TED 2016: Al Gore’s Optimism on Climate Change

With awareness increasing and actions underway, it's time to be inspired

At this year’s TED Talks in Vancouver, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage, once again addressing climate change concerns. For the first half of the talk, Gore delivers impassioned, powerful and fact-driven points on the harm of global warming. The second half, however, focuses on the unexpected: optimism for the future and the positive change we have begun to make. Throughout, Gore …

From Sea to Sky with the Olympus Stylus TG-4

Testing the rugged outdoors point-and-shoot camera's many modes and user interface in British Columbia

by Sasha Barkans The rugged and intuitive Olympus Stylus TG-4 is the newest addition to Olympus’ Stylus Tough amphibious (and ambitious) line of compact cameras. While smartphones are increasingly utilized for photography on the trail and in the mountains, everywhere your smartphone is sure to crumble, the TG-4 excels. It’s waterproof up to 50 feet, freeze-proof down to 14°F, shock-proof from seven feet, totally dust-proof …

Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses

The long-awaited sports-specific heads-up display comes equipped with a camera, GPS and seamless connectivity

Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products. We’ve been following the development of the Jet from Vancouver-based Recon Instruments for years. It began as an idea in 2008 and today, 16 April 2015, the Recon Jet is available …