Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller Home irrigation has come a long way since oscillating fan sprinklers. With 24-hour weather data and an Internet connection, you can now water your lawn as efficiently as possible with the Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller. The system comes with sensors for 16 zones and a central control unit which can replace any electronic unit for sprinklers. After connecting to your home’s WiFi, set up your zones with information on vegetation, soil, gradient and sun exposure. Entering your zip code sends the unit weather information to adjust its Smart Cycle, which sets the watering schedule according to conditions. $249.99. rachio.com
Mophie Powerstation Mophie is famous for the Juice Pack, its line of battery cases that protect your phone while charging it. Not everyone wants a bulky case, though, making the Mophie Powerstation a great accessory for people who need some extra power once in a while. The device comes in five sizes, from the 1x with 2,000mAh to the 8x with 15,000mAh. The 1x, 2x and 3x are nice and portable, while the 5x and 8x have an additional Bluetooth connection for the Mophie app, which lets you see how much charge is left in the device. $39.95–149.95. mophie.com
Nine App Ideas Made Digital takes the simple to-do list and revamps it for the smartphone. Plenty of people use the stock reminder app on the iPhone, but few take the time to carry out the tasks. The Nine app lets you be more productive with your tasks by making the list visual, encouraging you to photograph your tasks and geotag them. By taking a picture instead of typing a note, you are already in a more involved mindset to get your tasks done, and the app categorizes your objectives into easy lists. $0.99. nineapp.co
Intel Compute Stick Handheld smartphones are starting to include the capabilities of a full desktop computer, but sometimes the mobile version of your favorite app just doesn’t cut it. For travelers who don’t like to lug around a laptop everywhere, there is an even more portable option with the Intel Compute Stick, a computer the size of a flash drive that plugs into the HDMI port of a television. Two USB ports allow you to connect a keyboard and mouse, while a microSD slot can expand the storage from 64GB to 128GB. It includes a WiFi and Bluetooth connection for accessing the Internet, playing music and connecting peripherals. $130. intel.com
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s acclaimed Anantara Spa incorporates indigenous practices from world traditions, offering signature experiences individually personalized. And now, two renowned healers, experts in holistic, natural approaches to healing mind, body and spirit, join the celebrated Ibu Jero, High Priestess of Balinese Healers, at the spa.
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.
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While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
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This holiday season, award-winning oceanfront hotel Prince Waikiki will partner with Miracle Bar’s Sippin’ Santa, making it the first time the state of Hawai’i has hosted a Miracle Bar pop-up. The hotel will turn its outdoor space into a tiki-themed winter wonderland furnished with both classic and Hawai’ian-inspired holiday decorations. The exclusive holiday cocktail event will be open Dec. 1–31, daily 4–10 p.m.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Research conducted by money.co.uk reveals, out of 40 global cities reviewed, the 10 best cities in the world for art and culture lovers, with four of the top 10 located in the United States. The rankings factored in the number of art galleries, museums, monuments, street art and architecturally notable buildings.