Introducing the first Web conferencing tool that merges real-time video of the presenter with a PowerPoint slideshow, online demo, video or other content. Working with traditional conferencing and collaboration tools, including Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype, this software uses a depth-sensing camera to extract video from your background and overlay it onto any desktop setting, creating a virtual “green screen.” Record, store and share presentations; use the accompanying mobile app for iPhone and Android as a presentation remote control. Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8 desktop, and Mac OS X. $20 per month per user; ASUS depth-sensing camera available for $199 with three months free; 30-day free trial available.
LINKASE for iPhone 5
This groovy case for the iPhone 5 boosts your phone’s WiFi signal by up to 50 percent — perfect for airports, hotels and other spotty zones. Simply slide out LINKASE’s antenna for significantly faster Web browsing and upload and download speeds. It’s fueled by electromagnetic waveguide, an advanced, signal-enhancing technology that functions through the case’s proprietary antenna. LINKASE’s sleek and protective design uses a durable polycarbonate material, while shock-absorbent rubber shields the phone’s screen. Its multilayered, non-slip leather coating provides a smooth touch, melding form and function. Available in five colors. $49.95.
Analyze the world around you with this futuristic gizmo. About the size of a roll of quarters, The Node — similar to the Star Trek tricorder scanner — was developed by a former NASA contractor and measures temperatures, captures true colors with 99.99 percent accuracy (a plus for graphic designers and painters), detects airborne chemicals like carbon monoxide and reports the efficiency of your humidor or how far you’ve ridden your bike. Take various scans by popping the six sensors on and off (available separately, starting at $25) and display readings on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad 3, iPad 4 or iPad Mini. $149.
Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader
Kobo delivers the ultimate e-reading experience for the plugged-in bookworm, with the highest-resolution 6.8-inch E Ink display available. At 265 dots per inch — compared with the Kindle Paperwhite’s 212 dpi and the Nook SimpleTouch’s 167 dpi — the spacious E Ink touch screen offers 30 percent more reading surface and the closest experience to reading print on paper. The 1GHz processor is 25 percent faster than its competitors and accesses the Internet with WiFi to browse the Kobo eBookstore. Its 4GB of storage (expandable to 32GB) stores thousands of eBooks, and the battery lasts up to two months. Available in Ivory, Espresso and Onyx. $169.99.
Falling asleep in economy class can be a test of flexibility and patience, often depending on how tired you are. No matter how many ways your body contorts to sleep sitting upright, it’s hard to avoid the dreaded head drop, from little to no head support, that can easily jerk you (and your neighbor) awake.
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Heathrow Airport built a “bespoke set of anti-drone systems” around its airfield. The system, created by U.K.-based firm Operational Solutions, detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace. The “new and innovative” system can also locate drone pilots and show their location.
New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Marriott International had a record 2019, marking seven straight years of record-breaking organic growth.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
A historic U.K., hotel, The Grand Hotel Birmingham is expected to open this summer after extensive renovations. One of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Grand Hotel Birmingham was originally constructed in the 1870s.