Summer Tech Tools

by Jack Guy

Jul 1, 2019
July 2019

SONOS PLAY
The PLAY range of wireless speakers includes three speakers of varying sizes as well as a subwoofer for extra bass. You can combine the speakers in a multiroom system that uses your home WiFi to beam music around the house, and improve your TV audio with the Beam soundbar. Sonos is one of the original WiFi speaker manufacturers, known for making high-quality audio gear, and the PLAY system doesn’t disappoint. Speaker sets from $298.
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APPLE TV 4K
Television technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, and sets that are just a few years old may now be missing some key features. If you don’t want to invest in a whole new television, add a streaming device like the Apple TV. The streaming box plugs into your existing television and delivers content from all major streaming services in 4K, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision to all compatible devices. $179.
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PEAK DESIGN TECH POUCH
Every new gadget you buy invariably comes with additional cables and accessories that need to be stored and carried around. The Tech Pouch from Peak Design aims to make traveling with your tech gear stress-free, providing a well-designed holder for chargers, batteries, SD cards and any other items. Its recycled nylon shell keeps everything clean and dry, plus there are thoughtful features like a cable pass-through for easy charging. Choose from black or sage green. $59.95.
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LEICA X-U
This digital camera from legendary brand Leica boasts a standout feature compared to the rest of the range: It’s waterproof. While there are plenty of waterproof cameras out there, most sacrifice performance for durability. The difference here is the X-U offers the amazing visual quality you’d expect from Leica — thanks to a 16.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens — and is also waterproof to 15 meters and shockproof to up to a 1.22-meter drop. It’s got a hefty price tag, but the Leica X-U should last for years. $3,500.
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Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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Oct 20, 2019

PHL Receives Grant for SEPTA Improvement

Philadelphia International Airport received two grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for platform improvements at SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail Line stops.

TAP Air Portugal Adds 15 Flights Each Week From U.S., Canada

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.

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Oct 20, 2019

Lyft Trials Car Rental Service

Lyft is looking to get into the car rental business. The ride-hailing company is testing the service in three California cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland.

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Oct 20, 2019

Six Senses Opens on the Bosphorus Strait

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions opened late last month along the Bosphorus Strait. The property is housed within two restored, Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul. The resort’s urban decor incorporates architectural features and artifacts from the mansions.

The Island of the Knights

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.

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Oct 20, 2019

New Cruise Line Docks in Tampa

MSC Cruises, the world’s fastest-growing and fourth-largest cruise line, launches cruises from Tampa Nov. 11, 2020. MSC Armonia will sail from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and the Bahamas.

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Oct 18, 2019

IHG Signs New InterContinental Property in Saudi Arabia

InterContinental Hotels Group expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia with plans for the new InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh. The property opens in 2020, a short drive from King Khalid International Airport. The property is also near King Abdullah Financial District and many luxury shopping options.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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Oct 18, 2019

Heathrow Project Would Turn Waste Into Furniture, Uniforms

Heathrow Airport is testing new technology that could help recycle all of its plastic waste into uniforms and furniture.