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Claire | February 6th, 2015

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Want to organize your life for a dream project or looming deadline? Perhaps micromanage a team of people you’re working with to accomplish a multifaceted task?  Look no further than asana, a free online project management software.  Make to-do lists, delegate tasks, upload, modify and share documents.  It’s all here at asana.com. Read More

A New Generation Of Vancouver Tech

Kuma | December 3rd, 2014

Generate is an app spawning from the effortlessly creative family by such Vancouver landmarks as the New Forms Festival and Hybridity Music.

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“Going Viral” Not Purely About Authenticity

Will | October 22nd, 2014

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The goal is always, no matter what anybody tells you, to go viral. Regardless of whether it’s a credible news website or a trashy gossip site, the goal is to create something that’s original — or original enough — to be shared a ridiculous amount of times on social networks. What may be even more attractive than being organically shared is the potential of a piece of content being picked up and shared by other mainstream websites. Embedded in that concept of ‘going viral’ lies that trigger question — how do we get this in front of the most eyes possible? Read More

Sodastream : putting the Fizz in the bottle

Claire | September 19th, 2014

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While visiting my brother on summer vacation, he showed me a cool new toy he’s recently acquired that puts bubbles into water, essentially transforming a  normal container of still water into bubbly water.   The thing is amazing for a self-professed Perrier addict like myself.   You may call me a bubble-o-holic and that’s okay–the fact of the matter is that to me water tastes better with bubbles.  It’s that simple.  This seemingly magical contraption is called Sodastream.    For 100 bucks you can buy a machine that comes with a special bottle,  which you screw on carefully, then press a button a few times to carbonate your water.   Read More

TinyScan

Annah | September 9th, 2014

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Sometimes the most mundane tasks can cause the most frustration. This was always the case for me when I had to scan or fax a document from my home office. What seemed like the simplest endeavor generally ended in a broken home scanner, many restarts of the computer, and finally a cumbersome trip to FedEx, where the scanner would be broken as well.

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Digital World Breeds New Appreciation for Illustration

Will | August 26th, 2014

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Original illustration has become a hot commodity among news-generating websites looking to spice up their copy. In some ways the illustration is a solution to a generation with little to zero patience to read an article beyond two to three paragraphs. It’s also a helpful tool for breaking up long form stories and keeping readers engaged.  Read More

She’s Charming

Marissa | August 21st, 2014

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Edgy Website, High Snobiety, Hides Nothing

Will | August 12th, 2014

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What separates High Snobiety — a website devoted to fashion, footwear, music, art and lifestyle culture — from the plethora of other sites attempting to report on ‘trends’ is that it hides nothing. Read More

Vaporize It

Claire | July 25th, 2014

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With the advent of many states in Europe and the USA legalizing marijuana, how to smoke it has become somewhat of a relevant question up for debate… Read More

Cupcakes and Self Pity

Annah | July 7th, 2014

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It’s hard to tell which populates the WGA Award Winning web series, Jack in a Box more – neuroses or cupcakes. Starring and created by the charmingly bumbling Michael Cyril Creighton, the series centers on Jack, a disgruntled New York theater box office employee coming to terms with the realities of his acting career and frustrations of everyday life.

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Stress-Free Event Planning

Annah | June 23rd, 2014

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Repartee is a comprehensive event planning app that allows you to make impeccably designed invitations, track your invites and RSVPs, and share photos, all in one condensed place. As someone who is trying to plan the most streamlined wedding possible, it has been a crucial to relieving possible stress.

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Turn your iPhone into a photo laboratory

Claire | June 8th, 2014

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There are loads of fabulous iPhone accessories out there, but until I met a friend who demonstrated the capabilities of the amazing Olloclip 3-in-1 lens (macro, wide-angle + fisheye) did I see how incredible these possibilities truly are.  With a simple iPhone tripod and one of these lenses, you can take magazine-quality photos without the necessity of a real erm… camera.   Read More

The Return Of The Prodigal Son

Kuma | June 4th, 2014

One of the fun things about Vancouver is that you get surprised by what turns up on screen. Another fun thing is that you get to be surprised by finding out precisely who’s the secret comic book fan.

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The OP-1:: The Synth That Stole My Heart

Claire | June 2nd, 2014

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In checking out this year’s MUTEK festival lineup, reading the biographies of prolific and emerging artists, one thing is crystal clear: there’s a definite push towards using machines and analog gear for making performing music and away from mere laptop performance. True, it’s pretty boring to go to a show and watch someone staring intently at the computer screen as if they are engaged in a very intense discussion on Gmail chat. Read More

Venmo seems a better “Pal”

Callan | May 30th, 2014

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Recently I was shown Venmo, an app that allows you to transfer money like Paypal but without fees or much hassle. This is kinda it. Read More