In this ever growing technology age just about everyone has a mobile device of some sort. Mobile devices include cell phones, tablets, PDAs, laptops and much more. They are not just for business professionals anymore either. They are for every of all ages and walks of life. The majority of these devices are connected to a wireless data plan that allows you to access the internet and other capabilities of the device. If you do not have a wireless data plan you must rely on Wi-Fi hotspots to be able to utilize the internet and major capabilities of your device. A Wi-Fi hotspot is an access point that provides internet connectivity. Hotspots range from public places such as restaurants to personal devices that you can purchase plans for. The personal devices that you can purchase are mobile and can be carried along with your mobile device to provide internet access from anywhere it receives service.
A wireless data plan can range in price from just a few dollars a month to a few hundred, depending on your needs. If you need to be able to stream data in excess of a few MB ever month, you are most likely paying a pretty high premium for your monthly data plan. Data plans are dependent on the amount of data you use each month and some carriers charge a pretty hefty fee for overages if you are even able to exceed the limitations. There is an option that will allow you to have all the data you want and need while not breaking the bank!
That option is FreedomPop. FreedomPop is a startup company that has been offering free basic data and voice plans throughout the US. It is now offering unlimited access to data via automatic sign-on to, 10 million hotspots across the U.S. They are doing so for the extremely low cost of $5 a month. The plan will allow members to be automatically connected to over 10 million hotspots nationwide. The hotspots that will be utilized are once at places such as Mc.Donalds, Best Buy, Starbucks and Burger King to name a few.
FreedomPop has managed to raise a large amount of money to increase their offerings around the world and the contributions are coming from some big names including Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico Ventures. FreedomPop’s profit stems from the sale of additional services and functionality. They anticipate it being a billion dollar company in a few short years. At the initial roll out CEO and Founder, Stephen Stokols states that it should provide coverage for about 120 million individuals and between 65% and 90% of the top 100 metro areas.
The first strings of preseason are about a month away in the NFL. Before preseason begins, there are some aspects of teams that are very notable, one team being the Tennessee Titans.
The Tennessee Titans were one of the earliest teams to select their pick in the first round of the NFL Draft this year, and they made the decision to selected Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second pick. Brad Reifler also says that even before the draft took place, Mariota was one of the very high profile college players that teams were looking at, alongside others such as Jameis Winston and Shane Ray.
But looking back on the draft, the Titans were quite close to accepting a trade offer during the process, meaning they would not have gotten Mariota at all. This move actually may turn out very well for them since adding a rookie quarterback to their roster means they have extra star power, a fresh face and a team they can build around and adjust. However, the Titans have said they won’t include a college spread offense on the team, something Mariota was used to at Oregon.
Of course, Mariota still has to play like a first round pick and live up to his potential. At the same time, there are still some other potential breakout players around such as receiver Justin Hunter and rookie Dorial Green-Beckham.
As the NFL’s Washington franchise embarks on a close season spending spree the team hopes will bring them a new era of success that has eluded them since the 1990s the future of the franchise remains in doubt. The Washington Postnow reports the latest plans to find a more up to date and permanent home for Washington could hinge on whether owner Daniel Snyder will agree to change the controversial Redskins name. A planned reconstruction of RFK Stadium is reported to now be going ahead as members of the Obama Administration believe the name outdated and will refuse to permit National Park land to be used for the reconstruction project.
The problem the Washington franchise faces is the current site of RFK Stadium is National Park owned land and a new lease agreement would need to be agreed should the planned reconstruction go ahead stated Zeca Oliviera
. To change the lease agreement would require congressional and presidential agreement with both thought to be opposed to any changes until the Redskins name is removed from the franchise. Another option would be for Washington to move to Northern Virginia, whose officials have been lobbying Snyder about a proposed move without the need for a name change for some time.
In what was a highly anticipated matchup between number one ranked Germany and the gritty United States women’s soccer team, fans certainly got what they wanted. Though not everyone was happy with the outcome and some argue that there were questionable calls in the match that favored the United States in the Win. The United States led the game one to nothing up until about the last five minutes when they scored another goal to seal the deal.
The United States Women’s Soccer team may have gotten lucky but they did deserve to win the game as they outplayed Germany in every aspect of the game which can been seen on Youtube
. Luck happens in every sports imaginable and sometimes you are on the side that has it and sometimes not. Just before the one hour mark, American Julie Johnston was denied by goalkeeper Nadine Angerer but then forced a defender down to the ground with her arm. The referee awarded the Germany player with a penalty but luckily for Johnson and the United states she was not given a red card. Johnson has been rock solid for the United States. The rules state that the incident should have ended with a red card to Johnson but for some reason it was not issued. Hope Solo also had some luck on her side when several shots narrowly missed the net. Needless to say, whether it be luck or skill, the united States just beat the number one ranked team in the world.
UFC on Fox 16 is scheduled for July 25th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and will be headlined by T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao II. Dillashaw defeated Barao back in May of 2014 to become bantamweight champion. Dillashaw has defended his championship successfully once since then when he defeated Joe Soto. Barao is coming off a win against Mitch Gagnon and is looking to avenge the second loss of his career and taking back his belt. Both fighters only have two losses on their records.
Featherweight Erik Koch was supposed to take on Ramsey Nijem on the undercard but was forced out of the contest due to an injury. Fans like Sam Tabar know that the UFC has replaced Koch with undefeated Andrew Holbrook who will make his UFC debut. Holbrook takes the fight on short notice and has not fought since last March when he defeated Ramico Blackmon Guillotine Choke at MFL 37 – Michiana Fight League 37. An interesting fact about Holbrook is that all of his nine wins have come by submission. He is also yet to be taken past the first round in his career.
