Tech Tools for Home and Away

by Jack Guy

Sep 1, 2018
September 2018

Hailed by reviewers as the top robot vacuum on the market, the Botvac Connected makes keeping your home clean a cinch. Program the robot with the sleek Neato app or use the remote control if you’re in the house. LIDAR technology makes it great at mapping the cleaning area, and powerful cleaning capabilities mean the Botvac Connected can even handle tough assignments such as clumps of dog hair. It’s an all-around package that might well be the best around. $799.99.



A home projector will transform your media experience, and the Sony VPLHW45ES is one of the best overall choices. It can handle 1080p and 3D content, boasts great brightness and contrast, and the built-in fan is super-quiet. Invest in this premium projector and you’ll soon be able to put on great movie nights or invite friends over to watch the game on a better screen than at your local bar. A three-year warranty shows how confident Sony is in its product, too. $1,999.99.



The legendary British hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins turns its hand to headphones with the impressive PX model. Audio quality is as amazing as you would expect, and the craftsmanship is top-notch. USB-C charging and 20-hour battery life make for great functionality, as do nifty features such as automatically pausing content when you take the headphones off. Choose the more muted gray colorway or stand out from the crowd with the blue and gold option. $399.99.



Take your analog notes into the digital realm with the Pen + Ellipse from Moleskine. The smart pen combines with the Moleskine Notes app and the Paper Tablet to allow you to write by hand while the tech combines your diary entries with the calendar app of your choice. It also digitalizes your sketches and notes, plus it works even when you don’t have an internet connection. Perfect for planning and plotting on long flights. You’ll have to buy the $30 Paper Tablet separately, but the system enjoys a great reception. $179.


FX Excursions

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

Sep 21, 2019

New Luxury Residence Hotel Opens in Tribeca

AKA, the luxury hotel residence brand, opened its sixth property last month, AKA Tribeca —formerly the Smyth Hotel.

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.

Sep 20, 2019

Coming Soon: America’s First Solar-Powered Airport

As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

Sep 18, 2019

Joint Venture between American Airlines, Qantas Gets Green Light

Three years after an initial rejection, in mid-July the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a joint venture between American Airlines and Qantas Airways.

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

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.

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New Delhi Package Offers

This New Delhi property offers visitors four options to pass the time.