Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics department and the University’s department of communication will combine forces to broadcast 14 of the Governors’ 15 Ohio Valley Conference baseball contests, beginning with Friday night’s OVC home opener against Tennessee Tech.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife.
“We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for those who enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael May, TWRA Assistant Director. “The new app makes it easy to go paperless and report your deer or turkey harvest with or without cell service.”
Montgomery County Government
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is excited to announce their new community phone app. The new app, called MoCo Info, can now be easily downloaded to smartphones.
The app has two primary areas to choose from: Community and Sheriff’s Office. In the Community section users can click on info for county departments, court docket, social media, traffic awareness, historic trails, news, and employment.
Orlando, FL – A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago.
For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day.
Build and Map a Trip; Explore Things to Do, Events, Hotels & More
Clarksville, TN – Planning the perfect day in Clarksville just got much easier! We’re excited to unveil the Build Your Trip Guide on our website with integrated mobile apps, an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in Clarksville.
Designed with our partners at Visit Widget, this tool provides a new way to explore what the city has to offer, including upcoming events, popular restaurants, downtown hot spots, hotels, and points of interest.
Written by Preston Dyches
Pasadena, CA – NASA spacecraft travel to far-off destinations in space, but a new mobile app produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, brings spacecraft to users. The new app, called Spacecraft AR, uses the latest augmented reality (AR) technology to put virtual 3-D models of NASA’s robotic space explorers into any environment with a flat surface.
You can download the new app here.
JPL developed the Spacecraft AR app in collaboration with Google. The app uses Google’s ARCore technology to bring 3-D spacecraft into users’ devices using native mobile augmented reality. (“Native mobile” AR uses the built-in capabilities of a mobile device to interact with 3-D environments and objects.)
Written by Rani Gran and Kelsey Wright
Greenbelt, MD – NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is a free, easy-to-use app that guides citizen scientists through data collection.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) has fielded several inquiries from the public regarding the Blue Whale challenge, a cellphone app that reportedly encourages users to engage in acts of self-harm and ultimately suicide.
Reports about the game and deaths connected to it, both in Russia where it apparently originated and in the United States, have prompted widespread media coverage as well as warnings from school districts and law enforcement agencies.
American Heart Association Meeting Report
Portland, OR – Playing the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go may increase people’s daily steps, especially among young adults with low physical activity levels or those who are overweight or obese, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.
In Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, players move around a physical location capturing animated creatures on smartphones and other mobile devices. Pokémon Go has generated a great deal of interest since it was released in July 2016, but few studies have examined whether playing the game can increase an individual’s level of physical activity.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has contracted with LiveSafe to provide a new, easy-to-use safety app that allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police.
To encourage individuals to download this important new tool, APSU Campus Police is hosting a LiveSafe contest February 15th-22nd, with one APSU student participant’s name and one APSU faculty or staff participant’s name being drawn to win an iPad mini.
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