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.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
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.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.