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6 Pieces of Motorcycle Gadget Gear You Need

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Motorcycles work great with gadgets and, if you are like your many other motorcyclist peers, you are very open to using the neat little gizmos. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of some of the most popular motorcycle gadgets.

A multi-tool with sockets

There aren’t too many more useful things for a motorcyclist than this gadget. Of course, having a complete toolkit in your garage goes without saying, but it’s not as if hauling the entire thing around in your saddlebag is the most practical of ideas. Although a pocket-sized multi-tool with sockets isn’t really a replacement for a garage toolkit, it is more than enough for quick roadside fixes. These usually come with six hex wrenches of various sizes, a combo open-end wrench, sockets and a socket driver. This is a pocket-sized lifesaver!

A radar and laser detection system

Although making sure that you abide by the outlined speed limits is of essence, one thing’s for sure – speeding tickets suck! In fact, they are expensive even before the court costs, lawyer fees, increased insurance premiums and the time it takes to get everything settled. Besides, there is no real honor in speed traps – they are designed to catch you speeding, not prevent you from it. Although there are many ways to avoid speeding tickets, a radar and laser detection system is by far the most reliable one. The TPX Radar and Laser Detection System is one of many devices designed specifically for motorcycles. The system is water resistant and comes with a Visual Alert system that you can mount wherever you want on your bike!

A GPS systemA GPS system

Everyone is using GPSs nowadays for a reason – they are convenient, cheap and, above all, extremely useful. Of course, getting your regular GPS device is completely out of the question – in addition to the fact that the majority of these devices aren’t water-resistant, they are simply too robust for your bike. Garmin’s Zumo 350LM is the solution here – it comes with a motorcycle-specific mount that enables quick releases and reconnections, a touchscreen that is easy to read and, even more importantly, it is glove-friendly. Oh yeah, of course it’s also water-resistant!

A backpack

Your everyday backpack simply won’t do the trick, unless you really don’t care about the stuff that you’re carrying inside. If you are like most of us, you’re going to need something better than a standard nylon or canvas backpack that flaps around in the wind and makes for extremely unpleasant rides. You’ll need something like the Ogio No Drag Mach 3 backpack, which comes with a hard, aerodynamic shell to help the airflow and provide protection for you stuff inside. Moreover, the hip belt buckle is off-center, which means that the designers have thought about your gas tank – the buckle won’t scratch it!

A warm jacket

The downside of riding a motorcycle is weirdly its upside too – you are always out in the open. Now, while this means more control over your vehicle, a better view and an actual feeling that you are participating in traffic, it also brings weather conditions to the table. Suncity Yamaha has a huge choice of off road riding gear like comfortable and warm jackets which really helps your skin breathe. Additionally, here you can get gloves, helmets and everything you need to make sure that you’re warm and dry on the road, regardless of the weather conditions.

A quality helmet of the future

There is nothing more important than making sure that your head is always safe on the road, and an ordinary “brain bucket” doesn’t really inspire confidence. The Skully AR-1 helmet was to be equipped with a rear-facing 180-degree camera integrated with an in-visor HUD system, in addition to being safe and looking extremely cool! Unfortunately, this concept is dead and, although it could still rise sometime in the future, there are many other quality helmets available out there. Keep in mind that being safe is always more important than looking cool!

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Google’s piecemeal privacy changes now let users auto-delete their data

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Google said Wednesday it’s making a handful of privacy changes for users.

In a blog post, the search giant said it’ll make it easier for users to go “incognito” and pause data collection as they use Google’s mobile apps. It’s also adding proactive account security recommendations to its Security Checkup tool.

Google also said it’ll allow its users to auto-delete their data after 18 months.

It explains: Starting today, the first time you turn on Location History — which is off by default — your auto-delete option will be set to 18 months by default. Web & App Activity auto-delete will also default to 18 months for new accounts. This means your activity data will be automatically and continuously deleted after 18 months, rather than kept until you choose to delete it. You can always turn these settings off or change your auto-delete option.

The privacy changes come months after European regulators opened an investigation into Google’s processing of location data on the continent.

Meanwhile, stateside, Google is one of many Silicon Valley tech giants also facing renewed questions about how they reconcile protecting users’ privacy while still providing their technology to law enforcement, amid protests against police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

Over a thousand of Google’s own employees have asked the company to stop selling its technology to police departments across the United States. Amazon, IBM and Microsoft have already pulled the plug on selling their facial recognition technology to police, but left a wide berth to still sell to federal law enforcement.

Google is also facing a $5 billion class action suit in California for allegedly pervasively tracking the internet use of its users through their browser’s “incognito” mode.

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Pax8 and NewCloud Networks Announce New Partnership

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Pax8, the best place to buy cloud solutions, today announced a new partnership with NewCloud Networks®, global provider of cloud computing services, to offer cloud storage and compute resources for Veeam® Cloud Connect Backup and Disaster Recovery.

“Pax8 is in the business of simplifying the cloud buying journey for MSPs, and this partnership with NewCloud enables our partners to seamlessly go to market with Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery cloud solutions,” said Ryan Walsh, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8. “Together, our certified cloud experts will help partners with their cloud deployments in a cost-effective and secure way. This partnership will also save our partner community time because it eliminates the need to report monthly Veeam usage.”

NewCloud Networks is a Platinum level Veeam Cloud and Service Provider (VCSP) with data centers in nine locations across the USA. Pax8 partners can now offer their end users a cloud repository without the hassle of deploying and managing their own data centers, while seamlessly integrating NewCloud Networks’ cloud infrastructure as a backup and disaster recovery target.

Veeam Cloud Connect is a fully integrated feature of Veeam Availability Suite v10. The solution enables MSPs to offer any Veeam customer a modern approach to data protection and business continuity. NewCloud removes the complexity and offers the support MSPs need to sell and install Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery solutions for their clients.

“We are excited to become a Pax8 vendor partner and to offer our best in breed cloud solutions, powered by Veeam Cloud Connect, to Pax8’s partner ecosystem,” said Sam V. Kumar, NewCloud Networks’ Founder & CEO. “NewCloud’s nationwide ultra-low latency network with data centers in nine locations makes it easy for partners to leverage and scale existing cloud infrastructure, rather than deploy their own. With the help of Pax8, we will expand our MSP network and enable more partners take advantage of monthly recurring revenue through cloud solutions.”

Partner benefits of the Pax8 and NewCloud partnership include:

  • Unlimited storage for backup as a service for Workstations and Microsoft 365 backup
  • Simplifies the Veeam licensing and eliminates the need for partners to report monthly Veeam usage or commit
  • Support for both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere virtual environments
  • SLA backed Disaster Recovery to help partners meet their end client RPO and RTO needs
  • Fully integrated to the Veeam Availability console for simplified management
  • Offers simplified management of backup environment
  • SOC 2 and HIPAA compliant
  • No ingress or egress bandwidth fees
  • 24/7 support
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3D at Depth Launches Remote Sensing and Remote Data Control Technology

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3D at Depth Inc., the world’s leading expert in subsea laser (SL) LIDAR technology, survey support services, and 3D data solutions recently launched a remote sensing and remoted data control solution to help operators provide a safe, more efficient environment to their operations while increasing their near real-time 3D data intelligence. The remote sensing and remote data control technology is built around expanded capabilities originally embedded in 3D at Depth’s proven subsea LiDAR technology when the company first commercialized in 2014. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent downturn in the industry, and the race to advance autonomy into offshore oil and gas operations, 3D at Depth quickly phased in the technology as part of their current standard services.

In order to support the decision-making process across production and exploration, the technology development required design considerations from pre-project planning to data processing and control. The goal was to provide near real-time 3D data to help operators make a more informed quality decision to help balance the benefits and costs associated with subsea assets. With this approach, 3D at Depth developed software simulators that can be installed on the vessel prior to the start of any project to simulate a remote scan or metrology. An additional feature provides flexibility for those vessels with low bandwidth communications to shore. 3D at Depth’s Compressed Remote Command and Control solution enables full control with bandwidths of just 6kb/second, allowing data to be collected offshore and stored on the sensor or a topside computer. The near real-time data quality control is achieved using an improved and trusted enhancement of the RIAAT format and newly named, Compressed Range Intensity Angle Angle Time (cRIAAT). This improved feature enables moving a scan location with bandwidths of 256kb/second less than the collection time. This flexibility allows an onshore operator to receive data and start processing with little or no delays to the offshore operation. This approach can be utilized on many offshore applications including leak detection, static field scans, and metrologies.

The flexibility of third-party system incorporation, such as offshore connectivity allows for varying vessel specifications of ship-to-shore communications capabilities. The short base system is capable of running over a normal 4G network without delays. This allows a 3D at Depth Subsea LiDAR Specialist to collect from a customer’s worksite/location or from one of 3D at Depth’s global office locations. This is especially important during extreme weather events onshore or with complex secure locations where external or outside companies have restrictions on connecting to the client network.

A key added value of 3D at Depth’s remote sensing and remote data control solution is the ability to collect offshore, then process and release onshore. The fast turnaround and shore-based Quality Control leverage the company’s resources and expertise across global time zones. From Houston, Texas, to Perth, Australia, and with our centrally located United Kingdom office, 3D at Depth delivers true global remote collection 24/7 without the extended working hours in any one office location.

“With 3D at Depth’s successful track record in applications such as asset inspection and integrity, leak detection and metrologies, and subsidence; our partners supported the idea of integrating remote sensing and remote data control into their projects,” stated Neil Manning, Chief Operational Officer at 3D at Depth. “Customers see real value in applications focused around seabed stabilization issues and offshore production expansion such as in brown or greenfield developments where touch-less metrologies are required. With positive early-stage results, we quickly realized this should be incorporated into our standard service package. The innovation started with the resident vehicle solution where in 2019 the company demonstrated this capability.”

3D at Depth’s remote sensing and remote data control solution also helps to reduce the risk of crewing offshore while providing additional benefits for today’s global restrictions on compliance requirements.

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