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Smartphones were just the beginning of a huge industry of smart products and wearable technology. We may not have known it when they first came out, but they have become the center hub for everything in our lives. With such powerful technology at our fingertips, it just makes sense that we would start creating more products to tap into that technology and make things a little easier for us.
All started with smartwatches
The first of wearable technology to come out was the smartwatch. Intended to be a quick access to your phone that doubles as a fitness tracker, there is huge potential for growth in the segment. Many companies are experimenting with added all kinds of features to smartwatches to help make everyday life just a little easier. There are applications for businesses, parents, law enforcement, and more. Businesses can use them to keep in close contact with their employees and to quickly get out information in the event of an emergency. Parents can use them to track the location of their kids, which could be especially helpful in the event of a kidnapping. They may even potentially be used with prisoners and ex-cons on parole in order to check up on their location and monitor their use of drugs or alcohol. It is truly amazing the technology that can be put into a smartwatch and then monitored easily through smartphone apps.
Moving into glasses
The next big segment seems to be glasses. Google glasses have already been announced and tested, but they haven’t hit the market hard. They are hoping to get to the point where the glasses can record information, analyze what is being seen, and even be used to recognize names and information about people you meet. Unfortunately, they are hideous, and Google has a long way to go, but it looks like the company may be facing some tough competition.
Though it is still just a rumor, Snapchat may be looking to create its own smart glasses. Though it is anticipated this kind of product would be more of a use in social media contexts, the $16 billion company might be on to something and may even beat Google to the punch. According to Tech Crunch, it is unclear whether or not this is really the end goal for Snapchat, but it is looking like a real possibility given the company has purchased Vergence Labs, known for having created smart glasses with an embedded camera, and it has shown a lot of interest in augmented reality. Only time will tell where this is headed, but maybe it is good that Google is starting to face some real competition.
All leading back to smartphones
Of course, none of these technologies would be able to work correctly without a smartphone, which means people are going to become more dependent on smartphones than ever. Your business should be making attempts and preparations to take advantage of smartphone technology. It is easier than ever to market to customers who are constantly connected, so get on board and kick your mobile marketing plans into high gear.
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The Motorhome was all packed, the sun was shining as we began our Spring trip2014. As we were previously Caravanners we have never toured to different Sites before so we were looking forward to trying this out with our Motorhome.
Our first Site was the Caravan Club Site, North Yorkshire Moors near Whitby for 2 nights. Enroute to the Site we stopped off at Runswick Bay for a nice walk followed by lunch in the Motorhome finished off with a ice cream sitting in the lovely Spring sunshine admiring the lovely views from the top of the bay, fantastic. We then drove on to Sandsend, another lovely wee place. We arrived at our Site late afternoon, a nice quiet Site and good value at £13 per night for hardstanding pitch with EHU.
Early evening we had a stroll to the nearby Falling Foss Waterfall before chilling out in the Motorhome. Awoke Sunday morning and it was raining. We drove into Whitby, it was even busier than usual due to it being the Goth weekend. The weather dried off and we had a lovely day soaking up the great atmosphere and people watching. Fish and chips for lunch of course, simply delicious.
We left Whitby on the Monday morning and we were heading for Filey. First stop was Robin Hoods Bay. We enjoyed a lovely walk along the beach and around the town. Again the weather was lovely and sunny and we were able to sit out and have our lunch, very satisfying. We arrived at Haven, Blue Dolphin near Filey. The Touring Site was large, we had booked a hardstanding pitch with EHU at a special offer price of £8 per night and a £1 per night for the dog. I liked the way the touring park was separate from the main Haven Site as this meant the park was pretty quiet. The toilet block was modern and immaculate with excellent hot showers. On the main site there was a Spar shop, pizza shop and fish and chip shop as well as all of the entertainment and swimming facilities.
Tuesday morning and we walked 500 yards to the coastline to join the Cleveland Way Walk into Filey, a lovely coastal walk of only a few miles. We love Filey it is such a pretty wee place. Again it was lovely and sunny and again we were lucky to enjoy our lunch outside. In the afternoon we went along the coast to the RSPB Bempton Cliffs, free entry as we are members of the Caravan Club we are not bird watchers but went for the lovely coastal walks but we did actually enjoy seeing the different birds including Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins.
Wednesday we drove in to Scarborough and had a nice day wandering around the town and enjoyed a walk along the front not as sunny today but still very nice.
Thursday, the rain had arrived and we spent the day chilling out on site.
Friday morning we decided that we weren't ready to head home today and as the weather was looking dry we phoned ahead and booked the Caravan club Site at Rosedale Abbey for 2 nights. We stopped off at Thornton le Dale, another lovely wee place. When we arrived at Rosedale Abbey we were pleasantly surprised at how nice a site it was, the wardens were the nicest CC Wardens we have came across. There are no hardstanding pitches on this site and grass wouldn't normally be our choice but as it was Bank Holiday Weekend and everywhere was pretty full we made do. Ten minutes after setting up we were sitting outside sun bathing, superb.
Saturday morning and the sun is out again, we set off for a circular walk direct from the site and 3 hours later we called in to the White Horse Farm Inn, a lovely dog friendly traditional pub. We enjoyed a lovely meal and when we returned to the Motorhome we relaxed and enjoyed the last of the sunshine.
Sunday morning and we set off for a steady drive home with plenty good memories of our trip and looking forward to our Summer holiday.
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