Honor 6C and 8 Pros: price, features and release date

The 6C is square in the middle market with 5-inch screen and aluminum body; 8 Pro tries to undermine the absolute top of the range. They will arrive on April 28

Honor continues to grow and is launching two new smartphones: the 6C and 8 Pro, which tries to place themselves on the upper floors in terms of technical characteristics

and the relationship between quality and price. The first one goes to lay halfway between the “old” and the new 6X 5C, in the mid-market with an attractive design and

respectable specifications. The second one tries to undermine the top range of the market with an offer of premium models. The target is for both millennials, who want a

smartphone that makes great pictures and great video and has a good battery to be on social – not coincidentally the launch event Honor was held directly on Facebook.

The Honor 6C has a 5-inch glass coated HD display slightly curved with a octa core Snapdragon 435 processor, 3 GB of RAM and an internal memory 32 Gb. There is a sensor

for fingerprints, two cameras – a rear 13-megapixel front and a 5 mp – and a slot for microSD cards.

Monta Android Marshmallow, but is ready to be upgraded to Nougat in the coming weeks. A smartphone that does not affect levels of excellence, but which consolidates the

middle market segment, where Honor is definitely one of the best brand in terms of the relationship between quality and price – just consider the Honor 6X the President

of Honor George Zhao, mentions as one of the best selling smartphone of the group’s history. The Honor 6C is already available for pre-order on vMall and come next

April 28th in Europe priced at 229 euro, including Italy.

The Honor 8 Pro is the first attempt by the Chinese to try to climb the high-end market leveraging the partnership with Huawei and being able to save money in the price,

being sold only online, on vMall platform. This model has a 5.7-inch display QuadHD with 79% ratio of screen in pixels: there’s Kirin 960 processor – the same as the

P10 – Vulkan that leverages technology to make more powerful processor, and optimize for the best Video games. Not only that, thanks to 64 GB of internal memory and 6 GB

of RAM, this is the most powerful smartphone of the Huawei brand history, making it ready for the leap into the virtual reality Google Daydream. Also excellent

photographic industry where the twin 12-megapixel rear camera can take pictures only with black and white sensor, take 3D pictures or record video in 4K. Also good

charging – Honor ensures two days of battery life on one charge 75 minutes – and the USB on the Go, ie the ability to connect to Type-C connector, external flash memory

or joypad for gaming – yes, even the PlayStation controller is fine. The Honor 8 Pro will be available from now on preorder in Color Midnight Black, Navy Blue

and Platinum Gold at a price of 549 Euros and will officially next April 28th.


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A 3-storey modern-fitted classic alpine chalet, with 450 sq. m (4,840 sq. feet) total living space.

With 4 large double bedrooms, can accommodate up to 6 adults + 2 children (with an option to accommodate another 2 children on extra bed

and baby crib). Adult bedrooms are fitted with king size beds, en- suite bathrooms and 2 feature individual terraces.

Chalet interior is elegantly decorated in warm alpine colours. Bedrooms and common areas feature natural wooden floors while bathrooms

are traditionally decorated in luxurious marble. For Chalet guests convenience all rooms are also fitted with a wide range of modern

appliances, including the Sonos sound systel in entire house.

Chalet guests will also enjoy spacious living area with a fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and a dining area with panoramic windows

and large balcony, chalet spa with sauna, jacuzzi/hottub and relaxation area, indoor children play area, in-house wine cellar, ski-room

and laundry. Complimentary outdoor parking spaces are available for guests travelling by car.


FuturPiaggio, The future of mobility according Piaggio

Piaggio has celebrated 130 years of its brand with an event set up in the Square Theater Vetra in Milan

In a very impressive set design, made of light and great depths on which films of the past were projected, present and animations that

introduce to the future, they were attended by Roberto Colaninno, President and CEO of the Piaggio Group, Jeffrey Schnapp, CEO of

Piaggio as the “Elio e le Storie Tese” Fast Forward and Elio, front.

The audience was accompanied on a journey through a space-time that the late nineteenth century as projected in the near future.

On this occasion he was presented the book “FuturPiaggio, 6 Italian lessons on mobility and modern life”, published by Rizzoli in

limited edition and numbered, designed by Jeffrey Schnapp. With an extraordinary wealth of images, this book describes the products that

characterized the most significant phases in the history of Piaggio, and who have contributed to the evolution of customs and society.

From trains to planes, from the helicopter to the Vespa, the Piaggio Group has always played an important role in the history of

mobility and economic growth, both in our country is Europe, becoming one of the most important symbols of Italian industry in the world

for creativity and technology.

During these 130 years Piaggio has repeatedly revolutionized the concept of mobility, such as the Vespa, which was designed by the

engineer Corradino D’Ascanio, the helicopter inventor, who has used the technology to aviation achieve the most popular scooters and

wide dissemination of the story.

