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Savings you can achieve with a new appliance

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2014 01:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-07-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When it comes to buying a major appliance, most of us only consider the upfront cost and the specific  features of the appliance we are considering purchasing.  However, there’s another cost that’s often overlooked and is just as important—the cost of operating the appliance over its lifetime. We all know that major appliances make up a hefty chunk of our utility bill, but you’ll probably be surprised to learn how much money an energy-efficient appliance can save you in the long run. If you want to start reaping the savings, start by familiarizing yourself with ENERGY STAR qualified products. I’ll explain what ENERGY STAR is, then explain how much you might save by upgrading some of the major appliances in your home.

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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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Cookware 101: How to pick the best cookware set

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cookware might be the home item you spend the most on.  After all, in terms of price, it can be right up there with your sofa and your bed.  If you've walked past a display of kitchen cookware, you know there's a ton of choices out there, not to mention colours, metals and styles galore.  So what do you need to know before making the investment?  Class is assembling for Cookware 101 ...

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Several Key Considerations When Buying A New Dishwasher

by Blogger on ‎09-10-2014 08:28 AM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 09:18 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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I've posted articles on Dishwashers before, such as THIS ONE on some very nice Bosch branded washers and THIS more general article on the virtues of portable appliances. Today, however, I examine several key factors to consider when preparing to buy a new dishwasher. As with the purchase of any large household appliance, there are a number of things one ought to consider before buying, but sometimes we get so caught up in the excitement of enhancing our home that we overlook something important and end up later regretting our purchase decision. This blog therefore is dedicated to the hope of not overlooking some key consideration, and thus choosing the best possible appliance the first time around. So read on for a few thoughts on what I consider to be key points to consider when buying a new dishwasher.

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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

Great ideas for lunch and snacks for your child going back to preschool

 

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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Review: Tractive MOTION Pet Activity Tracker

by Blogger on ‎08-09-2014 10:13 AM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 08:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 10.31.19 PM.pngWe've got Fitbit, Jawbone, and clever pedometers and Runtrackers on our phones. There are an infinite number of ways us two-legged folk can keep track of our fitness levels, but how do you know what your dog does when you're not home? Now, there's a way to find out...

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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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Review: Kenneth Cole backpacks

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 12:47 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2014 03:52 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Fall is a great time to pick out a new bag. It's a change of seasons, so it's a good time to be looking for something sturdier. Back to school also puts the spotlight on backpacks, since they're the best way to carry heavy loads on your back. But if you're looking for something cooler than your average sport pack, check out some of the picks from chic designer Kenneth Cole.

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Back to school shopping? Check out Swiss Gear backpacks!

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 06:53 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2014 11:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The back to school season is just around the corner, and we all know what a busy time of the year it can be. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a loved one, there’s no better time than now to get a head start on back to school shopping. If you’ve been following our Tech Blog, you’re probably aware by now that Future Shop carries an extensive line of backpacks from some of the hottest brands. Take Swiss Gear, for instance. With its wide selection of backpacks and strong reputation for multi-functional products, I was eager to get my hands on and test out a couple of their backpacks. Fast-forward two weeks and now I’m fully set on upgrading my current backpack to Swiss Gear for the upcoming school year. Here’s why it's a brand to reckon with:

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Wide selection of Swiss Gear backpacks, luggage, and tablet/laptop cases available!

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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From the maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Gear by Wenger has sure come a long way to be more than just an active outdoor brand. With an expanded product line, Swiss Gear now offers a unique mix of multi-functional products crafted for our everyday lives. With a strong reputation for durability, comfort, and style, Swiss Gear has become an easily recognizable brand on the street. Whether you’re looking for the perfect back to school backpack, luggage for an upcoming summer trip, or laptop/tablet case to protect your precious tech, Swiss Gear has you covered. Here’s a glimpse at some of their neat products that we carry online:

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RFID Protected Cases and Backpacks from Swiss Gear

by Blogger on ‎07-03-2014 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As electronics have become tightly  integrated into our daily lives, so has the prevalence of data theft. Think the sensitive information on the credit cards, debit cards, passport, and driver’s license you’re carrying around is safe? Think again. Nowadays, nearby fraudsters are capable of reading your personal and financial information without even having to physically swipe or look at it. How? Through RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification)-reading equipment. Luckily you can protect yourself from becoming the next victim of RFID theft by investing in RFID protected gear. Swiss Gear has a wide selection of cases, backpacks, and bags to choose from that will not only put fraudsters out of business, but also make you look sharp while doing so.

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He shoots, he scores…oops, I spilled!

by Blogger on ‎07-03-2014 07:46 AM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Soccer fever has taken hold of the world, including Canada. 

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For those not at the big game the next best thing is a seat on the couch, glued to the big screen. Thousands of miles away from the stadium, the goal-scoring celebrations aren’t any less extreme. As the ball flies into the back of the net, ecstasy ensues. He shoots, he scores…oops I spilled!

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Future Shop Expands its Furniture Selection!

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2014 05:05 PM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 01:52 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Future Shop has recently been expanding its online selection of furniture offerings, and in today's blog I'm going to show you a few of the great home decor items that are currently available. One such example can be seen in the picture above, but there are others as well, from a variety of manufacturers. So, if you're in the early stages of redecorating your home, or even if you're just thinking about possibly redecorating in the not too distant future, why not click the link below and help yourself to a handful of awesome home decorating ideas?

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Dyson Turns 21: three inventions that never made it

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 11:23 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 09:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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James Dyson launched the world’s first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner 21 years ago after 5,127 prototypes. Dyson engineers thrive on invention, are driven by frustration and achieve remarkable outcomes through perseverance. That said, not everything works out! Dyson recently turned 21 and uncharacteristically, decided to unlock the vault to reveal three of their inventions that didn't make it. 

 

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Review: ZOKU Duo Quick Pop Maker equals instant fun

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 11:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The summer is almost here and nothing goes with kids and summer better than popsicles. On a hot day even I won’t say no to a popsicle.  What I love about popsicles is that you and your kids can make them yourselves. When kids learn that they can make a dessert themselves with little or no help from you, their eyes grow so big as if they learned that Santa Clause is coming early this year. It’s a great bonding opportunity. Folks in New Jersey created the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker which freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Do this sound exciting? It surely does to me, so without further ado, let’s see what this magical machine can conjure.

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