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8 great techy beach accessories

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A sandless beach mat? A floating drink caddy? All the latest gear for the fine-toothed beachcomber.

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12 totally useless travel gadgets

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Never leave the comforts of your sleeping bag again. Ever.

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Cool Travel Apps

The latest in travel apps

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Mobile flight tracking, chatting and travel guides.

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At the SLS Hotel South Beach, a fun app allows guests to mix drinks and order room service, including "rush" Champagne delivery.

Tech Trends: Hotels stock up on fun apps and futuristic gadgets

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Travel apps can help any trip go more smoothly, and new hotel technology is giving even more functionality to the best iPhone apps and best Android apps.

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Clear skies: Planning ahead can help avoid some travel problems. Photo: LatinFlyer.com

Planning ahead: 5 bad-weather travel tips

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Whether it’s a hurricane watch or last-minute cancellation, these 5 travel tips will help make your trip go more smoothly.

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Ready to roll: The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles has a high-tech Mercedes van for meetings.

High-tech hotels: Four Seasons increases connectivity

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Luxury hotels including the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Jackson Hole are upping the ante on travel technology, with Skype check-in and Wi-Fi–ready cars.

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An Apple a day: In-room iPads keep guests happy at Fort 1 North hotel.

TV addict? Hot hotel gadgets to access movies, shows

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Luxury hotel chains like Hyatt Regency and boutique hotels like Forty 1 North are entertaining guests with iPads, iTunes and high-tech systems like LodgeNet.

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Fast and first: Download the all-new Orbitz app for iPhone to book flights, hotels and car rentals in a flash.

Mobilize your travel lust with our new app for iPhone

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iPhone users, you deserve a travel app with a little fire under the face plate. So we redesigned the new Orbitz iPhone app from the ground up to be the fastest way to book flights, hotels and car rentals. Launched today, the new app outperformed competitors’ apps, including those of Expedia, Kayak, Travelocity and Priceline, in speed, functionality and display, according to a blind, independent study commissioned by Orbitz.

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Wired sky: which airlines offer the most WiFi?

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Looking to log on during your next flight? Check out this handy guide to which airlines offer in-flight WiFi.

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Mobile Steals: Exclusive hotel deals only on mobile

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You’ve probably paid bills and bought groceries on your cell phone, but booking travel moves the mobile commerce experience to a whole other echelon. Say hello to the new Orbitz Mobile Steals, exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up to 50% on select hotels worldwide. Available across all mobile channels, including the mobile site and via free, downloadable apps for iPhone, Android and iPad, these hotel deals trot the globe, from Miami Beach to London, and can be booked for same-day or future travel.

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