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.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
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