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Part of settling in to a dorm or shared house at school will be getting set up on your own network, and Future Shop has you covered there. With all the routers and extenders available, you’ve got a lot of options to help you ensure the best connectivity wherever you are for both work and play. It’s a good idea to avoid underestimating your connectivity needs and build your set up ready to accommodate the wireless needs of all sorts of devices because you never know what situation you’ll end up with and you always want the best possible experience.

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LeapFrog LeapPad 3 - The Next Generation of Fun & Learning Has Arrived!

by Blogger ‎08-23-2014 07:39 AM - edited ‎08-23-2014 07:43 AM

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Last year I wrote a detailed review of 3 Awesome LeapPad Tablets Available in Canada from LeapFrog. Along the way I learned all about the many great features and benefits of LeapFrog's full complement of LeapPad tablets. Today I again set out to review one of LeapFrog's fun and educational learning products--but this time it's the brand new (and very cool) LeapPad 3 tablet, which represents the next generation of LeapFrog's awesome tablets for tots! The age range here is from 3 to 9, so most kids will be able to use it--and learn from it. So if you have, or know, a child in this age range and are thinking of getting them a fun and educational gift, then read on for the full review!

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How a Surface Pro 3 can help with student life

by Blogger ‎08-23-2014 07:31 AM - edited ‎08-23-2014 10:38 AM

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I’ve been a huge fan of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line since they were first announced. It’s no secret. They generally feel to me like the perfect gadget balancing my need for an Ultrabook with my desire for a tablet. With many of you headed back to school, and looking for new computers to take with you, let’s take a look at the latest Surface Pro 3 and see what it can do for student life.

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Plan you studies to have time for these Fall game releases

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 03:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 04:41 PM by Administrator

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The upcoming school year is guaranteed to be a busy time, so if you're thinking of picking up a video game or two this fall to play during your down time, you'll need to make sure you plan accordingly. To help you out, I've conveniently compiled a list of blockbuster games that are releasing this fall so you can mark important dates on your calendar and begin your planning early!

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THINKWARE Shifts Car Tech Into High Gear

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 12:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 04:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You can’t reinvent the wheel, but you can certainly reimagine how you get around on four of them.

 

Car technology has shifted into high gear in terms of connectivity options, letting drivers optimize their automobiles with a plethora of gadgets and gizmos. While most are dismissed as novelty items that don’t do much other than capture the attention of passers-by, every so often there emerges a piece of car tech that is so cutting-edge, so easy-to-use, and so all-around practical for every type of driver that it stands apart.

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Walking Dead Season 4 CONTEST!

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 11:08 AM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Collectors edition-Blog only.jpgTo celebrate the release of the 4th season of walking dead on August 26th we are giving away a FREE collection of all 4 seasons including the season 4 collectors edition! Check it out!

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What will your office look like in 2020?

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 10:50 AM by Administrator

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 I'm Futurist Trevor Haldenby and a few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the exciting careers that might exist in Canada in the year 2020. But while cubicles and phone banks will probably survive for the next 5 to 10 years, we’re also going to see some exciting changes around where we go to work every day.

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Things to Consider when Buying New Furniture

by Blogger ‎08-22-2014 06:33 AM - edited ‎08-23-2014 07:46 AM

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Keep these three things in mind before rushing to buy your next furniture piece.

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Review: LifeProof cases for iPad Air and iPad mini

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:05 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Normally, when I — or any other of my colleagues — are asked to review a product (tablet accessory or other) it usually bears a name that doesn’t really explain what it does (think Pebble, mophie, etc.). This couldn’t be further from the truth with the LifeProof line of iPad cases for the Air and Mini.

 

So what does “LifeProof” really mean? Does it imply that the product is exempt from death and taxes? Maybe it can avoid dinner with the in-laws? Close, but not quite. In this instance, owning a LifeProof case means you can have an unequivocal safety net cast over your Apple iPad. You can use it without worrying that the next accidental drop, spillage of liquid, or playground sand is going to mean replacing the device.

 

Let’s dive into the two types of LifeProof cases, the Nuud (pronounced ‘nude’) and Fre (pronounced ‘free’), and compare their screen protection, aesthetics and usability.

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Samsung devices up for grabs in Future Shop contest

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 02:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of the reason Samsung is such a recognizable brand is because it dabbles in more than just a couple of product categories. Known for its smartphones and tablets, the company is also in the wearables and camera spaces, creating them in a way that is part of the larger family. Whether you are looking for a more connected ecosystem or just one particular device for back to school, here are some options for you.

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Review: Lifesaver by Mio Power Bank Battery

by Blogger ‎08-21-2014 12:34 PM - edited ‎08-22-2014 05:22 PM

 

Miolifesaves.jpgSmartphones and tablets have more features and functionality than ever before and as they are more connected and do more, the need to keep our devices powered through the day becomes more important. While many mobile devices are now sporting sealed-in batteries, which are not user replaceable, there has been a steady increase of external batteries that can charge and power our devices while on the go.

 

As with most accessories, different users and use cases will decide which version of the product makes most sense. With external battery chargers, one of the biggest things to consider is the size of the battery you need. Power users or those who bring more than one phone or tablet with them, as well as travellers will want the biggest, most powerful battery would be the most useful.

 

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Assassin’s Creed fans: Take the Leap of Faith at the CNE in Toronto

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 02:16 PM by Administrator

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Ubisoft is bringing the Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith to the CNE. Inspired by the epic move used throughout the game series, you can perform your own Leap of Faith August 23rd and 24th. While there’s no hay to break your fall – they will be bringing along an enormous and cushy landing pad so you can leap with the confidence of your favourite assassin, without the fear of missing your mark.

 

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Invisible Fences, Electronic Fencing, and Chip-enabled Doggy Doors; Pets Get High Tech!

by Blogger on ‎08-20-2014 05:32 PM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 11:52 AM by Administrator

high tech invisible fence.jpgTechnology has been amazing for humans, but the side benefits is it’s trickling down to our pets too!  Cats and dogs are able to benefit from advancements in technology that now allow us to feed them automatically, track their movement, let them in and out of the house while we’re out, and even keep them in our yards without fences. Check out some of the top pet tech products.

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Review: Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a deep tactics-based JRPG with political intrigue, Dood!

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎08-20-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 11:53 AM by Administrator

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Publisher NIS America continues its tradition of bringing great Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) imports to Europe and North America with their latest release, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited. The game is a port of 2011’s Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten on PS3, but features a plethora of new goodies packed into the handheld version, including brand new content in the form of unique back story-driven scenarios, new spells, techniques, characters, and cameo appearances from past Disgaea favourites, as well as all the previous DLC from the PlayStation 3 version of the game already packed in. As a PS3 title, Disgaea 4 was robust to say the least. With a healthy injection of upgrades and additions exclusive to the PlayStation Vita, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is jam-packed with content!

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Boost your Car and Charge Devices; Review of the Cobra JumPack

by Blogger ‎08-19-2014 06:41 AM - edited ‎08-20-2014 06:43 AM

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Few gadgets really make me sit up and say, “Wow” these days, but the latest delivery in my mailbox just did.  A pocket-sized battery pack, that will not only charge my rickety old iPhone, my larger iPad, camera, just about any gadget I own, AND it’ll also boost my car?  I’ve gotta say, The Cobra Jumpack is something to get excited about.

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