Re-Thinking (and Re-Wiring) Green: Eco Friendly Tech Tips to Keep in Mind

March brings to mind thoughts of the colour green – all the shades of spring (if we Albertans are lucky), Saint-Patrick’s Day beer, and the new Avengers movie (well, it’s actually out in April. But it’s got the Hulk!).

But amidst global environmental concerns – not to mention the costs to your pocketbook – it might be time to consider: how green is my home?

Here are some tech tips on greening up your living quarters by using less energy and using it more efficiently.


Programmable thermostats

Why the WiFi Porter is your new #BFF


“What’s your password again?”

“It’s RAAR1000!!!B7B700000catsnamehere. Simple!”

Anyone who has ever been given a WiFi password made up of a jumble of letters, numbers, and symbols, will appreciate the WiFi Porter.

Simply tap the unit with your smartphone and voila—you or your guests are connected.

Or course, there’s a little more to using the new gadget than that, including which operating systems and devices are compatible with the device.

Streaming options for 91st Academy Awards nominees

Oscars 2019 Streaming Options


The big news at this year’s Academy Awards is that there will be no host. This marks the first time in 30 years that a movie star, comedian or other show biz personality won’t be onstage to guide us on the three-hour-plus journey into glitter and glitz.

Host or no, the annual cinema celebration, which airs Feb. 24, will be viewed by millions (although last year’s broadcast drew a historic low of 26.5M viewers to the ABC broadcast). Those who would rather watch a live stream on their devices have a couple of options.