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Review: Lorex Wireless Video Surveillance System and Lorex Wireless Security Camera System

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 12:39 AM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 01:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


There are plenty of things that leave me feeling insecure. Public speaking on short notice. Barbecuing in front of a group of male friends. Having my bike stolen from my patio. 


There’s a solution for all of these, but out of the three, only protecting my bike is something I can solve without therapy. That’s where Lorex comes in; I’ve talked about Lorex in the past (that’s Lorex Security cameras, not the Lorax who speaks for the trees) and I liked their wireless products. I have two new options from Lorex with me today: The Wireless Video Surveillance System and the Wireless Security Camera System. They have similar names, and do similar jobs, but there’s one pretty cool difference that sets them apart. Let’s take a look. 



Learn some great photography tips and you may win a new Nikon D5300 camera

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎07-07-2014 10:54 AM - edited ‎07-07-2014 10:55 AM


Would you like to take some of the guess work out of your photography?  Participate in this contest and you’ll be well on your way to learning some new tips and tricks for taking better pictures. You may also win the amazing new Nikon D5300 HDSLR.  Read on for more details:



Going hands on with the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS for the first time was an interesting experience for me; it’s been almost a decade and a half, and I’m still a little surprised by cameras that aren’t black or silver. The SX600 I pulled out of the box is white with silver accents, and it’s a compact, good looking little camera. The question everyone wants to know: how good is it?? Let’s take a look and find out!


Summertime - How to Get it Right Up Close and Far Away.

by Blogger ‎07-04-2014 07:47 PM - edited ‎07-07-2014 03:40 PM

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High in the sky (like the killer fireworks shot up above). Low on the ground. If you're out this summer, point your camera in some new directions to get some unforgettable shots.


Overview: Nikon's D810 HD-SLR Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎07-01-2014 12:11 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 02:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Nikon’s HD-SLR line continues to evolve with the announcement of the FX full-frame D810 HD-SLR camera. It’s big news for professional photographers and videographers out there, with one cool new feature that’s making the rounds in high-end cameras. Let’s take a look at what the D810 has to offer.



Untangled: Cameras and WiFi.

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 05:02 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



WiFi. Camera. For a long time, these were two separate things in search of a solution. Things are different today. Here's what you need to know when it comes to WiFi-enabled cameras.


How to Care for Your Photo Gear in Summer

by Blogger ‎06-19-2014 03:13 PM - edited ‎06-21-2014 07:08 AM

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Who doesn't love a day at the beach? Your camera, that's who. (Yes I know your camera isn't a "who," but a "what" -- until you spend some time falling in love with it, then it's a who.) Here's how to protect and care for your camera equipment this summer.



5 Tips for Summertime Shooting.

by Blogger on ‎06-15-2014 08:21 AM - last edited on ‎06-16-2014 08:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Summer is hhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeere! Here's how to take amazing photos.


Vancouver artist and Future Shop customer Paul Burgoyne receives new gear

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 07:05 PM - last edited on ‎06-13-2014 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



You may have heard about the amazing story about a Vancouver-based artist, Paul Burgoyne being reunited with his shipwrecked camera that was lost at sea in 2012. In addition to being reported by just about every major news outlet across Canada, he made international news too.  The story caught Future Shop's attention too. Read on and watch the video produced by the Vancouver Sun.



Review: Dropcam Pro keeps an eye on your home

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2014 11:47 AM - last edited on ‎06-03-2014 12:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Keeping an eye on your home while out and about or even from a different part of the world used to be an expensive setup out of reach of most consumers. The disruptive force of the Internet is such that not only is this scenario a lot more affordable now, it’s also much easier to set up, control and manage. Enter the Dropcam Pro, a surveillance camera with a small footprint and a birds-eye view that you can see on your iOS or Android device.


Review: Canon SELPHY CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

by Blogger ‎05-30-2014 08:13 AM - edited ‎05-31-2014 07:30 AM


In the digital age we live in today, it’s never been easier to capture and share moments through the photos we take. From shameless selfies to group shots—it’s almost a given that any social outing will end in a spree of photos. What better way to celebrate and cherish these special memories than by taking it past the digital screen and into the palm of your hands? The portable and lightweight SELPHY CP910 Wireless Photo Printer from Canon is the perfect companion that will do just that, and with its fun, creative, and easy-to-use functionalities, it’s no surprise that it’ll also be an instant hit with any tween girl!


Review: D-Link wireless HD cameras

by Blogger on ‎05-11-2014 09:07 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 12:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


There are countless reasons you might want to keep an eye on your home. Whether you want to keep tabs on your property, check on loved ones, or even just admire the view, setting up a home surveillance camera system is easier than ever these days. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of solutions from D-Link.


Capture, share and preserve precious memories

by Blogger on ‎05-08-2014 02:40 PM - last edited on ‎05-08-2014 02:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Every minute of every day is important, but those special moments–the ones that you want to remember forever–are the ones that you need to celebrate and share. An exciting moment is wonderful to experience, and I’ve found that being able to share it with friends and family makes it even better. 


So how do you go about capturing, sharing, and preserving those precious moments? I’ve got four pieces of gear that you should own that will make it easier than ever for you to do so.


The Kit You Need to Shoot a Wedding

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2014 12:38 PM - last edited on ‎05-02-2014 01:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Wedding season! It's coming for you my friends. If you're a photographer, here's what you need to get great shots.


The 3 Best Cameras for Destination Weddings

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2014 11:15 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 02:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Destination weddings are an exciting thing. You’re going somewhere that’s usually exciting, accompanied by friends and family, to bear witness to an event that can be the most life-changing thing to happen to a couple in their lifetimes. If you’re going to be part of something that momentous, you owe it to yourself and to the happy couple, to take the very best pictures possible. 


What camera should you have with you? I’ve got three suggestions that I think you’ll like.


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