How These Brands Are Making Traveling During COVID-19 Easier

The past few months have not been kind to the travel industry. For most of the pandemic things have looked quite glum, however there are a few glimmers of hope popping up on the horizon. The entire industry is working to innovate its way out of this mess and these three businesses have already made some progress towards enabling easier and safer travel for the trip that just cannot wait.  

Making Necessities Easier to Access – S/O/S

Travelers have a whole new list of necessities when they hit the road these days. From hand sanitizer to face masks, fast, convenient access to these things is key. S/O/S, a Boston-based startup with an all-female founder team, completed the first ever virtual TechStars program this year and launched its first few locations this summer. “S/O/S is committed to providing essential products exactly

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Computer Scientists Break the ‘Traveling Salesperson’ Record

When Nathan Klein started graduate school two years ago, his advisers proposed a modest plan: to work together on one of the most famous, long-standing problems in theoretical computer science.

Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research develop­ments and trends in mathe­matics and the physical and life sciences.

Even if they didn’t manage to solve it, they figured, Klein would learn a lot in the process. He went along with the idea. “I didn’t know to be intimidated,” he said. “I was just a first-year grad student—I don’t know what’s going on.”

Now, in a paper posted online in July, Klein and his advisers at the University of Washington, Anna Karlin and Shayan Oveis Gharan, have finally achieved a goal computer scientists have pursued for nearly half a

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Computer Forensics Expert: Traveling? Treat Your Laptop Like Cash!

In today’s society, traveling with a laptop seems like an everyday occurrence, whether for “mobile office” or just personal use. There are some things you should be aware of when traveling with your laptop. Since it is portable and portable items can be easily lost or stolen. Here are a few tips to help avoid heartache and an employer’s wrath.

#1 Treat your laptop like cash. Some of the information might be replaceable. Other information, however, may be irreplaceable. There is also the risk of someone using the information to further their cause (attempt to sell it back to you, or one of your competitors). If nothing else, it will be the hell and countless hours you have to go through to get another machine and get it setup just like the laptop which disappeared.

#2 Never leave your laptop alone and exposed, ANYWHERE! Not in the car, not in … Read More