How to be a better photographer: getting help in Calgary


Kristian Bogner is still haunted by a photo he didn’t get. A professional photographer, Bogner was in the front row for Canada’s gold-medal winning hockey game at the Vancouver Olympics when Sidney Crosby took a pass from Jarome Iginla, wound … Continue reading

Is this remote strongbox the future of package delivery?


It’s frustrating missing the FedEx guy. If you aren’t home for a delivery, you have to either wait for another attempt, or go get it yourself. And let’s not talk about packages going missing after being left out front unattended. … Continue reading

Gorgeous fitness, activity & smart gadgets


For many years, fitness and activity trackers were utilitarian, rubbery and, let’s face it, sometimes ugly. Now, a whole new generation of fitness and activity trackers, plus other smart devices have the look of fine jewelry, with all the smart … Continue reading

Can this Robot keep up with spills? Review of iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot


From the people who brought you the iRobot Roomba vacuum, comes their latest home automation project; a robot that will mop your floor. The iRobot Braava jet 240 is a small, square automated robot which runs off a small rechargeable … Continue reading

Get up close to the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs

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It’s perhaps one of the best known, and most menacing geological features in North America.  The San Andreas fault is the oft-blamed continental rift responsible for plenty of earthquakes in California. While the science of this tear in the earth’s … Continue reading

Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru


Against the parched Andean earth, flecks of brilliant white. Drawing closer, there are hundreds–thousands– of what look from afar like smooth,white pebbles here. Woven among them, scraps of cotton bleached by decades of blinding sun, and piles of what appear … Continue reading