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
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.