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Event Recap: Autograph Session with Sibel Kekilli of Game of Thrones

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-18-2014 01:51 PM by Administrator

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Last week, Future Shop in downtown Vancouver played host to one of the stars of Game of Thrones, Sibel Kekilli, who is known for her portrayal of ‘Shae’. Making a special meet-and-greet appearance for legions of devoted fans, Kekilli took photos and signed various memorabilia and merchandise to promote the upcoming release of Game of Thrones Season 4, available for pre-order on Blu-ray and on DVD

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Canon Lenses: which ones should I use for wedding and big events?

by Blogger on ‎08-14-2014 11:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-19-2014 03:35 PM by Administrator

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Some days are more important than others. When it comes to making memories it’s a short but important list, and for many the top of that list is an incredible day: a wedding. For the thousands of photographers out there with Canon’s DSLRs in hand the question is “which Canon lenses should I use for weddings and big events?”. We’re answering that question today. Read on.

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Review: Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 09:47 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2014 01:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The box for the  Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera is deceptively small, just like the camera itself. I’ve been in the Sony Alpha family since the A350, and even my most recent purchase (the A35) is a hand-filling device. The A6000, on taking it out of the box, had me first asking “where’s the rest of it?”

 

I suppose I should be used to this by now: camera manufacturers are packing a hell of a lot of camera into a small packages. With that in mind I pulled the A6000 out of the box, sorted the accessories, and got to work on finding out what it’s like and who it’d be great for. Read on, true believers.

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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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Future Shopping for a Career in 2020

by Blogger ‎08-08-2014 03:17 PM - edited ‎08-08-2014 03:23 PM

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I’m futurist Trevor Haldenby, and this year I’ve partnered with Future Shop to explore the workforce and tech of 2020.  Future Shop recently hosted a Facebook poll asking which future career would be a “dream job” for you, and the results are in! Here we will look at potential job ads for the year 2020, which will give you an idea of how technology will change how we will work and live. We’ll then see what you had to say on Facebook. Let’s fast forward in time to learn more…

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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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Office Desks That Do More Than Just Hold Up A Computer and Monitor

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2014 10:35 AM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Last week I blogged about the great selection of office chairs available online at Future Shop... But what good is a great office chair without an equally good desk to park it at? It's a real dilemma. And that's why this week I'm following up my chair article with a brief overview of Future Shop's wide selection of fun and functional home office desks. Personally I'm a big fan of variety, so the desks I'm looking at today couldn't be more different! There's something for just about everyone at Future Shop, and while I can only cover a select few desks in my post, I promise to point you in the right direction to find Future Shop's entire selection of diverse desk offerings. So click on through and bring along your imagination--you might just find inspiration inside!

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Explore the possibilities with Future Shop and Futurist Trevor Haldenby

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-01-2014 12:40 PM - edited ‎08-01-2014 12:40 PM

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The future is a mystery, and it always has been. So how can we prepare for the careers of tomorrow, when we dont know which skills will be needed five or ten years from now? Well the fact is some people make it their business to predict the skills that will be in demand in the future. Future Shop wants to help us explore these possibilities on social media. You will be ale to share your thoughts participate in quizzes and discover future careers you may not have imagined. Theyve even enlisted the help of an expert, futurist Trevor Haldenby. He will offer his insights and tips. Read on for more details:

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Geek Squad now serving Future Shop customers

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-01-2014 08:25 AM - edited ‎08-01-2014 08:25 AM

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What is the most recognizable name in technology services? Geek Squad. Their popularity is partly because of the professional, secret agent like uniform and partly because of the unique and branded Geek Squad Mobiles.  It also doesn’t hurt that one of the most successful fictional television series of the last decade, Chuck, was basically a fictional story about the escapades of a Geek Squad agent who becomes a super-intelligent government spy (who still keeps his day job doing tech support). Mostly, though, they are known across the country because of the great computer, cellular and home services they provide. Now these services will be offered online and in store at Future Shop.

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Future Shop and Samsung will help you get future shopping back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-01-2014 08:19 AM - edited ‎08-01-2014 08:19 AM

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Are you ready for the future? Many students are beginning to gather the tools and technology they’ll need to go back to school. Future Shop and Samsung are going to help you learn what tools you’ll need in the future with their #futureshopping contest. Follow the twitter exchange and you may gain valuable insight into what will make you the most prepared to meet the demands of the future. You may also win one of the $1000 weekly prizes, or perhaps even the grand prize worth over $6000! Read on for more details:

 

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Feel Great and Improve Productivity with The Right Office Chair

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 01:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 04:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Finding the right office chair may not be the highest priority for some, but considering the amount of time we spend sitting in one, it might be worth taking the issue just a little bit more seriously. Future Shop has a great selection of office chairs that will help you to feel great and be more productive at work, and its variety of styles is simply amazing. So why not check out a few of the more interesting chair designs in today’s blog. I assure you, I've selected some of the coolest designs they have! But I also warn you, my taste tends to be a bit eclectic (some would say downright weird), so enter at your own risk! :smileyhappy:

 

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Laptops for Back to School as chosen by you, the consumers

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 08:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 01:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding a good laptop requires research and maybe even a little sleuthing, but what might be ideal for someone else may not be the best fit for what you need. The bevy of choices doesn’t simplify the process all that much, so narrowing things down does help make a more concerted effort to spend money on something that is ultimately an investment.

 

In the previous post, I ran through some laptops that I thought would be good starting points for students, breaking them down into various categories. Of course, that was my opinion to the best of my knowledge. You, the readers and customers, have made your opinions known through feedback provided on the site.

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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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SHAQ-sized sound from Monster's Superstar portable, wireless speaker and speakerphone

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 06:57 AM - last edited on ‎08-06-2014 01:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Monster Products made major noise of Shaq-sized proportions during the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2014 edition in Las Vegas. Yes, the now retired NBA all-star, world champion, giant of a man, Shaq is now on the Monster team advocating the new Superstar portable speaker and speakerphone.

 

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