Technology that has characterized and continues to do so, the other major Piaggio Group brands, which in addition to Vespa are: Bee,

Aprilia, Derbi, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and Scarabeo. Technology that thanks to Piaggio Fast Forward, the Group company that is headquartered

in the United States, reveals a new concept of mobility through projects Gita and Kilo, intelligent, autonomous vehicles presented in

Boston a few weeks ago and currently under development and experimentation.

In conclusion Colaninno stressed the guidelines of the Group’s future characterized the ongoing commitment to the search for

technological solutions in the field of mobility, announced that it is in the home stretch electric Vespa, scheduled for early 2018,

which an office will be opened in Hong Kong, and that the group is working on a project because China in that country, as a solution to

the now unbearable problem of transport and traffic, there will be a strong development of electric technology.


Make your Gstaad holiday one-of-a-kind at Chalet Lottie

Originally built in 1867 as a farmhouse and later transformed into a luxury home, this seven-bedroom Swiss Alps vacation rental has traditional charm and breathtaking views of the Verbier mountains. Let the full staff pamper you as you challenge yourself on the ski slopes or simply bliss out at the villa.

Your stay at Chalet Lottie includes the services of a chef, housekeeper, host and driver. Start the day by stretching out in the fitness room, then gather equipment from the ski and boot room.
After a day on the slopes, indulge in a session in the sauna, pour a glass from the wine fridge and cozy up in the home theater. Step outside to the mountainside terrace and garden for an al-fresco dinner or a soak in the cedar hot tub with spectacular mountain views.

The villa’s original wood beams and paneling have been carefully preserved to create a traditional backdrop for modern furnishings and striking artwork. In the living room, seating areas defined by area rugs and soft fabrics invite you to relax and chat, while in the formal dining room, elegant velour-upholstered chairs can seat up to eighteen. The separate fully equipped kitchen has both a convenient breakfast bar and a casual, farmhouse-inspired breakfast table.

Each of the seven bedrooms at Chalet Lottie has its own private en-suite bathroom. The beautiful master suite has a king bed and opens to a terrace with mountain views, and there are five bedrooms with double beds and terrace access, one of which also has mountain views. If you’re traveling with family, the seventh bedroom has two twin beds and is perfect for older children or teenagers.

Just a 3-minute drive from Lauenen village and a 10-minute drive from downtown Gstaad, Chalet Lottie makes it easy to explore a quaint village center, browse world-class boutiques or enjoy a honeymoon-worthy dinner. For skiing, ask the driver to take you to one of the two nearby Gstaad gondola stations or to the lift in Schönried. When it’s time to leave, you’ll have a choice of the airports in Saanen, Sion and Geneva to make your connection home.


With Street View in Google Maps, you can get inside an active volcano

The Street View Trekker entered for the first time in the crater of a volcano, Marum, which stands on an island in Vanuatu. The mission images

Find out for themselves what’s inside an active volcano.
A dream shared by anyone who grew up on bread, comics, Lord of the Rings and science textbooks, and now thanks to Google Maps can come true: from now on Street View is in fact possible to dive in the 400 meters of the crater depth Marum , the largest crater lava in the world, which stands on one of the islands of the archipelago of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.

The Street View Trekker, a backpack-robot with its cameras is able to map the surroundings in 360 degrees, so it was dropped for the first time in a volcano on the shoulders of two experts who explorers, Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsly.
The mission, carried out in collaboration with the Ultimate Volcano Expeditions team took photographs of the gigantic lava lake in the crater guarded, almost as big as two football fields. You can browse some of the firm’s breathtaking images directly in our gallery.


Plan de Corones

In Plan de Corones, ski and ski show: that’s why choose it from March to April
In the areas of Plan de Corones, Klausberg and Speikboden do not want to just hang on a nail skiing: more than 100 kilometers of slopes until late April, many events and sports activities suitable for children. Plus it offers not to be missed to enjoy a stay on the snow-price discount

It is approaching spring, but the season for skiing is not over yet, in fact, until 23 April the snowy slopes of the ski area of ​​Plan de Corones, near Brunico, South Tyrol, await skiers not only thrilling descents, but also for sporting events and events on the snow. Spend the chaotic weeks of Carnival, the districts are no longer crowded, slopes are still perfect and hotels offer Offers “Last Snow” with attractive discounts. The days are longer, the cold is less pungent and there are many events that make the tracks of genuine open-air theaters where concerts follow, show or passionate about new sporting activities.

