first_img This is the third in a four-part weekly series as I test Google Glass for personal and business uses.You might get some funny looks from fellow drivers or from security at the airport, but Google’s internet-equipped eyewear is built for business travel. From getting helpful navigation information while driving to staying up-to-date on flights and forecasts — all delivered directly in front of your eyes — we examine the pros and cons of using Glass on the road and in the air.Glass for drivingPro: No need to take your eyes off the road.Having something on your face while operating a moving vehicle might not sound safe. But from my experience wearing Glass the last few weeks, the device offers a compelling — if not-quite-there-yet — solution to distracted driving. Let’s face it, laws that ban texting while driving are a deterrent, but many people still sneak a text or check an email behind the wheel anyway.With Glass, your eyes never have to leave the road. By placing directions above and not in front of your vision, and by offering turn-by-turn spoken directions, Glass subtracts the lion’s share of risk. In my opinion, Glass’s Google Maps-powered navigation is superior to a dash-mounted smartphone or dedicated GPS system.Author Taylor Hatmaker’s view of the road via Google Glass.Con: Information overload.If you’re prone to distraction and have all of Glass’s apps enabled, work-related notifications could eat up your attention, which should be on the road. For driving, I turn off the Gmail app and social media notifications to focus on getting where I need to be, whether it’s across town for a meeting or three hours away for a press conference.Glass can also become a distraction if it loses its Bluetooth connection to your smartphone — which it needs to get you where you’re going.Glass for air travelPro: All you need to know about flights, forecasts and airport amenities. Glass serves up context-based info like the forecast and commute times much like Google Now. One of Google Now’s handiest features is real-time flight updates.Creepy to some or downright useless to non-Gmail users, Google trawls through your Gmail account for flight confirmations. When your flight is coming up — within about 24 hours — Glass will serve up details pertinent to your trip. You can find fight info by scrolling back briefly in Glass’s lateral timeline-like interface, so it isn’t buried in a sea of photos and texts.Having a little reminder of key things like flight number, departure time and gate literally at a glance was convenient from my experience. As a frequent flier, I appreciate the peace of mind provided by having all of that information in one easily accessible place.Google Glass can stand out in airports where security is high.Con: Unusual devices aren’t airport-friendly.Doing anything out of the ordinary in an airport can be risky when it comes to security. For now, Glass is definitely out of the ordinary.After steeling myself for potential embarrassment or security detainment, I wore Glass on a flight this week for the first time. I decided to treat it like I would a smartphone, not like normal eyewear, since it’s basically a smartphone on your face.Before going through security, I removed Glass, placed it in my carry-on and put it back on along with my shoes on the other side. After the cabin doors closed, I powered Glass down to play it safe. A passenger in a row in front of me was scolded by the flight attendants for not powering down his smartphone. It wasn’t a terrible experience for me, but other travelers will need to be mindful about their use of Glass in the air.Bottom line: Glass can come in handy.Google Glass eases some of the more annoying or stressful aspects of traveling, such as texting or taking calls, while carrying luggage or checking flight times. But for now it’s something of a wild card. The battery can wear down in about three hours of heavy use, which isn’t always convenient when traveling. And Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity can be an issue depending on where you’re traveling.Still, I’d keep Glass on during any future trips, even though encounters with people who were interested in the device slowed me down. In my case, the benefits outweighed the annoyances.  May 23, 2013 4 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img

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first_img SHARE After hosting what the White House initially called a “listening” session, President Donald Trump took American investors by surprise Thursday. Trump announced to the group attending the meeting that he will be imposing the long-rumored steel and aluminum tariffs next week. The president will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent for aluminum. Trump told a meeting of steel and aluminum executives that he’ll sign the paperwork next week. “You’re going to have protection for the first time in a long time,” he said to the executives. He says steel and aluminum workers haven’t been represented in some time and moves like this will help rebuild the American industries.Before making the announcement, Trump praised his recent tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, saying they were a good example of how tariffs can lead to investment in different U.S. business sectors. Metal company stocks rose sharply after the midday announcement. At the same time, the announcement pushed the Canadian dollar sharply lower. While it did bounce back somewhat, the tariffs remind people on both sides of the border about lingering tensions as the countries continue to participate in NAFTA negotiations.U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers were both very disappointed in the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A statement says they have repeatedly warned of the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy would have potentially serious consequences for agriculture. The groups say it’s disappointing that the voices of farmers and many other industries were ignored in favor of an industry that’s already among the most well-protected in the country.Brian Kuehl of the Farmers for Free Trade Organization says they are also deeply concerned that the move to impose tariffs will unintentionally hurt American agriculture. “These tariffs are very likely to accelerate a tit-for-tat approach on trade, putting U.S. agricultural exports in the crosshairs,” Kuehl says. “We’ve already seen China discussing tariffs on sorghum, while the EU and China have both indicated they will move forward with swift retaliation in the wake of these tariffs.” He adds that everyone agrees on the need to hold trading partners accountable but taking unilateral action like this will have unintended consequences. “The ag sector knows from experience that our ag exports are the first to be hit by retaliation,” he adds. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Will Impose New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Trump Will Impose New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Mar 2, 2018 Previous articleReactions to White House RFS MeetingsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 2, 2018 NAFB News Servicelast_img

