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Aug 1, 2016

How To Watch 2016 Olympic Games in Rio


How To Watch 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

http://wtvpc.com/2016-summer-olympics-live-stream-guide/

Olympic Games are truly a world stage. If there is one thing that represents the world and tourism it is the games. Competitors come to these games from all over the planet.

Did You Know?
For two weeks during the games, all wars and other things are stopped. It is called the Olympic Truth. "The Olympic Truce is a tradition originating from Ancient Greece that dates back to 778 BC in the 8th century BC. A Truce was announced before and during the Olympic Games to ensure the host city-state (Elis) was not attacked and athletes and spectators could travel safely to the Games and peacefully return to their respective countries. During the Truce period (lasting up to three months), wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from threatening the Games, legal disputes were stopped, and death penalties were forbidden." Wikipedia

Jul 28, 2016

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - July


Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - July

5 Coolest Travel Gadgets Currently in Crowdfunding - July
Do not have to worry about running out of power while on the go

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - July
Which would mean no more cracked screens on your phone or tablet while traveling

Jul 21, 2016

Travel News - Gadget Related - July


Travel News - Gadget Related - July

Amazon's Kindle Gets Slender for Beach Season
- It is thinner and lighter - 6.7 x 4.7 x 0.35 inches; 5.6 ounces
- Comes in black or white
- Will feature 512MG of RAM (up from 256MG
- Built-in Bluetooth audio support
- All Kindles will get

Jul 18, 2016

Travel Gadget Review - Large Beach Umbrella

Travel Gadget Review - Large Beach Umbrella

sports beach umbrella

This is not a little sun umbrella that you can stroll around with. It is the kind you can set up and sit under in a chair.

However, it is not as heavy or bulky as you would think. It weighs 9 pounds and folds up into a slick, long, line that is easy to swing on the shoulder with built-in strap on the case.


We have been considering getting an umbrella awhile ago and have been doing research. And in researching beach umbrellas, we can across a beach tent for kids. So instead of an umbrella, we purchased the tent for our kiddo. It has been a hit and life and skin saver for the family. Read here how we have used it on trips to Aruba and Dominican Republic as well as on the local beach.
However, the tent is only for the little one, adults got left out in the scorching sun. Hence for our local trips to the beach, we needed a shade of our own.

Related:
Family Trip to DR - What To Pack
What To Pack For Vacation With An Infant

Why good to have on a trip:
- Easy to transport
- Unfolds easily just like a regular umbrella
- Comes with all the accessories and gadgets to keep down in the sand and with wind blowing
- Roomy for a family
- Has ventilation windows
- Can be used as a tent or
- Free standing, mushroom type
- Easy to collapse

Con: It does weight 9 pounds, so while it is the same operation as regular umbrella, you have to make sure to support it and works best with 2 people

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Jul 14, 2016

The Unexpected Side-effects of Pokemon Go

Image source: Youtube.com

The Unexpected Side-effects of Pokemon Go

How to get Free Pokémon Go Coins:
cnet.com/how-to/how-to-get-pokecoins-for-free-in-pokemon-go
eurogamer.net/articles/pokemon-go-coins-how-to-get-pokecoins
ign.com/wikis/pokemon-go/How_to_Get_Coins
forbes.com/sites/davidthier/theres-one-way-to-get-free-pokecoins-in-pokemon-go

Update: Pokemon Go is now available on the Apple Watch. Also coming soon to the game are Pokémon trading and player-versus-player battles, plus several new creatures.

