April Fools’ Day – Unraveling the Enigma

April Fools’ Day – April 1st, is an extension of a centuries-old tradition to entertain and trick, – or is it? In today’s episode we unravel this annual enigma that today we call April Fools’ Day.

In the modern era, we find ourselves ever vigilant on April 1st, wary of pranks, hoaxes, and fake news. Yet, these antics have roots that delve deep into the past, to a time when court jesters were commonplace and laughter was the order of the day. [Read more & Listen to the Podcast-below]

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Aug 22, 1964 –59 Years ago The Day the Beatles shook Vancouver

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August 22, 1964. Photo by Owen Coppin. From the private collection of Red Robinson

The Fab Four’s first appearance in Canada 59 years ago was cut short because of a near riot

While February 7, 1964 was the day The Beatles crossed the big pond to conquer America, it was on August 22, 1964, the day before the legendary Hollywood Bowl Concert, that The Beatles made their first appearance north of the 49th Parallel. That concert was held outdoors at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, B.C.

The late legendary broadcaster and Disc Jockey Red Robinson, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, had previously introduced the likes of Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and Buddy Holly to the general public. But it was on that night in Vancouver that Red emceed the show that would go down as an unforgettable date in Beatle’s history.

I had the incredible opportunity to interview Red in 2004 when he graciously agreed to emcee a show at the PNE featuring Rubber Soul – The Canadian Tribute a band I was managing at the time.

Robinson, then 27, was at the time the Program Director and DJ at CFUN Radio in Vancouver. “It was a great day,” says Robinson. The concert was held on a football field on the site of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), built in 1954 for The British Empire and Commonwealth Games. It was during those games that Roger Bannister and John Landy broke the four-minute mile. [Read more…]

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – Unmistakably Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One – Paramount Pictures and Skydance.


After enduring significant delays due to Covid, the long-awaited seventh installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” has finally arrived. And if you thought that 2018’s “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was the best yet, hold onto your seats because this latest film vows to deliver an even more thrilling experience..

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Demystifying Generative AI & ChatGPT –The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Podcast

In the first half of 2023, Generative AI and apps like ChatGPT have hit us like a tidal wave and is already impacting our lives. Our expert guest today, Robert Lavigne always seems to ride ahead of the curve. Rob is a Generative AI and Digital Media Specialist and joins us today to help demystify this wild frontier for both techies and those new to AI.

I had a delightful opportunity to interview Robert.

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How AI Can Help the Future You – “Live Longer & Prosper”

Podcast: Think of AI (Artificial Intelligence), particularly health care and your brain might conjure up The Doctor  – the Emergency Medical Hologram from Star Trek Voyager. But AI in healthcare is here, it’s real and it’s already disrupting healthcare and changing the ways in which we can –  in the words of Mr. Spock, “Live Long and Prosper.”

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Trombe – Powerful Airborne Dust Cleaner

3-step filtering with Automatic A.I. Operation 

We’re all concerned about the quality of the air we breathe – especially at home and we often think we need an air purifier? We ask, what kind should we get?  HEPA? UV? Active Carbon, Negative Ion? – And will it really even do the job? 

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Kokoon Nightbuds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Fully functional but, unlike other earbuds, Kokoon Nightbuds Earbuds are smart and designed for sleep time

Trying to get a good night’s sleep is something many people continually strive for. Pressure, anxiety of the times, late nights, hot weather and Netflix binging likely don’t help their cause. For Tim Antos, this was no different. His work-related insomnia was so severe he required the services of a sleep clinic.  Realizing that this was not accessible or convenient for everyone, he embarked on a quest and along with a fellow engineer came up with a sleep solution the Nightbuds Earbuds by London U.K. based Kokoon.

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Uber Canada offering 50% off round trips to vote

Discounts of up to $5 off each trip 

If getting to the polls is a reason not to get out and vote, Uber Canada is reaching out to help. As part of the company’s commitment to get people out to the polls, they’re offering discounts to riders. The discounts apply to on roundtrips to and from their local voting stations of up to 50%, up to five dollars off per trip, not including tips.

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Smart photo frame makes for a smart gift choice

Think of the plethora of pictures you snapped on your smartphone; chances are you haven’t printed one in eons but more likely shared them to the dark depths of Instagram and Facebook. But try to have that one particular memory at your fingertips to share at home or with family and friends without hovering around your phone or having to sign up for social media. 

It’s not such an easy task without a smart digital photo frame.

Today’s frames are smart and no longer simply grainy passive display mechanisms sitting off in a corner on some desk rotating through a bunch of grainy pictures. Many models from innovative companies like Nixplay and Photospring produce crisp images. 

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Scientist’s View of Protecting You from Your Phone & Yourself

June Lai, Founder, CEO Catalyst Case

It’s no secret that everyone is trying to be better informed and protect themselves and others and reduce exposure  to the Covid-19 virus. They’re social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands, but how many of us think about our smartphone as a major source of a threat to our health? Or how many of us are missing key pieces of information that can help us and our loved ones stay safe? [Podcast]

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