While the idea of using your phone as a room key is nothing new, a new hotel opening in London later this year promises to give you full control of the entire room via your iPhone. Hub by Premier Inn is creating futuristic accommodations where you can control the temperature, change channels on the TV, adjust lighting, and even order room service right from their app.
Once again social media has rewarded the hysterical. As you may have heard, Facebook is forcing users to download their individual Messenger app if they would like to message fellow Facebook users. This has been a built-in feature to the current Facebook app, but now they are breaking it out for several reasons.
Know that Facebook is not doing this just to spite its users. Instead, Facebook is attempting to complete on a large scale with the many other popular 3rd party messenger apps (Line, Kik, Whatsapp, etc.) Especially outside the U.S., 3rd party messenger apps are extremely popular, and breaking out the app means Facebook can develop and focus on its messenging features to compete.