Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Free Bachelor's Degree for Mountain View Residents with eLearning Solution

Public education is free to all students until grade 12. Why can't higher education be free too? For some students, pursuing a bachelor degree who don't have have the financial means to pay for it, rely on student loans and scholarships. Graduating with over 80K in student loans isn't right. 

Study.com partnered with the City of Mountain View, California to offer a free option to college students who are residents of their city. It's called Mountain View Working Scholars. In order to qualify for the program, you have to live or work in the city of Mountain View. The program allows qualified students to take a series of online courses on their study.com site and then transfer those courses for credit towards their bachelor's degree with Thomas Edison State University. The remaining courses are funded by donations. 

Finally, a debt-free solution to higher education. I would personally like to see this program expand into other cities across the U.S. Higher Education should be an option to all those who want to pursue it, not just those that can afford it. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Princess Cruise Line to Offer Wearable Technology

Are you a technology lover? Do you enjoy the ability to use to technology to make life easier? Wearable technology has already seen a presence in the hospital industry. Disney World for example, offers Magic Bands to their guests, which allows them to enter the park, get fast passes, photo experiences, and make purchases.

Princes Cruise Line is working on a new revolutionary idea in the cruise industry called Ocean Medallion Class. It will personalize guest experience, speed the embarkation process, allow you to open your stateroom door, and make purchases onboard.  

The sleek medallion or coin design will allow it to be placed in watch type wrist band, a necklace, or a key chain holder.

Debuting on November 13, 2017 on the Regal Princess. Followed by the Royal Princess on January 19, 2018 and the Caribbean Princess on March 18, 2018

Want good deals on these sailings? Visit us at Sweet Travel Group

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Drones Used For Artistic Purposes

If you're into technology, you've at least heard of the concept of drones and probably one one or two yourself. Drones are typically used for fun as a way to take photos and video from an aerial point of view. I recently traveled to Disney Springs in Orlando where I was amazed with what Intel and Disney have put together. They have designed an aerial light-show with drones. They are definitely pushing the boundaries of what is possible with drones. 

Aerial drone light show video.  Keep in mind when you watch this video that each speck of light is a single drone and that they are being controlled and orchestrated from the ground in order to create this beautiful light effect.

 YouTube VideoIf you are wondering like I was as to how this show was designed and developed, you'll want to see the video The Making of Drone 100 Intel.