All posts by Lynn Hachette

Lynn Hachette began her career in journalism as a fashion columnist for her university newspaper, and her love for writing quickly developed. She went on to become a co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper, writing about everything from local politics to technology to popular culture. Lynn since completed her master’s in journalism, and has made a career out of her passion. She also loves reading, cooking, puppies and bad TV.

Amazon Go Is Coming And It Looks Pretty Amazing

Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, has been long-rumoured to be revolutionizing the way we grocery shop. That rumour is now a reality with the announcement of Amazon Go, their grocery store that is check out-free. Instead of waiting in a long, frustrating line, you tap your phone on the way in, pick what you want, and walk out. Payment is processed through your Amazon account, linked through your phone. It is seamless and seems like a total dream. See below:   The…

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Own Your Kitchen With These Cooking Apps

The holiday season is all about food, and if you’re having people over, chances are you’ll need to cook at some point. That might scare you, but put those fears aside because technology is here to help. Here are the six best cooking apps that will help you become your best chef self. BigOven BigOven has a huge library of recipes, and you can add to it with photos of your own recipes. You can also build your grocery list right in the app based…

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Projectors: The Perfect Gift For The Whole Family

Finding the perfect holiday gift for the whole family, or for someone else’s family, can be difficult. You want something everyone can enjoy, something that will allow you to spend quality time together, and something unique and special. Canon has the perfect thing: a projector. Projectors are an amazing TV alternative, because they throw an image that can fill an entire wall, so you’ll feel like you’re in your very own home cinema. Here are three to choose from, no matter your budget. Canon LV-WX300ST Project…

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We Could Communicate Using Liquids One Day

Right now, most electronics cannot transmit signals through the human body, but research that a team at Stanford University is conducting could change that. A machine they created can send digital messages without using electronics. Instead, it uses common household liquids.  Developed by Nariman Farsad, who is a post-doctoral fellow in an engineering lab at Stanford, the idea of communicating through chemicals could change the way information is transmitted and received. Aside from wireless abilities and being seriously affordable, this method of transmission could also…

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Asteroid Bennu Could Provide Insight Into Earth’s Origins

In early September, NASA began tracking an asteroid as it was hurtling towards Earth. Although the asteroid, named Bennu, won’t hit our planet until the 22nd century, scientists are still eager to collect material from its surface. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is responsible for that collection, and it’s going to travel for two years to get to the asteroid, and land back on Earth by 2023. Bennu’s trajectory will also be monitored and analyzed in order to calculate the danger it represents for Earth. Right now,…

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Relax With These Five Smartphone Apps

If your phone is always buzzing with emails, texts and other forms of bother, you might be ready to toss it out the window. But hold it. There are lots of ways to use smartphone apps to lessen the stress in your life. Here are five of them. 1. Calm Calm focuses on meditation that helps you slow down. Customize your own blend of nature scenes and music to create an experience that works for you. If you’re on the go, you can limit that…

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Three Mirrorless Cameras For Fall

Unlike an SLR, mirrorless cameras don’t have a mirror, of course, or an optical viewfinder. This minimizes the weight and size of the camera, and gives the user an overall more portable machine. When mirrorless cameras first came out, they weren’t nearly as good as SLRs. But now, there are so many great ones to choose from with superior technology. Here are three mirrorless cameras that will help you capture the best fall photos. Canon EOS M3 This little camera is compact and lightweight. But…

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How To Use a Telephoto Zoom Lens

A lot of people think that photographers use a telephoto zoom lens to bring their photo’s subject closer. But that isn’t really how things work. The main purpose of a zoom lens isn’t to bring the subject closer, but to do one of two things: put the background out of focus or change the photo’s perspective. To put a background out of focus, it’s best to choose a 200mm lens, which will give you the most dramatic effect. You should also use your largest aperture,…

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Three New Projectors From Canon

If you’re speaking to a group of more than 10 people, chances are they won’t all be able to see the demo or presentation easily on your laptop screen. So if you want to effectively communicate your point with a visual aid, you need to make it big enough for everyone to see. That likely means investing in a projector, and luckily, Canon has a bunch of great options for you to choose from that suit a variety of needs and budgets. Here are three…

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Five Travel Apps For Exploring New Cities

Arriving in a new city can be a little overwhelming, which makes it super tempting to grab a boring old travel book and live by it while you’re there. But you can definitely do better, with the help of your smart phone and one of these five travel apps. Read on and find out which one is best for you before you head out on your next urban adventure. Like A Local This app gathers the best comprehensive tips on where to eat and what…

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