This wireless scanner — the world’s smallest at 3.75 by 2 by 1 inches — will dazzle you with its functionality. Thanks to its photo-stitching technology, anything you scan instantly appears on your screen, as if you’re painting. It’s brainy, too, recognizing scanned text or tables in virtually any language and transforming the paper versions into content you can edit on screen instantly. A built-in light source means your scans are always bright, crisp and clear. PocketScan effortlessly scans large formats (like artwork) that would never fit in a standard scanner. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. $149.
HP Pavilion X2
Equipped with a USB Type-C power connector, a quad-core CPU, 64GB of storage and nearly 11 hours of battery life, HP’s newest Pavilion is making a splash. The 10-inch tablet-PC hybrid (Windows tablet with detachable keyboard) weighs just under 2.5 pounds, or 1.29 pounds for the tablet alone. The nearly full-sized keyboard features 1.5 mm of keyboard travel for easy and accurate typing plus a large touchpad. Dual front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers deliver high-quality sound, while the HP TrueVision HD Webcam provides clear video for online chatting. Comes with one year of Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal including 60 Skype premium minutes per month and 1 TB Microsoft OneDrive storage. In Blizzard White, Sunset Red and Turbo Silver. Starts at $299.99.
SkylinkNet Alarm System
Easily manage your home from anywhere with your smartphone, with no monthly fees or contract. Just set up the customizable system’s Internet Hub through a wireless Internet router to coordinate the activities of all receivers and sensors. Up to six users can monitor a location at the same time; the accompanying iOS and Android smartphone app sends push notifications if sensors are triggered or the alarm is armed or disarmed. SkylinkNet works with up to 100 wireless sensors and controllers and 10 wireless cameras. Price includes Internet Hub, two door/window sensors and keychain remote; purchase additional sensors and cameras separately. Other packages available. $169.
Denon AH-GC20 Noise Canceling Headphones
Developed with Denon’s decades of headphone development know-how, these sleek wireless headphones, equipped with professionally tuned 40mm drivers, deliver a natural tonal balance and crystal-clear voice quality even in the noisiest surroundings. The dual microphone/noise-canceling system provides the near elimination of outside sound, and the Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode technology enables connection to two devices simultaneously. The sophisticated cVc (Clear Voice Capture) noise reduction system enhances received audio quality and includes noise suppression, adaptive equalization, echo cancelation, wind-noise reduction and noise-dependent volume control. Count on a comfy fit: Denon measured more than 4,000 people’s ears and facial structures to develop a universal design. $399.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
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Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.
If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
As of November 2022, Rohrkopfhutte (mountain hut) on Germany’s Tegelberg mountain reopened, and the dream view from the terrace, of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the stunning Schwangauer Alpsee, can be seen in the valley below.
Travelers constantly look for their next bucket-list vacation, but with Europe getting colder, why not travel to a destination that is sunny year-round? Tel Aviv is the perfect getaway to escape the cold winter months. Whether traveling solo, with friends or family members, here are some must-do activities in Tel Aviv.
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Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.