Pokemon Go is nothing like the original game you might remember from the '90s. It's a free mobile game that lets you see Pokemon with your phone via augmented reality in the real world.
It is the hottest game out right now. And it is causing people to travel more. And even, exercise more.
As part of the game you walk around town, the park, the mall, your workplace until you find a Pokemon. Then, you try to catch it. You can get extra PokéBalls and other extras by visiting your local PokéStop. These are tagged using the phone's GPS. Your avatar gets marked in the current position on a simplified version of what is essentially Google Maps. And then you see the locations of the stops and Pokemon within your vicinity.
The players of the game are getting on their skateboards, bikes, buses and trains and getting around their towns and beyond to locate their next Pokemon.
Though all this traveling while playing the game does raise some concerns and as Pokemon Go website says:

"For safety's sake, never play Pokémon GO when you're on your bike, driving a car, riding a hoverboard, or anything else where you should be paying attention, and of course never, wander away from your parents or your group to catch a Pokémon."

By walking around and getting on bikes and such, folks are also getting excercise with some side-effects..soreness:




See more of similar tweets collection on Gizmodo: Sore Legs Become Pandemic As Pokémon Go Players Accidentally Get Exercise

You can't catch 'em all with an old phone. Get one that can:



Travel Gear for Your Pokémon Go Adventure:

Update: Nintendo released Pokémon Go Plus wearable, which is a gadgets that lets you catch Pokemon in the wild with a simple click of a button. You don't even have to take out your phone. It pairs with your phone via Bluetooth and can be attached to belt, pocket or strap, and also comes with a lanyard bracelet. Pokémon Go Plus notifies you of appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration
Because of its constant connection to data and GPS networks, cell service, and camera, Pokémon GO is a major power drainer for your phone. Anker PowerCore Charger is a compact solution to this problem, get one to keep the game going.

While you are doing all the walking might as well keep track of your progress and activity with Fitbit Charge HR

Protect your phone, and your game, from accidental bumps, falls and spills with Lifeproof FRE iPhone 6/6s Waterproof and Shock Proof Case

Essentials for everyone's favorite app

Google Maps now has a ‘Catching Pokémon’ feature in Timeline

Is Pokemon the Coolest New Tour Guide in Town?

Is your phone/tablet/computer open to hacking? Protect the ones you love with a PIA VPN service for safe and secure Web Browsing: VPN for Android VPN for iOS

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Jul 7, 2016

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - July


New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - June

Samsung Wireless Headphones that can Store Music - Gear IconX
interestingengineering.com/information-leaked-samsung-wireless-headphones-can-store-music
Image source: Venture Beat
- Truly wireless headphone, no wires connecting the two earbuds
- Can store music, upto 4GB flash memory
- Don’t need to be connected to a phone at all times
- Carrying case charges the headphones
- Will be touch controlled and
- Water resistant

Levi's + Google Jacquard Commuter Trucker Jacket
uncrate.com/stuff/levis-x-google-jacquard-commuter-trucker-jacket
Image source: google.com/jacquard
- Interactivity is woven into the fabric
- Designed specifically for urban bike commuters
- Control your phone and services such as music or maps, directly from the jacket

Delta is Making In-Flight Entertainment Free to Everyone
"By July 1, almost all travelers flying with Delta can watch Showtime and HBO, or still-in-theaters flicks like The Jungle Book." 
- Best way to watch movies on airplane

A Team Of Japanese Scientists Creates Glass As Strong As Steel And Iron!
hexapolis.com/2015/11/03/scientists-create-unbreakable-glass-as-strong-as-steel
glass for smartphones
Image source: Hexapolis
- The potential applications are on electronic screens.
- Which would mean no more cracked screens on your phone or tablet while traveling.

"Olli", Self-driving Vehicle With The Power of IBM Watson Inside
ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49957.wss
Image source: IBM.com
Local Motors is the company behind the creation of this vehicle with collaboration with IBM.
- Fully electric and connected vehicle
- Can carry up to 12 people
- Utilizes the cloud-based cognitive computing capability - to learn and adapt to transportation needs and preferences





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Jun 30, 2016

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - June

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month - June

How To Travel Light With Your Family To the Beach
It's Summer Time which means lugging a million things to the beach or pool, right? WRONG.
Here's my quick guide on how to travel (relatively) light..

