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.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.