Category Archives: Public Transport

House Hunting in Auckland with the Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate App

It’s been 5 years since I last looked at the Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate App. I did a brief review of it back in 2013. That version was a finalist in the Designers Institute Best Designers Award and they … Continue reading

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Paying Too Much For a House

I noticed a story in The Australian about people in Australia being worried about paying too much for the property, but unfortunately it was hidden behind a paywall. It’s a bit of a shame really. I research internationally and with … Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research Before You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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I’m stuffed If I’m Going to Get on that Tokyo Train

This brings back many memories of catching the train in Tokyo. I’ve been on most lines and this was classic morning rush hour. I remember about my 3rd trip I was catching a train to another part of the city … Continue reading

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Do you ride share or use Gig Economy services?

I had a conversation with a colleague yesterday, one similar to conversations I frequently have with my fellow geeks. Do not assume that the rest of the world, or even your own world, outside of those you hang out with … Continue reading

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Singapore Is Taking the ‘Smart City’ to a Whole New Level

In Singapore’s “Smart City,” sensors deployed by the government will collect and coordinate data on an unprecedented level. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wsj.com This is huge. In most parts of the world there are projects monitoring data to solve unique … Continue reading

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Why Transit Agencies Are Finally Embracing Uber

Increasingly, public transit is viewing mobility startups as partners, not competition. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com Maybe ride-share and new transport suppliers aren’t the enemy. One interesting opportunity suggested in this feature is bridging the gaps between transit stations and … Continue reading

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