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Amazon Drones – One Step Closer To Reality

The FAA finally issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace. It is kind of just a slap in the face though. The exemption was in the form of a 9 page legal letter with 28 itemized conditions and limitations.

The letter from the FAA was dated April 8th. The main limitations included in the 9 pages were limiting Amazon’s testing to VLOS (visual line of sight) as opposed to testing with autonomous flight and flight controlled by a human operator. Their drones also can not fly any faster then 100 miles per hour, fly higher than 400 feet off the ground, and they also can’t weigh any more than 55 pounds.

This all kind of defeats the purpose of what Amazon wanted to do with their drones. And it’s not even taking into consideration the limitations that they got slapped with back in February when the FAA said they were not allowed to fly drones with any aided vision. That means that if the operator can’t see the drone with his own eyes… It’s not allowed to fly. They also can’t fly drones over people. So it looks like they won’t be delivering any shipments with drones any time soon.

Amazon was of course very frustrated by all of this, so they went ahead and leaked a story about how they are testing their drones in Canada. The airspace over there has been much more accommodating.

It’s odd that Amazon is having such a hard time with this, because insurance companies like AIG, State Farm, and USAA all got FAA exemptions so that they can fly drones and use them to look at, catalog and manage damage done by natural disasters. I feel like that would certainly involve flying over people, and aided vision of some sort would certainly be needed.

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Where To Find A Los Angeles Computer Rental

Perhaps best known for being the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, Los Angeles is the second most populated city in the country. It’s also one of your Tech Travel Agent’s favorite places for short term business rentals.

The most popular rentals in LA over the last year have been iPads and laptops. iPad rentals in Los Angeles are common for marketing events, such as market research projects, or even Hollywood gala’s while notebook rentals in Los Angeles are still the number one solution for businesses conducting online training.

Los Angeles is also home to two main convention centers: The Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. The Los Angeles Convention Center has a total of 4.2 million square feet of space, including 867,000 square feet of exhibit hall that makes a perfect venue for some of the countries largest conventions. A few of our favorites that we really love include BlizzCon, the Home Show, and the Anime Expo.

Not to leave out the Staples Center, which if you have never been, is also a part of the L.A. Live Project, it’s a multi-purpose sporting arena located in downtown Los Angeles. It is conveniently located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center and was built and designed to offer entertainment, retail and residential programming to the downtown Los Angeles area.

For over 27 years now our Los Angeles Tech Travel Agents have been forming relationships with an ever changing and vibrant local LA busines community. We are confident that no matter what your business type, or what your short term computer, laptop, iPad, AV, or office equipment rental need might be, your friendly Tech Travel Agent has the service and equipment to help make your event a success.

So for your next computer rental need in LA click here
or give us a call today at 213-806-7662

Florida Supercon 2015 Is Coming To The Miami Beach Convention Center

Calling all comic book and sci-fi fans! The LARGEST comic con in Miami, Florida will be hosted this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center. All of the quintessential aspects of nerd fandom will be there! Everything from anime, to comic books, to animation, to video games, to pop culture  shall be running rampant at this years convention.

Naturally, it wouldn’t be a top notch comic con without a myriad of different celebrity guests appearing this year. Guest appearances range from the more popular Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,  and the Walking Dead. There will be no shortage of the lesser known underground stars as well, such as those from Dragon Ball Z, Ouran Host Club, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more!

If you’re looking to find out the times for this year’s event, look no further!

Convention Event Hours
Thursday, June 25: 12:00pm – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Friday, June 26: 10:00am – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Saturday, June 27: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, June 28: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm)

With over 43,000 attendees at last year’s Florida Supercon, you can expect that the parking and accommodations might be sparse. For any information regarding parking, click here, and for hotel information and pricing, click here!

FSC is JUNE 25-28, 2015 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

1901 Convention Center Dr. • Miami Beach, FL 33139 • 305.673.7311
SUPERCON PHONE: 954.399.1330 info@floridasupercon.com

Florida Supercon is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet. The tickets are already on sale, so don’t hesitate to get yours before they’re all sold out!

For ticket and registration information, click here!

Are you a vendor looking to set up your own booth at this years event and are in need of the latest technology? Look no further than Miami, Florida’s Rentacomputer Rental Service, and you’ll be sure to be the biggest and best vendor at this years convention!

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*Rentacomputer.com is not affiliated with or in any way authorized by Florida Supercon 2015. Rentacomputer.com is an independent nationwide technology rental provider and this information in no way implies affiliation to the event or venue described above.

Women in Tech Should Look At These 13 Companies

When it comes to the tech industry it’s clear to see that the world is very male-dominated. There just aren’t a lot of women in the industry, especially in the fields of engineering and technical jobs. According to the Anita Borg Institute, “Making up about 23% of the technical workforce and 18% of computer science degrees, women are underrepresented in the technical workforce, and are leaving the industry at twice the rate as men due to the inhospitable tech environment.”

The really interesting part about this is the fact that the technology industry is growing so fast and is waging hardcore talent wars yet there doesn’t seem to be a lot of women involved. However, there are some companies out there that seem to go out of their way to ensure that they are recruiting women and working hard to make a career path for them.

The Anita Borg Institute just released its annual list of the top employers for technical women. The list looks at how many women each company employed at entry, mid, senior and executive levels. In addition to that, it also looks at how well women were promoted within the company, the number of women in  tech fast-track or leadership programs and outreach/recruitment programs aimed at women.

The list is only comprised of 13 companies and they are as follows:

  1. BNY Mellon
  2. Accenture
  3. American Express
  4. Apple
  5. eBay
  6. GoDaddy
  7. Goldman Sachs
  8. Google
  9. IBM
  10. Rackspace Hosting
  11. Salesforce
  12. T. Rowe Price
  13. USAA

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