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Introducing the new GoPro Hero family: The Hero, Hero 4 Silver, and Hero 4 Black

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2014 01:15 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2014 03:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The 4K revolution just got real with GoPro landing the new GoPro Hero 4 in three varieties. They’re all exciting for different reasons, so read on to find out why.

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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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Review: NHL 15 breaks ground on the next generation of hockey simulation

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎09-24-2014 11:23 AM - last edited on ‎09-25-2014 08:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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EA Sports has finally ushered its beloved hockey franchise into the new console era with NHL 15, releasing on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. While previous generation gamers can enjoy an experience very similar to 2013's offering, current generation gamers will see a noticable improvement in the overall look and feel of the game, if only at the cost of a few significant features.

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Microwaves 101: the Wonderful World of Microwaves and how to Choose Yours!

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 02:24 AM - last edited on ‎09-24-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I was surprised to learn that it's been almost 60 years since the first microwave ovens were produced. Back in the '80s in small town Nova Scotia, it was kind of a big deal to acquire a microwave, and a good many people weren't lucky enough to have one at all. For those that did, however, the device was generally big, heavy, and entirely lacking in special features. Today's microwaves are far more advanced than those clunky machines of the '80s, and a lot more difficult to pick out too. So today I'm posting a microwave oven buyer's guide of sorts with a number of useful tips for buying your next microwave.

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J.J. Abrams' Millennium Falcon Teaser Trailer (HUNKA JUNK) & STAR WARS LEGO Are Here!

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2014 09:31 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 10:09 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's never too soon to start getting excited about upcoming STAR WARS films--even if their release is still over a year away! And this has never been more true than right now, what with the awesome new teaser trailer from J.J. Abrams that celebrates one of the most iconic space vehicles in the entire space opera genre--the Millennium Falcon! To see this short video (entitled HUNKA JUNK) and some fun STAR WARS themed LEGO sets that similarly help to feed our STAR WARS enthusiasm, simply click on through and read my blog!

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Apple releases iOS 8: how to get it and what it can do

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 02:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-18-2014 03:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that Apple has released iOS 8 on the eve of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hitting Future Shop shelves, the new update to the operating system is less the interface coat of paint that iOS 7 was, and more a pack of features that bring it up to speed with what competitors are doing, along with a twist here and there. It’s free to download and is compatible with iPhone 4S (and later), the iPad 2 (and later), both iPad minis and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Make your home smarter than ever before with Works with Nest Integration!

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 09:45 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 11:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The automated and integrated home for everyone is closer than you think. Thanks to Google, Nest, and a handful of forward-looking partners, you can integrate more into your home than ever. Let’s take a look at the pieces and how they fit together.

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Official: VIZIO now available at Future Shop across Canada

by Blogger on ‎09-12-2014 05:02 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 09:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The wait is over. VIZIO Smart TVs and audio products are now officially available across all Future Shop locations across Canada and online at www.futureshop.ca.

 

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Overview: Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch event

by Blogger ‎09-10-2014 06:33 AM - edited ‎09-10-2014 02:44 PM

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I was in Cupertino earlier today for a monumental Apple product launch which saw the release of various exciting products and services. Starting with brand new iPhones 6 and iPhone 6 plus announcements, Apple went all out to demo its mobile payments solution as well as their much anticipated wearable, the Apple Watch.

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While the tech on today's shelves is super exciting it’s really only the tip of the iceberg compared to what could be coming by 2020. Some technologies are changing so fast, that they’re not even household names yet. In my final article in this series about the future of technology, I’ll discuss some of the technology trends that we can expect to affect our lives in the near future.

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Oven 101: Everything you need to know before buying a new oven

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 04:56 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The oven.  It’s the hearth of the home, and the heart of the kitchen.  It bakes cookies and roasts, and cooks probably the vast majority of your food.  If you’re burning, more than baking, these days or setting off the smoke detector every time you try searing, maybe it’s time to upgrade.  There are a million options as far as ovens go; I’ll take you through some of the newest technology and cool add ons, plus outline the wide range of options available.

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5 Best Baby Monitors of the Year

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2014 07:21 AM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Baby monitors are the way many parents keep thier newborns and toddlers safe and secure, but how do you pick from the host of options out there?  And what features do you really need in a monitor? Do you need photo capturing? Night vision?  HD Video? We’ll take a look at the options out there, and look at the Top 5.

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LeapFrog LeapPad 3 - The Next Generation of Fun & Learning Has Arrived!

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 07:39 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Last year I wrote a detailed review of 3 Awesome LeapPad Tablets Available in Canada from LeapFrog. Along the way I learned all about the many great features and benefits of LeapFrog's full complement of LeapPad tablets. Today I again set out to review one of LeapFrog's fun and educational learning products--but this time it's the brand new (and very cool) LeapPad 3 tablet, which represents the next generation of LeapFrog's awesome tablets for tots! The age range here is from 3 to 9, so most kids will be able to use it--and learn from it. So if you have, or know, a child in this age range and are thinking of getting them a fun and educational gift, then read on for the full review!

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THINKWARE Shifts Car Tech Into High Gear

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 12:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 04:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You can’t reinvent the wheel, but you can certainly reimagine how you get around on four of them.

 

Car technology has shifted into high gear in terms of connectivity options, letting drivers optimize their automobiles with a plethora of gadgets and gizmos. While most are dismissed as novelty items that don’t do much other than capture the attention of passers-by, every so often there emerges a piece of car tech that is so cutting-edge, so easy-to-use, and so all-around practical for every type of driver that it stands apart.

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What will your office look like in 2020?

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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 I'm Futurist Trevor Haldenby and a few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the exciting careers that might exist in Canada in the year 2020. But while cubicles and phone banks will probably survive for the next 5 to 10 years, we’re also going to see some exciting changes around where we go to work every day.

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