These completely wireless, noise-cancel- ling headphones have taken the world by storm since their release, thanks to top build quality and great features. Adjust the noise-cancelling level by tapping the left earbud, and use the right to control phone calls and audio playback. Fine- tune the experience using the accompanying Sony app, and enjoy up to six hours of playback with noise-cancelling switched on. A sound enhancement engine improves the quality of compressed content, and the only real drawback is a lack of water-resistance, which means you can’t wear them in the rain or during workouts. $230.
If you struggle to get going during the dark winter months, a wake-up light like the WL90 might be the solution. It mimics sunlight to help you wake up naturally and feel more refreshed, producing increasingly bright light in the run-up to your alarm going off. It also simulates daylight, which can help improve the effects of seasonal affective disorder. The WL90 doubles as a reading lamp and music player and provides a USB port to charge your smartphone. Set up your favored configuration using the Beurer LightUp app to make sure you wake up feeling rested. $150.
SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD
It may have been delayed due to screen issues, but Samsung’s foldable smartphone now means you can enjoy a 7.3- inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that doubles over on itself to fit right into your pocket. In the folded position you can use the 4.6-inch cover display, which it- self is larger than the screen on the iPhone SE. It also boasts six cameras, 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage in what looks like an impressive pack- age. As powerful as the Galaxy Fold may be, the price tag will make some potential buyers think twice. $1,980.
DELL LATITUDE 7400 2-IN-1
Business travelers place unique demands on their laptops, and Dell came up with a machine that meets all of them with ease. An Intel Whiskey Lake processor and 16GB of RAM provide the power, while a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen adds finesse. As a 2-in-1 system, the 7400 is slightly thicker than a pure laptop, but it’s still sleek. That’s something of a feat given the massive 78Wh battery that powers the whole thing for up to 18 hours, plus the look is a bit classier than your standard business laptop. $2,800.
In May this year, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In celebration, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade was especially festive, with 170,000–250,000 people in attendance — a record number for what was already the biggest pride parade in Asia.
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.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open a new hotel and private residences in New Orleans in late 2020. The first Four Seasons property in New Orleans is slated to open inside the World Trade Center, adjacent to Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. The World Trade Center is currently undergoing renovations, with plans including a new podium and public spaces. The hotel plans feature four food and beverage outlets, retail space, a spa, rooftop pool and meeting and event spaces.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 opened as the second InterContinental property in Yokohama earlier this fall. The property, with its 173 guestrooms and suites, provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hubbub of the city with views of the waterfront.
American Airlines now provides a passport-scanning feature on its mobile app. American Airlines is the first airline to offer a service of this kind. The passport chip-scanning feature transmits passport information to the airline, so passengers do not need a customer service agent to recheck their passports when arriving at the airport for international flights.
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