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 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.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
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.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.