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.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
Don’t risk losing all the money you’ve spent if you must cancel your trip at the last minute. Allianz Travel Insurance can give you:
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
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