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Showing posts with label gadgets. Show all posts
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Aug 8, 2016

3 Hurdles That Remain For Long-Distance Automated Travel


This post is by Charles Bell. Our guest contributor this month. The topic for this post is autonomous cars, which is the cool new topic in travel and gadgets world. 

3 Hurdles That Remain For Long-Distance Automated Travel

There are a lot of exciting things about the possibility of fully automated cars, but one thing that people are looking forward to in particular is the idea of long commutes and road trips in these vehicles. Traveling in an ordinary car, while occasionally pleasant in its own way, is a taxing experience. Staying alert for hours on end is demanding, and controlling a vehicle on a highway can be monotonous. The idea of making the same trip in a car that will drive itself, allowing you to kick back and relax, is very appealing

Aug 4, 2016

Best Video On How Free Games Make Tons of Money


Best Video On How Free Games Make Tons of Money

Pokemon Go App made $14 million dollars (as of the date of the video) as a free game on Apple's AppStore and Google Play. This is how they, plus other free games, make money in freemium economy:

Apr 28, 2016

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - April


Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - April

10 Great Smartphone Camera Hacks For Travel

Multiple uses for feature of your device, camera, that is already part of your travel arsenal...

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - April

Forget tiny mobile keyboards, you could soon type in mid-air using SONAR...

How to Stay Safe Online While Traveling

There are numerous benefits to this surge in public WiFi: you can book tickets while on the go, keep in contact with loved ones back home or document your adventures on a blog, to name a few. However, there is also a risk factor that many fail to consider.

Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Gadgets, Gifts and Favors Ideas

This wedding season, technology gifts are in style when it comes to gift-giving




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Mar 14, 2016

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - March

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - March

BMW reveals autonomous car on their 100th anniversary
BMW reveals autonomous car on their 100th anniversary

ReFlex – The world’s first bendable smartphone
interestingengineering.com/reflex-the-worlds-first-bendable-smartphone/
No more bendgate, if this phone makes it to mass production. The screen will not crack or bend if you sit on it while it is in your pocket. ReFlex is designed to give. It makes it possible to "flip" through pages and also play games with more interaction by pulling on the screen.

Need to Renew Your Passport? Now There's an App for That
travelwithkids.about.com/Need-to-Renew-Your-Passport-Theres-an-App-for-That.htm
Renewing passport could be quite a process. It usually requires filling out forms, submitting certificates, taking and submitting photos, fees, and mailing all this in. This app is looking to simplify the process a bit so travelers can get their passport ready the digital way.




Wireless energy transfer strips for electric vehicles and buses
interestingengineering.com/wireless-energy-transfer-strips-for-electric-vehicles-and-buses
Wireless charging for cars is coming closer and closer to reality. More companies are developing tech for roads that would generate energy to charge up electric cars and buses.

Goodyear Concept Tires Targets Autonomous Cars
ubergizmo.com/2016/03/goodyear-concept-tires-targets-autonomous-cars
Charged up and self-driving vehicles still need to have tires that do the heavy lifting. Goodyear is getting ready for next generation of cars by working on tires that would accommodate new type of driving and drivers.

Sony makes 'Her' a reality: AI bluetooth earpiece acts as a smart personal assistant
dailymail.co.uk/Sony-launches-Xperia-Eye-Wearable-camera-uses-voice-facial-recognition-capture-images-built-projector.html


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Jan 18, 2016

Mardi Gras 2016 Travel & Gadgets

Mardi Gras 2016 is on Tuesday, February 9


Mardi Gras Weather
The weather during Mardi Gras can vary from very cold to very warm, almost hot. Sometimes it will change from one extreme to the other during the same day. It’s a good idea to layer your clothes since a chilly morning may turn into a warm afternoon. Since you will be spending long days outside, pack comfortable shoes and clothes that can get somewhat dirty. The streets tend to get dirty with stuff thrown around, spilled, and tossed. Don’t forget to check the forecast for rain. If storms are predicted, then you’ll definitely want to bring a rain jacket and/or umbrella.

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Cameras
With all things going on and colorful floats and costumes, you will need a camera to grab all the moments. Take a lot of shots to keep the memories of the events. Bring along a good fast digital camera to capture it all. And don't forget an extra media card to store the pictures and videos.
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Smartphone
It is a good idea to get a map of the city and study the areas you'll be visiting. New Orleans is a "checkerboard city" - safe neighborhoods can be within blocks of unsafe areas. Your hotel concierge or front desk can help you with route times, traffic and parking. A smartphone also can come very handy to find recommendation for better areas, view maps (How To: Use Google Maps Offline When Traveling), and find the reviews for local restaurants and other activities.

Watch
Since the events during the Mardi Gras celebration are planned out and per schedule, to see them you would need to get there on time. And it is highly recommended to get there early. That is the only way to get the best viewing spots. 2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Watches on Amazon.com

Parade routes can look empty, but the crowd can fill in fast within an hour or two of the parade. For the biggest parades rolling in the evenings on the weekend before Mardi Gras, plan to get there about four hours ahead of time to get yourself a great spot.

You Never Know What They’ll Throw.
The screaming crowds line the street waiting for throws from the floats. Some of these can include monogrammed toilet paper, sunglasses shaped like toilets, Spam and hot dogs. Anyone can come home with beads. Though the most sought after souvenirs are the unique throws that are sometimes tossed from the floats with interesting themes. Throws often include toys, stuffed animals, beads and more that would be fun for the kids.
Bring big bags to hold all of the stuff that you will catch. Collapsible bags that are light and compact but open up to large size would be great to pack for this purpose.
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Accessories and Necessities
I would advise clothing with close-able inside pockets and/or a hidden money belt. Crowds, crowds, and more crowds. Float parades draw a lot of attention. But they also draw your attention away from your belongings. Making them a prime areas for pickpockets and such.

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Toilet Paper 
A port-o-potty in the area is very likely not to have any or if there is it will be wet. Hotels will NOT let you in to use the bathroom, same goes for restaurants. Take note.

Hand Sanitizer
For bathroom breaks and many many other uses during the trip

A Small Flashlight
Port-o-potties don’t have lights either. And it can come in handy in hotel room or on the road

Small bottle of water
Important to stay hydrated, especially if consuming alcohol

Extra batteries/chargers for cell phone, camera, and all other accessories that light up

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Sunglasses


Did You Know?:
Why does Mardi Gras fall on different dates each year?
The date of Mardi Gras changes every year because it's connected to Easter, which can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25. Mardi Gras is always scheduled to take place 47 days before Easter.

Do I need to buy Mardi Gras beads and merchandise before my visit?
Not unless you are going to be a rider on a float. If you plan to watch the parades during Mardi Gras, you'll catch so much you won't be able to carry it all!

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