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Can Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 continue the tradition? - Review

by Guest Blogger ‎04-23-2014 08:10 PM - edited ‎04-23-2014 08:10 PM

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Castlevania, a classic series that has been around for decades now.  Steeped in history and spanning most game consoles since the 8-bit era. The first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was slow to start out of the gate. Many people only realized how finely crafted it was after several months or in some cases years of it being out. Will the follow up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 prove to be as fine a game as the last or will it just be another flash in the pan?

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Future Shop - Finding the Best Mattress

 

"I have one piece of advice for you: sleep your way to the top." --Arianna Huffington 

 

This quote can be taken it many ways but Arianna Huffington was on The Ellen Show talking about why sleep is important.  The benefits of a good night sleep are powerful such as weight loss, stress reliever, and even anti-aging. However, Arianna Huffington strongly speaks about how a good night’s sleep will lead to a stronger sense of leadership, as well as being productive during the day.  

 

Let’s evaluate how you slept last night – did you have a good night sleep? Did you wake up exhausted? If you woke up fatigue and anxious, it’s possible that you need to your mattress.

 

When did you purchase your last mattresses? Or did you buy your recent mattresses without considering key features that will suit your needs? Here are 5 considerations when you are looking for you next mattress.

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How to connect to your Garmin Fitness Tracker with Garmin Connect

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 11:07 AM - last edited on ‎04-23-2014 12:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When you’re on the road to fitness, going it alone can be tough. Sure there are the moments where you need to focus; pulling that dead lift off the ground, or pushing through the wall on however many km you find to be your max.

 

But a sense of community can make fitness more fun… and it can make reaching your goals a whole lot easier. Garmin’s entry into the fit community is Garmin Connect, and it’s part of every fitness tracker that they make. Let’s take a look.

 

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Garmin's Vivofit Fitness Tracker

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 11:06 AM - last edited on ‎04-23-2014 02:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As one of the most well-known names in geolocation technology, Garmin is coming to the table–and to Future Shop stores near you–with their take on fitness band technology. Vivofit from Garmin takes the pieces that many competitors are showcasing, putting them together in a single band that looks like it’s going to be a hit with fitness folk like you and me!

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Android Wear: the basics on what you can expect

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 07:35 AM - last edited on ‎04-23-2014 02:38 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Android is more ubiquitous as a platform than you might realize. It’s not just on smartphones and tablets, but also on various gadgets that will include wearable devices under a new version of the platform aptly called Android Wear. It will start out first on the wrist with smartwatches that will showcase what this flavour of Google’s operating system can do when dealing with smaller screen real estate.

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Future Shop Offers Great Serta Mattresses—Wide Selection Now Available!

by Blogger ‎04-22-2014 11:29 PM - edited ‎04-22-2014 11:31 PM

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Do you need a new mattress? I know my wife and I do. I thought that it would be a fairly simple processgo to the store; pick one out. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Mattresses, much like everything else in the world, have become highly complex and technical, with different options designed to suit different sleepers. Enter Serta! The good folks at Serta have a longstanding reputation for making mattresses of only the highest quality—mattresses that provide a sound and restful sleep. That’s why Future Shop is extremely proud to offer a wide selection of Serta mattresses. And there’s sure to be one that’ll meet all of your sleeping needs. So read on as I attempt to unravel the mysteries of the mattress...

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Enter to win the iGo E-Bike Adventure on Wheels Giveaway

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎04-21-2014 10:01 AM - edited ‎04-21-2014 02:08 PM

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Future Shop is going to outfit one lucky person with an iGo electric bike this spring. It is easy to enter. Read on to learn all the details then imagine where the road will take you …

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Meet the New Sony X850B TV

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 11:13 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sony is known as one of the best when it comes to TVs and at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, they unveilled their new line-up of high def technology.  Their new offerings are all about HD and the highest resolution. You might call them the “X-men” of the TV world; meet the  XBR-X850B, XBR-X900B, and XBR-X950B.  These sets will blow you away with their 4K capabilites and they come exclusively to Future shop in four sizes. 

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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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How to Read Your Camera's Meter (It's Easier Than You Think!)

by Blogger on ‎04-18-2014 09:32 AM - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 09:29 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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 - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 09:11 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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