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Buying a laptop: what you should know about processors

by Blogger ‎01-30-2015 11:33 AM - edited ‎01-30-2015 11:34 AM

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So many people looking to buy a laptop can get intimidated and scared to ask about things they don’t understand. For many it often seems easier to just buy whatever is popular rather than actually look under the hood and kick the tires. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you see that shopping for a laptop isn’t so bad. We’ve got a few guides that will walk you through a few of the factors you should be paying attention to when making your decision. This will help you feel more comfortable comparing machines, and make asking the right questions even easier. There is no reason laptop shopping ought to be intimidating. Let’s make it a fun experience and hopefully learn a thing or two in the process. Speaking of processes, we’re going to start by focusing in on processors by taking a look at some of the things you ought to know about them when you start shopping.

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Antennas Direct gives you four strong reasons to cut the cord on cable

by Blogger ‎01-30-2015 09:41 AM - edited ‎01-30-2015 03:35 PM

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Want to watch the Super Bowl live this weekend or the latest episode of The Bachelor, but aren’t subscribing to cable? Or, do you want to join the trend of Canadian "cord-cutters" who are eliminating the monthly cost of paying a cable bill and replacing it with free, over-the-air, basic channels such as CTV, Citytv and Global TV through just one device, a digital antenna?

 

Read on to discover how through the newly launched antenna lineup by Antennas Direct.

 

 

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Top 5 Juicers - As Rated by Future Shop Customers.

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 03:34 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 09:39 PM by Blogger

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It's probably not much of a stretch to suggest that just about everyone on this entire planet likes juice―at least of one variety or another! And if you prefer to make your own juice (as many do), then step on through the portal below to read all about your very own thoughts and opinions on the top juicers available from Future Shop today. After all, there's really no better shopping advice anywhere than that which comes from one's own peers! So click through and read on...    

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Tips to make your home office ergonomically friendly

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 01:27 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 03:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about how important posture is to maintain good health, and if you spend lots of time in front of your computer this is especially true. I’ve been working from home for nearly a decade now, so I know all too well how prolonged time in front of your computer can result in aches and pains, usually in your back, arms, wrists, and neck. Fortunately, I learned a bit about ergonomics while at university, which I’ve put into practice over the years in my home office to help minimize the risk of prolonged strains and stresses.

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A single's guide to Valentine's Day

by Blogger ‎01-29-2015 01:15 PM - edited ‎01-30-2015 09:17 AM

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Dreading Valentine's Day and all the Hallmark hoopla that goes with it? If you find yourself single this February 14th, there's no need to scurry into hiding and wait out the clock. From movies to exercise to creative endeavours, there are plenty of activities you can do to make this occasion a holiday you don't have to avoid.

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Which Go Travel Accessory Will Enhance The Enjoyment of Your Next Trip?

by Blogger ‎01-29-2015 12:44 AM - edited ‎01-29-2015 01:23 AM

 

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I used to be a very light traveller. I preferred to have as little stuff to carry as possible. And there's certainly something to be said for that approach. But there's even more to be said for always being prepared. I never used to be as prepared as I should have been when traveling, and that often led to interesting, and unfortunate, problems. These days I try to take a more sensible approach. For example, there are many lightweight travel accessories available that can make traveling a whole lot more enjoyable, and there are others still that can solve a whole host of potential problems that can arise when one is away from home. So read on for a list of great travel accessories from Go Travel that might just come in handy on your next big trip!

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Building an amazing Samsung-powered Home Theatre

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 12:03 AM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 08:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Let’s cut to the chase. You are devoted to Samsung as a brand. I’m not going to ask questions, there are plenty who agree with you. You want a new home theatre, provided solely by the mighty Samsung. Let’s see what that looks like.

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The next step in home automation and the internet of things is putting more control in your hands. Or in this case on your wrist. The Misfit Flash just got a whole lot better at no extra charge - and it’s ready to take charge of your stuff.

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New technology solutions to help you stream great content without a Smart TV

by Blogger ‎01-26-2015 08:43 AM - edited ‎01-26-2015 08:43 AM

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Like many people, I am quite satisfied with my older HDTV which is a perfect fit for my home theatre set-up and which has served me and my family well since we bought in five years ago. While we are happy with the picture quality and the features it offers, we wished we had the connectivity and versatility offered by today's connected SmartTV offerings. Here are a list of solutions we considered to enjoy streaming content without a SmartTV.

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It's New Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing time! [Video]

by Blogger on ‎01-25-2015 10:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-26-2015 11:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Four years ago Nintendo introduced the world to their revolutionary new glasses-free 3D gaming console, Nintendo 3DS, and now the company is set to redefine handheld gaming once again with the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Releasing in Canada on February 13, New Nintendo 3DS XL is the next big leap in handheld gaming, adding tons of great new features to an already impressive portable gaming device. Want to know what those new features are? Come check out this unboxing video I prepared, giving you an overview of the console and what to expect when it comes to Future Shop in less than three week's time!

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Review: Polk Audio OMNI SB1

by Blogger ‎01-25-2015 10:03 AM - edited ‎01-25-2015 10:25 AM

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There are a lot of people out there with great flat screen TVs set up in their homes but are still using the TV’s built in speakers. Sure those do okay in a pinch but if you want your audio experience to be good as the visuals that TV delivers, you should consider setting up a home theatre system. One of the great things with flat screen TVs in comparison to older TVs is that now you can put TVs in more places where you might not otherwise have the space, but what about speakers? Not everybody has space for a big and complex home theatre setup. Running cables and positioning speakers can be a bit of work for some people. If you want something that you can install simply, won’t take up too much space, and will still give you a great sound experience, then a soundbar is for you. Soundbars do all of this, delivering the right balance between simplicity and performance. Polk Audio has a very solid history in premium audio so it was a treat to check out their Omni SB1 soundbar with subwoofer.

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Tips to get the most from your new action camera

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 02:20 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’ve just received a new action cam. Congratulations! You now have the number one way of recording the awesome, the stupendous, and the outright unbelievable… all yours to save, edit and upload to YouTube and Facebook without a second care. Want to get the most out of your action cam? Read on, true believer!

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Easy tips to save time in the kitchen

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 12:45 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 12:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding time to eat properly and live a healthy lifestyle isn't always easy. Life today can be hectic, and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything we need to do to be our happiest and healthiest selves. Thank goodness, then, for time-saving shortcuts! And that's what today's blog is all about―saving time at meal time! So if you're like me and can use all the help you can get when it comes to making nutritious meals in a more timely fashion, then click on through for a few tips and tricks (i.e., time saving products) that will help you to prep. easier, cook faster, and eat healthier!

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Transform your living room to host the ultimate sporting experience

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 12:33 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 12:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Having some friends over for the big game?  You'll need to be party ready and so will your house.  So what do you need to do to transform your living room into the ultimate sports pantheon?  It's not as hard as you might think.

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A first look at Windows 10

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today was a huge day for Microsoft. They just had their big Windows 10 briefing event where they gave everyone a glimpse of the future and what a glorious future it is. There certainly was quite a lot of news to talk about. Windows 10 looks like a big jump for the platform which will make many exciting changes. This goes beyond the PC to tablets, phones, games, and beyond as we’ll see. This is the start of a new generation of more personal computing. After today I can’t wait for Windows 10 to roll out. I’m sure after seeing more of the Windows 10 news you’ll feel the same way.

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