Five Geek Treats In New Orleans

Five Geek Treats In New Orleans


Woo-hoo! Team Lifehacker is off to New Orleans next for TechEd 2013. While our focus during the day will definitely be on the Windows Server 2012 news (and the enhancements coming from Windows 8.1), we still want to check out some of the city’s cooler geek cred locations during our downtime. Here are five possibilities on the list.

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1. French Quarter

Sure, it’s the obvious New Orleans choice — but there’s a reason for that. Coming to town and not hanging around the French quarter would just be wrong. The boozy benefits of Bourbon Street remain a decision for the individual.

2. Vending Machines In Taxis


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3. New Orleans Mint

We’ll skip the “mint condition” gags and instead point out that this was the only mint that produced both Confederate and American coinage. These days, as well as serving as a museum, it’s a jazz club, and mentioning hazz in any New Orleans roundup is compulsory.More

4. Streetcars

The three New Orleans streetcar lines are famous landmarks, but one — the Riverfront line — also has a high-tech twist: LCD screens at each stop to indicate when the next train is coming. That’s certainly not unknown on a tram line (Melbourne has plenty), but I’ll still be checking it out.

5. The National World War II Museum

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