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.