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Connected Home Series: The Devices

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2015 03:46 PM

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When you’re looking to turn your home into a fully connected smart home, with all the proverbial bells and whistles provided by modern technology, there are a lot of options at your disposal. There are many different gadgets and technologies you can employ in your improvements but of course it’s also worth noting how these devices will function with your existing devices. These days it seems like most interconnected smart home devices work with your tablet or smartphone. Often times, your smartphone or tablet will be the portal through which you can monitor and control them, usually through a dedicated app. With that in mind, lets take a look at what you should be looking for in a device that will control your future smart home devices.

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3 Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2015 03:35 PM

crying_baby-630x350.jpgAs a new mom I just had to learn some tips and tricks to handle my daughter when she gets fussy. Here are my three favorite pointers to help other new parents out.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drones

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2015 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2015 01:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today I offer an introductory overview of the wonderful world of Drones! I was simply amazed by some of the cool things I learned while researching this article, and unless you're already an expert, I think your mind might be just a little bit blown as well. Click through and read on for details on such topics as the history of drones, the rules pertaining to where you may safely fly them, and a look at a few of the exciting drone models that are currently available at Future Shop.

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4 Kitchen Gadgets that Make Healthy Eating Easy

by Blogger ‎03-04-2015 09:45 AM - edited ‎03-04-2015 09:47 AM

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Time to "check in" on your New Year’s resolution. Have you stayed committed to your goals? Healthy eating for 2015 was on most people’s list. Eastern Canada got hit hard with a very cold winter, that I don’t blame you for choosing comfort food during this season. But spring is just around the corner, so let’s jump start your healthy kick with the help of these kitchen gadget. 

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HTC One M9 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

by Blogger ‎03-02-2015 03:26 PM - edited ‎03-02-2015 03:27 PM

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Arguably the most attractive Android smartphone is back, now that HTC has confirmed its new One M9. Sticking to its guns, the phone is based on continuing the design principles of its past two predecessors, making it more than a little recognizable. The familiarity may extend to the device’s functionality, as HTC seems to have focused on shoring up what were considered weaknesses.

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The Most Commonly Requested Wedding Gifts

by Blogger on ‎03-02-2015 06:44 AM - last edited on ‎03-02-2015 12:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s that time of the year again, when your mailbox is bulging with wedding invitations and you’re booking tickets to sunny locales. But attending someone’s special day can be expensive, what with travel, vacations from work, and gifts. Seeing your best friend marry the love of their life is all worth the planning, right? And you want to give them something that they want.  What do you get the soon to be married couple? Find out the most commonly requested wedding gifts for the new bride and groom. 

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Review: LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 09:02 PM - edited ‎03-01-2015 09:04 PM

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Trivia time! What's the bestselling super hero video game of all time? While I would have assumed recurring headliners like Batman: Arkham Asylum or Marvel vs Capcom would be number one, this distinction actually belongs to Warner Bros' and TT Games' hugely successful LEGO Batman. I recently took the latest game in this top-selling series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, through its paces to see if the brick Bat continues to have what it takes to stay on top.

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Samsung makes a big announcement at the World Mobile Conference

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 12:30 PM - edited ‎03-04-2015 04:35 PM

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Stay tuned for all of the details from Samsung's press conference in Barcelona Spain today.  

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It’s no secret that I love hybrid devices. Laptops are handy and tablets are fun but having one device that can function as both is even better. Something about a gadget that can transform between different modes simply feels more futuristic to me. Lately I’ve been putting the Asus Transformer book T100TAM through its paces which is just such a device. It’s a sort of two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrid device that lets you use it as a laptop when you need to and as a standalone tablet the rest of the time.

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Take a Wild Ride with the Traxxas Slash Racer!

by Blogger ‎02-28-2015 11:53 PM - edited ‎03-01-2015 12:23 AM

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The Traxxas Slash Racing Truck is here! If you like high performance RC vehicles, then today's blog is a must read for you! I go through all of the Slash's key specs. & features and outline its performance in the trials that I personally put it through. And boy did I ever put it to the test!! So click on through to get the complete picture of this very fun RC truck and to see just how well it did when I put it through its paces. I think you'll be surprised at the results.  

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Preview: Pebble Time smartwatch looks to top the list

by Blogger ‎02-28-2015 06:51 PM - edited ‎03-02-2015 09:21 AM

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The battle for your wrist will continue to heat up throughout 2015, and the latest device unveiled in that fight is the Pebble Time. Hailing from a company that can be considered one of the smartwatch pioneers, the Time is more an ode to the past with a touch of the future thrown in. It isn’t as flashy as some of the Android Wear watches or the Apple Watch, but it offers a simplicity that is supposed to appeal to everyone.

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Review: Razer Nabu X Fitness Band

by Blogger on ‎02-28-2015 05:37 PM

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This is my second kick at the can with Razer fitness trackers. Back in December I was sent a model that didn’t seem… quite right. Turns out I’d been sent a development prototype for the Razer Nabu, and while I loved it, it didn’t seem to work the way the app suggested it should. It has a screen that would give you the first few words of emails or instant messages and gave you some insight to your alerts. Interesting, but only if it works right? From what I hear the production models are quite a bit better than what I was sent.

 

We had to send that model back, and in January this tracker showed up: The Razer Nabu X. The plan black band is adorned inside with Razer’s trademark neon green… would this be the tracker that would get me off my FitBit kick (I wish I could quit you, FitBit)? Read on to find out.

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You know what’s awesome? The Sony HDR-AZ1VR Mini POV Action Cam with Live View Remote. You know what sucks? Defective memory cards.

 

I keep saying that in photography having two of something is like having one of it, because when things break having only one is like not having it at all. As such I don’t have any of my video from the Sony Action Cam Mini, but I can tell you all about how it was to use. Interested? Keep reading.

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LG has made a name for themselves in home theatre. They’ve been aggressively pursuing new technologies in the space, and doing some impressive work, especially with OLED (or organic Light Emitting Diode) display tech. If you’re looking to kit out your home theatre with LG branded products you’re going to start with a display, so let’s get cracking there.

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Wall Mount or TV Stand: Why you might need BOTH

by Blogger ‎02-28-2015 01:06 PM - edited ‎02-28-2015 01:13 PM

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After people pick out a new flatscreen TV, the next question is usually regarding what to do with it once it comes home.  Should you wall mount it, or use a stand?  Which option is better, and is safety a concern?  Find out why you might want to consider both a wall mount and a stand for your home theatre.

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