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.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.