HP Pavilion x360 PC
The latest introduction from HP, the Pavilion 360 is as versatile as it is affordable, with four user-friendly modes: notebook for classic tasks; stand for touchscreen gaming; tent for movie watching and other entertainment; and tablet for, well, anything you want to do on the go. Equipped with a nifty 360-degree hinge, Beats Audio, a diagonal 10-point touch screen, Windows 8 and Intel Pentium N3530 Processor and HD Graphics, it packs a lot of performance into a sleek, über-flexible package at a terrific price. Starting at $399.
Most of us have had a couple of drinks at some point and wondered if it’s a good idea to get behind the wheel. The new BACtrack Vio breathalyzer lets you know whether it’s time to call a cab. It combines a compact keychain with Bluetooth connectivity, making it the most affordable and convenient way to measure your blood-alcohol content levels. The flip-up mouthpiece collects a high-quality breath sample, while its MicroCheck Sensor technology offers a high level of accuracy and reliability. The BACtrack companion app includes features such as ZeroLine, an estimate of how long it will take for your BAC to return to 0.00 percent. $49.99.
The first-ever instant translation service for mobile phones, Muuzii uses a combination of artificial intelligence and a team of skilled linguists on call 24/7, allowing you and non-English speakers to communicate with impressive accuracy. The groundbreaking, real-time service translates any text on an MMS or SMS mobile phone from English to Spanish (and vice versa) or English to Chinese. Responses include an audio file so you can improve pronunciation. The translation engine learns trending phrases and emerging jargon, diverting novel requests to human translators to ensure accuracy. Muuzii works on any phone with texting capabilities (no broadband plan required) and is available by subscription on the AT&T wireless network, with plans to expand to other North and South American carriers and add new languages. $2.99/month (SMS); $3.99/month (MMS).
This WiFi SD card works from the moment you snap a shot, instantly transferring, organizing and syncing your photos across all your devices so you can share and enjoy them anywhere. Effortless to set up, it’s also compatible with nearly any digital camera. The companion Eyefi Cloud (additional cost) is your private cloud service, making every picture you take using Eyefi Mobi instantly available to enjoy and share privately from any Web-enabled device. It works in the background, keeping your entire collection in sync; and because your pictures are on multiple devices, you’ll always have a backup. Available in 8GB–32GB. $49.99–99.99.
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.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
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.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
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.
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.