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.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
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.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.