Top Picks: The Roadtrippers app, FIFA Women's World Cup coverage, and more
Delta Spirit lead singer Matt Vasquez is rousing on the new album 'Into the Wide,' the app GateGuru eases the nuisance of navigating a new airport or catching a connecting flight, and more top picks.
Women’s world cup
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 begins June 6 when host country Canada lines up against China. The American opener is June 8 against Australia; the team plays Sweden June 12 and Nigeria June 16. Fox Sports will carry all 52 games. Download Fox Sports Go to stream games to mobile devices. Visit www.fifa.com/womensworldcup for scheduling, tickets, feature stories, and soccer trivia. The final airs July 5.
Take the slow road
Roadtrippers provides a different kind of driving directions. Rather than charting the fastest path from Point A to Point B, this free iPhone and Android app suggests the most entertaining route. It points out local attractions, restaurants, and scenic detours along your journey. If a recommendation piques your interest, a single tap adds the new waypoint to your directions.
Airport speed pass
GateGuru eases the nuisance of navigating a new airport or catching a connecting flight. Enter your itinerary into the phone app for airline updates, airport maps, and estimated security wait times. Fliers may also leave tips for each airport, such as how to snag free Wi-Fi and the best place to find power outlets. Available, free, on iTunes or the Google Play app store.
Matt Vasquez may not be a household name – like Bono or Chris Martin – but Delta Spirit’s rousing lead singer measures up and then some on the Brooklyn band’s moody and magnificent fourth album, Into the Wide. It is music tailor-made for the widescreen, a sprawling, epic tour through a dystopian American landscape. Its anthemic songs such as “From Now On,” “Take Shelter,” and the indelible title track will leave you a little shaken but glad you shared the journey.
One Night for ONE DROP is a Cirque du Soleil performance to raise awareness about global water issues. It ran only one night at The Mirage theater in Las Vegas on March 20; Fathom Events will broadcast that performance in select movie theaters June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Bonus features include a look at how the Las Vegas show was created. Check out fathomevents.com for participating theaters.