Tampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Transportation announces I-65 South to be Reduced to One Lane North of Nashville for Weekend Work
Series of Lane Closures Planned for Rivergate Area
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close two lanes of travel on I-65 South on the north side of Nashville this weekend for bridge repair work. The work zone will extend from mile markers 95 to 98, northbound and southbound. The work is scheduled as follows:
Craft beer event on Thursday, February 27th, opening day of the four-day Show
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 2nd.
Among the special events offered during this year’s show is the Better Beer Garden sponsored by All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co., from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, February 27th.
Opens Access to Leading Streaming Experience, Removes Hurdles and Reduces Costs for OEMs; TCL and Hisense to Ship First TVs this Fall
Las Vegas, NV – Roku® Inc. announced Roku TV™, a new generation of Smart TVs designed to give consumers a simple entertainment experience in a complex connected world.
The company plans to license the new reference design platform and software stack to manufacturers to build and distribute Roku TV models. TCL and Hisense are the first partners.
App helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available
Nashville, TN – Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.
The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reminds Citizens to visit TN.GOV only for Online Drivers License, ID Renewals
Drivers beware of Web sites selling renewal assistance
Nashville, TN – The Driver Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security wants to remind drivers that the only web site for driver license/ID renewals is the state’s official site, TN.gov.
Other Web sites that offer driver-related services, such as renewal assistance, non-certified driving history, and practice tests for a fee are not affiliated with the State of Tennessee. The Driver Services division receives many calls from citizens who went to one of these sites, entered a credit card and received a document that contains the same information that is available for free at the the Driver Services Web site. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217, which is located between the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Donelson Pike exits. I-40 West at mile marker 217 will be reduced to one lane from Friday, October 25th at 8:00pm until Monday, October 28th at 6:00am.
Clarksville, TN – The American Red Cross today launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.
“When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but may not know how,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support their community.”
Gear to Go Section Recommends More Than 175 Tablets, Smart Phones, Cameras, and More
Yonkers, NY – The trend to mobile electronics hasn’t crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12.
A special “Gear to Go” section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple categories of mobile devices, covers what each means for shoppers and users, and offers Ratings of over 175 CR Recommended models. «Read the rest of this article»
7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR’s Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected
Yonkers, NY – A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private.
But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.
At least 7.1 million smart phones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smart phone users hadn’t backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. «Read the rest of this article»
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