Share your voice $299 Best Buy TVs Smart Home Mentioned Above Sevenhugs Smart Remote (Black) The Smart Remote U and X. Sevenhugs One could argue that remote controls are in the process of going away thanks to voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa. Logitech, the industry leader in universal remote controls, has noted this and even incorporates Alexa into its latest Harmony Express.For those who still hold affection for the venerable, no-voice clicker there are still some options out there. One of the wackiest is the Sevenhugs Smart Remote which uses “contextual awareness,” via a series of stick-on sensors, to tell what you’re pointing the remote at and then controlling it.A spokesperson for Sevenhugs has clarified that while the products don’t currently support Alexa or Google Assistant “the Sevenhugs remotes are voice enabled for future integrations with home systems”.I haven’t used the Smart Remote but it’s still unclear how the system would control components stacked on top of one another in an AV rack. If you a) don’t want to stick sensors on your walls or b) want to save a little bit of money, the newest version could be for you.The original Smart Remote is now the Smart Remote X ($299) and this makes way for the Smart Remote U ($199), which is more akin to the Logitech universal remotes. It doesn’t have the sensors, but the remote lets you swipe through your devices and control the one you want.The Smart Remote prototype my colleagues saw at CES 2016 only controlled three devices, but now the number of devices has grown to 650,000. Both devices have a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and can learn new devices via infrared. Set up the Sevenhugs Smart Remotes via the Smart Remote app for iOS and Android. Preview • Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote aims to master all of your smart devices Tags Sevenhugs Smart Remote CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Post a comment 0 $265 See it Logitech
A Myanmar border guard stands guard near the Taung Pyo Letwe reception camp overlooking the border with Bangladesh, in Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region, on 1 May 2018. Photo: ReutersBorder Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar on Saturday have started asking Rohingya people, staying on no-man’s land along the Tombru border point in Banbarban district of Bangladesh, to leave the area.Around 4,500 Rohingya people have been living on the no-man’s land, said Din Mohammad, a leader of Rohingya people, reports UNB.BGP started asking the Rohingyas over megaphones in the morning, to leave the border area and enter Bangladesh, he said.Nearly 700,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, have fled violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 2017.
By The Associated PressTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the early hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that about 45 migrants got through the first layer of fencing but turned back when they saw the border patrol’s presence early Tuesday. CBP said migrants began to throw rocks at agents from the Mexican side while others tried to cross the concertina wire, including passing “toddler-sized children” over the wire.Migrants run as tear gas is thrown by U.S. Border Protection officers to the Mexican side of the border fence after they climbed the fence to get to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)Border patrol officers responded by firing smoke, pepper spray and tear gas at the rock throwers in Mexico, distinguishing them from those who were trying to cross the fence line, CBP said.“No agents witnessed any of the migrants at the fence line, including children, experiencing effects of the chemical agents, which were targeted at the rock throwers further away,” the statement said.However, an Associated Press photographer saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side near Tijuana’s beach that affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as journalists. The AP saw rocks thrown only after U.S. agents fired the tear gas.The AP photographer was on the Mexican side of the border, while border patrol agents who provided the information for the CBP statement were on the U.S. side.The incident took place between a highway and the border fence. The area is flat near the highway, then slopes sharply downward closer to the fence, where most of the migrants were clustered.U.S. authorities also had a helicopter flying over the scene during the incident so presumably the government has video that could show what was happening on both sides.The agency said 25 migrants were detained, while others crawled back into Mexico through a hole under the fence.CBP said that under its use of force policy, the incident would be reviewed by its Office of Professional Responsibility.Migrants who spoke with AP said they arrived in Tijuana last month with the caravan from Honduras.The caravan left Honduras in mid-October and grew to more than 6,000 members during its month-and-a-half trek north. It has been a constant target of President Donald Trump, who referred to it frequently before U.S. midterm elections in November.Many of the migrants are waiting in Tijuana for a chance to apply for asylum in the U.S., but there was a backlog before the caravan’s arrival and the wait is expected to be many months. Others have found jobs in Mexico and tried to settle there.In a previous incident, U.S. agents launched tear gas across the border after some migrants tried to breach the border following a peaceful march in Tijuana on Nov. 26. Hundreds of migrants who were downwind of the gas were affected.Trump has been locked in a fight with Congress over funding for the border wall that he wants to build. The stalemate has led to a partial government shutdown.
