More Posts On: Technology

This is How Visitors in Rental Cars Should Pay Electronic Tolls

Many motorists who have regularly commuted on toll roads for years seem to applaud the substantial changes in how tolls are collected via technology: no more slowing down or stopping at a toll plaza to pay a live attendant; no more carrying a tray full of coins and bills to pay the tolls; and they even get to enjoy a discount every time they pass under a gantry to electronically pay their tolls — just drive at highway speeds as though tolls did not exist; and pay the total amount owed at the end of the month via credit card…

…but electronic tolls have not been kind to the visitor who rents a vehicle and drives on toll roads which no longer accept cash. Not only does the toll authority — which operates or oversees toll collection on highways — charge visitors the full price of the toll and extra fees to pay via mail; but rental car companies have also been fleecing their customers in the form of…

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Should the Pricing of Any Service or Product Be Proprietary?

Not only does the number of companies which are perceived to use the obfuscation of information as a way to conduct business with consumers seem to be increasing; but some of the methods which they employ can be considered questionable as well.

Three of many example come to mind..

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You Can Travel to Space Starting in 2020 — But…

An announcement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States — which is more popularly known as NASA — has declared that the International Space Station will be open for commercial business starting as early as next year…

…and part of that initiative is to allow private astronauts to visit the International Space Station and stay overnight on it…

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Listen to What Music Radio in New York Sounded Like Decades Ago This Memorial Day Weekend

Not so long ago was a time when people who wanted to listen to music would tune in to terrestrial radio; and when they traveled, the reception would progressively get weaker with more static — until one could no longer listen to the radio station…

…but with the advent of the Internet and mobile communications, you can listen to what music radio in New York sounded like decades ago — anywhere in the world where you happen to be traveling — as radio arguably reached its zenith during its heyday in New York.

One of the most popular radio stations in the world was…

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Extended: Your Last Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Lithium-Ion Battery Antitrust Settlement

You may be eligible for a share of $113 million from an antitrust settlement which was reached in litigation if you purchased a laptop computer, camcorder, mobile telephone, “smartphone”, tablet computer, digital audio player, camera, or cordless power tool for your own use and not for resale between Saturday, January 1, 2000 and Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and was a resident of the United States during that period of time…

…but you must…

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Travel Alert: Ride Share Drivers Strike on May 8 2019

If you are intending to use a ride share service — such as Uber or Lyft — on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, consider changing your plans, as drivers in major cities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other countries have announced that they will protest the companies for whom they work prior to the initial public offering of shares of Uber stock.

The strike is expected to last…

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Watch Out For This E-Mail Message Scam Using Your Old Password For Extortion — and What You Can Do

Sometimes legitimate e-mail messages wind up in my “spam” folder; so I check it regularly to ensure that they are not missed by me — and I found that the title of one of the messages in that folder contained an old password which I had used years ago and had since changed.

Seeing that the password was indeed legitimate at one time, I opened the e-mail message and found the following text — and I manually changed the BTC address in it…

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Watch Out For This Mobile Telephone Scam: You Calling Yourself — and What You Can Do

I received two telephone calls from Brian Cohen over the past 24 hours. I did not answer my mobile telephone when it rang because — well — I know I did not call myself. When I checked the list of recent calls, it simply referred to the information about me which is on my mobile telephone — such as my telephone number.

Although I found this bizarre, I reminded myself that over the years, I have received e-mail messages from “myself” which used my e-mail address — but that was easy enough to check when I applied this trick to find out from where the e-mail message actually came.

As this had never happened to me before — nor have I heard about anything similar to this — I decided to research whether or not this has happened to anyone else…

…and I found this article…

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Track Air and Ground Traffic in Real Time at 37 Airports

“If you’re sitting at EWR, IAH, SFO, ORD, IAD, BOS, or any other UA domestic airport waiting to take off, this is a great Website to track your crawl to the runway!” is what FlyerTalk member wxguy posted.

The Internet web site to which is referring is called…

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