Now here’s a great idea: CarryQuote’s CNBC Pro is a ground-breaking mobile application that provides you with on-the-go, affordable access to real-time global market data from over 100 exchanges worldwide. It covers all asset classes and 95 percent of the world’s markets and also offers live CNBC global programming and price and news alerts. CarryQuote’s unique relationships with financial exchanges provide data snapshots rather than streams, enabling CarryQuote to deliver the exact same data from the exact same global sources at a fraction of the price of the traditional market data suppliers. You can track your favorite securities, in real time, with access to integrated charts, live CNBC and related news headlines. And real-time interactive and historical charts offer custom timeframes from one day to five years, including pre- and post-market trading. There’s also an enterprise version for financial institutions and their clients. Available on BlackBerry; other mobile versions coming soon. Monthly plans start at $29.99.
A sleek, rechargeable battery pack for the iPhone 4 that doubles as a protective case, the InCharge Mobile boasts one of the largest battery capacities for iPhone 4 chargers on the market at 2300 mAh, the equivalent of one full charge. Features include an integrated stand for landscape viewing and FaceTime chatting, LED battery status indicator and a micro USB cable for charging and syncing. $79.99.
This über-cool smartpen captures everything you hear and write to provide quick and accurate access to important information. When you take notes at a meeting, it records not only what you write but what’s being said around you; your notes then become fully searchable and easy to reference. Available with either 4GB of memory (400 hours) or 8GB (800 hours), it has a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack; a new, streamlined design; and a flat underside to prevent rolling. With the Livescribe application Paper Tablet (only available on the Echo), the smartpen can be used as a mouse to mark up slides, presentations, PDFs and more. Want to convert handwriting to text? MyScript for Livescribe (not included) converts ink handwriting into texts in 26 languages, which can then be copied into Microsoft Word, email and text messages. Livescribe also offers a wide range of new and useful apps, such as a travel phrases application, which can act as a translator. $149.95 (4GB); $199.95 (8GB).
A nifty protective case for iPad that easily transforms into a highly adaptable and practical mounting device, the Freedom lets you mount and view your iPad virtually anywhere, including on car seats, airplane seats and walls. Whether you’re at home, in a hotel or on the go, Freedom provides a secure, flexible and instantly accessible mounting system that lets you position your iPad where and when you need it. $49.99
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.