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Bed and Bath Essentials for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 11:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it's even more exciting when it’s your first time moving away from home and living on your own. Now that you don’t live with your parents, you can’t always count on them to hold your hand and guide you through every new challenge that awaits you. It's already been a couple weeks into the semester. How do you think you’re holding up? For starters, let’s see if you’ve at least got the basics covered when it comes to your back to school bed and bath essentials.

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While the tech on today's shelves is super exciting it’s really only the tip of the iceberg compared to what could be coming by 2020. Some technologies are changing so fast, that they’re not even household names yet. In my final article in this series about the future of technology, I’ll discuss some of the technology trends that we can expect to affect our lives in the near future.

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Back to School preparedness: Keep mental sharp with these great strategy games

by Blogger ‎09-05-2014 05:50 PM - edited ‎09-05-2014 06:34 PM

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It’s back to school time, and to help keep you mental sharp over your academic year, why not pick up a great new strategy game? From leading an expedition to colonize distant alien worlds, to starting your own political campaign in the underworld, to mastering the tactical art of war on the battleground, strategy games offer a vast selection of unique situations to challenge and stimulate your brain. Here’s a list of strategy games, including recent favourites and highly anticipated upcoming games, which are sure to give your brain an excellent mental workout!

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Top 3 Speakers to Rock the Dorm

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 07:14 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 01:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

hometheatrbt2.jpgAs thousands of students transition from living home with their parents to getting their first taste of independence living in dorm rooms, speakers are some of the most overlooked items but they are also essential components of a student's life. Here are some portable speakers worth checking out this back-to-school season.

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Can a gaming console help you stay in shape when you go back to school?

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2014 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2014 04:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Keeping in shape during a busy school year might seem like a daunting goal, given your heavy academic demands, but fortunately these days there are a wide range of video games designed to keep you active when you have some time to spare. Whether it's first thing in the morning, between classes, or during a study break, getting in shape through video games has never been more accessible. Let's take a look at some games that can get you moving!

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Future Shopping is about more than just preparing to go back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-29-2014 12:48 PM - edited ‎09-11-2014 01:25 PM

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School is quickly approaching, and many parents, students and teachers are preparing for the return of the normal routine that comes with going back to school. Of course you’ll need to purchase boxes to carry lunches, books for taking notes, printers for those assignments that will have to be submitted and all the other school related items you’d expect. But shopping for back to school is about a lot more than just the obvious. For the past few weeks, Future shop has been posting tweets, blogs articles and Facebook items that emphasize that back to school shopping is about more than just preparing for next month and the beginning of school. As I’ll explain here, by thinking beyond next month and beyond simply “back to school”you will be more likely to prepare today’s students for the world they will face when their schooling is complete.

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How a Surface Pro 3 can help with student life

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 07:31 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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 your studies to have time for these Fall game releases

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 03:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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What will your office look like in 2020?

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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Review: Lifesaver by Mio Power Bank Battery

by Blogger ‎08-21-2014 12:34 PM - edited ‎09-02-2014 04:35 PM

 

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Backup Solutions for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2014 08:50 AM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As we increasingly work and move between computers and mobile devices, the need to consider constant and secure backup strategies becomes more important. For the back to school season, there are various hardware and software solutions that enable quick, effortless and safe backup solutions for our vital information, projects and critical e-mails as well as the documents we need for reference and for submission.

 

A good backup solution begins with a plan and knowing that at any given time you need to have at least two secure backups of your most recent work and documents. USB thumbdrives, external hard drives and nearby servers are all good ideas but most people should look at having a third option and one that is possibly offsite. Let's look at some strategies for backups as well as some products worth considering.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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The Smart Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 05:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Very soon a lot of you college students are going to head off to school to trade the comforts of home for the confines of a dorm room. Thankfully these days that doesn’t mean living in the technological Stone Age, and there is a lot you can do to prepare and make the most of it with a smart door room. You don’t know what to expect, and it may be a challenge to run wires, or deal with securing all your valuable gadgets, or figure out how you’re going to keep entertained away from mom and dad’s living room with its big screen TV. No need to worry. With all the wireless technology, ultraportable gadgets, and flexible entertainment devices you can get, you can prepare for all of this.

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Great Lunch and Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 09:17 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 04:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Your baby is growing up and going to preschool! Time to get creative by making lunches and snacks your kid will actually want to eat as he or she goes off to play with new friends. Here are a few tips on providing nutritious food that your child won’t toss in the trash.

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Protect your iPad with the right case from Logitech

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 06:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:26 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that you’ve got your hands on a new iPad Air or iPad Mini, it’s time to get to the real fun of accessorizing it! To retain its pristine condition, it’s imperative that you equip your device with a protective case right off the bat. If you don’t want the added bulk of carrying around a keyboard and case, a folio case is your best solution. Logitech has a unique selection of folio cases from their recently expanded tablet product line. To guide you in the right direction, here's a closer look at Logitech's new iPad cases:

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