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Wearable Technology Looks Cool, But Will Travelers Actually Wear It?

Wearable Technology Looks Cool, But Will Travelers Actually Wear It? Sep 19th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Flickr, LamdaChiAlpha Imagine being able to navigate a foreign city without a map or paying for a museum ticket with your watch, thanks to your cool electronic gadgets. Now imagine getting mugged around the corner, or leaving your expensive toy on a bus. Wearable technology such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch have fueled a lot of buzz among technology fans and travel marketers,...

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung WB250F Smart Camera

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung WB250F Smart Camera Jul 18th, 2013 at 11:30AM: Samsung Over the past couple of years, smartphones have managed to supplant dedicated cameras for many aspiring photographers thanks to their ability to take good, clean images and quickly share them across a variety of social media outlets. While they don't come equipped with true zoom lenses or overly large sensors, in many cases they capture images that are good enough to meet most people's...

How To Eat Bolivian Street Food (Without Shame)

How To Eat Bolivian Street Food (Without Shame) Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:00PM: There's a certain breed of traveler who will, often to their detriment, go to extreme lengths to avoid looking like a tourist. I know, because I'm one of them. Whatever spawned this phobia is anyone's guess, but I really, really, really dislike standing out in a crowd, especially if that crowd is foreign, and I'm eating. While I also sneak looks at maps and guidebooks on the DL when I'm lost,...

Gunnison's Wanderlust Hostel Offers $35 Crested Butte Lift Tickets

Gunnison's Wanderlust Hostel Offers $35 Crested Butte Lift Tickets Jan 10th, 2013 at 9:00AM: While I was enjoying a few days of Nordic (read: free) activities in Crested Butte last week, a local let me in on a secret. "You can get deals on lift tickets everywhere. You just need to know where to look." And then she passed on some intel to me. In that spirit, I'd like to present to you what is perhaps the most insane ski deal I've ever come across. Gunnison's groovy Wanderlust Hostel is...

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung W300 Pocket Camcorder

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung W300 Pocket Camcorder Jul 30th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Capturing our favorite travel memories has never been easier than it is in the modern age. The advent of digital cameras has made photography less expensive and more accessible to the masses, and similarly, digital camcorders have had the same effect for video. Gone are the days when travelers had to lug a bulky video camera, not to mention videotapes, with them on their journeys. Thanks to the...

Whole Foods To Ban Sale Of Unsustainable Seafood: The Global Impact

Whole Foods To Ban Sale Of Unsustainable Seafood: The Global Impact Mar 31st, 2012 at 12:00PM: In a landmark move, Whole Foods has just announced that starting on April 22 -- Earth Day -- it will no longer sell seafood from depleted or otherwise unsustainable fisheries, or species harvested with ecologically damaging methods such as trawling. The industry ratings for these species are determined by the Blue Ocean Institute and California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, which produces a popular...

Mountaineer summits Everest, tweets from the top

Mountaineer summits Everest, tweets from the top May 7th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Yesterday we mentioned that the Sherpas had finished fixing the ropes to the summit of Everest, clearing the way for all the commercial climbing teams to soon follow. We predicted that the big push to the top of the mountain was still a week away, but a British climber took advantage of good weather and empty slopes, to rush to the summit yesterday. Once there, he not only savored the view from...

Photo of the day - Flamenco in motion

Photo of the day - Flamenco in motion Feb 10th, 2011 at 4:00PM: When you see flamenco, you probably think Spain, but today's beautiful photo was taken by the prolific Flavio@Flickr near Tel Aviv, Israel. It's a beautiful image of movement, color, and light; you even get a sense of music. The sensuality and drama of the dance is refreshing to see compared with many of the serious and spiritual shots we often see from Israel travelers. Captured any great...

Scosche Industries announces first line of Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories

Scosche Industries announces first line of Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories Nov 12th, 2010 at 8:30AM: A mere 48 hours after the Samsung Galaxy Tab Internet tablet hit retail stores, Scosche is ready for customers looking for accessories. Their lineup includes an insane 28 different products - including a variety of cases, covers, screen protectors, chargers, headsets, Bluetooth stereo headphones and a car mount. We've always been pretty impressed with the quality of their products, so...

Boingo and Samsung team up for a WiFi enabled camera - and you can win one!

Boingo and Samsung team up for a WiFi enabled camera - and you can win one! Jul 7th, 2010 at 5:00PM: Two of my favorite technology firms have teamed up to bring travelers a new product - the Samsung CL80 digital camera. This innovative camera features built in WiFi, and can wirelessly transfer your photos any time it is in range of a Boingo WiFi hotspot. To celebrate the launch, Boingo is giving away four of these cameras, worth $399 each. The CL80 shoots photos in 14.2 megapixels and...

