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)
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.
IMAGINE SETTING SAIL IN AN EXOTIC, far-flung destination, just you and your family or group of friends aboard a private yacht. The sun warms the deck, a soft breeze dances off the water, and an über-attentive crew caters to your every whim while the personal chef whips up the finest of the local cuisine with all of your culinary preferences top of mind. All the while, the captain navigates the yacht into secluded coves; to pristine, seemingly undiscovered beaches; or even to the hottest spots along the coast for a night out on the town.
Life House, a new boutique hospitality brand, plans to open a new property in Nantucket next month. Life House, Nantucket follows similar hotels in Miami, Denver, Brooklyn and Chattanooga. The hotel, set within the historic Century House, is taking reservations for bookings beginning in August.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
My husband, friends and I visited Parkway Bakery & Tavern on a recent trip to New Orleans. The restaurant is one of the most well-known for the city’s signature sandwich, the po’ boy. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we arrived close to when it opened and braved the already-long line.
Airline alliance oneworld launched an information portal for customers to provide updates on the health and wellbeing measures travelers can expect as part of the alliance’s member airlines’ commitment to passenger safety and care.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Airbnb, known for providing travelers with affordable vacation houses and rooms to rent, is now offering online experiences that would-be travelers can enjoy from the comfort of home.