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Aug 1, 2013
2013 / August 2013

Transporter 2.0

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).
filetransporter.com

 

Sky Wifi Smartpen © Livescribe

Sky Wifi Smartpen © Livescribe

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).
livescribe.com

Sony Cyber-Shot HX50 Camera © Sony

Sony Cyber-Shot HX50 Camera © Sony

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.
sony.com

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker © Bose

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker © Bose

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.
bose.com

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Dec 9, 2022

Hidden Gem: Discover Istanbul’s Vibrant Balat Neighborhood

The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.

75 Years Connecting the Americas

Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.

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Icelandair Welcomes New North American Gateway: Detroit

Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.

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Winter Walking Trips with The Wilderness Group

If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:

United’s 100 Percent Green Commitment to be Carbon Neutral by 2050

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.

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The Hotel Das Rüebezahl on Tegelberg Mountain

As of November 2022, Rohrkopfhutte (mountain hut) on Germany’s Tegelberg mountain reopened, and the dream view from the terrace, of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the stunning Schwangauer Alpsee, can be seen in the valley below.

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Dec 7, 2022

Tel Aviv: The Perfect Winter Destination

Travelers constantly look for their next bucket-list vacation, but with Europe getting colder, why not travel to a destination that is sunny year-round? Tel Aviv is the perfect getaway to escape the  cold winter months. Whether traveling solo, with friends or family members, here are some must-do activities in Tel Aviv.

8 Reasons to Press the Green Button and Visit Ireland

Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.

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Workshop Kitchen + Bar Review

Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.