Customers who submit DNA to 23AndMe to learn a bit more about their ancestry will not only receive a report of their genetic history, but they will also be presented with a list of accommodation options hosted on the Airbnb platform and located in their family’s country of origin. Airbnb also will recommend some of its curated Experiences, like tours, cooking classes and other activities that can help visitors explore their family’s culture.
In the past five years, Airbnb reported an increase in “heritage” travel searches on their site, sparking the move to incorporate a DNA-testing service into its platform.
Those who already submitted their DNA and received a genetic profile from 23AndMe can still take part in the search by visiting their online portal to view Airbnb’s suggestions for heritage-focused trips to the homeland.
DNA results from 23AndMe typically take three to five weeks to be sent to the customer, and the test, which involves providing a spit sample into a small tube, costs $100.
TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.