Motorola ATRIX 4G
Billed as the world’s most powerful smartphone, the ATRIX 4G was first unveiled to widespread acclaim at CES. Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application changes mobile computing forever by dramatically boosting the already formidable power of the smartphone. Its webtop application runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe Flash Player to open up all the rich graphics, animations and video on the web. While in the webtop application, you can run Android applications in a window, browse your favorite websites with the full Firefox desktop browser, send instant messages and make phone calls, all at the same time. Motorola ATRIX 4G includes a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to 2 GHz of processing power. It also runs Android 2.2, with access to more than 100,000 apps and games in the Android Market. The ATRIX 4G even features the AT&T U-verse Mobile application, which lets you schedule recordings and download and watch hit TV shows on your phone. And a Batman-esque biometric fingerprint reader keeps this little powerhouse safe and secure. Available exclusively to AT&T customers.
Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series
Another CES debut, this nifty computer is high-tech guru Samsung’s first sliding tablet PC equipped with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor platform, currently codenamed “Oak Trail.” The PC 7 Series maximizes the benefits of a tablet PC with its compact, 2.2-pound design; and it incorporates a sliding keyboard for easy typing, enhanced productivity and top performance. The display slides up to reveal a physical keyboard, giving you the option of a multi-touch display or full keyboard and mouse interface. Additionally, the built-in webcam and audio speaker make the 7 Series ideal for video communication with family, friends and co-workers across the globe. And in a nod to green thinking, an innovative Eco Light Sensor conserves energy and adjusts screen brightness based on available ambient light, allowing the 7 Series to last for up to eight hours. Available in 32GB or 64GB starting this month. Available in March 2011 starting at $699.
GE DV1 HD Digital Video Camera
Colorful, rugged and pocket-sized, this user-friendly debut from GE is the perfect companion for your next vacation. Designed for simple one-hand operation, it records in high-definition 1080p-quality video with the touch of a button. The built-in USB arm flips out, making it simple to upload and share videos and photos on any computer instantly, while the built-in HDMI jack offers full HD output and easy connection to HD- compatible TVs. And given that it’s waterproof to 16 feet and shockproof to five feet, it’s clearly ready for action. Available in five splashy colors — lime green, aqua blue, citrus orange, red velvet and graphite gray — and equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, it’s high style at a low price. $129.99.
Designed specifically with business travelers in mind, this 750GB storage drive packs a wallop: It uses 256-bit AES hardware encryption, which encrypts all data on the drive in real time. “Data at Rest Protection” ensures that all PINS and encryption keys are encrypted even when the drive is at rest; these features combine to safeguard your data even if the drive is dismantled. It can also be used on any operating system and requires no software to install. To access the drive, you simply use a unique six-digit PIN. Apricorn’s Brute Force Self Destruct feature protects the drive from hacking attempts by blocking automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. If the Padlock senses it is being systematically attacked, it will destroy the encryption key and lock the drive, keeping your data safe. Very James Bond, no? $199
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.