Jason Osler

Jason Osler is the national 'trends' columnist for CBC Radio.

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From razors to cars, subscription services are expanding

From razor blades to cars to flights, subscriptions services are moving well beyond music and movies.

Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally

From cameras and devices that give treats remotely to tracking collars to interactive games, new technology is here to help us monitor and better understand our pets when we aren't home. But is it helping or hindering them?

Retailers want to speed up the shopping experience, but it'll take time to change customers' habits

From self-checkouts to scanning groceries on your phone to automated towers that give you a package, retailers are testing out new technologies to make your shopping experience faster. But customers’ habits are slow to change.

The future of cash in Canada

There have never been more ways to pay for something as there are now and the oldest way — cash — is on the decline, especially in Canada. But some experts are raising concerns about the risks of a cashless society.

From therapy pets to colouring books, Canadian airports aim to ease travel anxiety

Montreal has launched a pilot project to bring therapy dogs to travellers at a time when there's a greater interest in learning more about the travel experience.

Men affected by body image issues are finally speaking out

Body image issues are often associated with women, but it also affects men and people are finally starting to talk about it.

New coworking spaces let you take your kid to work, every day

Coworking spaces are starting to offer child care for the growing number of entrepreneurs who want to get a few hours of work done.

Fitness snacking is the latest trend to help you get active

The latest trend to get us more active is called "fitness snacking," which involves squeezing in small bouts of exercise throughout the day.

Consumers are pushing back against gendered products

Products specifically marketed to either men or women remain on store shelves, but customers are fighting back and companies are responding.

Deceased singers on tour is just the start for holographic technology

Holograms are no longer a futuristic idea. They're here and could affect our lives in dramatic ways.