Innovative Tech Devices

by Akhil Kalepu

Mar 1, 2017
March 2017

TILE
Tile is one of the most successful Kickstarter items to go into production, thanks to its simple design and easy-to-use app. The device is a Bluetooth location beacon to help you find your keys, wallet, bag or anything you find yourself losing nearby. Tile 2.0 was released earlier this year, but more exciting is the new Tile Slim, much thinner to conveniently place on your phone. $30.
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© HP

HP SPECTRE X360
Considering Apple’s controversial product line, the new Macbook’s touch bar is turning many people back to Windows for their laptop. One of the main competitors is HP, with its new Spectre x360, a 13-inch convertible laptop that packs some serious hardware into a compact and luxurious case. The most exciting thing about this computer is the flappable touchscreen, allowing you to use it as a tablet. If that’s not enough, the device is less than 15mm thick and weighs less than 3 pounds, and you can even make it stand on its side to use as a media center. $749.99.
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© WAHOO FITNESS

WAHOO FITNESS ELEMNT GPS BIKE COMPUTER
You might wonder why a bike computer is necessary in the age of smartphones — until you try navigating the touchscreen while avoiding traffic on a curve. While plenty of smartphone mounts are available, Wahoo Fitness introduces a device made specifically for riders, with all the innovative data of your favorite biking app. By simply linking them through Bluetooth, WiFi or ANT+, the ELEMNT can provide you information on speed, time, distance, GPS directions and health stats. The device also includes built-in GPS if you don’t want to use your smartphone’s navigation. $329.99.
wahoofitness.com

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© JABRA

JABRA ELITE SPORT
If you’re not satisfied with the iPhone 7’s AirPods, take a look at Jabra’s new Elite Sport earphones. Unlike Apple’s one-size-fits-all design, the Elite Sport comes in three sizes with the choice of foam or silicon finish, as well as three different fins to ensure a secure fit. Designed with the workout enthusiast in mind, these earphones manage to hold on tight, thanks to the sweat-proof construction. Such devices prioritize durability over audio quality, but the Elite Sport provides a deep, bass-heavy response that will satisfy most listeners. $249.99.
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Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Barrio Alto district in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Giuseppemasci | Dreamstime.com

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Hotel Barrio Alto Opens in Former Lisbon Palace

Two years ago, an 18th-century palace in the center of Lisbon closed for construction — the building is ready to re-open as a luxury boutique hotel.

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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Cunard Launches Exclusive Musical

Cunard premiered the musical Top Hat aboard Queen Victoria last week. Next week, the musical premieres aboard Queen Elizabeth. The musical is slated to appear exclusively on Cunard ships for the next four years.

Lufthansa. Photo: Alexander Efisko | Dreamstime.com

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Sep 15, 2019

Lufthansa Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program

Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

Desert. Photo: Galyna Andrushko | Dreamstime.com

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Sep 15, 2019

Shop New Desert-Inspired Capsule Collection From The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.

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LG Pay

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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Photo: Jason P Ross | Dreamstime.com

Santa Monica, California. Photo: Tupungato | Dreamstime.com

© GNTO

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

Google Search. Photo: Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime.com

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Sep 13, 2019

Google Expands Price Comparison Tool

Google announced last month it added additional features to its price comparison tool. The tool helps users plan trips and compare rates. The new features include one that shows whether the price of a planned flight plus accommodations is low, average or high.

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Singapore Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service Between Singapore, Seattle

Singapore Airlines launched its non-stop service between Singapore (SIN) and Seattle (SEA), Sept. 3. Seattle is Singapore Airlines’ fourth U.S. destination following Los Angeles (LAX), New York (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) to receive non-stop service to and from Singapore.