Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Mobile Scanner
This mobile multi-page scanner provides easy-to-use, one-button scanning and is small enough to digitize paperwork easily and efficiently from the road. Designed for full cross-platform functionality for PC and Mac, you can use it to scan contracts, receipts, bills, invoices or business cards. Features include Automatic Quality, which increases the resolution on small documents, helping to insure that the text remains legible and searchable, and ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, which lets you quickly transform paperwork into editable Word and Excel files at the push of a button. $295.
A CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards honoree, this “thinking camera” is the first wireless, interactive video monitoring and recording system that “watches” video for you and notifies you only when something you want to know about happens, sending video notifications to your mobile phone or inbox. Easy to install in home or business environments, indoors or outdoors, it analyzes video in real time 24/7 to identify and inform you of events you define, a feature not available in any other consumer product. Operational straight out of the box, it works even when your PC is turned off and comes in at just 4.5 inches high and 4.4 ounces. $399.
Language Line Mobile Interpreter
How’s this for a fabulous idea: Language Line Mobile Interpreter is the first iPhone application to give you access to live interpreters in up to 10 spoken languages, anytime, anywhere, without the hassle of prepaid minutes or long-term contracts — allowing for unlimited, uninterrupted interpretation assistance. Per-minute charges begin when the interpreter joins the call and end when you hang up. Simply download the Language Line Mobile Interpreter application and register; calls are then billed to your credit card number, which is securely kept on file. And translations for the most commonly used phrases are available free of charge — just select a phrase from the menu and, with a touch of a button, listen to the phrase spoken in your chosen language. $2.99 per minute. Available at the iPhone App Store or www.languageline.com/mobile.
This plug-in for Microsoft Outlook transforms your desktop or laptop into a full travel booking platform, using patent-pending technology to enable you to plan a trip; book a flight, hotel and car; and automatically embed the itinerary in your calendar — all from within Microsoft Outlook. The plug-in connects to your online profile to store flight, hotel, car, scheduling, notification and membership preferences. Using the time, date and location information already entered into Microsoft Outlook for scheduling a business meeting, Tripware OutBook books the trip for the meeting and embeds the itinerary in the Microsoft Outlook appointment entry. The tool allows you to book a trip in less than three minutes, saving time and money. Free download; $5–20 service fee per flight; $5 per car rental or hotel booking.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
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.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: