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.
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.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
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.
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.
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.