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Gadget Guide Featured Stories:

    • The Beard is Back

      by Tom Smith

      From the faux-rustic urban lumberjack seeking to add a little manliness to his metrosexual life, to the young professional seeking an air of maturity in boardroom meetings, the beard is back. And the options are more numerous than ever. So let your manes grow free, men. Just remember: there’s only one cardinal sin in facial […]

    • Gadget Guide [Top-Shelf Collection]

      by Moona Khan

      Nymi Bionym is a spinoff of the University of Toronto and was co-founded by CEO Karl Martin. Bionym’s first product, the Nymi, is a wristband designed to authenticate a user’s identity through electrocardiogram (ECG). Using a user’s ECG along with other elements, the multi-faceted security system is designed to make identity simple and allows a […]

    • Gadget Guide [Avant-Garde Collection]

      by Moona Khan

      Oculus Rift (Above) Designed specifically for video games, the Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset with an extremely wide view field. With ultra-low head tracking, the headset supplies an immersive experience which allows gamers to step into their favorite games. Currently the headset is only supported by a PC platform and is available at […]

    • How to Build a Pirate Ship

      by Suzanne K. Boyd

      “Build it and they will come” was the unofficial mantra of Calgary Opera as they embarked on uncharted territory—Canada’s very first outdoor summer opera festival. Noah had the Ark; Roosevelt, the Panama Canal; and Shoeless Joe, the baseball field. For this first-ever summer festival, Calgary Opera had a pirate ship! It was a risk: a […]

    • Gadget Guide [Creative Collection]

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      Transporter (Above) With Transporter, you can sync, access, protect, and share all your files on your personal cloud with no monthly fees. www.filetransporter.com Netatmo Weather Station Improve your wellness and plan your activities. This made-for-iPhone weather station monitors air quality and weather, providing real-time notifications. www.netatmo.com Smartbot Transform your smartphone into a programmable robot to maximize your […]

    • Gadget Guide [Fresh Collection]

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      Sound Band (Above) Speakerless and wireless headset captures sound waves that only you can hear. Stay connected to the world around you without offending others. Discrete design with wide assortment of colors, Android and Apple app-friendly. ($200) www.soundband.com Poppy Turn your iPhone into a 3D camera for a small price and a big payoff. With Poppy, […]

    • Gadget Guide [Epic Collection]

      by Sean Mallany

      Project Glass (Above) Google’s Project Glass is truly a product that makes you feel like the future has arrived: it’s a pair of glasses that connects wirelessly with your smartphone to act as a wearable computer. The glasses display information such as text messages, images, or web searches, and they enable a wearer to take […]

    • Gadget Guide (Must Haves)

      by Sean Mallany

      Zeal HD Camera Goggles (Above) – $399 USD Sometimes words just are not enough when you want to describe how you shredded the mountain last weekend with your friends. Show off your snowy adventures with the Zeal HD Camera Goggles that record your ride with an integrated camera that takes up to 1080p quality video. Available from […]

    • ARGO F*** Yourself

      by Samantha Martin

      Based on a true story, ARGO is a movie about a movie – and a whole lot more. Set in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis, this CIA ­socio-political drama represents a time of foreign oil dependency, political unrest, and social upheaval. It is a true story, revealing man’s best nature in a time when […]

    • Gifts & Gadgets

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      Zik Headphones By Parrot (above) – $400 Reknown French designer Phillipe Starck synergized his ideas with Parrot to produce the wireless Zik headphones. With soft-touch controls, sleek sensual shaping, these headphones become an extension of the listener’s body, resulting in the most pleasurable listening experience imaginable. Beoplay A9 Speakers – $2699 Bang & Olufsen, inspired by aesthetics, […]