This hotly anticipated debut from HTC and Verizon Wireless is designed for those at the forefront of mobile technology. It features the newest version of the HTC Sense experience, a seven-panel home screen with a wide selection of interactive widgets so the most important content is immediately available at a touch. The first Verizon Wireless phone to take advantage of Qualcomm’s 1GHz lightning-fast Snapdragon processor, it’s also the first Verizon phone to include an 8-megapixel camera. Besides quick and easy access to Flickr for sharing and viewing pictures and video as well as to Android Market with more than 30,000 Google applications, it even boasts a tool called Friend Stream for streamlined updates from popular social networking sites — perfect for the ultimate social animal. $199.99 (after $100 mail-in rebate and with two-year customer agreement).
Toshiba Canvio for Mac Portable Hard Drive
Continuing Toshiba’s commitment to make backing up and recovering data simple and easy, the new Canvio for Mac line provides Mac owners 500GB, 750GB, or 1TB (terabyte) of storage space, with pre-loaded Mac-customized backup software. Smaller than a postcard and weighing less than six ounces, it makes data backup simple for everyone from novices to the most tech-savvy. The included NTI Shadow 5 for Mac software allows for fully customized backup and synchronization, including the backup of specific folders and file types, and the frequency of backups can be adjusted to different periods from weekly to continuously for greater convenience. Complete password protection with up to 256-bit data encryption prevents unauthorized access, while a special Drive Space Alert monitor sends an onscreen update when storage space is running low. That’s probably unlikely, though — the 1TB version can hold up to 285,000 digital photos, 263,000 digital music files or 820 digital movies. $119.99–189.99.
White Jabra STONE
Heralded as one of the best headset solutions on the market upon its initial introduction, the White Jabra STONE raises the bar once again with this spanking-new, snow-white hue, making it as chic as it is functional. A nearly invisible touch-controlled volume pad on the outside of the headset lets you simply slide your finger up or down to control the volume while on a call. The Jabra StatusDisplay makes it simple to check battery level and Blue-tooth connectivity, and its multipoint capability effortlessly connects two Bluetooth devices at the same time. It also streams music from A2DP-enabled mobile phones. Available exclusively through AT&T, it’s that truly elusive combination: drop-dead good looks and brains, too. $129.99.
Oregon Scientific ATC9K All-Terrain Video Camera
Do you like to play as hard as you work? Here’s the camcorder for you. Strap this user-friendly, waterproof and shock-resistant camera to a helmet, handlebars, surfboard or snowboard so it can follow you anywhere you wouldn’t dare bring a traditional camera — and shoot in high definition. Scuba-diving or jumping out of a plane at 12,500 feet? The compact ATC9K features a built-in G-sensor that measures the force of gravity during acceleration, deceleration and hang time, allowing you to record and review every detail of your performance. Designed for the rugged adventurer, the ATC9K doesn’t sacrifice function over form — it’s equipped with full 1080p professional-quality HD video, shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a 130-degree field of view, captures 5-megapixel photos and has a built-in color LCD display that lets you preview and play back videos. And unlike the camera itself, the price is far from extreme. $299.99.
Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.
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Hertz put together an exciting offering for travelers in France. The new Voyage à la Française experience gives travelers a taste of luxury while exploring some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. The experience includes five different routes, one for each sense. The first of the five is available now and focuses on smell, with special focus paid to France’s lavender fields and Côte d’Azur.
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.
Alaska Airlines oversees many sustainability efforts as part of its goal to reduce in-flight waste per passenger by 70 percent by 2020. It recently added a new initiative to its efforts, christened #FillBeforeYouFly. The initiative urges passengers to bring a refillable water bottle on their flight and fill it before boarding. Plastic bottles are among the top most common items polluting the ocean, expected to contain one metric ton of plastic for every three metric tons of fish by 2025.