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.
San Antonio celebrated 300 years of progress in May 2018. With a clear vision following that anniversary year, the Texan city set its sights firmly on 300 more. While commemorating this milestone, the city underwent a major overhaul to prepare for the next phase in its history.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
When you think of a relaxing spa day, mountains, rivers and view of gorgeous landscapes pop in your head; a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of any city’s booming music and honking taxis. SoJo Spa Club and Hotel gives you the relaxing feeling of being away while still staying close to the busy center of Manhattan.
I was part of a group of travelers attending the Hamad International Airport Expansion presentation in Doha. Most arrived the day before, but due to a family commitment, I arrived the following day. A driver picked me up at the airport and drove me to the sleek and modern Mondrian Doha, designed by Marcel Wanders of the Netherlands. The 270-room property was the first sbe hotel in the Middle East. My luggage was scanned and put aside for a hand check and the guard removed the little sleep sound device I use to cover city noise when I sleep and travel. “No speakers allowed,” the guard said, but once I explained what the item was he allowed me to take it. From there, check-in was swift, and I received a packet of information about dinner and the week’s agenda.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
As ACI EUROPE and leading European aviation associations recently detailed a plan to make sustainable aviation a reality, Munich Airport continues its work toward climate neutrality. In 2019, MUC was one of the first airports in Germany to sign a Net Zero Carbon resolution alongside more than 200 other European airports in 2019. The pledge aims to deliver net zero airport CO2 emissions by 2050.
The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, introduces new meeting offerings starting this month. Louisville’s only waterfront hotel recently underwent a property-wide $80 million renovation on all guestrooms, meeting spaces and new food and beverage concepts.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel begins to pick up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next international trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Madrid, Spain, with us.