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Alexa Suter’s Guide to Tech Travel

**Alexa Suter**Today Mogo got together with Alexa – an international traveler and writer who’s fuelled her globetrotting adventures with her freelance gigs – to talk about new-age travel. A Vancouver local who’s spent the majority of the last year traveling and visiting over 10 new countries, we wanted to get Alexa’s perspective when it comes to the growing concept of tech travel.OUR INTERVIEW WITH ALEXA**Can you divulge some juicy details about your most recent travel endeavors?**I can, but I’d

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Cold Turkey Will Save You Money

“This is it! I’m out!” – Everyone, at one point. Whether you’re sick of game requests, can’t stand to see another one of your high-school-friend’s-kids, or you will go crazy if your uncle LOLZ on another one of your mobile uploads, we’ve all thought about quitting Facebook. Deactivating your account isn’t easy, you will have one fewer thing to mindlessly scroll through on the bus, and you will risk missing out on some fun social stuff – but here are 5 ways that quitting Facebook will save you

How to extend your smartphone battery life

If you have a smartphone you have, no doubt, been the victim of a dead battery. As the functionality of smartphones increase, so do their battery use. No matter how smart your phone is if the battery is dead, it’s about as useful as a pet rock. There are some things you can do to mitigate the effects of increased power usage. Data Drain Connecting to the Internet utilizes more of your battery power than any other smartphone function. When you are not utilizing your Wi-Fi connection, turn it of

Bio mimicry: The Future of Design

Mother Nature knows best! If you have every wondered at the ingenuity of the natural world, then you are not alone. Although humans have spent the majority of their time on the planet advancing their technology, they are slowly starting to learn that no design is better than those found in nature. Bio mimicry is technology that copies nature. The idea is to create sustainable items that do not impact the environment negatively and can be recycled after they have served their purpose. This means

Is Windows 8 the best Windows ever? (and is it worth the $?)

The fortunes of once-mighty software giant Microsoft have been steadily waning. The company has been losing ground over the last two decades to Apple. Microsoft has always dominated the desktop genre but, with cloud computing and the popularity of hand-held devices, the days of the desktop seem numbered. Microsoft, determined not to go quietly, is making is most daring comeback bid yet with the recent release of Windows 8 []. Windows 8 is such a su