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The very concept of a connected light bulb is one that might surprise you, but it’s an intriguing part of a connected and automated home. Philips Hue is a set of connected LEDs that can light up a room with any colour or shade in the gamut, literally changing the look and mood inside. Being able to control them from your phone or tablet makes the whole experience all the more convenient, but how much better does it get when you can go further?


Pet supplies galore at Future Shop!

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2014 07:20 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 10:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



I was really excited when I heard Future Shop is now carrying pet supplies.  Curious about what’s available online and in stores, I rushed to check out the selection, and was really pleased to find there’s a tonne of options for your cat or dog. There’s pet grooming, toys, snacks and treats, food dishes, collars and leashes, as well as beds and scratching posts. Basically anything you need to make you and your pet really happy. I’ve got some great starter suggestions for you. They are so great you’ll be begging for more! ( And do I have more dog puns?  Of course I do!)


Four Dorm Room Hacks for the Upcoming School Year!

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2014 02:50 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 10:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



There may be nothing as daunting and exciting as moving away from home and into a dorm to start college or university. I think that most students quickly realize how good they've had it at mom and dad's house when they throw open the door to their new digs and see two twin beds and two desks crammed into a small space with little room for much else. And that's why I'm about to try and help all of you soon to be post-secondary students out with my version of a few dorm room hacks--regular everyday items that have dual or multiple purposes to save you time, space, and generally promote efficiency for the next stage of your life! Read on to see the products and their uses!


Top 5 Trends in the World of Backpacks!

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2014 11:55 PM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 02:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief





Few things in life are as complicated as backpacks. I can think of only 2: brain surgery and rocket science. Ok, that was a real whopper! But as I've been learning recently, backpacks do come in a variety of designs and styles and with a number of different purposes and objectives. Some are meant to be light and easy to transport, some are meant to be stylish and attractive to look at, and others are meant to be fully functional in realms such as hiking, moving about campus, or backpacking around the world. In today's blog I identify 5 current (though not necessarily new) trends in the wonderful world of backpacks. Read on for my top 5 list!



Hidden gem! LG 42" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2014 07:18 AM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I love stumbling across hidden gems.  This LG TV, a 42" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV, gives you a great picture at a great price; it is also getting some of the best customer reviews.  Check it out!


Burton Bags soon available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Brace yourselves… the biggest name in snowboarding has arrived! For those of you who enjoy hitting the slopes or following winter sports, chances are you’ve heard of Burton. Since 1977, this sporting goods powerhouse has risen to the top as the most recognized snowboard and lifestyle brand in the world. Today, Burton offers a broad range of casual, everyday products that extend beyond its presence on the slopes. From quality backpacks to handbags to laptop and tablet cases—Burton has everything you need to tackle the workplace, classroom, or even mountain! Here’s a glimpse of some of their finest bags that will soon be online at Future Shop:


Wrestling legend Sting coming to WWE 2K15 as exclusive pre-order bonus

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 06:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The iconic wrestling legend Sting made WWE history on the July 14th edition of Monday Night RAW with the incredible announcement that two generations of his character will be appearing in the upcoming video game WWE 2K15, exclusively for those who pre-order.

Both the black and white "Crow" face paint version of Sting, and his earlier look, sporting colourful outfits and a blond flattop hairstyle, will be available as free, playable characters if you pre-order the game online on or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada. For wrestling fans, this is really (really!) exciting news!


How to find the perfect backpack for back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎07-21-2014 01:31 PM - edited ‎07-22-2014 08:54 AM


Have you seen the variety of backpacks that are available? You will be amazed, and possibly overwhelmed. You can find some that look like the backpacks that were around when you were in school. You will also find a many new designs to accommodate the changing needs of the modern student. Of course you will also find too many designs and colours to describe. So where do you begin when your child says they need a new backpack?  Here are some suggestions that will help.



Best projector for outdoor summer movies

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:32 AM - last edited on ‎07-21-2014 02:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


There’s nothing like a hot night outdoors, with a cool drink and some great entertainment.  Why not skip the long lines and too-cold air conditioning in the theatre and turn your backyard into the world’s best outdoor movie spot? I have some great recommendations for all the tools you need - picnic blanket not included!


Blaze a trail through The Frontier with this Destiny Preorder!

by Guest Blogger on ‎07-20-2014 08:15 PM - last edited on ‎07-21-2014 08:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Since it was first hinted at in the 2009 Halo: ODST, fans have eagerly been awaiting a chance to play Bungie’s new game simply titled Destiny. With the BETA starting just this past week gamers have even more reason to preorder than ever before. Not only is this game going to be amazing it might also revolutionize the way we think of online multiplayer shooters. With its massive world, mythic story and tight Bungie gameplay, this could be the breakout smash hit that this generation of consoles gamers are looking for. Head over to to preorder now and secure yourself day one access to Vanguard weapons, gear and a Vanguard player emblem.


Awesome SteelBooks and other collectibles coming soon!

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2014 03:17 PM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 03:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



It's that time of year again where movie fans, TV show fans, collectors, and general geeks (Me) start to get really excited! We would like to show you our calendar of all the awesome exclusive and collectible movie and TV show products coming in the next 3 months.


This year we have everything from SteelBook™ to lenticular!


So sit down, strap in, and push that odometer to 88 miles per hour (maybe we will get there faster :smileywink:)


Overview: LG 55" 4K Smart TV 55UB8500

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 05:58 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Sleek, elegant and iconic are rarely descriptions one would give an HDTV,  but LG's 55" 4K Smart TV (55UB8500) is all of these and more. This model HDTV features various flagship technologies from LG, most notable of which is the new webOS Smart TV interface, that first appeared in this line. Considering LG took webOS from HP less than a year ago, the turnaround is quite surprising. Add true 4K resolution, a stunning IPS display, an HRVC decoder that facilitates 4K streaming an you have one of the most advanced 4K sets in the market today and the foreseeable future.


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Pre-Order copies bundled with exclusive bonuses

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 02:27 PM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 04:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Mark your calendars because Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest installment in the hugely successful Persona series is arriving in North America on September 30th. The game is a direct sequel to Persona 4 Arena, voted "Best Fighting Game" at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, and features new playable characters, a deeper combat system, a continues the story originally introduced in the award-winning role-playing game Persona 4.


What's great is if you pre-order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in-store at Future Shop, or online at, you'll get access to multiple free bonuses just for reserving your copy!


Preview: LG G3 pushes to be among the best smartphones

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



If it’s true that LG made a breakthrough in the tough smartphone market, it may well have been the G2, which signaled the company was serious about competing with the best. As good as the phone was, in some respects, it needed some work to improve the user experience. This is exactly what the LG G3 seems to be tailored for, not only trimming the fat of its Android skin, but also using a display that is unquestionably one of the best on any handset today.


Top Tips to Quickly and Easily Destress with Tech

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 07:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 11:28 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Many parents are already preparing for back to school. Some children will need afterschool care, some kids are heading to college so the dorm room has to be outfitted properly.These things take time.  Back to school can be a stressful time.  You need school supplies, jazzy lunch ideas, and new clothes for the kids, not to mention you’re already working hard, and have zero free time.  How can you get some of those precious minutes and even hours back?  Let tech do the heavy lifting for you.  There are some great gadgets and products from Future Shop that can help you de-stress this time of year.


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