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Wear your iPad
Here’s one for those so attached to their iPad that they never want to be detached. There’s a new gadget in town – GoPad, whoch once attached to your tablet, allows the iPad to be worn by creating a make-shift platform resting against your chest. Essentially, GoPad is a deluxe iPad stand that can be manipulated along with some of the extra accessories like the GoStrap shoulder harness to allow the tablet to be used in a variety of positions and instances. What can you use it for? Well, how about taking orders in a restaurant, reclined computing on an airplane, playing video games on the go, for starters.

Ignoring the safety concerns involved in more on-the-go gaming and cocktail transportation, there’s a solid case to be made for the overall utility of the GoPad if you’re willing to hand over US$89 for the complete package, including the GoStrap harness and an ample GoBag to carry the whole thing around in. The GoPad is also available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Motorola Xoom. A smaller model to accommodate the Kindle Fire is also coming soon.


Starbucks brews MoU with Tata Coffee

US-based coffee giant Starbucks has announced that it is moving forward with the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Tata Coffee and hopes to make an announcement soon even as the government has notified 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail. In an e-mailed response, John Culver, President, Starbucks (China and Asia Pacific) said: “We are moving forward with the MoU (signed with Tata Coffee in 2011) discussions and planning, and hope to make an announcement soon.”

Petting comfort
The Barkley Luxury Pet Hotel sits across the street from the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles. This means that while guests at the Four Seasons can order breakfast in bed, have a massage or take a swim in the pool, those staying at the Barkley can do the same, plus much more. The Barkley provides the highest level of luxury for pampered pets. Guest suites provide individual climate and lighting control, piped soothing music and frequently freshened air.

Cats have smaller suites but are entertained by television screens featuring birds in flight and tropical fish swimming in a tank. And the food is to die for — steak for the dogs and Ahi Tuna Sushi for the cats that don’t like their dinner from a tin. On the spa treatment menu, fur dyeing is now offered…with natural dyes, dogs can have their ears, paws, or tail coloured pink, blue or green…or stenciled with leopard spots, zebra stripes, or even an all-American flag design. Pet owners can choose from a massage, facial or ‘pawdicure’ with optional nail jewels and glitter. A trained pet masseur is on hand to help stressed guests chill out with a back rub. The hotel has recently added swimming lessons as an alternative daily exercise routine for their residents. Nightly rates start at $44.50, rising to $100 for the Hollywoof Star Suite at peak times, where a pet dog arrives in a specially modified limousine with a custom license plate reading VIP PET. The world’s most luxurious pet hotel, The Barkley Pet Hotel in Westlake Village, California will ensure your pooch is up to date with the latest fashion.