Nijem last fought in August of 2014 at UFC 177 – Dillashaw vs. Soto back and lost by TKO to Carlos Diego Ferreira. It has been a rough go for Nijem as he can’t seem to get a winning streak longer than two going. He will be hoping to do so when he welcomes the newcomer Holbrook to the UFC in July.
For the past five years there has been a member of the San Antonio Spurs whose work on the floor has been almost criminally underrated. His ability to play borderline elite defense while also providing court stretching offense has gone almost unmatched in the NBA. We aren’t talking about Kahwi Leonard, San Antonio’s future franchise player, we are talking about 6’6 shooting guard Danny Green.
Danny Green has been an integral player for the Spurs since getting drafted and dealt by the Cleveland Cavaliers way back in 2009. Since then Green has become one of the most elite three point shooters in the game, shooting at 42% from downtown last season. Green exceeded his career numbers by averaging 12 points 22 assists and 4 rebounds per game and now he is a free agent. The New York native is allegedly looking for a big payday and that isn’t something he will find with the perennially decent San Antonio Spurs. Fans at Amen Clinic know that rumor has it that Green is ready to phone up the New York Knicks and head their way.
Ever since free agency began Carmelo Anthony has been calling up just about every free agent with potential, and Green was apparently on that list. The calls make sense as New York ha almost $26 million in cap money to spend this offseason. New York is also interesting in Magic RFA Tobias Harris, though he might be more expensive to acquire.
Lyoto Machida was looking to get back into the title picture with a win over Cuban Mixed Martial Artist Yoel Romero atUFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Romero last Saturday night but instead will have to go back to the drawing board. Romero, with a professional record of ten wins and only one defeat, made a name for himself on Saturday when he knocked out heavy favorite Lyoto Machida in the third and final round of their fight.
Romero, who is 38 years old, did not start his MMA career until he was 32 years old. He made the transition from wrestling to MMA back in 2009. He is considered to be one of the best wrestlers to ever step foot into the ring. The interesting part about his fight with Machida is the fact that he stood with him and did not try to take him down until the third round. Fans like Brad Reifler know that the takedown was very impressive as he tripped Machida who landed on his back. The Cuban then landed some serious elbows which was to much for Machida and Big John McCarty stopped the fight before even more damage was done.
During the post-fight interview inside the ring, Romero went into some rant about the Unites States and Religion. He later apologized stating that his was trying to speak English which is not very good and he feels that what he was trying to say came out wrong.
As the summer transfer window in Europe opens up and the top clubs look to do their business as early as possible to bring in new players Premier League team Everton have continued to be active at an early stage this summer. The BBC reports Everton have added Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu to their squad to join former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverly at the club. manager Roberto Martinez claimed his fellow countryman had all the attributes needed to become a top player for the Premier League club and his national team.
21 year old Deulofeu spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Everton from Barcelona before again being loaned to Sevilla last season following his return to Barcelona from Merseyside. The transfer fee of more than $6 million has been agreed by the two clubs and Deulofeu is thought to have already agreed personal terms on the move after earlier tweeting his happiness about a return to the Liverpool based club. The forward saw his progress stall last season as he failed to break into Barcelona’s first team and then found it difficult to make an impression at Sevilla. Some reports read by Brian Bonar have stated Barcelona have agreed to the sale of the player as long as they are given the first option to buy him back should he prove a success at Everton.
Early on in the first game of the Stanley Cup finals, it was seemingly obvious that the Tampa Bay Lightning would gain an easy 1-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately their usual “safe is death” motto cost them the lead in the third period.
Chicago’s Teuvo Terravainen and Antoine Vermette would take advantage of the Lightning’s safe playing style late in the third period and score a goal each.
This loss was a hard pill for the Bolts to swallow, considering how well they played for most of the game. Tampa Bay was able to kill nearly six minutes of penalty time, but something turned off and they quit playing the game they knew so well. Even the impressive goal that was made by the Lightning’s Alex Killorn was not enough to keep the Blackhawks at bay. Adam Sender thought that could be beneficial.
The lesson learned in this game? Safe is death.
We have been enjoying a resurgent year for rookie baseball players so far in 2015. For awhile we have waited for some young prospects to break into the Majors and make some immediate noise but we haven’t had that electric feeling. Not since Yasiel Puig came in and tore up the league in his first go around. Ironically enough it is Puig’s outfield partner, Joc Pederson, that has got us excited again. Alongside the Cub’s 3rd baseman Kris Bryant, we are looking at what could be a very competitive Rookie of the Year battle.
First let’s talk about Kris Bryant said Stephen Murray CCMP Captial
. Bryant was called up early in the season after waiting just long enough for Chicago to hold his contract an additional year (which caused great controversy). Since then Bryant has only been one of the best corner infielders in all of baseball as well as one of the best hitter. Right now Bryant is slashing .278/.382/.478 with 10 homers and 42 RBI. He’s played 10 fewer games than Pederson but he has been more effective in the clean up spot.
Joc Pederson has been one of the most surprising power hitters in the league. As the lead off hitter for the Dodgers, Pederson has already batted in 19 home runs — leading the league in 1st inning homers. Pederson has struggled with his average but that comes from being the lead off man.
Either way, MLB fans are the real winner here.