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.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
TODAY, JUNIOR THERRIAULT calls Chicago home, where he serves as general manager of Juniper at Claridge House Hotel, but before arriving in the Windy City, he worked around the world, learning from the best professionals in the industry. In addition to hotels and Michelin-starred dining experience, Therriault also owned a successful catering business and boasts numerous wins from food competitions around the globe.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
DURING THE 1920S AND ’30S, Shanghai was known as the Paris of the Orient — glamorous and decadent with a vibrant nightlife. A century later, Shanghai still parties hard. Most bars and clubs stay open until 3 a.m.; some don’t close their doors until 5 a.m.