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.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.