Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
You can never be too thin or too … waterproof. At just under a pound, the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet features the first 10.1- inch tablet display, complete with Sony’s full HD Triluminos color technology for rich, natural color; and the X-Reality image-processing engine to make photos and videos pop. With its Walkman and Movies applications, access your song and video libraries and tap into Sony’s Music Unlimited (free 30-day trial included) and Video Unlimited services. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 6000mAh battery provide oomph, while the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is user-friendly. In black (16GB or 32GB) or white (32GB). $499.99–599.99.
Move over, plastic fitness trackers: There’s a much chic-er option in town. Outfitted with a classic round analog watch display and designed by style-minded Parisian designers and exacting Swiss watchmakers, Activité has two dials: One tells time while a sub-dial tracks your activity (calories burned, distance traveled, sleep patterns and more). Activité communicates with iOS devices via Bluetooth, while the Withings Health Mate app keeps you on track to your fitness goals. Available in black or silver, it’s made of stainless steel 316L; the shatterproof sapphire glass face functions as a touch screen for switching modes. Activité instantly switches time zones as you travel. Available this fall. Price TBD.
Magellan SmartGPS 5390
This GPS doesn’t just get you where you’re going — it tells you where you want to go for a fraction of the price of in-dash infotainment systems. The SmartGPS leverages the ever-expanding power of social media to push localized reviews and deals from Yelp and Foursquare, plus the lowest gas prices, traffic reports and traffic camera alerts, right onto the device screen, no additional subscription plan required. Sync with your smartphone, computers and tablets to update and share information across devices so you never lose your favorite destinations — plan entire trips ahead of time or bookmark locations on the spot. $229.99.
Mophie Space Pack
The world’s first rechargeable battery case with local built-in storage made for iPhone 5s/5, Space Pack solves the two biggest smartphone difficulties: lack of juice on the go and enough memory for all your stuff. The 1700mAh protective battery case provides space for an additional 16,000 pictures; 9,000 songs; 14 hours of movies; plus Web and email downloads galore. The Space app automatically organizes files on the pack into collections so it’s easy to find items, manage and organize what’s in your storage, share files and access things you can’t normally save to your iPhone. The rechargeable case doubles battery life for an extra eight hours of talk time or 10 hours of video. $149.95 (16GB); $179.95 (32GB).
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: