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.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: