Squarely targeted for the YouTube generation, Flip Video is the first camcorder designed to seamlessly upload directly to online video sharing sites. Because the Internet video sharing software is integrated into the device, you can share video as easily as you share digital photos. You can also use it to edit your clips, make custom movie mixes, add your own music, capture still photos from video and design video greeting cards — you can even bring it to a local photo lab for one-hour DVD processing. $119.99 for 30 minutes; $149.99 for 60 minutes. http://www.theflip.com
The latest in handheld document scanning technology, DocuPen RC800 lets you scan hundreds of pages in literally no time. Just choose your mode — black and white, standard color or high 24-bit color — and a resolution from 100 to 400 dpi, and start scanning your letters, color documents and photos into the included Paperport software for download through the USB port on your computer. Unlike other scanners that only scan single lines of text, the DocuPen’s width means it can scan an entire page at once, including text and graphics, in as little as four seconds. And, at just two ounces and 8 inches long, it’s as compact as it is capable. $299.99. http://www.planon.com
ATI TV Wonder 600 USB
You have a business dinner to attend while you’re on the road, but you’re desperate to catch a must-see playoff game. No problem. This nifty device turns your computer into a television and DVR, letting you watch, pause and record analog television and over-the-air HDTV on your PC with no monthly fees. It comes with a credit-card-sized remote control, A/V input adapter for video capture from a camcorder or VCR, and user-friendly installation software. What will they think of next? $119. http://www.ati.amd.com
HTC Advantage X7501
A new introduction to the ever-expanding universe of mobile computing, this sleek, tiny unit packs a lot of muscle into a 5.25-inch by 3.85- inch, 12-ounce package. Equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 with Direct Push Technology, Windows Media Player, global 3G connectivity and built-in GPS, it also boasts a massive 8GB hard drive, a magnetically connected QWERTY keyboard, and a 5-inch touch screen. The best things do indeed come in very small packages. $899. http://www.htc.com
Banyan Tree Group recently announced its first-ever expansion into Japan with five new properties across four concepts. The hospitality group’s partnership with Wealth Management Group saw Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle launch in June, with two more properties slated to open now through 2026. Another partnership with Terraform Capital sees plans to build Cassia, a property in the ski resort of Niseko.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
American Airlines Mobile ID creates a more seamless, touchless travel experience for American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck. Recently started at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, AAdvantage members with PreCheck can use Mobile ID at selected checkpoints to verify their identity. AA plans to deploy the technology at Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX), Washington, D.C. (DCA) and more later this year.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
First opened in 1742 by George William Wilton, a seller of oysters, shrimp and cockles near Haymarket in London, Wiltons continued drawing diners with its delicious food for more than two centuries. This summer, Wiltons celebrates its 280th birthday and its place as one of London’s most beloved fine-dining establishments with a unique dining experience.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Four Seasons Hotel Prague celebrates the beauty and eternity of this historic city with a limited-time stay offer. The Eternal Beauty offer includes a stay in one of the Premier River rooms, which boasts unique views of Prague, a limousine transfer and breakfast.