Everything starts from the top of Plan de Corones, huge snow-covered terrace with spectacular views of the Dolomites of Linz east, the Ortles west, Marmolada south and the peaks of the Zillertal north. Even for non-skiers, this great “square” becomes a place to stroll, sip herbal tea in one of the many large shelters (or taste the typical Tyrolean ravioli, ravioli with spinach, and Tirtlan, pancakes filled with ricotta and spinach or sauerkraut); to visit the last museum of Reinhold Messner; to see the peace bell “Concordia 2000”, one of the largest in Europe bells (sounds each day at noon).
From this “snowy crown” leave tens of slopes to suit all tastes and abilities: from the legendary black slopes looking towards Brunico, the more gentle slopes leading to Olang, or the red Ried, a beautiful track of almost 10 km that winds in the wood. On skis, you can start, for example, from San Vigilio and get to Brunico or Valdaora: here there is no risk of getting lost, everything is well connected.
The 116 kilometers of trails are facing all the cardinal points, in order to please those who want the sun (and the spring snow) and those who prefer ice rinks, in the shade. If you want to then review their performance on the snow, the company set up the so-called “Speedline” on track Pracken: the descent on this route is recorded on video and can be reviewed on the internet by typing in the number of ski passes.
A great hotel on the slopes of San Vigilio is the Excelsior Hotel: between plus, the outdoor hot tub, overlooking the Dolomites. With the offer Dolomiti super sun, ski and wellness starts from 720 euro per person in 3/4, 7 days, including two guided snowshoe walks, 1 guided tobogganing, 1 ski safari with a ski guide and a ski race for hotel guests.


In a bathing suit on skis: you attempt the record in Sochi


Russian youth and Russian in a bathing suit or underwear fell together on skiing or snowboarding on the table to the slopes of Sochi in a bid to set a new world


According to local media, a thousand people would take part in the unique initiative, waiting for the official recognition by the Guinness World Records judges.

The title of greatest event in costume on skis so far goes to a similar initiative that was held in 2013 in Sheregesh, always in Russia.

The Sochi skiers were lucky: the spring weather made skiing more enjoyable.



Event from March 27 to April 1 in the Watles ski area, Val Venosta, for the 2017 edition of Suzuki Royals 9, the classic freestyle event bringing together the best

freestylers in a super cotest adrnealinico that takes place in a castle snow.

There will be professional athletes, including 14 women (7 for skiing and snowboarding for 7) and 13 men (6 snowboarders and skiers 7), including our

compatriots Simon Gruber for snowboarding and Silvia Bertagna, who recently won a stage of world Cup.

The castle, full of jumps, ramps, wall … will be built with 60,000 cubic meters of snow.

To achieve it will need a team of 12 people and you will reuse the snow used to down the path to the stage in the world of ski cross Watles Cup. The concept of

this event, conceived by Nico Zacek in 2008, aims to give a chance to the world’s best athletes to showcase their skills in a fantastic setting.

In this regard could not choose a better location in the Val Venosta, land of the sun at high altitude and the Watles ski area (great for freestyle but also for

downhill skiing) is located in one of the Vinschgau area that is close to the borders with Switzerland and Austria.


“I love you Valsesia”, you are booming for skiing and foreign speaks

The Carnival period and the white weeks promise the same Christmas appearances

Valsesia increasingly popular as a ski destination. Alagna in particular, with the days of celebration related to the Ambrosian Carnival, and especially with the period of a skiing holiday, which will continue until mid-March, is repeating the big characters of the Christmas holidays with peaks in some days they recorded more than 2000/1 inputs. “There is a strong presence of foreigners, especially from Northern Europe – comments Andrea Colla, Director of Monterosa 2000, the owner of the lifts Alagna – but also many Italians, Lombards of all. For at least twenty days usually record the highlight, then there is a slight drop to finally track down the flow of people arriving for Easter. ”

They’re going the evening of Alagna-Pianalunga cable car trips also good that will be in operation every Saturday this month (4, 11, 18 and 25 March) to allow you to dine at stake in the four local present above 1500 meters above sea level (all booking information can be found on “The evenings work – continues glue – so much so that when the facility is available (only on certain occasions we had to suspend the service due to bad weather) from 19 to 22.30 we have an average of one hundred passengers. Some have asked to afford to ski at night, but in the places where this possibility exists the runs are shorter, while our return is approximately 4 km long with a vertical drop of 2000 to 1200 meters. Currently it is not an idea that will be implemented ‘. And just today Alagna arrive two buses for a total of one hundred students, of the Christian Schools of Vercelli and the institute including Varallo, who have joined the initiative promoted by the region called “Sports Week”, the proposal to close most of the school holidays.



Veneto and Friuli are ready to host the World ‘s alpine skiing to be held respectively in Alpago and in Piancavallo from 23 February to 2 March.

Will be 350 athletes from 25 nations will compete on skis and sealskins on our eastern Alps.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, at 18.00 in Tambre (BL), while the races will begin the following day, Friday, February 24, in Alpago; The

first races will be the Individual race male and female senior, to Alpago, the last will be the runners who will run Thursday, March 2, in Piancavallo.

It is a time of great turmoil for skiing d ‘climbing which, in addition to seeing the practitioners always growing, is also becoming an Olympic sport (in 2022 there will be

the debut).

It is evolving even the world of the races that meets under the ISMF (International Ski Federation Mountaneriing) whose president is an Italian, Armando Mariotta.

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