Tech for Daily Tasks

by Jack Guy

Sep 1, 2019

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Lifestyle / Technology

SONY WH-1000XM3
The market for wireless noise-cancelling headphones exploded in recent years, and this model from Sony has taken the world by storm. Sound quality, build quality and design are all top-notch, and there are touch controls on the right earcup. The 30 hours of battery life is impressive compared to rivals, and USB-C compatibility makes for rapid charging when it does run out of charge. If you’ve not embraced the wireless audio revolution yet, this offers a seriously good place to start. $229.99.
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ONEPLUS 7 PRO 5G
Android fans will love this quality smartphone from OnePro, which boasts a highly regarded 6.7-inch Liquid AMOLED display and a triple camera system for great visual performance. It’s also 5G-ready, which means you will be able to connect to mobile internet at blistering speeds as the new system rolls out. With up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, the 7 Pro will handle everything you throw at it, and fast-charging technology means the 4,000 mAh battery will keep you powered up. From $669.
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JURA S8
Whether you like an espresso, a latte macchiato or anything in between, the Jura S8 coffee machine will whip one up on demand. Use the touchscreen to select your drink or access the accompanying app to place your order from afar. You can adjust the bean grinder to suit your preferences, and a professionalgrade milk frother adds a final flourish. The S8 boasts a beautiful design, too, and makes a real conversation piece. $2,999.
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SAMSUNG Q90 QLED
A beast of a display that builds on the considerable success of the Q9FN, the Q90 has been named among the best TVs ever made. The picture quality, nothing less than superb, and a number of innovations result in amazing detail and good viewing angles. Choose from 65-, 75- and 82-inch versions; the sharp design means the Q90 will look good in any home. It’s slightly deeper than some rivals, but that enables top audio performance thanks to four speakers, two subwoofers and a built-in amplifier. From $3,499.
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FX Excursions

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

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

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Cathay Pacific Drops Dublin–Hong Kong Route

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is suspending its Dublin (DUB) route this November. The move means Ireland will lose all direct links to Asia, as Hainan Airlines canceled flights to Beijing (PEK) and Shenzen (SZX).

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United Unveils New Livery

United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.

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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Ethiopian Airlines Adds WiFi to A350 Planes

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Alaska Airlines Begins New Sustainability Initiative

Alaska Airlines oversees many sustainability efforts as part of its goal to reduce in-flight waste per passenger by 70 percent by 2020. It recently added a new initiative to its efforts, christened #FillBeforeYouFly. The initiative urges passengers to bring a refillable water bottle on their flight and fill it before boarding. Plastic bottles are among the top most common items polluting the ocean, expected to contain one metric ton of plastic for every three metric tons of fish by 2025.