Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:50

Apple takes over your hotel room

Written by Nick Farrell



Will not bring you a hooker


The Opus Hotel in Vancouver has been installing an in room conceirge service for guests based around the iPad.

The hotel found that people did not steal the tablet, along with the towels and have expanded the program to include in-room iPhones that can be taken by guests and used while they visit Vancouver without worrying about international roaming fees. The phone replaces the traditional "landline" telephones in guests' rooms and thanks to being connected to a local Canadian provider, guests can use the phone to make in-Canada calls without fear of surcharges.

The iPhone comes preloaded with hotel department numbers, reports USA Today, and is fully wiped and re-imaged after the guest checks out. As you might expect the Opus is pretty expensive and is in a swanky area. Rooms cost $300 or more per night so only someone with shedloads of cash would ever go there.

Coincidently Apple fanboys are famous for having more money than sense and are exactly the sort of customers that the hotel wants. The downside of course is that being part of Apple's walled garden the Internet is censored and Siri will not recommend you a good place to get a prostitute. This means that visiting French executives and politicians will have to wait until the morning to hit on the cleaning staff.

More here.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments