A winner of an Edison 2010 Best Products Award, this cool diagnostic tool includes everything needed to monitor your car’s health — including an easy-to-use handheld diagnostic device, Mac/PC software, USB cable and lifetime software and firmware updates. Completely redesigned this year to include features such as vehicle recalls and technical service bulletins, CarMD works on all vehicles manufactured for use in the United States since 1996 — foreign and domestic. Just plug it into your car’s onboard diagnostic port (CarMD.com shows you where it is) and the device’s color-coded lights will tell you if your ride has any problems lurking under the hood. If so, just use the included Mac/PC software and your computer to tap into CarMD’s online database to generate a Vehicle Health Report. You willl receive an easy-to-understand overview of what’s wrong and what it will take to fix it — down to estimated parts and labor costs in your zip code. $98.99.
Toshiba Satellite T235 Laptop
This brand-new debut from Toshiba is just an inch thin and weighs less than four pounds, making it an ideal traveling companion that offers serious power in a lightweight package. It features a 13.3-inch diagonal TruBrite HD widescreen display, well sized for multitasking, work or play. It’s available with a choice of powerful AMD Athlon II Neo, Turion II Neo or ultra-low voltage Intel Pentium dual-core processors and includes a 320GB hard drive and up to 4GB of memory. The ultrathin laptop also features an HDMI port and built-in webcam, as well as smart Toshiba features like USB Sleep-and-Charge and Hard Drive Impact Sensors. And it’s green, with industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Gold status. Starts at $469.99.
This simple VoIP device lets you make free calls to any landline or mobile phone in the United States and Canada from anywhere in the world, with no monthly fees and no contracts. Unlike other devices, the netTALK DUO connects directly to the Internet through your router/modem rather than through the computer (although it can). By not relying on a computer, the DUO allows for greater flexibility and phone privacy for single-computer households. The portability of the netTALK DUO is also perfect for international travel, allowing you to place free nationwide calls to the United States and Canada. And calls to other netTALK customers are always free. All you need is high-speed Internet and a traditional corded or cordless telephone. Additional benefits include the choice of a free local telephone number, enhanced 911, free 411 directory assistance, call waiting, voicemail and live tech support with specially trained Talk Experts. $69.95 first year, $29.95 each subsequent year.
Mophie Juice Pack Reserve
This sleek, keychain-sized external battery is compatible with all iPhone and iPod touch models, including the much-anticipated iPhone 4, charging them twice as fast as any other device on the market at a price that’s just right. It’s equipped with a breakthrough rechargeable lithium polymer battery and boasts recharging capability for more than 500 cycles. $39.95.
The Dean Galway recently opened in the western coastal Irish city, making waves in the hospitality industry. Spanning 5,000 square feet, the property incorporates historic structures of the city, including part of the 19th-century Galway Clifden railway tunnel and a 19th-century stone building.
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45 Park Lane recently opened CUT Terrace, a new alfresco dining experience created by Chef Elliot Grove. Featuring dishes from Wolfgang Puck’s CUT menu and drinks from BAR 45, Grove celebrates U.K. producers and flavors with each dish.
Just north of the bustling city of Jacksonville on Florida’s East Coast, historic Amelia Island is a slower, dreamier destination — especially for food lovers. Fresh catch is always a great place to begin, but the island also offers a wide selection of specialty food shops, brewpubs and great restaurants well worth exploring.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated an exciting moment recently when Evrima, its inaugural yacht, completed a series of successful sea trials. On June 9, in Santander, Spain, Evrima reached what is considered one of the final shipbuilding milestones prior to launch with the sea trials, a series of tests carried out when the yacht is sailing on open waters. Captain Steven MacBeath led the trials, alongside a team of senior officers, engineers, contractors and shipyard staff.
Max Beach Resort recently opened its doors in Florida’s Daytona Beach shores. As the area’s first professionally managed, short-term rental offering with enhanced guest amenities, the 12-story property sits on a stretch of East Coast beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Through June 30, United Airlines, Chase and Visa team up to reward cardmembers who donate to select non-profit organizations celebrating and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. These organizations include The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign and StartOut.