An accurate and consistent real-time motion-capture technology for putters and drivers, Blast Golf is a removable, Bluetooth-connected motion sensor that analyzes and records putts and full swings for eight hours, allowing you to quantify your progress and share highlights with your golf buddies via social networks. The companion iOS app features Smart Video Capture, detecting metrics like swing speed, loft and lie. Identify trends through stats and graphs, capture them and personalize your video with overlaid metrics. Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 5th generation running iOS 7.0 or higher. Includes a wireless charging base. $149.95.
Introducing the latest tool for the techie who has everything: a 3-D mouse you wear on your finger and operate using gestures and thumb actions. The Mycestro wirelessly connects to your computer, tablet or other device, allowing you to control it from up to 30 feet away. Its compact, lightweight design doesn’t interfere with your typing; and since it doesn’t require a surface, it’s ideal for use on airplanes and in other close quarters. Three buttons act as left, center and right clicks; to scroll, simply run your finger across all three. Its out-of-the-box, plug-and-play functionality works with Windows, Apple and Android operating systems. $149.
The world’s first interactive smart bag charges phones, laptops, tablets and thousands of other devices. Equipped with a built-in, flight-friendly, rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion battery and intelligent connectors that automatically supply the correct voltage for your device, it powers up to three devices simultaneously with three LED-backlit, USB reversible ports, fully charging a laptop or iPhone 5S 14 times. A downloadable app reveals remaining power and charge levels, while a loss-prevention feature sends a message to your phone if you leave the bag behind. Crafted of water-resistant, padded canvas, it converts into a messenger bag or backpack in seconds. In red or black. $649 (PC), $699 (Mac).
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This new streaming media HDMI stick connects your HDTV to online entertainment, combining all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services with Amazon’s digital content. Watch more than 200,000 TV episodes and movies, including selections from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus; rent videos from 99 cents; or enjoy sports, news, music and games. Advanced Streaming and Prediction for Amazon Instant Video learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready — no waiting for videos to buffer. Access Prime Music to enjoy a million-plus artists through your TV, commercial-free. Pre-registered to your Amazon account, the device sets up in minutes; eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime. $39.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
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.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.