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It's New Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing time! [Video]

by Blogger on ‎01-25-2015 10:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-26-2015 11:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Four years ago Nintendo introduced the world to their revolutionary new glasses-free 3D gaming console, Nintendo 3DS, and now the company is set to redefine handheld gaming once again with the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Releasing in Canada on February 13, New Nintendo 3DS XL is the next big leap in handheld gaming, adding tons of great new features to an already impressive portable gaming device. Want to know what those new features are? Come check out this unboxing video I prepared, giving you an overview of the console and what to expect when it comes to Future Shop in less than three week's time!

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A first look at Windows 10

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today was a huge day for Microsoft. They just had their big Windows 10 briefing event where they gave everyone a glimpse of the future and what a glorious future it is. There certainly was quite a lot of news to talk about. Windows 10 looks like a big jump for the platform which will make many exciting changes. This goes beyond the PC to tablets, phones, games, and beyond as we’ll see. This is the start of a new generation of more personal computing. After today I can’t wait for Windows 10 to roll out. I’m sure after seeing more of the Windows 10 news you’ll feel the same way.

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Evolve Xbox One Open Beta Impressions

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 06:00 AM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 03:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's hunting time! For the last five days I've braved the wilderness in the Evolve Xbox One Open Beta, seeking to find, and eliminate, the deadliest monsters humanity has ever encountered. Two-story high brutes that can snap you like a twig. Flying beasts that can fry you with electric blasts. And lethal teleporting assassins with blades-for-hands. Luckily, I didn't hunt alone, as with me was a team of specialized soldiers more than capable of downing these nightmarish creatures.

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Spot the differences to win an ultimate football experience

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎01-15-2015 11:55 PM - edited ‎01-21-2015 10:15 AM

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I love football. As a kid I used to play it during lunch hours at school, and for hours after school.  I rarely get an opportunity to toss the ball around now, but I still love the game—especially during the NFL playoffs, even when my favourite team (Baltimore) has been eliminated.  The game is just a lot of fun.  Future Shop and LG are giving everyone a chance to have some fun during the playoffs with the “spot the differences” contest.  Check out how you might win an amazing ultimate home theatre including an LG 4K TV:

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CES 2015: The top seven moments from last week's spectacle

by Blogger on ‎01-12-2015 03:58 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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This year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is now over and boy, was there a buffet of incredible technology to drool over. Read on to discover seven exciting moments from last week's tech showcase.

 

 

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Everything Pillows

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2015 07:34 PM - last edited on ‎01-09-2015 09:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I learned that the right pillow can make all the difference to a restful night's sleep. Good thing there are so many to choose from.

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How to buy the right band instrument

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2015 11:22 AM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 12:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Being part of a school band is a great experience for young musicians. For one, they learn how to play an orchestral instrument, a discipline which is completely different from popular ‘solo’ instruments like the piano or guitar. Members of an orchestra, ensemble or band also get the chance to develop skills like teamwork, time management and creativity. Learning to read music offers benefits that transfer to other subjects, like math, literature and the arts.If you’re looking to make the jump from renting to buying, or perhaps are curious in trying a new instrument altogether, below are a few popular band instrument choices for young beginners, and a few tips on what to look for when shopping around.

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Home workout: tips to fit exercise in at home

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2015 05:10 PM - last edited on ‎01-12-2015 05:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Well it's herethe time of year when most of us who've made fitness related resolutions for the new year almost immediately fail to keep them! Or maybe it's just me?? Sometimes I have the best of intentions, yet somehow it all falls apart. A few tips to help me succeed might be nice! And maybe a bit of 'approach planning' is in order... In fact, I think this calls for a blog on tips for fitting in exercise at home! If you think so too, read on for some ideas that might just help us all to keep our exercise resolutions on track. Maybe together we can figure out a plan for getting some quality exercise at home throughout the new year!

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FUTURE SHOP PRESENTS NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2015

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎01-05-2015 12:25 PM - edited ‎01-14-2015 04:45 PM

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Future Shop presents highlights and breaking news from CES 2015.  CES is the technology show of the year. Return to this blog for the latest tech articles and social discussion from the Las Vegas conference rooms and showroom floor

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Finding The Right Guitar Amp

by Blogger on ‎01-04-2015 06:09 PM - last edited on ‎01-05-2015 01:49 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When shopping for an amp to pair with your electric or hybrid guitar, it is essential to do your homework and figure out exactly what size and type of amp will work for you and help you reach your musical goals. Do you need an amp for at-home practice, jamming with your buddies, or playing at your local pub? Thinking about how you will use the amp will help narrow in on exactly what kind of model will provide you with the most satisfaction in the long run, and won't leave you brooding with buyer’s remorse. Below are a few examples of practice and performance amps that would work for a range of guitarists, from beginners to expert players. 

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Duvets 101- Everything you need to know about duvets

by Blogger on ‎01-04-2015 02:30 PM - last edited on ‎01-05-2015 05:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Nothing like some brisk -20 degree temperatures to make us think about cocooning.  Winter is a great time to think about upgrading your duvet; tossing out that chilly comforter, or ratty old duvet, and upgrading to something new, plush and cozy.  Here's what you need to know to pick out a new duvet today!

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Klipsch R-10B Soundbar Review

by Blogger on ‎12-31-2014 11:30 AM - last edited on ‎01-02-2015 02:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Here’s the R-10B soundbar and subwoofer system from Klipsch. As we all know, a good soundbar should not simply provide a louder version of the television’s built-in speakers’ sound. What we want to hear is a wider, more colourful rendition of the audio. Crisper details in dialogues, enhanced bass, etc. In general, a better definition of the mid and high range frequencies is needed. And this is exactly what the Klipsch R-10B delivers. Furthermore, the 8-inch sub (included in the system) really gives that extra “oumph” without more wires in the way, thanks to the R-10B’s wireless configuration.

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Best TVs we examined in 2014

by Blogger on ‎12-27-2014 04:15 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2014 01:43 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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2014 has been a revelatory year in terms of HDTV choices. We've seen some stunning curved sets, large SmartTVs, more affordable yet still immersive 4K TV as well as improvements all around in terms of funcitionality, connectivity and interfaces. Here are some sets that really stood out for me in 2014.

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Where to find streaming video content for your tablet

by Blogger on ‎12-24-2014 02:57 PM - last edited on ‎01-02-2015 03:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You may not know it, but your tablet can be the entry point to a lot of streaming video. No doubt, you already know about, or have streamed video from a number of sources, and there may be more you’re not aware of. Canada is always unique when it comes to that because of geo-restrictions that either shut out the Great White North, or offer a different catalog altogether. Here’s a look at the options available to you.

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Holiday Appetizers That Make Your Party Sizzle

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2014 02:53 PM - last edited on ‎12-26-2014 08:00 AM by Blogger

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I was freaking out about how to make my holiday party a success until my Mom gave me these failsafe appetizer recipes.

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