Review - Samsung SMX-F40 camcorder does video and 65x zoom on a budget

Review - Samsung SMX-F40 camcorder does video and 65x zoom on a budget Jun 9th, 2010 at 3:00PM: The world of budget camcorders just got a new contender - the Samsung SMX-F40. This compact all-digital camcorder records standard definition video to SD memory cards. What sets it apart from most other budget cameras is its 65x zoom (52x optical + IntelliZoom) and Schneider-Kreuznach lens. On the outside, the camera looks like every other camcorder on the market - a wrist-strap, swivel LCD...

Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS - first look

Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS - first look Apr 29th, 2010 at 1:30PM: This really is a great summer for people in the market for a new digital camera. The new Samsung HZ35W is no exception. In this quick look, I'll introduce you to this newest product from the Samsung lineup, with some extra focus on its travel friendly features. Inside the HZ35W is a 14.2 megapixel sensor, a 24mm wide angle 15x optical zoom and HD movie mode. What sets the HZ35W apart from...

Five new digital cameras from Samsung

Five new digital cameras from Samsung Jan 19th, 2010 at 9:00AM: As we pointed out in our TL225 DualView review last week, Samsung makes some pretty innovative digital cameras. Last night,, the company unveiled five new shooters for their Q1 2010 lineup. The new products include the HZ30W and HZ35W superzoom compacts, the effect-rich TL110 and TL105 cameras and a new budget camera - the SL630. For travelers, the new HZ35W will be a real treat, offering...

Gadling gift guide - family travel and kid friendly products

Gadling gift guide - family travel and kid friendly products Dec 11th, 2009 at 8:30AM: Long gone are the days when a kid could be kept entertained with a coloring book and 2 crayons. Of course, part of the higher demands from kids has something to do with the gadgets we adults surround ourselves with. In this Gadling gift guide, you'll find some of the best travel friendly gadgets out there. Some will keep kids safe, some will entertain them, and some will help capture...

New Samsung digital cameras make "say cheese" a lot more fun

New Samsung digital cameras make Aug 13th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Samsung just announced 2 new cameras for their 2009 lineup. Now, new cameras are launched virtually every day, so it takes some creativity from the manufacturer to grab my attention. Which is exactly what Samsung managed to achieve. The first camera, the CL65 (above on the left) is packed full of smart features. It has Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The Bluetooth allows you to send photos to other...

Daily gear deal - Samsung portable DVD drive for $50

Daily gear deal - Samsung portable DVD drive for $50 May 12th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Today's daily gear deal is perfect for Netbook owners - by now you'll have realized that your Netbook does not come with a DVD drive, and that in fact, no Netbook on the market is equipped with one. That is all fine, until you run into a situation where you really need to get something off a disc, or have to reinstall one of your programs. This Samsung slim-line DVD recorder is powered using the...

Daily gear deal - Samsung WEP200 Bluetooth headset for $10 (after rebate)

Daily gear deal - Samsung WEP200 Bluetooth headset for $10 (after rebate) May 9th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Today's gear deal is for the highly rated Samsung WEP200 Bluetooth headset. This headset is absolutely tiny - but has surprisingly good sound quality. In fact, it is currently one of the highest rated headsets on Amazon. The WEP200 comes complete with a carrying case/charger and a variety of earpieces. The headset is on sale for $19.99, but after a $10 mail in rebate (scroll down for the rebate...

Daily gear deal - T-Mobile prepaid Samsung phone + $25 credit for $30

Daily gear deal - T-Mobile prepaid Samsung phone + $25 credit for $30 May 5th, 2009 at 11:30AM: Our daily deal for this morning is for a T-Mobile prepaid mobile phone with a bonus $25 prepaid card. This Samsung Stripe GSM phone is a step above most basic prepaid phones, as it has Bluetooth and a camera. The phone is on sale for just $29.99. Now, you are probably wondering why I'm linking to a prepaid phone when most of you probably already have a decent (smart) phone. Well, at just $30,...

Daily deal - Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth headset for $8.60

Daily deal - Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth headset for $8.60 Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Looking for a really cheap Bluetooth headset? My daily deal for today is for the Samsung WEP210 headset, for a mere $8.60. In order to get the low price, you'll need to get yourself to the Amazon product page, then be sure to check out the "more buying choices" on the right. In that box, you'll notice that Amazon themselves are selling it for just $8.60, with free shipping for Prime members, or...

Samsung makes Memoirs with Helena Christensen

Samsung makes Memoirs with Helena Christensen Feb 26th, 2009 at 5:00PM: As of yesterday, the new Samsung Memoir is available through T-Mobile for $249. The Samsung Memoir has an 8-megapixel camera, along with Xenon flash, CMOS auto focus and a 16x digital zoom. That's pretty impressive. Secretly, that's almost as good as the regular camera I use. It would be really handy if my phone were my regular camera. I long for the day when we kiss the USB cord goodbye -- and...

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