UTStarcom UM150 Wireless Modem
This petite, portable wireless modem packs a big punch, allowing you to connect to the Internet virtually anywhere. Weighing in at just 1.57 ounces, it downloads files at a rate of up to 3.1 Mbps (uploads as fast as 1.8 Mbps) and features a Micro SD external memory card slot. And it’s compatible with both PCs and Macs. $79.99 (after an instant rebate from Verizon Wireless). (http://www.utstar.com)
Domestic phone bills are a thing of the past with ooma. The patent-pending device lets you plug the ooma hub into your primary home phone jack and broadband connection to allow unlimited U.S. domestic phone calls via broadband to any wireless or landline phone number. The ooma Scout links in additional active phone extensions in your home. The cost for ooma is one-time only — you’ll never receive any additional phone bills or service charges. $399 for the ooma Hub; $39.95 for each ooma Scout. (http://www.ooma.com)
Gateway M-150 Notebook Series
Bored with the standard-issue, neutral-toned laptop computer? Gateway’s brand-new notebook will inject some splashy color into your computing life. It’s available in an array of vivid colors — Garnet Red, Brandywine, Pacific Blue, Silver — plus Blue Carlie, a whimsical floral motif that’s sure to appeal to your inner flower child. Scratch-resistant with a rich, metallic finish, thanks to the unique process used to inject the color into the casing, the M-150 combines fashionable form with function, and is available in several configurations for different budget and performance needs. $799.99 to $1399.99. (http://www.gateway.com)
Redfly Mobile Companion
This groundbreaking new gizmo, winner of the Innovation Award for Enabling Technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), extends your smartphone platform to a larger display, keyboard and mouse. With a sleek clamshell design and an 8-inch high-resolution display, it measures just 1 x 6 x 9 inches and weighs just under 2 pounds. Its USB ports are compatible with USB flash drives, and it has a standard VGA port for easy connection to projectors and displays. Add the Redfly to your smartphone and presto! — one single mobile platform. $499. ( http://www.celiocorp.com)
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Nice, France, with us.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.