Whether you jet around the country for business or you enjoy loading up the car to travel for pleasure, there are so many considerations to take into account when packing for travel. In terms of technology, many travelers carry a WiFi-equipped laptop along, and, though they may use their laptops primarily to stay in touch with family and friends back home or for work-related purposes, ought to be aware of the possibilities of using their laptops for entertainment, news, sports, and travel information, such as weather alerts, via PC satellite TV, Podcasts, or through streaming television programs.PC satellite TV, which is provided on subscription basis, has gotten a bad rap due to scam reports, so be sure to check things out before swiping your credit card. Laptops enabled with PC satellite TV software claim to be the best of both satellite TV and satellite internet, with the ability to access international television programs via internet technology. WiFi-equipped laptops, on the other hand, can use wireless internet signals to stream their favorite shows, movies, and channel updates. Several major networks such as ABC, Bravo, and Fox have official websites that offer free streaming shows, usually available the day after airing, so you don’t have to miss one episode of Lost or The Office even while on the road.Road warriors can pick up a DC to AC converter, hook their laptop up the cigarette lighter for power and stream all kinds of movies and shows for their family’s traveling entertainment. This also cuts down on the amount of equipment cluttering up your vehicle. Kids will love the entertainment and stay occupied,Sports fans don’t have to trade in watching the big game just because they’re pounding the pavement. Use your laptop in a WiFi zone to access your favorite team’s matches, regardless of where they are playing and what channels have the rights to the game. Even local blackout games can be watched in high definition directly on your laptop, given you have an HD monitor. Check your favorite sports team’s official homepage for information about subscribing to their particular services, which frequently include package deals that not only screen games, but also special highlight programs, player stats, and up-to-the-minute league stats – just like many satellite TV sports packages.All travelers appreciate being able to keep in touch with the bigger picture with constant access to the news and Weather Channel alerts. Check the websites of the corresponding channel for the latest updates to help you plan your next move for the rain or the shine, or keep an eye on the local newspaper’s homepage for current temperatures and conditions, as well as local events that you might want to catch.Overall, a laptop is an extremely useful and entertaining tool for travelers of all types. Although all-in-one phones now come WiFi-equipped and are great for checking email and weather, nothing can beat watching your favorite team compete on your high definition laptop screen, even in another town.