WiFi was proposed in the early 90s, and since, have provided Internet users with convenient access to the World Wide Web through the wireless local area network (WLAN) with the help of a router. The difference between WiFi and hotspots, however, is that WiFi runs through a wirless router, while a hotspot is a wireless acces point provided by a hardware device, such as a phone.
The problem with WiFi, however, is that it’s not always where you need it–in the car, on a train, or even in a hotel. Sometimes, you have to pay for Internet in hotels or businesses, but hotspots are giving users the convenience of having Internet access wherever you need it. Continue reading “Why Hotspots Are Better than Traditional WiFi” »
The big day is all about the bride and groom and capturing each and every moment means more memories saved. In this day and age, technology is taking over and making things easier, so why not enhance the wedding experience with some high-tech adjustments? Continue reading “Technology Trends Taking Over Weddings” »
In the past, if someone wanted to travel and explore a new place the only tools they had at their disposal were a map and a compass. If you didn’t know how to use those tw
o things then you either couldn’t travel or couldn’t travel efficiently. Nowadays, traveling has been made stress and effort free due the wonderful Internet. Thanks to the Internet we now are equipped with GPS, constant access to information while traveling, traveling sites that help us book where to stay etc. There is nothing that we can find on the Internet in regards to traveling to a new destination. Here are some of the best ways that the Internet has changed making traveling plans for the better. Continue reading “The Internet, A Traveler’s Best Friend” »
Following a horrific crash a decade ago that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Southern California’s commuter train network began investing time and energy in safer train technology to protect passengers from collisions. This new safety technology is designed with passengers in mind and has appeared to be successful. Another collision occurred in February, when a Metrolink train smashed into a truck just northwest of Los Angeles. Only 28 people were injured, 31 were not, and there were no deaths. Three out of four of the passenger cars, including the “cab” car located at the front of the train has “crash energy management” technology, according to Metrolink. So what is this new technology and why does it work? Continue reading “Better, Safer Train Technology” »
Expensive looking models will be sauntering down the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, while fashionista and fashionistos alike will be crowding into the iconic white tents of Lincoln Center, all centered on the one of a kind designer looks. While most of the clothes showcased are reserved for the rich and the famous, regular admirers can now get in on the fun.
New breakthroughs in fashion technology are enabling brands to offer more customization, high quality designer clothe for up to half the price. Their made-to-order looks eliminates inventory costs and store size, which means less overhead cost to pass on to customers. Customers become the designer, selecting everything from fabric to color to shape.
Carrying around stacks of business cards you receive is a thing of the past. Instead of trying to remember where you put the most recent business card you’ve gotten, there is now a way to store all the necessary information right in your phone. Microsoft has an updated app that can now scan and save business cards right to your phone. This feature was released in an updated version of Office Lens, an app for Windows Phone. You can take a picture of any business card and the app will then crop the image on its own down to the relevant text, format it for legibility, and save it for you to OneNote. OneNote is a Microsoft document management app. Continue reading “Digitally Store Your Business Cards” »
If you’re looking to do something philanthropic, how about pledging your support to a few Kickstarter projects? Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects of entrepreneurs who ask for funding. This way, they raise enough money to start their business or find out if there’s consumer demand for the product.
As a contributor, the most exciting thing about these projects is getting your hands on the new product that has not been out in the market yet. Only a few of you get a taste of what could be the next big thing. (And no, it’s not the Apple Watch.) Let’s zero in on these Kickstarter projects involving high-tech products for the living room. Continue reading “The Best Home Gadgets on Kickstarter” »
Technology is a tremendous asset to our lives and has worked its way into every aspect of society. Searching the web for immediate answers, news sent directly to our phones, even banking is now done online and with our mobile devices. While the innovation of technology has increased the convenience in our lives, it also has some negative drawbacks when it comes to finances. The ability to swipe a credit card significantly increases our willingness to buy things, especially on a whim. The classic excuse of “I don’t have any cash on me” is getting more and more challenging to use, since that can usually be refuted with the accessibility of your credit card. Continue reading “Our Financial Lives and Technology” »
If your kids love science, they’ll love these state-of-the-art science museums found all over North Myrtle Beach. Young toddlers and teenagers will find fantastic opportunities to learn about science and technology right in the heart of the city. So when you want to take a break from the sand and the sea, let these museums recommended by Seaside Vacations be the source of delight and wonderment to these inquisitive minds. Continue reading “Science Whiz Kids Unite at North Myrtle Beach” »