This private data sharing and storage device eliminates data breaches presented by cloud services, ensuring privacy by storing data only on authorized devices while providing global access and unlimited sharing. Its new iOS and Android mobile applications let you remotely access, upload, download and share stored files directly from your device. Even share large folders (music, photo or movie collections) stored on Transporter from any device regardless of capacity. Use Transporter as a stand-alone private cloud or share with other Transporter devices to create a network with friends, family and colleagues. Transporter is a one-time purchase with no monthly charge. $199 (1TB); $299 (2TB).
Sky Wifi Smartpen
The first digital pen to integrate WiFi and cloud services, this gizmo captures everything you write and hear and automatically sends it to your Evernote account. Access written notes and recorded audio via paper — a camera in the pen pairs with dot-matrix notebook paper to record strokes and audio and send a “pencast” via WiFi — or from your tablet or smartphone. Easily play back pencasts with the web-based Livescribe Player. Share pencasts publicly or privately with colleagues via link, email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, or share entire notebooks for easy collaboration. $169.95 (2GB); $199.95 (4GB); $249.95 (8GB and one-year Evernote Premium subscription).
Sony Cyber-Shot HX50 Camera
The world’s smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom, this newcomer weighs less than 10 ounces and measures a teeny 4.4 by 2.6 by 1.2 inches. Its 20.4 megapixel sensor pairs with a powerful BIONZ processor to produce high-resolution, high-quality images in all lighting conditions, broad daylight to dim interiors. Its exceptionally high-speed AutoFocus locks onto subjects at full zoom, while Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces camera shake and blur at all ranges. Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application for Android and iOS wirelessly transfers photos and videos to a connected smartphone or tablet and turns a connected device into a wireless remote to control the camera. $450.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
This addition to the Bose lineup connects wirelessly to a smart device, delivering the brand’s world-famous superior sound. At 1.5 pounds, it weighs no more than the average tablet, and it’s a third the size of its predecessor. New Bose transducers move twice the air as conventional same-size transducers for clear mid-range and high frequencies, while integrated digital signal processing means tonally balanced sound. Bluetooth A2DP and a powerful antenna ensure reliable wireless connections. Store the six most recently used Bluetooth devices in memory, eliminating the need to pair again. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of listening. $199.95.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
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.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.