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Games room essentials: how to play ping pong

by Blogger ‎10-23-2014 01:52 AM - edited ‎10-23-2014 02:04 AM

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"Ping Pong." Strange name isn't it? It's meant to represent the sound that the ball makes from the time it hits the table and is subsequently hit (in rapid succession) by the paddle, sending it back over the net where the process, and the sound, begins anew. I'm not so sure it really works... It's hard to put a sound like that into words. I do love the game though. I haven't played much over the last few years, but I used to play a lot when I was younger, and it was always great fun! I even invented my own special serve, which I call a spike serve, as the ball barely clears the net and comes in really fast. And that is why I'm really excited to bring you this blog! In it I'll give you a brief overview of how to play the game (i.e., the rules). And, I'll show you some really great PPP (Ping Pong Products) that are online right now at Future Shop. Winter's coming fast, and it's time to set up your very own games room. So get to reading!

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Review: Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

by Blogger on ‎10-21-2014 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎10-21-2014 01:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Create a distraction-free soundscape with the flick of a switch: good noise cancelling headphones allow you to turn down the world around you. And, by the same token, your music plays as clear as it can in your ears. The QuietComfort 25 headphones by Bose accomplish this feat brilliantly: high-quality audio accompanied by top-notch noise-cancellation in a light and well-designed product. Commuting, working in a crowded cafe, air travel, (etc.) can all become peaceful activities.

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Ten Tablet Price Categories & what you can get in each!

by Blogger ‎10-20-2014 02:31 AM - edited ‎10-20-2014 06:20 PM

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This blog is all about Future Shop's huge selection of tablets and how there is something for every personality and something for every budget. If you were thinking of picking up a new tablet to help pass those long winter days, there's bound to be one that meets your needs and your price point at Future Shop. Simply click on through, scroll to your ideal price range, check out the item I've personally selected in that category, then click on the link to view Future Shop's full selection of products in your chosen price range. From there you can select the tablet that most appeals to your individual tastes and requirements. It's that easy! Just click on through ...

 
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Tips for holiday entertaining

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 04:35 PM

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It's that time of the year when we all start thinking about having friends and family over to enjoy the holiday season.  Whether you are throwing a small party or entertaining a houseful of guests you’ll want everything to look perfect. Here are some tips that will help prepare your home this season:

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Selecting the right appliances: Top tips for home chefs

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 03:20 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 03:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When I think about the contrast between the old appliances I grew up with in Mexico and the appliances in my restaurant, or in the Top Chef kitchens, it’s shocking. Imagine cooking an entire holiday meal on a charcoal grill? You can understand why it might take days to prepare. I have learned to appreciate how important the right appliances are in a kitchen, so here are some suggestions to help you make the right choices:

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Breville bringing the Boss of all blenders to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 02:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the shockingly amount of addictives, chemicals and fillers added to much of the food we eat today, I prefer making not only my own beverages at home, but meals too. I’ve always been a believer in the power of blenders, especially when I observe my local juice shops using those fancy, powerful, commercial-grade blenders. Well, now that powerful experience can be brought home thanks to the new Breville Boss super blender.

 

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Review VIZIO M-Series TV

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tweeting from your phone is soo old school!  VIZIO's new line of smart TVs is just out in Canada, and already they seem like the smartest thing going.  VIZIOs are easy to use, with great picture quality, an integrated lineup of social media features and a fantastic price point. Read the review of why you should serioulsy consider a VIZIO for your next TV purchase.

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Crayola Artist Toys: Trace, Sketch, Doodle, Draw, & Paint Your Way to Some Serious Creative Fun!

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 11:11 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:35 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I've recently had the opportunity to thoroughly test out 4 different toys from Crayola that were specifically designed to bring out the artist in kids of all ages. These toys are unlike anything I've ever had a chance to work with before, and on the whole they were really quite fun. They allowed me to create art of a much higher quality than I ever would have thought possible, and they did it in a way that was both fun and unique. Some really neat ideas here! Read on for full descriptions and reviews of each toy and to find out which ones are most worthy of a purchase.

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Google and HTC introduce the new Nexus 9 tablet

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 01:23 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 04:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Google and HTC have announced the highly-anticipated Nexus 9 tablet, which also heralds the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the mobile operating system. The tablet uses a 64-bit K1 processor from Nvidia and will come in either a 16GB or 32GB model.

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Back to the basics - Melissa & Doug toys review

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 11:45 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 12:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The world of kids' toys nowadays is ever evolving: smart watches, tablets, robot dogs etc. It’s overwhelming. I wish for some simpler toys for my child, for toys that won’t blink or talk. That’s exactly why I got excited to review toys made by Melissa & Doug. I’m a big fan of their toys as they are mostly made out of wood, are great quality and are educational ... and definitely appeal to the part of me that wishes for the simpler times. Previously I was the one who decided what I purchased from Melissa & Doug. Today, I’m about to test three random toys, which I didn’t pick. Let’s see if Melissa & Doug toys still pass the test …

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What's New with Google Chromecast in Canada

by Blogger on ‎10-11-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's one of the smallest, easiest and most cost effective ways to stream TV in your home; Google's Chromecast has expanded its array of apps available in Canada, meaning much more content (a lot of it free!) is now available to Canadians.  Check out what's new in Google land, and how you can use Chromecast to stream TV in your home.

 

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A kitchen makeover for Burnaby Boys & Girls Club from Future Shop and designer Cam MacNeil

by Blogger on ‎10-09-2014 04:36 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 08:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’m interior designer Cam MacNeil and recently I was asked by the team at Future Shop to help make over the kitchen at the Boys & Girls Club in North Burnaby. This was so much fun, picking out new LG appliances, coordinating accessories and dishes­—all obtained from Future Shop too. Read all about this amazing 48 hour transformation …

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Safety 1st and The A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of Childproofing

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎10-10-2014 11:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Overwhelmed by preparing for the arrival of your little one?  You're not alone! As a new mom I've just been through this too! So I was happy to oblige when Future Shop asked me to investigate the Safety 1st Brand to help Tech Blog readers discover the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of childproofing their home.  

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Can Halloween costumes predict your child's future career?

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2014 08:05 PM - last edited on ‎09-30-2014 02:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

halloween.jpgHalloween is such a lovely time for parents. Little doctors or superheroes running from door to door focused on the candy that they can get. And you’re watching them, savoring every moment because you know very well this passes so quickly and the next thing you’ll know they’re actual doctors. For this Halloween, however, when you’re buying Halloween costume for your little one, consider this: can Halloween costumes predict your child’s future career? Let’s see….               

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Review: Moto 360 among the smartest smart watch out there

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 12:11 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 03:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It was thought that the smartphone made wearing a watch almost obsolete, and yet, it may be the smartphone that changes what a watch ultimately is. While it’s still the early days of smartwatch development, they are still intriguing wearable devices that should uniquely meld fashion and function together. The jury’s still out on where the fashion side of things will end up, but as far as function goes, Motorola has crafted a solid entry with their Moto 360, perhaps the best Android smartwatch available right now.

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