Category Archives: Tech

The Real Sharing Economy

Notfairbnb is a brilliant initiative of Belgium’s Solidarité Grand Froid and TBNA Bruxelles, which are non-profit groups whose aim is to help homeless people live better lives while on the street. They provide material assistance, as well as psychological and social … Continue reading

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Can Your E-Ticket Be Hacked

Can your e-ticket be hacked ? Sadly, the answer is yes. Recently, a team of hackers working with a group of German media organizations demonstrated just how simple it is to hack the six digit code on most airline e-tickets. … Continue reading

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Airbnb : You know where, who knows when

During recent years, I’ve used a number of apartment and hotel booking services, but I get more questions from folks about Airbnb than any other company. A frequent question is how far in advance is it best to book a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Choose Your Yule Log

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Mapping 2016

Every year, the National Geographic tantalizes cartography geeks with a selection of the year’s best published maps. The 2016 list is fascinating and wildly diverse in focus and design. I’ve shared some below, but you can view the entire list … Continue reading

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Subway Rhapsody

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Light Up Winter

If you’ve ever visited Montreal during the winter months, then you know that it can be cold, dark and dreary, but each year the Luminothérapie festival discovers new and entertaining ways to dispel the gloom and lighten up the season. … Continue reading

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Getting Trippy With The Tate

Animator Jack Sachs spent just three weeks creating this trippy little video tour of the Tate Britain Museum in London. Sachs’ surreal CG characters occupy the staid gallery while guiding us on an engaging tour of the art treasures. I … Continue reading

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All who wander can now stopover

In my experience adding an inexpensive (or free) stopover, or planning multi-city flights, is usually a time-consuming hassle, with mixed results. Now Air Wander’s just launched search engine promises to streamline the discovery and booking process. To use Air Wander, you simply input your … Continue reading

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