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
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: