This revolutionary, dual-screen multimedia eReader intuitively integrates its two displays, combining the efficiency and reading comfort of an EPD display with the responsiveness, multimedia and browsing capabilities of an LCD display. Alex’s versatile open Google Android operating system and responsive on-screen keyboard let you use popular applications like Gmail right away. Weighing only 11 ounces and measuring 4.7 inches by 8.9 inches, the Android-based Alex eReader supports eBooks in EPUB, PDF, HTML and TXT formats; offers full Internet browsing using WiFi connectivity; and later this year will also feature 3G and EVDO/CDMA connectivity. Alex offers multitasking, enabling you to enjoy music while you read, supplement your eBook on the EPD screen with video on the LCD screen and search the Web or use email so you can connect with other users in book clubs and social media. You can download from a wealth of online Adobe ePUB-format digital books from Google Books and Alex partner bookstores and store them in the Alex Library on the removable SD card. $399.
As light as a pen and the size of a credit card, the flash-based Traveler slips easily into a wallet, letting you tote up to 64GB of data in your pocket or purse. Both PC and Mac compatible, the Traveler includes an auto-launch feature so there’s no need to install or configure software. Just insert the Traveler’s USB plug into your computer and Clickfree does the rest, searching, copying and organizing more than 400 file types of digital data including documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook email and contacts, photos, video, music and even favorite websites. You’ll always have easy access to important content and can quickly restore critical information in the event your computer is lost or stolen. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. $69.99–219.99.
Parrot RKi8400 Car Stereo
This wireless car stereo offers a seamless, installed, hands-free solution for your iPod or iPhone. It integrates perfectly into your car’s audio system, so conversations and music are transmitted via the speakers for maximum listening quality. The Parrot RKi8400 syncs directly to your mobile phone, automatically copying the contacts in your phone for hands-free calling without any initial training. A large dial and full-color screen to view album covers stored in the iPhone enable easy navigation of playlists. When your mobile phone rings, the system automatically switches to hands-free mode. Parrot RKi8400 Bluetooth wireless technology also lets you play music sent from the iPhone 3.0 and from other Bluetooth mobile phones or players via Bluetooth Stereo A2DP. $399.99.
Elgato eyeTV Hybrid
This tiny TV tuner stick turns your Mac or PC into an HDTV and digital video recorder, allowing you to watch, pause and record TV on your computer. It receives both digital and analog, including HDTV channels, and also captures video from sources such as a set-top box and VCR. On a Mac, you can even edit recordings and export to iTunes for viewing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Comes with infrared remote, EyeTV3 software and video input cable for S-Video and RCA. $149.95.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
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.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
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.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.