Tune in to live local television for free on your mobile device. The Dyle app and Dyle mobile TV compatible apps enable live broadcast programming such as local and national news and sports and entertainment content without tapping into your wireless data plan and incurring additional costs. Backed by a consortium of broadcasting bigwigs including NBC, Fox and Cox Media Group, it’s available in 39 U.S. markets (and counting) and is compatible with Android and iOS devices including iPhone 4S/5S, Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and HTC One/One X. $99.99.
Klipsch GiG Portable Music System
This sleek yet sturdy, high-design, Bluetooth wireless speaker weighs just more than a pound and fits in the palm of your hand, yet it crams in four drivers for full-range, bass-thumping, lush sound. Designed for the true global traveler, it comes with international power adapters and a rechargeable battery that boasts 12 hours of play time. Simply wave your (NFC-equipped) music source, such as a smartphone, over the GiG for instant device pairing or connect virtually any source to its input jack. Use the speakerphone to transfer, terminate and voice-dial your calls. $199.99.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
If you’re keen to get in on the tablet revolution — tablet sales are forecast to comprise 50 percent of the PC market this year — Google Nexus 7 offers bang for your buck. Weighing less than two-thirds of a pound, the ultra-portable Android device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, stereo speakers with Fraunhofer surround sound, a 10-hour rechargeable battery and full access to Google Play, the world’s largest app store. Its 7-inch screen is the sharpest in the world: 323 pixels per inch make on-screen text sharper than a printed page. $229 (16GB); $269 (32GB).
Leap Motion Controller
This powerful touch-free, 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology converts the air above your computer into 8 cubic feet of interactive work space. Plug it into the USB of your Mac or PC and this 3-inch device, working in tandem with Leap Motion’s software, tracks the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to 1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency, at 200-plus frames per second. Flip through photos, browse the Web and play music by lifting a finger; draw, paint and design with your fingertip. Requires Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 or Windows 7/8, minimum Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom II processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 and Internet connection. $79.99.
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.
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.
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.
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.