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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.

eShakti

eShakti offers quality women’s apparel, all customizable and all under $100. The stock includes everything from tops to skirts to full length dresses. The company has entered over 30 measurements to ensure that each garment is cut to fit every woman’s unique shape. Customers have the option to adjust details such as sleeve or skirt length, pockets, embroidery, neckline, and more. Sizes range from 0-36W.

In addition to all the customization, eShakti introduced their first Virtual Fitting Room at the Staten Island Mall in 2014. Customers can get a body scan with all their measurements instantly uploaded to their account. Your saved body model, you can simply shop online and reorder anytime.

Alton Lane

Alton Lane offers designer suits for half the cost. The company uses their own Virtual Fitting Room to capture over 300 measurements in under 30 seconds. Customers can then browse hundreds of fabrics that are identical to designer fabrics and then customize their suit down to the last button.

Their showroom located in Manhattan offers a man cave of sorts, with scotch, leather plush couches, and sports games incessantly on their large screen televisions.

Left Shoe Company

Left Shoe Company recognizes that 25% of Americans have different sized left and right feet. With this in mind, the company uses laser scanning to build a digital mold of your foot. Their experts then size each foot individually, creating your own unique fit.

From there customers can customize everything from style, color, and sole.

Carrying arounlens1d 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” »

financial-tech-categoryTechnology 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” »

Luxurious trains2New technology and trains don’t appear to go together. For a transportation technology that has been around for almost two centuries, it would hard to imagine trains being on the forefront of new technologies. But if you take a closer look, trains have been steady in their adaptability and innovation in technology. From remote control locomotives to trains that go over 200 mph, the industry is looking forward to the next best thing. High speed rails are seen in Europe and Asia and could eventually appear in the United States, making a trip from New York to Miami a plausible idea. Continue reading “Train Entertainment Technologies” »

boost_graph_thumbnailNo business is static and thus business should be left on the improvement trend. Making improvements is a conscious choice in which you are required not only to balance time but also choose an area that will bring impact to the business. The following methods will boost your business: Continue reading “Best Methods to Boost your Business” »

Forget everything you know about pools. Well, don’t forget how to swim, put the correct amount of chemicals in, change the filter, and put on the cover. But besides those things, forget what you know about pools because the future is here, which is actually the present. Pools have been around for centuries, but in this modern era of consumerism and ridiculousness scientists have spent years developing the latest and greatest pool gadgets to make your pool experience the best possible. Your neighbors will be jealous when they look over the fence to see these unique pool gadgets and accessories. Continue reading “Pool Accessories & Gadgets” »

hikingHiking and backpacking season is upon us. Whether you enjoy day hikes in the park or week long backpacking trails, technology is important even if you’re trying to get away from it all. The “there’s an app for that” slogan doesn’t work when you’re out in absent cell tower areas. So before you hit the trail, make sure you have tech resources to be prepared for your hike.

GPS:

This is a piece of technology that should be used by backpackers in remote areas. Phones normally don’t work on deep trails so having a GPS can be handy while trying to navigate backwoods trails. Make sure to get one waterproof, there’s no reason to cut costs when getting a GPS. In some instances a quality GPS can save someone’s life. Here’s a list of excellent GPS selections for your backpacking trip. Continue reading “Hiking Technology” »