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Silfra, Iceland: Where worlds drift apart (Shot on GoPro HERO5)

It’s a small world. But it’s also a huge world. Whether you’ve yet to see a lot of it, or if you think you’ve seen all of it, Iceland is full of surprises. This afternoon, I had the chance to scuba dive in Þingvellir National Park, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Called Silfra, this natural fissure is composed of two drifting tectonic plates (at two centimetres a year to be precise), and divers can tour through the cold waters (2°C) of Iceland. Visibility often exceeds 100 metres, and it’s some of the clearest waters you’ll ever channel through.
Here’s a fun video my guide shot for me as I explored this beautiful world.


March Break: Staying connected while abroad

It’s that time of year again—March Break is here and many people are traveling abroad for vacation.  Here are my five tech gadgets to help you stay connected to your loved ones no matter where you are.

Samsung WB800F:

This camera has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and will allow you connect to your hotel’s Wi-Fi network and upload photos to your favourite online social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

GoPro HERO3:

This is a mountable, full high-definition video camera that’ll record hours of footage for upload to friends and family.  Whether you are skydiving or skiing, you can mount the camera on your helmet, chest, or even on the side of a car, and record footage using the built-in wide-angle lens—great for people with an active lifestyle.

Philips In.Sight:

If you are traveling abroad for any length of time, chance are you want to make sure your home and the contents in it are safe and secure.  This camera from Philips is wireless, and paired with an app on your smartphone, you can check in on your house no matter where you are.

BlackBerry Z10:

BlackBerry, known for their BBM service, will help you cut down on long distance calling bills when you are traveling abroad.  BBM’s new feature, BBM Voice, will allow you to make free calls to other BlackBerry users using this service—all using the wireless connection in your hotel or Internet café.

Avocado app for iOS and Android:

If you decide to go on a girls-only vacation trip and leave your partner at home, this app will keep you connected at all times.  This free couples-only app gives you the capability to send messages and photos, and even allows you to do things like virtually kiss and hug your partner all the way from another continent.

Products courtesy of Future Shop


Gadgets to Kick Your Summer Off Right – CityLine

As seen on CityLine – April 16, 2012

As always, you can re-watch previous episodes of CityLine on Citytv.com, or via the Citytv Video iPad/iPhone app!  CityLine airs 9am/4pm EST on Citytv in Toronto.  Check Citytv.com for air times in your city.

Show Notes:

Winston’s credits:
Philips
www.philips.ca/c/light-therapy/289992/cat/en/#/cp_tab1 
Wake-up Light Plus

Canadian Tire
www.canadiantire.ca 
Schwinn Tango 20-in Folding Hybrid Bike

Samsung
www.samsung.ca
Samsung Galaxy Note

Motorola
www.motorola.ca 
MOTOACTV 8GB GPS Watch

Future Shop
www.futureshop.ca 
Logitech Harmony 900 Remote

Toshiba
www.toshiba.ca
Toshiba Camileo BW10 Sportscam (Video)

SONY
www.sony.ca
Cyber-shot Digital Camera TX20 (Photo/Video)

HomeWetBar
www.homewetbar.com 
Pool Jam Waterproof iPod Ready Wireless Speaker Set

GoPro
www.gopro.com 
GoPro Hero HD (Active/Wearable)