Gadgets Podcast Episode 11

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Vancouver Gadgets presents Gadgets Podcast Episode 11 recorded on June 18, 2013. Your host Ben Abel takes nvoicelogoyou through Northern Voice 2013 and our involvement as well as the speaker we listened to. This podcast is best listened to using iTunes. The file name is Week Eleven 130618

Gadgets Podcast Episode 11

We talk about the Northern Voice 2013 conference and the speakers that we enjoyed meeting with and listening to. We talk about Travis Smith and his presentation on how to Improve Comments on Your Blog, Darren Barefoot’s chat on Why We Live the Quantified Life, Kazia Mullin and Rebecca Coleman took us through Power Sleuthing Your Audience and Brian Thompson of Thorny Bleeder and the DIY Daily talked about how Everyone Just Wants To Have Their Links Clicked.

What can I expect each week?

Each week we’ll talk about the top consumer electronics, social media and business news from the last week with a Vancouver, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest and Canadian focus!

Vancouver Gadgets is a Canadian Technology Blog focused on consumer electronics, social media and business featuring bloggers Jay Kenobi and Ben Abel. Follow us on Twitter at @vancouvergadget


Can you unplug?


unplugEvery year I take an annual trip to the beautiful Hornby Island, located a few hours from Vancouver.

Part of my trip includes an unplugging of sorts from all my technology and gadgets. I don’t have access to the internet, I don’t take my cell phone and I can’t use any social media applications. I take my computer but only to watch DVD’s.

I hadn’t really thought about this in past years but as I have moved forward with starting my own technology blog it made me think about how easy it is to unplug and whether I really want to plug back in when I return. Continue reading Can you unplug?