HP’s newly unveiled Chromebook is the first version powered by an Intel processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture. The result? Dramatically extended battery life, more dazzling graphics and lower running temperatures — meaning smaller internal fans, less noise, and thinner, lighter computers. The compact design features a 14-inch WLED BrightView screen and a gateway to Google Chrome apps like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat, as well as 100GB of included Google Drive online storage. Headturning colors include Ocean Turquoise and Coral Peach, and the starting price is a Christmas miracle. From $299.99.
The problem with earphones? They’re an all-or-nothing proposition: You can either hear your audio or yank them out to listen to what’s going on around you. This innovative tool from Ölens Technology allows you to hear the ideal blend of headphone music and the outside world simultaneously. Simply plug your device into it and groove to your tunes in the office while still interacting with co-workers, and enjoy a new level of safety when walking, jogging or biking. No more worries about missing announcements on the train or in the airport. It supports all iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, MP3 players, laptops and desktop computers. $29.95.
iON Air Pro 2 Wi-Fi HD Camera
For your favorite high-octane adventurer, here’s an easy-to-use, lightweight camera that’s keen to capture any death-defying feat, with a 180-degree field of view and a powerful 14-megapixel sensor. Fully waterproof and tough enough that no case is required, mount it on yourself or a wide range of sporting equipment, helmets and vehicles. Working with the free companion app, the camera uses your iOS or Android device as a viewfinder, to control recording, adjust advanced settings and upload and share videos to your favorite social networks. Access the free iON Cloud to share and stream your media files from the highest mountains, deepest jungles, most remote beaches and anywhere in between. $299.99.
What do you buy the tech-savvy girl-about-town who has everything? This chic handbag actually charges your phone while you’re on the go: Just drop your phone in the internal pocket, where a patent-pending docking system physically connects. Everpurse can juice your phone fully twice a day; to recharge it, just lay it overnight on its charging mat, which sends energy wirelessly to the purse. Measuring a handy 8.5 inches by 7 inches, it comes in a range of colors and patterns in fabric and leather. For iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3/S4. $189–319.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
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TODAY, JUNIOR THERRIAULT calls Chicago home, where he serves as general manager of Juniper at Claridge House Hotel, but before arriving in the Windy City, he worked around the world, learning from the best professionals in the industry. In addition to hotels and Michelin-starred dining experience, Therriault also owned a successful catering business and boasts numerous wins from food competitions around the globe.
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.
DURING THE 1920S AND ’30S, Shanghai was known as the Paris of the Orient — glamorous and decadent with a vibrant nightlife. A century later, Shanghai still parties hard. Most bars and clubs stay open until 3 a.m.; some don’t close their doors until 5 a.m.