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When LG first introduced its new smart TV platform based on webOS at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the company made it clear that it wanted to change both the perception and purpose behind how such an interface would work. Smart TVs may have the moniker, but their look and feel have always felt like something was missing, putting LG and webOS in a unique position to take the lead. What can you expect from the platform when it launches on the company’s upcoming TVs?

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See that...that thing with the numbers - 3, 2,1? That's your camera's meter -– and it could make a huge difference to your photography. (Bonus: It's simple to understand).

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Review: Samsung Gear Fit

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 09:27 PM

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Is Samsung’s Gear Fit a smartwatch or a fitness band? Could it be both, and if so, can it pull it off? These are reasonable questions for a device that doesn’t really have one distinct purpose, yet manages to carve out a unique identity. Straddling the line like that can be risky for an unproven gadget, but then again, the Fit doesn’t usually act alone, relying on certain Galaxy devices to expand on its capabilities. The result is an interesting one that shows promise, though a slam dunk remains elusive.

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Create Your Dream Kitchen with Bosch’s Stove or Cooktop

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 12:12 PM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 04:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you addicted to the show Canada’s Top Chef? Or want to be on Recipes to Riches? Many of you prefer to live vicariously through these contestants, but why not bring that fantasy to reality. All it takes is one update to your kitchen to create the ultimate culinary experience. You guessed it, the key is updating your stove or adding a cooktop, only so you can compete with the very best.  Or deliver the best meals for yourself as well as friends and family.  Whether you’ve been cooking for years or just starting, it’s important to be working on your craft with the best kitchen appliance.  There are three brilliant ways to cook on your stovetop, whether you choose gas, electric or induction. Let’s find out the perfect cooking performance for you.

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Pre-order EA Sports UFC on futureshop.ca and Get Day One Access to Bruce Lee

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 09:36 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 09:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Get ready for the next-generation of mixed martial arts with EA Sports UFC, releasing for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 17, 2014. Powered by EA’s cutting-edge Ignite game engine, EA Sports UFC promises to deliver the most realistic, intense and fluid Octagon gameplay ever seen. As a special bonus, those who pre-order the game online on www.futureshop.ca will get instant day-one access to Bruce Lee, the undisputed father of mixed martial arts.

 

You just have to see how realistic Lee appears in-game, it’s incredible!

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What to look for in a Soundbar?

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 05:27 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 08:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Most HDTVs feature ample sound by way of built-in speakers but ideal home theater setups often require a larger soundstage and good sound separation. Home theater sound systems range in price and capacity from stereo speakers to amplified 5.1 or up to 7.1 surround sound speakers that interface directly with the source of the video or through an amplifier or tuner.

 

The challenge with multiple-speaker systems is that you need space for placement and also costly wired or wireless installation and once this is set up, it becomes difficult to move either the speakers or the TV.

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Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 35x Optical Zoom Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2014 09:15 PM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 08:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’re in a weird place: your smartphone takes snaps that can only be described as “alright” and your point and shoot isn’t really fitting the bill. You want something easy – easy to handle, easy to use. You’re not keen on a DSLR because they’re a little more complex than you want (and you don’t feel like carrying extra lenses with you) and you’re looking for solid value for your dollar. 

 

In short: you’re looking for something like the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300. Let’s take a look at it together.

 

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Beautiful Diamonds Are Now Available at Future Shop!

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2014 01:46 PM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 10:48 AM by Administrator

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Exciting news from Future Shop! A hand picked selection of beautiful diamonds (including infinity diamond necklaces, stud earrings, and 11 different styles of rings) is now available exclusively online at the Future Shop website. There are some truly stunning pieces available, and all of them at a great value! I was really surprised when I first heard the news of Future Shop carrying diamonds (and other gemstones), but for anyone who loves jewelry—or simply appreciates beautiful things—this is great news! If you'd like to see some of the great stones, styles, and designs that are now available, just click on through.

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How to Connect Stereo Speakers to Your TV

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2014 08:11 AM - last edited on ‎04-16-2014 09:18 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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So you bought a great new TV.  Congratulations! When the salesperson asked you about speakers, did you think, “I’ve spent enough money today, no thanks! And besides, TVs COME WITH speakers built right in!” The thing is, factory speakers on many TVs are ok for watching Jeopardy! but if you’re going to put on a movie, or even check out some of the cool new TV shows that are putting movies to shame you need good speakers to give you good sound

 

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Sony may have finally gotten it right, or at least finally achieved what it had originally set out to do with the Xperia Z1 only six months ago. The Xperia Z2 is probably the most complete smartphone Sony has ever brought to market, offering the same waterproofing of its predecessor, while also taking significant strides in key areas like the screen, camera and power under the hood. I got some hands-on time with the device and here are my first impressions.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Has Arrived, Here's What to Expect

by Blogger on ‎04-15-2014 10:04 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2014 08:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Bethesda Softworks' much talked about next entry in The Elder Scrolls video game series is heading online with its most ambitious, game-changing project to date. Available now on PC and Mac, The Elder Scrolls Online is the first-ever massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the franchise, which has historically focused on expansive, richly-detailed single player experiences.

 

The Elder Scrolls Online lets fans began their own heroic quest online with their friends, and join hundreds of other players from around the world in massive Player vs Player (PvP) battles. Interested in learning more? Let’s check out what this new Elder Scrolls game has to offer!

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New Curved Samsung H8000 and H9000 TVs Available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎04-15-2014 03:49 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2014 11:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung unveiled an impressive line-up of new, curved televisions that are set to redefine the market with their incredible combination of style, performance and features. While the sleek, curved screens that getting the lion’s share of attention, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what Samsung’s new “Smart” TVs have to offer.  Two of Samsung’s new flagship offerings – the Samsung H8000 and the Samsung H9000 (available soon) – are available now at Future Shop and futureshop.ca. Come see what these amazing new TVs can do!

 

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Behold the cutting edge of PC gaming; the Razer Blade gaming laptop.

by Blogger on ‎04-14-2014 03:40 PM - last edited on ‎04-15-2014 09:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

razer-blade-gallery-v3-05.pngIf you’re a PC gamer, you really owe it to yourself to check out the new Razer Blade gaming laptop. Razer has a history of making great PC gaming accessories and peripherals so they certainly know gamers well. A lot of their PC gaming accessories, like the BlackWidow keyboard are favorites with many PC gamers out there. Now they’ve taken all of that PC gaming know-how and applied it to making their very own PC, made specifically for gamers. This gadget is a serious piece of hardware, design to provide no-compromise PC-gaming in a truly mobile form-factor.

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The sleek and shiny Nest Learning Thermostat can turn your house into a smart home

by Blogger on ‎04-13-2014 12:15 PM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 03:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You might call it the “gadgetification” of our homes. No longer do we just expect our phones to deliver high tech, full connectivity for us. Now  the list of must-have smart, connected gadgets includes our fridges that can tell us what to eat and when, our dishwashers that can self-diagnose troubles, and our thermostats. The Nest thermostat is my most recent high tech gadget purchase. Read on to learn what it is, why I bought it and what I learned about this smart thermostat.

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How to understand camera lens names

by Blogger on ‎04-13-2014 07:48 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 11:19 AM by Blogger

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Ready to add a lens to your next camera? Learn what all those little letters on the side of the lens mean – and what you should be looking for.

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