Between burgers, beers and bumming around at the cottage while on vacation, your fitness program may be taking a back seat.
That’s fine – and probably a good thing if you want your body to take a bit of a break.
But I wanted to do a few exercises to keep my muscles moving a bit of weight.
Without dumbbells or a proper bench, I got creative and did a few simple exercises using the things in the environment around me.
From a landscaping ledge to a garden watering canister, take a look at my photos to see how I recreated gym exercises in the great outdoors.
And even the dog thought he could get involved.
Oh – and your baggage could quite possibly get lost. Apparently 11 bags for every 1,000 passengers go missing, every day.
To combat this, a group of European companies are coming out with a “smart” suitcase that can be tracked by the owner using their iPhone.
Bag2Go is a suitcase system that uses GPS tracking and other features to make sure you never lose a suitcase – and should you lose it, they can locate the baggage and deliver it to you before it’s time to fly back.
It’s the brainchild of German suitcase company Rimowa, Aircract manufacturer Airbus and telecom T-Systems.
The suitcase has a little computer inside of it. This powers the handle, which doubles as a weight scale to tell you if your bag is too heavy for the airline’s (usually) ridiculous weight limits.
There’s a tiny screen that shows you relevant information – and can display a barcode that you scan with your phone.
The barcode syncs the bag to the Bag2Go app, transferring your travel information so that the bag can be sent to the proper destination – or provide information about where it should go if it gets lost.
There’s also a GPS transmitter and a cellular data transmitter inside, so that the bag’s owner can see if the suitcase was placed on their flight while they wait to take off – or if the bag is even in the same city at the destination.
This is just the basics. In a press release, the team behind Bag2Go says they can see a world where bags are picked up at your home and delivered to your destination – saving you the trouble of lugging around heavy suitcases.
With air travel, passengers spend a fair chunk of time waiting at the airport before their trip because they had to check in early enough to get their bags checked.
And upon arrival, they spend more time waiting around a carousel for bags to arrive, staring aimlessly into a conveyer belt that rolls without rolling out baggage until an hour after the plane lands.
Would you get a Bag2Go suitcase? Do you think tracking suitcases this way will become the future?
Looking up naughty videos on X-rated websites? Your BlackBerry Z10 could likely be sharing this private information with your contacts.
Whatever you do on your personal time is personal, but it seems that a feature designed to help you be more social could actually be causing quite a lot of embarrassment.
The revealing discovery was posted by a user over at CrackBerry.com – a popular forum for BlackBerry users of all types. Even those who surf porn, it seems.
A screengrab on the site shows that someone’s status was updated with what they were watching or listening to using their BlackBerry.
The status updates read “[Blacked out] is listening to tube8.com” and “[Blacked out] is listening to pornhub.com.”
This problem stems from the fact that the latest BlackBerry offers to share your music listening habits to your BBM contacts by updating your stats based on the song.
The thing is, however, that when you’re watching a video on the Z10 – it uses the Media Player (which is the app used to play songs).
If it’s too late – or if you want to save yourself from future embarrassment – just disable the social feature to prevent your music – or porn – habits from going social.
Have your friends ever found out anything embarrassing about your online habits – perhaps even that you listen to embarrassing music?
If you enjoy playing used or borrowed games on your gaming console – such as the Xbox 360 – prepare to pay all the time.
According to a gaming website, Microsoft’s next iteration of the Xbox won’t let you play borrowed or second-hand games.
Edge-Online.com reports that the next Xbox will have restrictions in place on which games can be played, and discs that have already been spun up inside somebody else’s console will be kaput once they get inserted in yours.
Instead, they’re going to push online game delivery and digital downloads as a way of getting your gaming fix.
One of the world’s largest social networks has launched a video sharing service exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Vine – from Twitter – appears to compete with the array of video-only sharing apps landing on the market.
These apps, like Canada’s Keek, let users share short video updates with friends.
Vine is no different. You can follow other friends on Keek to see their streams of video updates, or share your videos to Twitter and Facebook.
Get on the GO…ride into the sunset. #Toronto #latergram, a photo by The Cach on Flickr.
Just had to capture the vivid sunset as it shot through the downtown Toronto railway corridor.