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.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
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.
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.
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.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: