Olloclip for Samsung Galaxy S4/S5
The wildly popular olloclip debuts for one of the world’s most popular Android smartphone brands, making it an ideal stocking stuffer for your favorite photography enthusiast. With four lenses in one — fisheye, wide-angle, and 10x and 15x macros — it slips onto your Samsung device in seconds, weighs less than an ounce and works with all photo and video apps so you can snap exactly the shot you want. Considering the camera of the S4 and S5 is regarded as one of the best phone cameras available, olloclip will elevate your already impressive shots to an even higher level. $69.99.
Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50
A splashy introduction to the burgeoning smartwatch market, Sony’s Smartwatch 3 SWR50 flawlessly combines form and function. Powered by Android Wear, this stylish personal assistant searches, finds, communicates and analyzes on your command using your voice — bringing the power of your smartphone to your wrist. Even without your smartphone, it’s a useful companion; fill it with music before going out for a run and use it to track your activity. The more apps you download, the more personalized it becomes. Optimized for devices running Android 4.3 or later, it features a Quad ARM A7 processor and 512 MB of RAM. Black or yellow. Price TK.
Tech aficionados and the eco-conscious will appreciate the novelty of Upp, the world’s first fuel-cell charger. Composed of two parts that magnetically snap together (the fuel cell block and the cartridge that provides hydrogen to the engine), it quickly juices up any USB device for a full week. Just snap the parts together, then connect your smartphone, tablet or digital camera and get instant, wireless power anytime and anywhere. Combining hydrogen and air to produce clean electricity, it’s also green and its power output never degrades. Each cartridge offers five full device charges, or 160 hours of power. When your cartridge is tapped out, exchange it for $10. $199.
Now you can literally “beam” most online video content straight to your TV — perfect for anyone fed up with the aggravations of cable television. YouBeam combines the safest and most private browser available with a hardware device that fits in the palm of your hand and attaches to your TV through an HDMI port, easily connecting to any in-range WiFi network. Surf the Web as with any other browser or type into the YouBeam search bar. The browser scans content for viruses, adware, spyware and pop-up ads, so it’s impossible to download them; when it “green-lights” the video, press the button and the content begins playing on your TV. $49.99, plus one-time charge of $5; then $3.99/month with first month free.
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 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.
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 Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
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.