Diamond confirmed suite upgrade.