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Top 10 essentials for back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 08:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 04:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I don’t know how to break it to you, but the start of the school year is only a month away. I know, Betty boring here. But whether you like it or not, if there’s a person in your household that calls you “mom” or “dad” and they’re under the age of 18, then you need to start thinking about back to school supplies. The good news is Future Shop has everything you need for your kids and I’m not just talking calculators or printers. Read more to find out the top 10 essentials needed for any student - and they all can be found at Future Shop.

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Best laptops for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎07-24-2014 05:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Being productive in school usually requires having the right tools and resources to get things done, and a good, dependable laptop is among the most important. Choice is great, but when you have so many to choose from, it takes a little homework to figure out which one would be the best fit for you and your needs. I look at some that I think would be good starting points.

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Pet supplies galore at Future Shop!

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2014 07:20 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 10:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I was really excited when I heard Future Shop is now carrying pet supplies.  Curious about what’s available online and in stores, I rushed to check out the selection, and was really pleased to find there’s a tonne of options for your cat or dog. There’s pet grooming, toys, snacks and treats, food dishes, collars and leashes, as well as beds and scratching posts. Basically anything you need to make you and your pet really happy. I’ve got some great starter suggestions for you. They are so great you’ll be begging for more! ( And do I have more dog puns?  Of course I do!)

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Four Dorm Room Hacks for the Upcoming School Year!

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2014 02:50 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 10:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There may be nothing as daunting and exciting as moving away from home and into a dorm to start college or university. I think that most students quickly realize how good they've had it at mom and dad's house when they throw open the door to their new digs and see two twin beds and two desks crammed into a small space with little room for much else. And that's why I'm about to try and help all of you soon to be post-secondary students out with my version of a few dorm room hacks--regular everyday items that have dual or multiple purposes to save you time, space, and generally promote efficiency for the next stage of your life! Read on to see the products and their uses!

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Burton Bags soon available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 05:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Brace yourselves… the biggest name in snowboarding has arrived! For those of you who enjoy hitting the slopes or following winter sports, chances are you’ve heard of Burton. Since 1977, this sporting goods powerhouse has risen to the top as the most recognized snowboard and lifestyle brand in the world. Today, Burton offers a broad range of casual, everyday products that extend beyond its presence on the slopes. From quality backpacks to handbags to laptop and tablet cases—Burton has everything you need to tackle the workplace, classroom, or even mountain! Here’s a glimpse of some of their finest bags that will soon be online at Future Shop:

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Jansport Backpacks and Bags are built to carry just about anything

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 03:51 AM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 04:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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For nearly 50 years, the name 'Jansport' has been synonymous with bags, bags, and more bags! But also quality! And, for that matter, today Jansport has more than just backpacks and hiking bags--they also produce a wide selection of laptop bags, smart phone and tablet accessories, and even carry on and checked luggage, among other useful items for carrying all of our most prized possessions around. But the best news of all is that Future Shop is about to start carrying a number of these fine Jansport products, and that means it's time to get to know this great brand just a little bit better. Read on for a few tidbits on their products, their history, and their amazing guarantee!  

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When should I upgrade my TV?

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 06:47 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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TVs are appliances we replace every four years or longer. This is becuase TV's are big ticket items and costly and also because we tend to buy the best TVs we can at the time. Being the centre of our home theatre experience, TVs play the crucial part of being both the hub and the focal point of our entertainment, streaming, gaming and viewing needs.

 

TV technology evolves quickly and in various ways. Thinner, larger screens are what people look at the most but the underlying technologies (i.e. LCD, IPS, Plasma, LED) as well as peripheral features (speakers, SmartTV functionality, WiFi, Netflix integration, 3D) are all features that vary in importance to different users and which make the selection of an HDTV even more challenging.

 

But when is it the right time to upgrade an HDTV? Let's discuss some good reasons to spring for a new set.

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Review: Kirby Triple Deluxe is an irresistibly charming Nintendo 3DS game

by Blogger ‎07-12-2014 09:31 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:15 PM

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Our charming pink puffball is finally making his Nintendo 3DS debut with Kirby: Triple Deluxe, an all-new adventure featuring six new worlds to explore, fun new abilities to use, and inventive new 3D level designs. I had an absolute blast playing this game, come find out why!

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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

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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:

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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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Top 5 TVs based on customer reviews

by Blogger on ‎07-02-2014 01:45 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 09:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's a great time for buying a new HDTV! Today's televisions have improved display technologies and smarter SmartTV features. As well we have recently witnessed the advent of cool new curved displays and new, more affordable 4K and Ultra HD capable sets with stellar all around features. I'm going to take a look at the top five tv models from Future Shop based on customer reviews. Let's check them out.

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New Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 router all about power

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2014 11:35 AM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 02:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A quick glance at this device’s name may give you the impression that it’s a luxury or sports car, with the sleek contours to match in its design. Of course, this is nothing like a vehicle, but Netgear’s newest router aims to deliver one of the fastest home networking experiences available. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is a beast in many respects, reflecting the heavy video streamers and online gamers who would benefit from it the most.

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Wearables and mobile take centre stage at Google I/O 2014

by Blogger on ‎06-25-2014 10:33 AM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 02:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Another Google I/O developer conference is underway at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco and the focus this year has is clearly on mobile and Google's wearable initiative. Demonstrated on stage today were the first screens of the next major revision of Android codenamed Lollypop as well as smartwatches and wearables from Google's various partner manufacturers.

 

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Five reasons why the new Surface Pro 3 rocks

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 11:05 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 02:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I had a chance to check out Surface Cafe with Future Shop to experience it and get an intimate look at the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Here are five reasons why the latest from Microsoft rocks.

 

 

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Google wants to make your home smarter by acquiring Dropcam

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2014 05:20 PM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 05:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Internet of Things is definitely upon us and the ability to have various connected devices enrich our lives is something that we will need to get used to. For a cloud-computing giant like Google, acquiring companies like Nest, whose innovative smart thermostat and re-issued smoke detectors are inroads to the connected home, adding a formidable IP Camera player Dropcam into their roster makes perfect sense.

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