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.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.