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Tablet gift solutions for the right person

by Blogger ‎10-31-2014 11:41 PM - edited ‎10-31-2014 11:44 PM

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You want to buy a tablet for someone you love and respect, but might be unsure which model might fits best with whom you’re buying for. In some cases, it can be easy to decide, whereas it might not be in others, particularly if the person you have in mind has never owned one before. Options abound, and it’s not just about the products themselves, but what experience or solution they can provide.

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Luggage Rules on Canadian Flights & How to Fly Hassle Free

by Blogger ‎10-31-2014 03:02 AM - edited ‎10-31-2014 03:11 AM

 

 

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If you've ever had to frantically repack/rearrange the stuff in your bags at the airport (or even throw a few things out) to get everything under the weight limit, then you know just how stressful it can be to fly without knowing all of the little rules and regulations that the airlines have. It is absolutely crucial not only to know details like your airline's luggage weight limits or the allowable baggage dimensions for a carry-on bag, but to proactively prepare to handle these situations in advance--before you ever arrive at the airport! I personally have had to rearrange bags after placing them on the scale when trying to drop them off (my checked luggage), and, if it hasn't happened to you, believe me, it's NO fun at all! And that's why I'm posting this blog--to help you avoid this situation! Read on to learn about the baggage rules on our two national airlines and a few product suggestions that will help you to fly hassle free.

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Ultimate Designer Holiday Gift Guide

by Blogger ‎10-30-2014 03:48 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 03:54 PM

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I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks talking about kitchen design, appliances and entertaining. Today I thought I'd put together twenty of my favourite products for the ultimate designer holiday gift guide.

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Top tools for the kitchen from a Top Chef

by Blogger ‎10-30-2014 03:20 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 03:55 PM

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You’ve heard it said so often before, that it’s the little things that can make such a difference. That is true in life, and in cooking.  One of the simplest ways to improve your cooking is to make sure you are cooking with the right tools. I’ve compiled a list of some of the essential tools that can give you a leg up in the kitchen.

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Win a new washer and dryer in the “Clean up with LG” contest

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎10-24-2014 07:55 AM - edited ‎10-24-2014 03:05 PM

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Do you appreciate your appliances? Really appreciate them?  I load and unload the washer and dryer, usually without complaints, but still rarely thinking about what I’d do without them. But with the holidays approaching we should think about that.  Your appliances will be working overtime helping you clean up for entertaining, and having guest in your home.  New appliances, like those offered by LG, can provide a little extra joy this holiday season, especially when it is time to clean up! Here is a great way to get a new LG washer and dryer—enter to win them! Read on for more details.

 

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Over my years working as a chef at home and in the industry, I've experimented in the kitchen and figured out many time-saving techniques that make cooking a breeze with any appliance. These kitchen hacks not only save time and make cooking easier, but they also reduce food waste and provide healthier options for common snacks.

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Games room essentials: how to play ping pong

by Blogger on ‎10-23-2014 01:52 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 04:40 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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