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
The Mirage in Las Vegas welcomed a new addition to its Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. A baby bottlenose dolphin, born Aug. 16, represents the fourth generation of dolphins living in the habitat.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.