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IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada is celebrating the launch of its 2016 catalogue with a fun social media campaign that involves a Twitter-activated mobile vending machine. Stefan Sjostrand, President of IKEA Canada, says, “We know that Canadians like to engage and connect through social media. Throughout August we hope to excite our customers about the new 2016 IKEA … Continue reading

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Now in its fourth year, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) is an annual community event that showcases creativity at its finest. Last weekend, I had to opportunity to attend this 2-day event and participate in some of the fun & educational workshops there! One thing I really enjoyed about this year’s VMMF was the … Continue reading

[App Review] Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey (iOS)

[App Review] Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey (iOS)

Where did I park my car? When does my parking meter expire? Were there any special restrictions or rules to remember about where I parked? Ever found yourself stuck in a bind and frantically asking yourself these questions? Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey is a nifty new GPS parking spot tracker app that automatically remembers … Continue reading

My CES 2014 Favourites

My CES 2014 Favourites

CES 2014 (photo: CNET) CES 2014 is over, and although I didn’t have the opportunity to attend the show this year, I followed the event rather rapturously on my favourite tech blogs, as well as on social media! Some background on CES: The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on … Continue reading

IFTTT Simplifies Your Life With Nifty “Recipes”

IFTTT Simplifies Your Life With Nifty “Recipes”

Recently, I discovered a nifty little tool called IFTTT (“If This Then That”). Their tagline is, “Put the internet to work for you.” In essence, this tool allows you to make custom, easy-to-build connections (“recipes”) between your favourite everyday services & devices – to simplify activities such as cross-posting, or just simply auto-archiving your created & … Continue reading

“Her” – A Brilliantly Chilling Film About Modern Technology And Solitude

“Her” – A Brilliantly Chilling Film About Modern Technology And Solitude

Joaquin Phoenix in “Her” (Warner Bros Pictures) Yesterday, I went to see the movie “Her” (2013). “Her” is a science fiction love story depicting the tale of lonely letter writer Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) and his love affair with a Siri-like operating system, “Samantha” (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). In the movie, divorced and lonely Twombly finds … Continue reading

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

Yesterday, coffee giant Starbucks launched their new “Tweet-a-Coffee” service here in Canada! As a diehard Starbucks addict & social media enthusiast, I had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this service in Canada since its US-only launch last October. The idea is simple: After linking Starbucks and Twitter accounts, users are able to send individual … Continue reading

[App Review] Scanner Pro by Readdle (iOS)

[App Review] Scanner Pro by Readdle (iOS)

Scanner Pro by Readdle is this week’s iTunes App of the Week!  This nifty app “transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners” by enabling you to scan documents, receipts, photos, and more. ➲ Key features scans saved as PDF / JPEG files real time border detection fast (scans processed within seconds) auto & manual … Continue reading