Technology and Traveling

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope that your week has been productive and that you’ve been able to fit in a bit of fun. Today I have a few articles on technology and traveling that I thought were useful. I know we are just about the end of the high season for summer travel (for the Northern Hemisphere), but holiday travel will be upon us before we know it. So it is always good to keep up on travel and technology tips.

This article on the price of air travel by Freakonomics I think is a very interesting read. I’m not sure what one should do with the information in the article, but I was thinking about this article a lot when I was stuck in the airport a few weeks ago and all the planes in the terminal I was in were delayed for multiple hours. If nothing else, I think the article reminds us to be prepared for delays when flying.

On a more actionable note, check out Lifehacker’s article on how to protect yourself from apps that make wi-fi hacking simple. Good to know before traveling and using wi-fi.

I also quite like this graphic that shows how to keep your browsing, email, and chats private. We’ve all been hearing a lot about various surveillance programs, so you may want some ways to keep more of your information private. As we all know, the only way to keep something totally private is not to tell anyway, but since we need to communicate digitally a lot now, it is nice to know how to keep our conversations more private.

I leave you with this awesome comic from xkcd to make your day a bit brighter:

birds and dinosaurs by xkcd

birds and dinosaurs by xkcd

Have a wonderful rest of your day and lovely weekend. I’ll be back next week. Allons-y!