Can Technology Solve Climate Change?

Can Technology Solve Climate Change?

 

This year, our planet will once again come together for Earth Day (April 22nd, 2017) to turn off our lights, visit our local farmers’ markets and recommit to recycle more this year. But this year, Earth Day feels a little more urgent. Climate change is an unprecedented threat to humanity’s collective survival and it is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to make some big changes in the way we interact with our planet. Is technology the solution we’ve been waiting for? Read more

What You Need to Know: Easter Apps!

What You Need to Know: Easter Apps!

The Easter long weekend can be a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time with family. Growing up, my family would pile into Dad’s Volkswagon and drive to Grandma’s house for an Easter Egg hunt and a delicious dinner. The problem was, my brother and I would get pretty bored on the car ride over– by the end of the ride we would either be grumpy or fighting. Today, there are a variety of apps that can make the car ride fun, cooperative, and holiday related. Check them out! Read more

Easter Egg Hunting– Not Just for Kids

Easter Egg Hunting– Not Just for Kids

When most people hear the term “Easter Egg” they think of little chocolate eggs hidden for children to find as part of the Easter or springtime tradition in Western society. These kinds of Easter eggs, or Paschal Eggs, are linked to the Christian observation of Lent during which eggs were forbidden. However, in the world of technology the moniker “Easter egg” is used to describe an inside joke or secret in an interactive space– such as a computer game or on the web. This post will reveal some fun technical “Easter Eggs” you can hunt for right at home! Read more

Heartbreakers: Hacking to Shame

Heartbreakers: Hacking to Shame

As we move into February, and closer to Valentine’s Day, you may be thinking about that special someone you’ve been chatting with on an online dating site. When excitement is running high, cyber criminals are working overtime to capitalize on increased activity on specific sites. Read more

Keep your Current Computer and Help Save the Environment this Earth Day!

Keep your Current Computer and Help Save the Environment this Earth Day!

Did you know it would only take Britain 8 months to fill the largest lake with rubbish? Electronic waste or “e-waste” is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. In the last 5 years 12.5 million computers have been thrown into UK landfills, but are these computers really obsolete? According to Independent,  “less than 10% of electronics are reused, despite the fact that much of it either works or could be repaired.” A simple way to add years to your current computer and save the environment this Earth Day is to keep it clean! There are many simple ways you can do it right at home: Read more

6 Tips to Work from Home Effectively

6 Tips to Work from Home Effectively

     Montreal just got dumped with almost 30cm (that’s about a foot for our American readers) of snow in 24 hours. Add 100km/h winds to the mix and we’ve got a perfect recipe for a snowday. Schools are closed, flights are grounded and some public transportation isn’t running. Today is one of those days where it may be safer to work from home instead of trekking through mother nature. With almost 70% of companies offering some sort of telecommuter policy, working remotely is a fast-growing trend in the modern day work environment.  Read more