Tech Blog

Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

by Blogger ‎07-30-2014 11:54 PM - edited ‎07-31-2014 12:12 AM

Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set - Rocket Raccoon.jpg


Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, the next version of Disney's best-selling gaming platform that combines real-world figurines and virtual game worlds, will be welcoming the Guardians of the Galaxy come this fall. Inspired by the upcoming Marvel summer blockbuster film, coming to theatres on August 1, the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set will send you on an intergalactic adventure featuring team leader Star-Lord, and many other characters from the Marvel Universe and the film. I was already very excited to check out Disney Infinity 2.0, but with this news my anticipation is even higher. Come see what's waiting for you in the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set!


Best apps for Back to School productivity

by Blogger ‎07-30-2014 09:07 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 09:07 PM



While there's a lot of great hardware to consider for back-to-school but the other important part of the equation are the key applications that keep us productive, on schedule and on point. Thankfully, there are many apps out there that offer useful functionality and many are even free. Here are some of the essentials worth considering.


Laptops for Back to School as chosen by you, the consumers

by Blogger ‎07-30-2014 08:36 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 08:38 PM



Finding a good laptop requires research and maybe even a little sleuthing, but what might be ideal for someone else may not be the best fit for what you need. The bevy of choices doesn’t simplify the process all that much, so narrowing things down does help make a more concerted effort to spend money on something that is ultimately an investment.


In the previous post, I ran through some laptops that I thought would be good starting points for students, breaking them down into various categories. Of course, that was my opinion to the best of my knowledge. You, the readers and customers, have made your opinions known through feedback provided on the site.


Review: Kenneth Cole backpacks

by Blogger ‎07-30-2014 12:47 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 04:32 PM

kenneth cole wreck pack.jpg

Fall is a great time to pick out a new bag. It's a change of seasons, so it's a good time to be looking for something sturdier. Back to school also puts the spotlight on backpacks, since they're the best way to carry heavy loads on your back. But if you're looking for something cooler than your average sport pack, check out some of the picks from chic designer Kenneth Cole.


SHAQ-sized sound from Monster's Superstar portable, wireless speaker and speakerphone

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 06:57 AM - last edited on ‎07-30-2014 10:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

monster star.jpg



Monster Products made major noise of Shaq-sized proportions during the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2014 edition in Las Vegas. Yes, the now retired NBA all-star, world champion, giant of a man, Shaq is now on the Monster team advocating the new Superstar portable speaker and speakerphone.



Back to School? Don't despair - Futureshop has a backpack for your child.

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 09:31 PM - last edited on ‎07-29-2014 12:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



The school year is almost upon us and nothing says going back to school better than shopping for a backpack.  All you think about is: does it have good support, will the weight be evenly distributed or maybe we should consider other alternates such as wheeled backpacks. Kids are looking for popular characters, cool additions or patterns. Futureshop can aid you with very functional backpacks for any age that actually will be appealing to...


Top 5 wireless sound solutions for the dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Wirelessfs.jpgSetting up a comfortable and functional dorm room  for back-to-school is always an exciting challenge. One thing you don’t want in any dorm room are too many confusing wires. There’s a bevy of choices whether you want Apple AirPlay focused speakers, straight-uo Bluetooth speakers, Sound docks that stream wireless audio, shelf-style speakers that can be wired or wireless as well as a modern boombox.  Thankfully, there are some really great options for getting sound into spaces wirelessly here are five our favourites.


Back to school shopping? Check out Swiss Gear backpacks!

