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Five Best Travel Planning Apps

Some people love planning trips, while others would rather go to the dentist than do all the legwork to travel relatively pain-free. However you feel about planning your trip, there are apps out there that can make getting from Point A to Point B less of a hassle. From TripIt's all-in-one style that organizes all your itineraries, tickets and hotels to WorldMate for hardcore business travellers, there is something out there that should make travelling easier for you.


Engadget Reviews

Looking to buy some consumer electronics this month? Not sure if that deal on that TV is worth it? Wondering what other people have to say about the device or console you are hoping to pick up? Engadget has just relaunched its site to include an extensive product and review database. From e-readers to portable-storage devices to wireless routers, everything you need to know about electronics and gadgets is easily accessible on Engadget's constantly expanding database of products.


Slow Computer? 4 Ways to Speed Things Up

If you are clinging on to your old desktop and are avoiding replacing it with a fancy new Ultrabook or the latest Apple laptop, there are some inexpensive ways to extend the life of your machine and hopefully speed it up in the process. outlines four simple, relatively cheap solutions to the problem many people face with a computer that is just slow enough to be annoying, but not so bad that you are forced to lay down your hard earned cash on a new machine. Before you go and buy a new computer, take a look at these four options to get the most out of your existing machine.


Stream of the Week: André Bisseck -- T_204 Podcast Volume 1.

Launched Dec. 1, T_204 is a new project focusing on Winnipeg's techno scene. Starting with a series of podcasts featuring local techno DJs, T_204 is a collective effort to continue to build on the underground energy and spirit established during the early warehouse scene and is driven by the province's D.I.Y. mentality. While electronic music continues to splinter and reinvent itself, T_204's roots are tied into techno. The first mix in the series is by longtime sHIFT Radio host and T_204 founder, André Bisseck, and features tracks by Nina Kraviz, Truncate, Graze and Marcel Dettmann. The second mix in the monthly series will feature Sanctuary resident Justin Kace (a.k.a. Sebastian Podsiadlo) on the decks and the third will be helmed by Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition festival director Nathan Zahn. Watch for events and other projects under the T_204 umbrella over the next year.


Video of the Week: Muddy Water Magazine

Muddy Water Magazine is another Winnipeg-centric project that is in motion this month. Looking to "celebrate the wild and wonderful of Winnipeg," Muddy Water will highlight the artists and makers who contribute to this city's vibrant arts and culture scene. Some of the locals featured in the launch include contemporary dancer/performance artist Jill Groening, Tiny Feast (stationery and gift store) and graphic designer Chris Samms. Visit for the rest of the articles from the launch.

Muddy Water Magazine from Cleo on Vimeo.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 5, 2013 C17

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