Places To Visit In Chicago

Vacations and outings are a great things for families to do together. However, not everything is family and kid friendly. Therefore, we have compiled this list of family fun things for you to do in Chicago to help you get an idea of what it is that you might want to do.

Wrigley Field

One place that is loved by all ages is Wrigley Field. You can catch a baseball game with your family and maybe catch a home run ball at the same time. The atmosphere at this baseball field is amazing. Even people who have never liked baseball will find themselves cheering and screaming along. This is where fans are made!

Lincoln Park Zoo

This park is open everyday of the year, allowing you to visit no matter what time of year you come to Chicago. Lincoln Park Zoo is free for all ages and there is bound to be something for everyone, from riding the train to seeing the different habits. The zoo is like a little piece of the forest with Chicago’s Willis Tower looming in the background.

Willis Tower

After 9/11 and the fall of the Twin Towers, Willis Tower is now the tallest building in the United States. This will be a memorable experience for the whole family. The sky deck is made of glass and it will leave you breathless as you step out onto it and take a look around.

360 Chicago

Another great tower to visit is the Hancock Building, which is now called 360 Chicago. This is also one of the tallest. This one is closer to the water so some people say the view is even better than Willis Tower because you are 1,000 feet about Lake Michigan. New for 2015 is Tilt, a cafe on the 94th floor. This whole building is a must see adventure.

These are just a few things to few you started. The city is full of culture and experience. You can visit museum row, where everyone in your family is bound to find something that reach’s their artistic side. Chicago has a ton of malls and shops that could take up your whole day. In addition to the shops there are restaurants galore, with Chicago style pizza and hot dogs for easy stops. Or if you are looking for a high class meal, some of the worlds best chefs are set up here as well. No matter what your style is your family will have fun in Chicago.

Top Trends in Wireless for 2015

If you own a computer or mobile device, which most of us do, wireless will fall under necessity, not luxury. It’s just the way it is. You might be wondering what are some of the latest trends for this year. Below are the top 3 trends that have come out. If you want to stay informed, please continue reading.

1) Video streaming online is gaining unprecedented momentum. According to some of the latest reports, almost half of video traffic feeds will be uploaded for viewing online. Even if you are on the move and watching your mobile device, you can view these feeds at any time. Over 38% of people have said they view video footage online at least once a week. This is a huge increase, when compared to the stats of 2006. According to inside sources, it’s only going to get bigger.

2) As of this year, video traffic data has also increased. The increase comes in at a whopping 26 times. Let’s us an example to illustrate what this means. If every person in this world would send 1,000 text messages per second, the stats would be the same as the data traffic video feeds. It’s not just that more people are streaming video feeds, like news, online. It’s that the vide feeds are also rising. What other forms are coming with the date feeds? This includes movies, television shows and calls made from video.

When it comes to the news, stats are showing that about 27% more of them are coming from a mobile device or netbook. Now that is impressive!

3) The access speeds are also rising. Due to the alarming increase in mobile connections, the speeds have increased 2 times. This number came from 2009-2010. This year the number is expected to go up to ten times the amount. This means faster connections and higher speeds made readily available.

As of this year, the average megabytes are expected to go as high as 1.118. Let’s compare this to music files which are downloaded. This is equal to 260 files.

It doesn’t matter what you are using the resources for, it’s on the rise. These trends are showing more proof that the old ways are a thing of the past. The only ways we used to communicate are becoming almost non-existent. Whether you agree with this or not, you can’t argue with the stats. Going wireless is now the thing to do.

Advantages of Fiber-Optic Cables

Advantages of Fiber-Optic Cables

Consider shining a flashlight beam down long corridor that has several twists and turns. Because light can only travel in a straight line the light is not able to reach the end of the hallway. However, if mirrors are placed in each corner of the corridor the light will bounce off the mirrors and continue down the hall. This is analogous as to how light travels through fiber-optic cable.

The light traveling inside a fiber-optic cable moves along its core, or down the “corridor,” by continually being bounced off the reflective cladding on the inside of the cable shielding, a phenomenon referred to as internal refraction. Because the cladding acts as a mirror, and doesn’t absorb light, the light is able to travel for great distances.

Due to the way fiber-optic cables transmit data, with light and without the use of electrical current, the benefits and advantages of fiber-optic cables are creating a revolution in the communication industry. Fiber optics are increasingly being adopted in various sectors, most notably computer and telecommunications networks and Fiber Internet providers.

Advantages of fiber-optic cables include:

  • Less expensive construction. Several miles of fiber-optic cable can be manufactured for roughly half of the equivalent length of traditional copper cable. This saves the service provider money which they can pass on to the consumer.
  • Having a narrower diameter, allowing the wires to be drawn through smaller holes than copper cables.
  • Having a higher carrying capacity than copper, allowing more fibers to be bundled into a single cable. This permits more service lines to be routed through the same cable.
  • Presents with less signal degradation than copper cabling. Unlike the electrical signals used in copper cables, the light transmission from one fiber never interfere with signals from other fibers in the same line, resulting in clearer signal reception.
  • Less power consumption. Because of the lower signal degradation of optical fibers less-powerful transmitters are needed, lowering costs to the provider and you.
  • No risk of fire, as no electricity passes through fiber optics there is nothing to cause ignition.
  • Being ideally suited for carrying digital signals, which are perfectly suited for use in computer networks.
  • Having a high flexibility, allowing signals to be transmitted and received around objects. This makes fiber-optic cables perfect for use in cameras and scopes for medical-imaging devices like laparoscopes, endoscopes and bronchoscopes as well as mechanical-imaging devices such as cameras used in construction and inspection operations.