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 06:53 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2014 11:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Swiss Gear Backpack Review.jpg

The back to school season is just around the corner, and we all know what a busy time of the year it can be. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a loved one, there’s no better time than now to get a head start on back to school shopping. If you’ve been following our Tech Blog, you’re probably aware by now that Future Shop carries an extensive line of backpacks from some of the hottest brands. Take Swiss Gear, for instance. With its wide selection of backpacks and strong reputation for multi-functional products, I was eager to get my hands on and test out a couple of their backpacks. Fast-forward two weeks and now I’m fully set on upgrading my current backpack to Swiss Gear for the upcoming school year. Here’s why it's a brand to reckon with:


Polk Audio Brings High End Headsets to Xbox Systems - Review

by Guest Blogger ‎07-26-2014 04:10 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 10:43 AM

Polk Audio 4 Shot Xbox One Headset.jpg



Having a good headset can make a world of difference when playing video games these days. Even a meager investment can be worth it, be it just so others don’t hear your murderous rampages or just so you can feel all that much closer to the action. The folks at Polk audio teamed up with the Xbox audio designers to bring you a precisely designed audio experience for you with the Melee for Xbox 360 and the 4 Shot for Xbox One


Top backpack brands this year

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:41 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 11.11.47 AM.pngWe've probably all carried a backpack at some point in our lives; whether it's to school, for an outing like a hike, for travel, or to work and back. Backpacks are ubiquitous because they're convenient, and make carrying heavy loads much easier. So whether you need a new backpack for class, work, play or travel, read on for the great selection and the top brands at Future Shop.


Access Your Business Accounts From Anywhere

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 01:53 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 02:21 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



I spent the weekend on a river trip in a remote area without cell service. While I enjoyed the peace, it did remind me how much I not only appreciate, but expect the convenience of my smart phone. For business owners, it is even more important that they have the ability to access their data wherever they are when they need it. Both Express Invoice and Express Accounts give you the ability to access your business information from any device with an internet connection.


Dorm Room TV - Getting the Right TV for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 12:16 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 12:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


It’s already bad enough you have to share a space the size of a closet with a complete stranger, not to mention sharing your bathroom with up to a football team’s worth of alternately annoying, cloying, slow, or just plain inconsiderate floor-mates.  Why not try to make your cell into an oasis?  TV is a great escape.  You can watch movies, play games, or just set your tv to play back your awesome Reading Week photos.  Epic!


The Last of Us Remastered arrives on PlayStation 4

by Blogger ‎07-25-2014 11:51 AM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:41 PM

The Last of Us Remastered.jpg


Mark your calendars because on July 29th, the biggest PlayStation 3 game of last year is making the leap to PlayStation 4, with The Last of Us Remastered. The winner of over 200 "Game of the Year" awards, The Last of Us is a genre- and platform-defining video game loved by critics and fans alike for its captivating storytelling, beautiful game environments, intelligent AI, and deep survival gameplay.


Now you can relive this incredible experience on the PS4, fully remastered in 1080p, and including improved graphics and several gameplay enhancements. Come take a look at what this remastered version has to offer!


Top 10 essentials for back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 08:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 04:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



I don’t know how to break it to you, but the start of the school year is only a month away. I know, Betty boring here. But whether you like it or not, if there’s a person in your household that calls you “mom” or “dad” and they’re under the age of 18, then you need to start thinking about back to school supplies. The good news is Future Shop has everything you need for your kids and I’m not just talking calculators or printers. Read more to find out the top 10 essentials needed for any student - and they all can be found at Future Shop.


Best laptops for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎07-24-2014 05:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Being productive in school usually requires having the right tools and resources to get things done, and a good, dependable laptop is among the most important. Choice is great, but when you have so many to choose from, it takes a little homework to figure out which one would be the best fit for you and your needs. I look at some that I think would be good starting points.


About Tech Blog
MartinR - Editor-in-Chief
PaulH - Gaming Editor
gaming & movies
TeddyK - Cell and Computing Editor
cell, computers, gaming, photo & gadgets
Graham - Photo and Gadgets Editor
Computers, Audio & Home Theatre
Appliances and Lifestyle
Appliances, Gaming & Mobile
home theatre, mobile, gaming, gadgets
Mobile, Appliances, Portable Audio
Jason Thomson
Cameras & Photography
BradPajuluoma - guest blogger
Leo Bond
Toys and Gadgets
Musical Instruments
Home Theatre, Lifestyle
Home Theatre and Mobile
Top Kudoed Authors
User Kudos Count
Users Online
Currently online: 3 members 446 guests
Recent signins:
Please welcome our newest community members:
© 2011 Future Shop. All rights reserved. For personal, noncommercial use.