Looking for dazzling design with your technology? This PC may be right up your aesthetic alley. Tough yet beautiful, the HP Envy 14 Spectre uses lightweight, scratch-resistant glass on the lid, display, palm rest and HP ImagePad — an industry first. The 14-inch highdefinition HP Radiance Display offers better brightness and wider viewing angles than traditional notebooks. An HP Radiance Backlit keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to sense your presence, lighting up when you approach and dimming after you leave. Blazingly fast, it’s powered by the latest Intel Core processors, weighs less than 4 pounds and includes up to 256GB of storage. There’s even a concierge technical support phone line dedicated to HP Envy users. Starts at $1,399.99.
The tedium of submitting business expenses can drive even the most seasoned traveler to distraction, but this innovative system couldn’t be easier. Download the software, take a photo of your receipt with your smartphone, hit “submit,” and ABUKAI Expenses automatically creates your expense reports, entering cost categorization, date, vendor and other information and automatically converting currency. The report gets sent via email to your preferred email address along with PDF receipt images. $39/year.
Now you can place your phone on your wrist in an easily accessible and navigable interface. Compatible with all Android phones including the Sony Xperia S and Xperia ion, this micro display lets you wirelessly access calls, messages and applications with just a tap, touch or swipe. Just 8mm thin and available with a wristband or clip, SmartWatch lets you see who wants to reach you when it isn’t practical to, well, hold the phone. With access to Android Market, you can customize your SmartWatch with stock updates, breaking news or weather — all on your wrist. $150.
From the powerhouse of the portable power industry comes a 14-ounce portable recharger paired with a 13.5-watt solar panel that supplies direct-to-laptop charging and 50 watt-hours of power storage. In addition to the “Power Port,” there are DC and AC (with inverter) outputs plus upgraded USB ports that output 1A of power — enough for two extra hours of entertainment on a tablet. The Sherpa 50 charges fully via solar panel in five to 10 hours or within two to three hours via wall outlet and delivers 10 hours of activity on a smartphone, 25 hours of music on an iPod or an extra hour of life on a dying laptop. Available in June. $249.99.
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 Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.