Ematic Genesis Prime
Ematic’s first-ever Google-certified tablet with complete access to Google Play, this 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet is your hooked-up hub for entertainment, with access to loads of apps, games, movies and music. Choose from 4 million titles in the eBookstore and thousands of TV shows and movies. With Google Play, upload 20,000 songs for free, browse millions of tracks and share music you buy with friends on Google+. Also seamlessly access Google Chrome, Maps, YouTube and Google Talk. The tablet supports up to 1080p HD videos, features a front camera to capture memorable moments and boasts 4GB of internal storage plus 5GB of included cloud storage. $79.99.
PhotoFast i-FlashDrive HD
The world’s first two-way universal storage device between iOS and Mac/PC allows you to effortlessly view, edit, manage, share and transfer personal documents, images, video and audio files across all your essential gizmos. The device’s free supporting application lets you encrypt private documents, record audio, back up and restore contacts, and create and edit playlists. Ideal for travel, it doesn’t need any WiFi, network signal or battery power; just plug it in and get to work. Available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. $99–329.
ZAGG Privacy Screen
Does it bug you when you catch your neighbor on a flight peeking at what you’re doing on your iPhone or iPad? This mobile privacy screen filter keeps snoops at bay. Looking at the screen straight on, everything is visible; anyone to the side sees a black screen. The thin film is simple to apply, readjust and remove without leaving residue. It also protects screens from dust, dings and scratches. Use in landscape and portrait orientations. $24.99 for iPhone (4/4S/5); $39.99 for iPad (2/3/4).
Belkin WeMo Switch
Rushing to the airport and worried you left the iron on? The WeMo Switch has you covered. Here’s how it works: Download the free WeMo app to your iPhone or iPad, plug the WeMo Switch into an outlet and plug any device or appliance into the switch. Connect the switch to your home WiFi network and follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation. You can now turn your home electronics/appliances on or off from anywhere. The switch also operates over mobile Internet, so you can control home devices from anywhere with an Internet connection. $49.99.
The Mirage in Las Vegas welcomed a new addition to its Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. A baby bottlenose dolphin, born Aug. 16, represents the fourth generation of dolphins living in the habitat.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.
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.
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.
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