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Last minute gifts for kids

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2014 10:49 AM - last edited on ‎12-19-2014 03:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’m always running late. I think it’s almost a given when you become a mom. And why would you be on time anymore? Getting out of the house alone is taking 30 to 40 minutes: we need to pee, we need to get the teddy, we need to play hide and seek (what better time), we need to change .... I finally gave in, as I decided that I rather enjoy this short time I have with my daughter when she actually wants to play with me. Consequently, I’m late with buying presents for kids in the family. Do I want to go out now and fight wild crowds? No thank you, I’d rather shop in the comfort of my own house (in some areas they will still deliver in time for Christmas). Futureshop show me what you got!

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Comparing the top music streaming services

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2014 04:25 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 04:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It was only 10 years ago that the concept of downloading single songs became the method of choice in enjoying music on portable devices. Now, an entire catalog of millions of tracks can be streamed for a monthly fee. Music streaming services have gone mainstream, and the various providers bear many similarities to each other, making it a little challenging to choose between them. Here’s a look at who’s currently playing in Canada, including what sets them apart from each other.

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Traditional Holiday Cookie Recipes with a Twist!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2014 12:19 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 04:22 PM by Blogger

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Every year, the holidays sneak up on me! But these fun and festive twists on traditional Christmas cookies have got me ready for hungry kids and last-minute guests!

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Why Your Next Camera Should Have WI-FI!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2014 03:54 AM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 09:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Have you ever wondered how many photographs are taken each year around the world? Or how many of those photos ultimately make their way onto the Internet where friends and family scattered in dozens of different cities and countries can see them? I often think about such things, and about the fact that just a few short years ago there wasn't even an Internet to share photos on. But now there's not only an Internet for sharing every aspect of our lives, but there are also more and more cameras that are capable of wirelessly sharing those moments.This might just be the biggest development in image capturing technology since the advent of colour photography! And that is why you should read this blog―to learn why your next camera should have built-in WI-FI capabilities!

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Automatic Car Starters 101 & Review: Nordic Start Starter & AutoCam Back-Up Camera System

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2014 06:51 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 11:46 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Getting into a freezing, frosted-over car after a long day at work, or a long stormy night is no fun.  Trying to chip a layer of ice off the windshield is frustrating, and it doesn't help when your doors are frozen shut to boot. What can solve you winter woes, aside from a promotion that involves an indoor parking spot?  An automatic car starter!  They come with installation included, and can be done easily by Geek Squad.  Read what you need to know before you pick one, and what I think of my auto starter and a backup camera I got along with it!

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How to Give the Perfect Guitar

by Blogger on ‎12-15-2014 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 04:43 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Is a guitar on the top of  your wishlist—or someone else's—this year? If you are shopping around this season for a new one, it can be a daunting task. How do you know which guitar is a good fit? Classical, acoustic, electric, hybrid … this popular instrument comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and sounds. I'll try to help you out by explaining the four most common types of guitars and how they compare to one another.

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Guess to win a mystery gift you'll want from Future Shop

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎12-05-2014 09:25 AM - edited ‎12-15-2014 08:51 AM

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When I was younger, just mentioning Santa’s name would make my heart beat faster. It wasn’t just the promise of gifts; it was also the mystery about what would be hiding in those colourful packages he had placed the tree.  As an adult I keep this mystery alive for my kids and the people around me.  And this year, Future Shop is going to help everyone feel the excitement with a mystery gift contest.  Guess the item that is poetically described by Elliott Chun for a chance to win something amazing. Read on for more details:

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Review: Belkin WeMo LED Starter Set

by Blogger on ‎12-04-2014 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎12-05-2014 08:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The light bulb has long been considered one of the most important inventions of the modern age, and they have become smart devices today, connected to the home network and accessible even half a world away. Belkin’s WeMo isn’t as much a product as it is an ecosystem of multiple bulbs and other devices that can be controlled using your iOS or Android mobile device. The Starter Set implies that this could be your entry point into using WeMo, and its simple enough to do exactly that.

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Adorn your tablet and smartphone with Kate Spade

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2014 03:21 PM - last edited on ‎12-03-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Her accessories are loved by women the world over, and now they're easier to get or to gift!  Kate Spade's colourful, creative and durable tech accessories are now available at Future Shop! From cell phone cases, to laptop sleeves and tablet covers, come see what's just arrived!

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The Amir Johnson ‘Baller’ project: Home Automation by Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎12-01-2014 12:17 PM - last edited on ‎12-01-2014 02:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Amir Johnson is one of my favourite Raptors. He’s an electric power forward who has a huge following off the court through his social media accounts. Also, he’s a customer of Future Shop who loves home automation: he thinks home automation is stuff for “ballers.” He helped create a video to showcase the baller tech in his home, professionally installed by Geek Squad using products from Future Shop. I’m going to take you on a tour of Amir’s home and thanks to my connections at Future Shop, you can enter to win the entire Amir Johnson home automation collection. Read on for all of the details:

 

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Blast Motion Fitness Trackers Offer Data and Video

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2014 10:59 AM - last edited on ‎12-01-2014 10:14 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's becoming more common to want to get hard data to back up your sports performance goals.  It's getting easier to do just that.  There's a variety of new trackers that count more than just steps.  Want to know how well you're hiting the golf ball?  How high that last dunk really was? Or maybe you want to take video of that epic ride.  It's possible with the Blast Motion range of trackers.

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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 ‎12-01-2014 04:30 PM 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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