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Top 3 Speakers to Rock the Dorm

by Blogger ‎09-02-2014 07:14 AM - edited ‎09-02-2014 07:14 AM

hometheatrbt2.jpgNothing makes one feel more at home than having their favourite music on hand. As thousands of students transition from living home with their parents to getting their first taste of independence living in dorm rooms,  speakers are some of the most overlooked items but they are also essential components of a student's life. Whether for playing back the latest tunes, serving as an enhnacer to video game PCs or consoles or simply turning a small space into the best possible home theatre experience, here are some portable speakers worth checking out this back-to-school season.

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Can a gaming console help you stay in shape when you go back to school?

by Blogger ‎09-01-2014 11:50 PM - edited ‎09-02-2014 12:05 AM

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Keeping in shape during a busy school year might seem like a daunting goal, given your heavy academic demands, but fortunately these days there are a wide range of video games designed to keep you active when you have some time to spare. Whether it's first thing in the morning, between classes, or during a study break, getting in shape through video games has never been more accessible. Let's take a look at some games that can get you moving!

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Pre-Order Freedom Wars on FutureShop.ca and receive 4 Bonus DLC Items!

by Blogger ‎09-01-2014 03:12 PM - edited ‎09-01-2014 03:21 PM

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From Sony's distinguished Japan Studio comes Freedom Wars, an exciting new action role-playing game (RPG) featuring frenetic 4-player co-operative action and ranked 8-player online competition, all set within a beautifully created dystopian world. If you like socially-connected action RPGs, this game was made for you―come see what the hype is all about!

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Losing reception on your cell phone is one of those things that can quickly turn from being a nuisance to becoming a maddening feeling of disconnect. And while cellular networks have come a long way, their range and reach can be spotty, particularly when you start roving through patchy areas and dead zones. Wilson’s Sleek 4G-C and the Dual-Band Mobile Wireless Booster are signal amplifiers meant to raise those reception bars.

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The Secrets to Super Selfies.

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2014 08:02 AM

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This is how a professional photographer shoots a selfie (that's me). And here's the tips you need to too.

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Innotabs.jpgIt’s exciting to watch your kid learn new things.  It’s just fascinating how little kids absorb information. Everyday I observe my daughter learning new things through technology accesible today. Needless to say I got quite excited to test the Innotab 3 Plus and Innotab 3 S Plus, as they combine what I want for my daughter (developing her skills) with what my daughter wants from her toys (that she can pretend to be like mommy or daddy having tablet like toy).

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Last Gen VS. Next Gen Consoles To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

by Guest Blogger ‎08-31-2014 04:56 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 04:57 PM

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If you are like me, a console gamer, every 5 or so years, you will be faced with a tough decision. When should you upgrade to the next generation of gaming consoles? Back in the earlier days of console gaming this was pretty obvious especially with the huge jumps in graphics and other related tech. Going from 8-bit machines(like the Nintendo Entertainment System) to 16-bit machine (like the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo) was like a dream come true everything was such a huge change, graphics, sounds and games all had major upgrades. These days however, the reasons to upgrade aren’t quite as straight forward.

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After spending two weeks with Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 it has become a go-to model for me to recommend to all of my friends and family who are tired of blurry, dark shots and under performing smartphones. It’s not the holy grail of cameras… but it’s pretty close. Read on to find out why.

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Hands-on at The Evolution of Gaming

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2014 02:09 PM

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This year is a little different for me: the last weekend in August is PAX - the Penny Arcade Expo. I’ve been there without fail for the last six years, but this year? This year I’m home playing games instead. Earlier in August I had a chance to visit the Centre for Digital Media here in Vancouver, to check out the Evolution of Gaming exhibit. It’s amazing just how far gaming has evolved, and where it’s going next. Let’s take a look.

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How to cut the cord with an HDTV antenna, tuner, and PVR

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 01:33 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 01:33 PM

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Have you cut the cord? For some it’s unthinkable; that big, juicy cable/satellite package is as much a necessity as running water. But for those in the country, have a cottage, or if you’re looking to take your TV destiny into their own hands, having a monthly cable bill just isn’t in the cards. That’s why I ended up cutting the cord with an HDTV antenna, an HDTV tuner and an incredibly awesome PVR. Keep reading, because I’m going to show you how.

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Every tried to concentrate when there’s background noise? It can be hard, right? Now if you’re trying to write or study for a test it can be even worse. That’s why you need noise cancelling headphones, and I’ve got three pairs that are perfect for back to school this year.

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The Dream Home Theatre

by Blogger ‎08-30-2014 07:55 AM - edited ‎08-29-2014 09:59 AM

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We’ve all come a long way from some milk crates, a sawhorse and an old CRT TV so heavy it required a handful of neighbours just to reposition it. Home theatres and their equipment today are smaller, lighter, faster, sharper and much more realistic. What would you put in a dream home theatre?  Find out what we built from the selections available on futureshop.ca

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Pre-Order Project Cars on FutureShop.ca and get the Modified Car Pack, Free!

by Blogger ‎08-29-2014 08:47 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 08:51 PM

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This November, renowned UK-based developer Slightly Mad Studios is preparing to release their most realistic, gorgeous and technically-advanced racing game ever with Project Cars. This ambitious project initially began life as a PS3 and Xbox 360 game, but with the advent of the next-generation gaming consoles, development switched over to PS4 and Xbox One. The additional power of these advanced gaming consoles is being put to good use as Project Cars is nothing short of stunning. Come check this game out!

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5 Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2014 04:59 PM - last edited on ‎08-30-2014 07:28 AM by Blogger

5 Kitchen Gadgets You Can't live without

 

Whether you’re a contender for the next Top Chef or cook only under duress, having the right equipment can make the job easier. Here are five kitchen gadgets you can’t live without.

 

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Future Shopping is about more than just preparing to go back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-29-2014 12:48 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 12:51 PM

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School is quickly approaching, and many parents, students and teachers are preparing for the return of the normal routine that comes with going back to school. Of course you’ll need to purchase boxes to carry lunches, books for taking notes, printers for those assignments that will have to be submitted and all the other school related items you’d expect. But shopping for back to school is about a lot more than just the obvious. For the past few weeks, Future shop has been posting tweets, blogs articles and Facebook items that emphasize that back to school shopping is about more than just preparing for next month and the beginning of school. As I’ll explain here, by thinking beyond next month and beyond simply “back to school”you will be more likely to prepare today’s students for the world they will face when their schooling is complete.

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