A Starfabulous Planetarium, Travel Tech Tools and Marriott “Smart” Rooms

Published on: April 26th, 2018

LOOKING for something to do? How about visiting the largest Planetarium in the western hemisphere? The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium in Jersey City, NJ was once home to an IMAX theater, but has been completely remodeled into an 89’ diameter Planetarium.

The sun is finally shining and warm and that can only mean one thing: Americans are hitting the road for graduations, vacations and summer fun. We’ve got some nifty travel tech tools to make your travels easier, and Marriott Hotels now have “Smart” rooms with devices that can connect to your cell phone and give you wireless control. But beware: anything connected to the Internet can be hacked, so be sure to read the whole article before making your lodging decision. We want you to stay safe out there!

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Did you know that the largest Planetarium in the world is in nearby Jersey City, New Jersey? It’s called the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and you can read about the technology involved (or watch the short video) in converting the former IMAX Theater into an 89-foot diameter Planetarium. I see a trip to New Jersey in my future so I can explore the heavens in spectacular beauty.

Gaze into the tech behind the Planetarium

Visit the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium website here

Source:
Alex Knapp, forbes.com

 

Traveling for business, or adding some work to your family vacation? Check out these travel tech tools that are sure to help you stay connected and organized while you’re out and about:

Organize your travelling electronic life here

Source:
Rick Broida, zdnet

 

Welcome to the Marriott –
your room is the newest thing on the IOT list

That’s right, Marriott Hotels are replacing their traditional hotel rooms with “smart rooms” full of smart devices that connect to your cell phone, giving you control over everything from the door lock to the drapes from anywhere you may be. While all this control really boosts your convenience quotient, there is a serious downside: the “Bluetooth signal sent from your smartphone might be unencrypted and could be hacked from up to 15 feet away. Somebody could go in and intercept your key. They could also track your locations and if somebody can steal that digital signature they can run up charges that you would have to pay for.”

Check in here

Source:
Peter Greenberg, newyork.cbslocal.com

 

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