Tags: Galápagos, Peregrine Adventures TORONTO — Peregrine Adventures’ very first new-build expedition vessel is officially up and running with voyages sailing the Galapagos.Considered one of the most sustainable ships operating in the destination, the Grand Queen Beatriz departed on its maiden voyage from Puerto Baquerizo Morena in San Cristobal on July 1. The voyage was a combination of Peregrine’s 10-day ‘Classic Galapagos’ and six-day ‘Galapagos Encounter’, which included a hike on Bartolome, wildlife viewing at Plaza Sur and Santa Fe, and encounters with giant tortoise at San Cristobal.The custom-built vessel offers sailings as part of the company’s growing small-ship Adventure Cruising program, which according to Peregrine has grown 35% year to date.According to Filippos Venetopoulos, Peregrine’s Adventure Cruising general manager, Queen Bea, as it’s become known, was launched in response to demand from environmentally conscious travellers in the region. It boasts solar panels to assist with power generation, and was designed by a local boat builder who made use of local materials.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“While we have been cruising the Galapagos for more than 20 years, now that we have our own boat we can offer an even more authentic Peregrine experience at sea, a small group of no more than 16 guests, an immersive experience focusing on discovery and education, comfort and space, insightful and attentive guides, and the newest and most sustainable cruise experience available in the region,” he said.The 98-foot vessel features nine cabins with outward-facing windows and ensuite bathrooms, which on average are double the size of similar accommodation found on other boats in the Galapagos. The 300-tonne boat is also home to a dining room, two bars, lounge and TV area, as well as a sun deck, Jacuzzi and private balcony room on the upper deck.Grand Queen Beatriz is offering a combination of six-, 10-, 13- and 17-day Galapagos itineraries departing from Quito with the six-day ‘Galapagos Encounter Central Islands’, priced from $3,514 per person, twin share. It will also offer Peregrine’s new 13-day ‘Treasures of the Galapagos – Western & Central Islands’ itinerary.More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backAll trips are accompanied by Peregrine Adventures’ local leaders and include onboard kayaks, all transfers and excursions and most meals.Peregrine Adventures is part of the Intrepid Group, and operates small group tours that are ideal for travellers aged 45 and over. Peregrine’s brand new ship is now sailing the Galapagos Travelweek Group Share Thursday, July 26, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by
Share Tags: La Coleccion, Openings & Renovations Friday, October 19, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group MEXICO CITY — The latest news – and pictures – from La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana’s 13 Mexico resorts includes multi-million-dollar renovations and a brand new resort.The newest addition to La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana – Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende is set to open Nov. 1.“Boasting all the elements true to this luxury lifestyle brand,” says the company, the new Live Aqua property will offer guests 153 guestrooms, fine dining restaurants, a full-service spa and a variety of meeting and events spaces geared to incentive and group meetings, weddings and social events.The opening of Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende marks the fifth Live Aqua brand opening for Grupo Posadas in Mexico and will offer the largest guestroom property in the city of San Miguel de Allende.Reservations for Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende opened earlier this week.Live Aqua San Migudel de Allende – Roof Top PoolMeanwhile Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is undergoing a much-anticipated renovation slated for completion by December 2019.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJGuests can already take advantage of its 371 fully-renovated premium rooms with everything from aromatherapy menu, to controlled surround music, to lighting intensity from new bedside smart consoles.Live Aqua Cancun – Updgraded Guest RoomThe property’s newly-remodelled outdoor restaurants offer traditional and fusion dishes from around the world. One of the most anticipated dining venues is Azul Restaurant, a semi-open Mayan palapa with modern décor that offers both indoor and outdoor seating.Live Aqua Cancun – Renovated RestaurantAnd in other reno news, Fiesta American Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive recently unveiled a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, which included extensive upgrades to over 500 premium rooms and suites in all three towers.The improvements include new décor, wooden furniture, new electronic lock doors with proximity key, redesigned bathrooms and new modern guestroom furniture.The Grand Ballroom got a makeover, along with five onsite dining venues. And the newly-upgraded Kid’s Club, now nearly triple the size, features new comfortable furniture, a large ball pit and all-new arcade-style table games such as air hockey and foosball. Bookings open for newest resort from Fiesta Americana Posted by