Since cellular service first popped up for consumers four decades ago, it’s been all about phones — from brick phones to flip phones to smartphones to today’s 4G LTE handsets that stream music and video, deliver pinpoint directions and hail a ride from Uber.Now fifth-generation 5G wireless technology is rolling out in the U.S. and elsewhere globally. These much-hyped networks are still about phones, especially in early deployments when the emphasis is on faster speeds for high-definition video streaming and instant access to workplace apps via the Internet cloud.But as 5G matures, it’s about connecting a lot more than just smartphones. The technology has been designed to create a fabric for fast, reliable and secure connectivity to things ranging from driver assisted cars to health-care devices to smart cities infrastructure.“There is probably no technology right now that is more talked about in terms of what impact it will have on the future than 5G … [Read more...] about The race for 5G and what you need to know
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Connectivity is a game changer for digital nomads and travellers. We rely heavily on technology when we travel; from transportation to translation, currency to communication, travellers use WiFi more than ever before. Many of us rely on having internet access to continue our jobs while we travel. It can be stressful trying to figure out the wireless situation when you’re travelling which is why Pocket WiFi from TEP Wireless is so amazing.We aren’t sure how we ever travelled without this mobile hotspot, to be honest. The portable WiFi market is full of products promising the best mobile WiFi hotspot for international travel, and it can be hard to determine which features are most important for your type of travel. So, we’re going to break it down for you and tell you why TEP Wireless Pocket WiFi is the best portable WiFi for travel. From how it works, where it works, and why you need it, this is everything you ever wanted to know about Tep Wireless pocket WiFi.Plan … [Read more...] about Best Pocket Wifi for Travellers – Tep Wireless
By SAM ANDERSON MARCH 20, 2019 The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. By SAM ANDERSON photo illustrations by: Zachary Scott Rick Steves can tell you how to avoid having your pocket picked on the subway in Istanbul. He can tell you where to buy cookies from cloistered Spanish nuns on a hilltop in Andalusia. He can tell you approximately what percentage of Russia’s gross domestic product comes from bribery. He can teach you the magic idiom that unlocks perfectly complementary gelato flavors in Florence (“What marries well?”). But Rick … [Read more...] about Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Marty the googly-eyed grocery store robot isn’t the only new technology that Stop & Shop is quite literally rolling out. The Quincy-based supermarket chain announced Wednesday that they’re planning to launch futuristic “driverless grocery stores” in the Boston area. Driverless delivery vehicles? No, driverless grocery stores. Stop & Shop has partnered with Robomart, a San Francisco startup founded in 2017, which operates fleets of electric, remotely piloted vehicles that carry around a select inventory of grocery store items. And while they’re still working on the specifics, the companies expect to launch the service in Greater Boston this spring. “We’re extremely excited to bring our vision to life with Stop & Shop, one of the most pioneering and forward-thinking grocery chains in the world,” Ali Ahmed, the CEO of Robomart, said in a statement Wednesday. As opposed to services that deliver groceries that customers have … [Read more...] about Stop & Shop is planning to roll out small ‘driverless grocery stores’ in the Boston area