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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.”

What you just read was…

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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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Qantas Airways Web Site Crashed During First Day of Centennial Birthday Sale

In celebration of 100 years of being in business as of November of 2020, Qantas Airways started offering 100 airfares each day for four days at a cost of $100.00 each way when purchased as a round trip itinerary in what is being called a “once in a century sale”: its birthday sale…

…but the official Internet web site of Qantas Airways became inoperable as the sale started yesterday at 5:00 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time, as it apparently could not handle the traffic of all of the people trying to snag one of the 100 airfares between Los Angeles and either Melbourne or Sydney.

I received an Internal Server Error message when I attempted to purchase one of those elusive tickets…

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Test Piloting a New Airbus A350 Flight Simulator: The Video

New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seattle, Atlanta and Goose Bay — you know, the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador where airplanes divert in the event of an emergency such as when this Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating as United Airlines flight 958 from Chicago to London had to land there back in June of 2015 — were among the destinations on the spontaneous flight itinerary during a solid two hours in an Airbus A350 flight simulator so new that a pilot had yet to be officially trained in it.

The video…

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