You Choose The News - 2-21-18

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Hotel Offering Discount To Families Who Put Away Phones

Our technology is such an ingrained part of our lives that folks these days just can’t be away from their devices, even when they are supposed to be relaxing on vacation. Well, one hotel chain is doing their part to change that. 

Starting Friday, Wyndham hotels will launch the “Reconnected” program in select Grand hotels, which will offer a five percent discount to guests who lock away their phones during their visit. Those who book the package, which runs through September 3rd, will get a lock box for their phones which will be set with a timer that won’t open until their visit is over.

But that isn’t the only way Wyndham is hoping to help families have non-tech related fun. Those who book the package will also enjoy a blanket fort for the kids, and an Instax camera, as well as a late night “bedtime Brigade” room service menu.

Source: Fox News

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Lobster Emoji Gets Two More Legs After Complaints

After releasing proposed photos of the 157 new emojis, the Unicode Consortium received tons of backlash from Maine residents. They claimed the new lobster emoji only has eight legs instead of the correct 10. Now, the organization has announced the new lobster emoji will in fact have 10 legs following the complaints. The new emojis are due out later this year.

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Bride Gets Stuck In An Elevator Before Her Reception

A Rhode Island bride was on her way down to her wedding reception when she became trapped in an elevator. Melissa Rodger and two wedding planners were riding the Providence Biltmore elevator before it stopped four feet above the landing causing her to miss cocktail hour.

"I was hoping that it would just take a minute," Melissa says. "Five minutes went by and I thought: 'OK, something might be wrong.'" Her new huband, Justin Rodger caught wind of the situation from a bridesmaid just a few moments later. "One of her bridesmaids came up to me and whispered in my ear: 'we have a situation that's going on,'" Justin recalls. "'Don't be alarmed, but Melissa is stuck in the elevator.'"

A technician was able to get the elevator going after about 45 minutes. The couple says the rest of the reception went well even though it started 20 minutes late. 

Source: ABC 6 News



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