CYCLIQ CONNECTED EDITION BIKE LIGHTS
With cycling ever more popular among commuters and recreational riders, technology develops to keep riders safe. Bike lights are a must for anyone riding in the dark, and the Cycliq Fly12 and Fly6 Connected Edition lights come with some impressive extra features. Both the front-facing Fly12 and the rear-facing Fly6 are fitted with integrated cameras that record footage constantly, allowing you to record evidence in case of a collision. Fly6 CE, $179; Fly12 CE, $279.
As 4K technology becomes more common in televisions, projector manufacturers work to bring the technology to their products. Highly regarded home cinema brand BenQ announced the 4Kand HDR-ready HT2550 projector for release in early 2018, at a far more affordable price than the competition. If you’ve got the wall space, treat yourself to a 4K projector for the ultimate home cinema experience. $2,100 (to be confirmed).
VAVA DASH CAM
If you spend a lot of time on the road, a dash cam is a great idea for security. The VAVA records in full HD and supports iOS and Android smartphones, too, as well as providing a live video feed and GPS tracking. It also features a remote picture button so you can take a snap without compromising your safety. Whether you want to record the most beautiful drives on your road trips or collect evidence in the case of an accident, the VAVA is a great dash cam for the purpose. $149.99.
HTC VIVE FOCUS
The new virtual reality headset from HTC is a stand-alone model that displays images without being connected to a computer or smartphone. It’s even more realistic than existing headsets and looks set to be the first VR headset to support six degrees of movement rather than four. Other companies are working on next-generation VR headsets, but HTC just might beat them to the punch with the Vive Focus. Price TBD.
A handful of historic towns in Texas Hill Country reinvented themselves as upscale food, wine and culture destinations. Fredericksburg is the shining star among them, transcending its historic German underpinnings to the point where it’s drawing a more cosmopolitan group of visitors, including many from outside Texas.
In an exclusive partnership, Lufthansa Group teams with Viking Cruises to offer the cruise line’s travelers direct, non-stop flights from the New York City area to Malta (MLA), beginning June 30. Flights will operate three times weekly on Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900, departing from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Indianapolis International Airport officially opened its first-ever art gallery, The KIND Gallery, named after the airport’s international airport code. It is initially featuring artists from Harrison Center for the Arts.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Allianz Partners USA’s 13th annual Vacation Confidence Index estimates Americans’ total spend for summer vacation travel will cross the $150 billion mark for the first time in the Index’s 10-year history, a 160 percent increase over spend in summer 2020 and 50 percent over spend in a robust 2019.
Boca Raton Resort & Club recently announced a new partnership with Major Food Groups, creating one of the best culinary destinations in the United States. Major Food Groups is the company behind some of the hottest restaurants, including Carbone, The Grill and Parm. This partnership will launch multiple dining concepts as part of the resort's $150 million transformation.
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.
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.