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Gifts for the tech lover on your list

by Blogger ‎11-27-2014 01:09 PM - edited ‎11-28-2014 07:47 AM

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There are fairly good odds you know somebody like me. Somebody who is best described as a technology lover. Someone who loves getting their hands on the latest and greatest gadgets. Someone who is always up on what is going on in the world of high tech toys. The good news is, that person shouldn’t be too tough to shop for. There are so many great gadgets perfect for the tech lover to pick from, and you don’t have to have deep pockets in order to impress and delight either. No matter what they’re into and how much you’re looking to spend, there is something out there that will be the perfect fit. Let’s take a look at a few items that would make fantastic gifts for the tech lover on your list.

 

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Four reasons why the GoPro Hero 4 is a gift you'll want too

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2014 09:52 AM - last edited on ‎11-28-2014 09:21 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Wearable technology is all the rage this year, with smart watches grabbing many of today's headlines. However, it's easy for me to point the finger at GoPro's Hero digital cameras line that brought the "cool factor" to the wearable tech category. These mini recording devices can be mounted on a user's head, helmet, chest, wrist and much more, including surfboards, ski helmets and automobiles—the possibilities of how they can record are endless.

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Pioneer X-CM32BT-K Micro System Review

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 03:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Here's how to transform an ordinary stereo into a more modern one in a snap: add ways to connect to it with and without wires! Pioneer wins this bet by giving the Bluetooth-enabled X-CM32BT-K speaker over seven ways to play music. This versatile system acts as a CD player, an AM / FM tuner as well as a docking station for your multimedia devices (either through Bluetooth or with a wire connection). Furthermore, this micro system does all this without compromising either sound quality or power.

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Him

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2014 04:06 AM - last edited on ‎11-25-2014 04:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's great fun to give gifts, but it is often very hard to choose the perfect gift for a given person. Myself, I always need help, and I'll take whatever help I can get! Which is why I've gathered a few select gift ideas for the top guy on your list. So if you're facing this age old dilemma this Christmas, then check out the brief list inside. You might just find the perfect gift!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be bigger and better than ever in 2014

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎11-24-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎11-27-2014 10:54 AM

blackfriday-eidted.jpgThis year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be a great time for you to investigate shopping options at Future Shop. After all, the best sales of the year will be offered during this event.  You should prepare early to be ready when the sale begins to get the best prices and selection. 

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Top Children's Tablets for Holiday Gift Giving

by Blogger on ‎11-20-2014 03:38 AM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 12:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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In today's blog I examine a number of great children's tablets for gift giving and consider what's what in the world of youth technology! From LeapFrog tablets to, well, everything else, come along and learn for yourself what's available for today's tech savvy tots!

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Put Some Sparkle in the Season with Baby Jewelry

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 01:55 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 03:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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On a hunt to make my baby look more 'girly' I discovered baby jewelry with Cubic Zirconia.  They're great stocking stuffers with the holidays approaching!

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Review of the Sony Action Cam including a video of a ride around Vancouver

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 11:20 PM - last edited on ‎11-13-2014 09:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It took me a while to wrap my head around how far we’ve come with action cameras. They’re smaller, tougher, and more usable than they’ve ever been… and prices incredibly low for what you get in the box. There are a number of Sony Action Cams on the market, but Sony’s HDR-S100VR POV HD Action Cam with Live View Remote is a perfect example: an amazingly capable device with a powerful accessory, coming in for less than half of what I paid for my first digital camera. The best part: it offers some of the best performance in an action cam on the market. Read on to find out more.

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Review: Nexus 9 tablet a solid mix of hardware, software

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 06:39 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 10:09 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Nexus devices are, by and large, collaborations of Google’s latest version of Android, and the hardware design of a leading manufacturer, which is HTC in the case of the Nexus 9. The debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop on a device that is good enough to compete with the elite of the tablet category makes for one of the most intriguing Android devices to launch this year. Its performance and user experience only serve to justify the attention its received so far.

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Top 5 Smart Toys of 2014!

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 02:17 AM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 11:17 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Ok, this list may not be a scientifically accurate Top 5, but the toys I discuss in today's blog are among the smartest and most advanced ever made. From robotic pets to amazing flying machines, the items on this list are as smart (or smarter) than about 1/3 of the people I know! Well, maybe not, but they surely are smart and they're definitely fun! So why not click through and check out the full list with me inside?

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Top 5 Refrigerators as Rated by Future Shop Customers!

by Blogger on ‎11-07-2014 11:58 AM - last edited on ‎11-10-2014 08:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Consulting customer ratings and reviews is a great way to learn more about a product that you may be considering buying. This truth is further strengthened by the fact that most people writing such reviews are honestly and objectively doing so based on their own individual experience with the product. This is good enough reason, then, to examine some of the top rated products available at Future Shop as reviewed directly by customers. In this installment, the product is refrigerators. Read on for the products, ratings, and select customer comments.

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Since winning Top Chef, I've had a lot of people ask me to share my kitchen knowledge. I've noticed a few topics that seem to come up over and over again: reducing food waste, meal timing and keeping the kitchen clean. So, I've compiled some of my top tips for tackling these three kitchen predicaments.

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Tablet gift solutions for the right person

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 11:41 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You want to buy a tablet for someone you love and respect, but might be unsure which model 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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Amazing Jewelry! From diamonds, to pearls, sapphires and rubies

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 06:05 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 04:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Mae West once said, "I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself."  She may not be far off.  According to a survey I found,  24% of women said they would love to receive jewelry, compared to a trip (18%), flowers (14%), a meal (13%) or tickets to an event (7%), and I have to say I'm one of the ones in the jewelry camp.  Come check out some of the beautiful and affordable jewelry options that can be delivered right to your door.

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Luggage Rules on Canadian Flights & How to Fly Hassle Free

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 03:02 AM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 11:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

 

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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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