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Memorial Day Weekend 2020: Listen to Radio Decades Ago From New York — Music, News, Commercials, and More

If you want to temporarily get away from all of the ridiculous nonsense of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, how about going back to an era which was not much simpler?

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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Hotel Deploys Robots to Sanitize and Disinfect Rooms

A hotel property in the United States has deployed two decontaminating robots to sanitize and disinfect its guest rooms and common areas in order to help combat the threat of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic to guests.

“The room disinfection technology, provided by…

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Would You Allow Your Seat Mate to Use the In-Flight Entertainment System in Front of Your Seat?

“Flying 767 biz class aisle seat. MXP-EWR right now. I have had my screen on the flight status display since takeoff and window seat guy has been watching movies since takeoff. I flip my screen to review the movies and he says to me (first words spoken to me btw) ‘can you leave your screen on the fight tracking window? I like to watch that while I am watching the movie’”

The paragraph you just read was…

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Watch Out For Juice Jacking of Your Portable Electronic Device

When public places — such as at the gates and lounges of airports, aboard public conveyances such as buses and airplanes, and the lobbies of hotel and resort properties as five of many examples — started offering power charging stations equipped with Universal Serial Bus ports into which anyone may plug their portable electronic devices to recharge them when their batteries are running low on power…

…but the office of…

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They Ruined GeoGuessr…

For several years, GeoGuessr — a game that uses Street View from Google Maps to show a random image for a player to guess its location — has been a free and fun game for travelers and non-travelers alike. It includes additional themed maps and a multiplayer mode available for users that have GeoGuessr PRO, a paid subscription. Refer to this article written on December 23, 2016 for the original article about the game. However…

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Language Translation Has Improved With This Updated Software From Google…

Different languages have been less of a barrier of communications every day in recent years, as the Google Translate software application program for portable electronic devices has improved due to some upgrades since version 3.1.0 was released approximately five years ago — most notably, the ability to simply point your device equipped with a camera to printed text written in a different language and have that text automatically translated for you without pressing a button…

…as well as…

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Is This a Good Way to Pay For Electronic Tolls?

“Toll roads should accept cash. At the very least, they should have an online system where you can pay within 24 hours of using the toll road or toll bridge. That would be good for people renting cars who otherwise have to pay insane fees.”

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Why Governments are Hypocritical in Forcing Businesses to Accept Cash

When was the last time you used cash to pay for anything?

With the advent of credit cards — as well as a plethora of electronic payment services and alternative currencies; and compounded with the gradual elimination of pennies and other smaller denominations of currency — cash is becoming less relevant every day; and businesses are embracing this brave new era of cashless payments…

…but some businesses no longer accept physical cash at all as a payment — and William K. Greenlee decided to do something about that, as he objected to that business practice.

The city of Philadelphia passed a law which…

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