13 Tips For Safe Summer Road Trips With Kids
90% of Memorial Day travelers are planning to go by car according to AAA.

5 Most Ridiculous Travel Gadgets For Men
Skin is skin, and needs to be protected from harmful rays of the sun. SPF 30 or above would work the same for men and women.

Rio Summer Olympics 2016: What Travelers Need to Know & Pack
To make sure you have a great trip without a lot of mosquito bites, pack these travel accessories...

Road Trips With Kids - What To Take Along
Below is a quick survival kit that you can stash in the car or bring with you...




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Jun 23, 2016

Travel Gadget Video of the Week - Best Traveling Apps And Gadgets For Summer Road Trips

Best traveling apps and gadgets for summer road trips


In this video, the newest SUV from Volvo XC90. It comes with the app that can start the car, lock it, tell you what is the fuel range and more. This is not the only car coming out this year with these features. Several other automakers are now releasing apps with the new models. Making it more convenient to keep track of your vehicle.
One of the cool features in the car, which was barely mentioned but used, is the electrical plug, 12-volt adapter, in back where the Ride-Fi was plugged in. This would give you an auxiliary charging port for the rear passengers.

Polar Bear Coolers - keep things cold inside for up to 3 days


Ride-Fi - creates a Wi-Fi hot spot within your car. Up to 8 devices can use the service simultaneously.






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Jun 20, 2016

The Future Of Human-Independent Travel Is Almost Here

Autonomous Cars, Trucks and Buses


Not too long ago in a few sci-fi movies, the characters were shown jumping into a vehicle that pulled up next to them sense a driver. They also did not have to get behind the wheel, but could sit back after telling the car their destination. The reality of such commute is very close. Tesla's auto pilot goes beyond just cruise control by taking over the car and not only controlling speed but also distance to the nearest vehicle and has the ability to slowdown, stop, or even switch lanes as necessary. Hence, why the guy above was able to fall asleep while in the driver's seat. Since the technology is very new and, while working well, is not fool-proof yet it is not recommended to leave it unattended 100%.

Volvo S60 - Autonomous driving:

Famous autonomous vehicles:
Kitt (Knight Rider)
Audi Concept (I, Robot)
Minority Report car
The Batmobile
The Fifth Element flying car

Someone made the Lexus 2054 from Minority Report


The Most Ultimate Driving Machine (That You’ll Never Drive) via WIRED



Rolls-Royce Concept Car

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Jun 16, 2016

5 Most Ridiculous Travel Gadgets For Men

5 Most Ridiculous Travel Gadgets That Are For Men


Dude Stick “Chapstick For Men”
www.dude-stick.com
It does look inconspicuous with grey letters on all black packaging. And looks cool enough that I would consider it, though the price of $15 is too steep for a lip balm. Considering that a Blistex medicated lip balm has a great green color and works great to protect and heal your lips.

Sunscreen for Men
Skin is skin, and needs to be protected from harmful rays of the sun. SPF 30 or above would work the same for men and women. I know I have shared the same sunscreen on many vacations with my wife and we both either get burned or tan slightly. Though in my wife's case she will be brown in a few hours, and I will be the one slathering after sun lotion and aloe to sooth the burn.

Dude wipes
Carrying around wipes is not manly. I like feeling clean just as much as the next guy. But at the same time I will not be carrying around wipes. Maybe a few tissues. Nowadays I just grab some from the kid wipes that we always have with us. These do come in nice black package to make it more manly when you take them out, but you are still taking out a wet nap.

BBQ Toolbox
thefowndry.com/products/bbq-toolbox
A grill on the go. The grill is built right into the regular looking red toolbox. It unfolds to reveal the grilling surface powered by charcoal. On the sides are useful food prep and cooking stations.

Wenger Swiss Army Knife
When traveling, you want to be prepared for just about anything. You would like to have some tools on hand just in case. This gadget takes it much much further by giving you every tool you can think of within one package. The gadget performs 141 functions in total. More then necessary for most trips and outdoor activities. It is most certainly not carry-on friendly.






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