first_imgLinkedin + posts printWhile the exterior of TCU’s Greek housing has a cohesive style to match the rest of campus, each sorority was given the liberty to personalize its interior as it pleased with the help of alumni and other board members. TCU funded the majority of the project but allowed the chapters to purchase upgrades and personalize their houses with design elements.Many sororities incorporated their traditions and symbols into their designs; Kappa Kappa Gamma is clad in blue and blue, two lions guard Alpha Delta Pi’s entrance and Delta Gamma has an anchor rooted in their front yard.  The new houses don’t just have personal touches though, many sorority women living in the houses said the new open chapter rooms and kitchens have allowed bonding opportunities with sisters. This is something you don’t get to do in a regular dorm, sophomore Kappa Alpha Theta member, Hailey Paul said.“Theta’s study room has comfy chairs and couches that are inviting and make all of us want to sit in there to have a social gathering to be able to help each other with school, as well as catch up on life,” Paul said.The chapter room is furnished with tables that allow Theta members to eat together like a family with comfortable couches nearby for sometimes watching a movie after dinner, Paul said.Interior of Kappa Alpha Theta’s house.“Elizabeth White, the designer, was so cool and helped us make the chapter room super cute and welcoming,” Paul said. The chapter had a huge part in this project and is one of its biggest supporters, White said.Over at the Delta Gamma house, there is a similarly positive response.“Walking into the Delta Gamma house instantly feels like home,” Sophomore Delta Gamma member Rachael Reinhert said. “There is a loving sense within the walls. The light pink brings friendship, peace while the blue brings trust. We share this space between the light cream walls as friends and as family.”  Interior of Delta Gamma’s sorority house.Delta Gamma received help from alumni member Lisa Ford to design the beautiful house they have now, said Reinhert. Ford said she enjoyed designing the interior to match the traditions and customs of this special group of women.  TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Never too young to make an impact Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Colleen Powell Study abroad adds Stellenbosch, South Africa to its list of destinations ReddIt Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Previous articlePrimary election shows surge in voters for Democratic candidatesNext articleHoroscope: March 7, 2018 Colleen Powell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Linkedin Twitter Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Fort Worth Music Festival World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Eco-Friendly hair salons look to encourage others to help the environmentlast_img

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News#WARNING Graphic Content – Limerick man claimed he accidentally stabbed his attacker in the faceBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2015 915 Advertisement TAGSfeatured Facebookcenter_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick District CourtAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK man who claimed he “accidentally” stabbed another man in the face during a row outside an off licence, is studying physiology and anatomy in prison, a court has heard.Craig McMahon (25) was in supported living with Focus Ireland on March 16, 2014 when he went to Fine Wines off licence on Parnell Street in the city to buy alcohol with a friend.Encountering two other men outside, McMahon along with his friend became involved in violent altercation.Giving evidence, Detective Garda Brian O’Connor told the court that while all the parties were known to each other, tensions wouldn’t have been “the best”.One of the men tried to pull McMahon to the ground and hit him with a bag of beer cans he had just bought inside.The two parties separated briefly but reengaged again after beer cans were thrown and the fight kicked off again.Craig McMahon then pulled a knife from inside his jacket and stabbed one of the men in the face as he emerged from the off licence.Sitting at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Tom O’Donnell was shown pictures of the man and his injuries and he described them as being “utterly shocking and frightening”.Craig McMahon, together with the three other men involved in the violent incident, were all arrested three weeks after the incident and charged with violent disorder.The court was told however that the victim of the stabbing would not cooperate with the investigation nor would he make a complaint to gardai about the knife attack.Accepting that the pictures were “not pretty”, defence counsel Mark Nicholas said that his client was in fear of his life at the time and believed that he was under threat from serious criminals who wanted him dead.However Det Gda O’Connor said that there was no note of this with gardai and confirmed that no letter was sent to Craig McMahon from An Garda Siochana warning him of any serious threat as they didn’t believe there to be one.Mr Nicholas told the court that the since his arrest and detention in Castlerea Prison, Craig McMahon had engaged in certain activities in custody including embarking on a course on physiology and anatomy as well as an anger management course.Judge O’Donnell remarked that the irony of that was not lost on him.Addressing the court, McMahon said he “truly apologised” for his actions as his defence barrister handed in a hand written letter from the 25-year-old outlining his remorse.In it he said that he is in a relationship with “the light of his life” and has moved away from crime and at the time he felt his life was under threat and “accidentally stabbed him”.Judge O’Donnell said that he would adjourn the sentencing hearing to consider “all that has been said, the letter and the evidence in the case. But this picture is utterly shocking and absolutely frightening – the picture doesn’t lie”, he said, adding that it is “not the whole story”.Craig McMahon was remanded in custody until January 18 next for sentence. Print Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articleYoung man saved from entering River ShannonNext article#WATCH Irish company leads 100-year breakthrough in microbiology testing for dairy industry Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img

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