Send to KindleTweet This actually makes me want to buy another baby present. European company Withings has come up with a number of products that enable DIY health monitoring, from scales that track your weight and BMI online, to home blood pressure monitors. But, the one I love is the small square device that alongside [...]
Send to KindleTweet It may come as a surprise, but there are some people that don’t bow to the Apple Gods. Don’t tell Steve. Though I confess to joining the Apple computing cult, I don’t love Apple enough to switch to AT&T for wireless phone service and contrary to what Americans think, I still think [...]
Send to KindleTweet Will Flash and a secure Enterprise-friendly operating system be enough to lure luxury market consumers and business executives to purchase the Playbook from BlackBerry maker Research in Motion? To the consumer, Flash is a big deal and the promise of a touch screen tablet with the capability to run Flash and Java might be enough to [...]
Send to KindleTweet On November 8 search giant Google announced a partnership with AirTran, Delta, and Richard Branson‘s Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Internet to passengers during the holiday season. Travelers flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will get free wireless Internet access on [...]
Send to KindleTweet Many a traveler has been waiting, praying for the day when our only train company will add Internet access. It appears that day is coming soon. According to a January 11 Amtrak announcement, March will bring the deployment of WiFi on Amtrak, on the Acela Express. The high-speed version of the East [...]
Send to KindleTweet This holiday season, let’s call Google the WiFi gods. From now until January 15, Google is footing the bill for WiFi at 47 select U.S. airports. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—In Google We Trust. Of course this is spoken by a BlackBerry-carrying MacBook using Firefox fan. But, G1, [...]
Berlin on a BudgetWhat: A new hotel brand emerges, offering reasonably priced accommodations in one of Europe’s most cultural cities.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Once a divided city, Berlin is now home to a great film festival, a huge art scene and a great selection of hip hotels. Enter Michelberger Hotel, an 119-room hostel-cum-hotel located near Oberbaum Bridge, set to open in September 2009. Named after its proprietor, Tom Michelberger, the hotel caters to artsy [...]
SFO Ramps Up Eco Initiative What: San Francisco International Airport adds an eco element to car rentals as part of its green program.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: How many airports have bamboo trees growing inside? It’s not surprising to hear that such trees are growing inside the airy open edifice that is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Neither is it surprising that the airport has added a green element to its car rental operations. In the New [...]
Revive Thyself TravelerWhat: Contributing Editor Bir Ganguly takes a look at one of California and America’s first certified green hotels, a San Francisco operation with a sister hotel (Orchard Hotel) and a great holiday getaway deal.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:On a recent trip to the west coast, I decided to check out San Francisco’s newest and ‘greenest’ hotel – the Orchard Garden Hotel. It is one of California’s first hotels built to the specifications of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. I consider myself [...]
Send to KindleTweet Sony Encourages Television Recycling To encourage the recycling of electronic products, Sony Style has launched its ‘Green Glove’ service, which offers consumers the option of having their old televisions hauled away and recycled when purchasing a new 32-inch diagonal or larger Sony BRAVIA LCD television. The service is part of the Sony [...]