Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Is it just keeping up with the times, or another invasion of wireless technology?
For the upcoming presidential inauguration, a number of additional pieces of equipment are being installed in and around the National Mall to handle the expected increase in wireless traffic from advanced smartphones and tablets. While the equipment will allow attendees to update their Facebook statuses, tweet and upload images to Pinterest, it also means that there could be more opportunities for hackers to intercept communications from unwary revelers. The National Federation of Independent Business offers some tips on its website for keeping your mobile data safe. We want to know: Do you think the additional cell towers and equipment are needed to keep us up-to-date with recent technologies and forms of communication, or are they an …
Monday, January 14, 2013
One-third fewer attendees are expected to attend this inauguration than the last one, but smartphone and tablet traffic is expected to be up.
Nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall for President Barack Obama's historic inauguration in 2009. This year, for his second swearing-in, projections peg the crowds to be between 600,000 and 800,000, according to a WJLA report. Mike Cornfield, a George Washington University political science professor quoted in the story, offered a possible reason for the projected downturn in attendance: "It simply lacks the dramatic transfer of power from one president to the next." WJLA also detailed comments President Obama uttered to supporters while campaigning: I think a lot of folks feel that, "Well, he's now president. He's a little grayer. He's a little older. It's not quite as new as it was." Compared to the 10 official balls held …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The famous dog trainer was in the DC area for the largest pack walk on the National Mall.
Dog trainer Cesar Millan hosted a pack walk along the National Mall Saturday in DC as a way to raise awareness about spaying and neutering pets. Nearly 1,800 people participated in the walk, according to Millan's foundation website, and $63,625 was raised for his foundation—which rescues and rehabilitates abused and abandoned dogs. Check out this video of Millan on Huffington Post Live. The event started at 9 a.m. with a doggie warm-up hosted by Scooby Doo. If you went to the event, share your photos with Patch by by clicking "Upload Photos and Video." You can still donate to Millan's foundation on his event website.