Now you can convert any TV into a Smart TV. This Android 4.0-based HDMI dongle lets you display Android on a TV, magically converting it into a mega-sized tablet. When you get to your destination, hotel room or office, plug into any monitor or TV to access your entire digital life. Download apps to stream videos, connect with friends on Facebook, catch up on news or surf the Web. Edit documents, read PDFs, review PowerPoint, conduct video conferences and send and receive email from a 50-inch monitor. No need to carry a heavy laptop for a presentation: Just plug the Pocket TV into the projector, and your presentation plays from a cloud account like Dropbox or from your SD card. $99 (pre-order price).
The new DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is a real powerhouse, boasting dual-core 1.2 GHz processors; 1GB of RAM; and MotoCast for remote access to music, pictures, videos and documents stored on your work or home computer. Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the tablet features Android 3.2 Honeycomb and brilliant high-definition displays with wide viewing angles. An array of Business Ready features includes enterprise-grade security, apps like Quickoffice HD for document editing and creation, and Google Talk for video conferencing. Stylus support and a precision-tip stylus enable easy notetaking and markup. Powered by the lightning-fast Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. $529.99 (16GB), $629.99 (32GB) and $729.99 (64GB), all with a new two-year customer agreement.
The Eye-Fi card, the first wireless memory card of its kind, fits into cameras like a regular SD card — but with built-in WiFi, it automatically uploads pictures and videos from your camera to your computer, smartphone or tablet. During the quick set-up, choose the computer and the sharing site where you want your pics sent. With Endless Memory mode, the card automatically offloads to make room for new shots. And whether you’re at the beach, on top of Yosemite or at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Direct Mode transfers photos and videos from your camera to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Works with more than 2,000 digital cameras. $79.99.
No more worries about running out of space on your mobile device. GoFlex Satellite is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any WiFi-enabled mobile device. With 500GB, WiFi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery, you can carry an entire library of video, music, pictures and documents. Wirelessly connect devices to the GoFlex Satellite drive via a Web browser or the free GoFlex Media App. Take more than 300 HD movies on the go, stream media to eight devices simultaneously and automatically sync documents from your computer. The device boasts seven hours of battery life and 25 hours of standby time.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: