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.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.