Posts Tagged ‘Technology’
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” »
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” »
New 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” »
No 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” »
Hiking 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.
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” »
While the Groundhog may have rained on our parade for warmer weather, it will come around eventually. With warm weather comes boating season, and what better way to get out on the water than on a pontoon boat? Pontoons are the perfect party vessel, they can double as a fishing boats, and many are capable of watersport activities. Whether you are a proud pontoon owner looking to make a few upgrades to your boat this year, or searching for the perfect gift for someone who loves their pontoon, here are a few tech products that work perfectly with pontoon boats.
The future is evidently now, and many of those neat-o gizmos you ogled over in the cartoons and movies are quickly becoming a reality. Although floating cars are still a ways away, smartwatches are here and they are big, bold and busting out quite a few unexpected stops. A true standout among a small, elite crowd is the newly revisited and remodeled Pebble Steel, a striking and highly capable smartwatch that’s surprisingly affordable (averaging around $249.99) and amply professional in appearance. A popular, fashion-oriented and well-polished product indeed, the new Pebble Steel has much more on its mind than just the time of day.
Residing on the upper tier of functionality and flare, the Pebble Steel smartwatch has been quickly making a name for itself during its short lifespan, already outclassing its predecessor, the original Pebble, which in only twelve months of availability secured a home on well over 300,000 wrists. The Pebble is successfully laying claim to an expanding smartwatch kingdom, and it seems that the new Steel version is about to put a fork in the remaining competition. At least for the time being.
Technology is a magical thing. Love is a magical thing. And when the two come together, you get something truly wonderful. More and more couples on their way to matrimonial bliss are embracing the use of technology to make their wedding day unique, special, and hassle-free.
1. Create a wedding website to provide guests with lodging options, details about the event, and even an eco-friendly way to RSVP. Your crazy aunt may still call you 100 times pre-wedding, but some of your more tech-savvy friends may not.
2. Use online or mobile budgeting applications like mint.com to make sure you stick to your wedding budget.
3. Change your Facebook relationship status to “married” immediately after you say “I do” (if you’re into that kind of thing).