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Future Shopping is about more than just preparing to go back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-29-2014 12:48 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 12:51 PM

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School is quickly approaching, and many parents, students and teachers are preparing for the return of the normal routine that comes with going back to school. Of course you’ll need to purchase boxes to carry lunches, books for taking notes, printers for those assignments that will have to be submitted and all the other school related items you’d expect. But shopping for back to school is about a lot more than just the obvious. For the past few weeks, Future shop has been posting tweets, blogs articles and Facebook items that emphasize that back to school shopping is about more than just preparing for next month and the beginning of school. As I’ll explain here, by thinking beyond next month and beyond simply “back to school”you will be more likely to prepare today’s students for the world they will face when their schooling is complete.

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Top summer gadgets round-up (with video) - get them while it's hot

by Blogger on ‎08-24-2014 12:11 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 02:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 11.50.58 AM.pngTime flies. Can you believe it's already closing in on the end of August? Now is the time to maximize final weeks of summer. To help get you motivated and outdoors, consider enhancing the weeks left with some exciting gear from Future Shop.

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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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Samsung devices up for grabs in Future Shop contest

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 02:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of the reason Samsung is such a recognizable brand is because it dabbles in more than just a couple of product categories. Known for its smartphones and tablets, the company is also in the wearables and camera spaces, creating them in a way that is part of the larger family. Whether you are looking for a more connected ecosystem or just one particular device for back to school, here are some options for you.

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Assassin’s Creed fans: Take the Leap of Faith at the CNE in Toronto

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 02:16 PM by Administrator

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Ubisoft is bringing the Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith to the CNE. Inspired by the epic move used throughout the game series, you can perform your own Leap of Faith August 23rd and 24th. While there’s no hay to break your fall – they will be bringing along an enormous and cushy landing pad so you can leap with the confidence of your favourite assassin, without the fear of missing your mark.

 

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Event Recap: Autograph Session with Sibel Kekilli of Game of Thrones

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-18-2014 01:51 PM by Administrator

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Last week, Future Shop in downtown Vancouver played host to one of the stars of Game of Thrones, Sibel Kekilli, who is known for her portrayal of ‘Shae’. Making a special meet-and-greet appearance for legions of devoted fans, Kekilli took photos and signed various memorabilia and merchandise to promote the upcoming release of Game of Thrones Season 4, available for pre-order on Blu-ray and on DVD

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Canon Lenses: which ones should I use for wedding and big events?

by Blogger on ‎08-14-2014 11:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-19-2014 03:35 PM by Administrator

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Some days are more important than others. When it comes to making memories it’s a short but important list, and for many the top of that list is an incredible day: a wedding. For the thousands of photographers out there with Canon’s DSLRs in hand the question is “which Canon lenses should I use for weddings and big events?”. We’re answering that question today. Read on.

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Review: Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 09:47 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2014 01:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The box for the  Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera is deceptively small, just like the camera itself. I’ve been in the Sony Alpha family since the A350, and even my most recent purchase (the A35) is a hand-filling device. The A6000, on taking it out of the box, had me first asking “where’s the rest of it?”

 

I suppose I should be used to this by now: camera manufacturers are packing a hell of a lot of camera into a small packages. With that in mind I pulled the A6000 out of the box, sorted the accessories, and got to work on finding out what it’s like and who it’d be great for. Read on, true believers.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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The Smart Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 05:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Very soon a lot of you college students are going to head off to school to trade the comforts of home for the confines of a dorm room. Thankfully these days that doesn’t mean living in the technological Stone Age, and there is a lot you can do to prepare and make the most of it with a smart door room. You don’t know what to expect, and it may be a challenge to run wires, or deal with securing all your valuable gadgets, or figure out how you’re going to keep entertained away from mom and dad’s living room with its big screen TV. No need to worry. With all the wireless technology, ultraportable gadgets, and flexible entertainment devices you can get, you can prepare for all of this.

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Future Shopping for a Career in 2020

by Blogger ‎08-08-2014 03:17 PM - edited ‎08-08-2014 03:23 PM

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I’m futurist Trevor Haldenby, and this year I’ve partnered with Future Shop to explore the workforce and tech of 2020.  Future Shop recently hosted a Facebook poll asking which future career would be a “dream job” for you, and the results are in! Here we will look at potential job ads for the year 2020, which will give you an idea of how technology will change how we will work and live. We’ll then see what you had to say on Facebook. Let’s fast forward in time to learn more…

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Protect your iPad with the right case from Logitech

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 06:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:26 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that you’ve got your hands on a new iPad Air or iPad Mini, it’s time to get to the real fun of accessorizing it! To retain its pristine condition, it’s imperative that you equip your device with a protective case right off the bat. If you don’t want the added bulk of carrying around a keyboard and case, a folio case is your best solution. Logitech has a unique selection of folio cases from their recently expanded tablet product line. To guide you in the right direction, here's a closer look at Logitech's new iPad cases:

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Office Desks That Do More Than Just Hold Up A Computer and Monitor

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2014 10:35 AM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Last week I blogged about the great selection of office chairs available online at Future Shop... But what good is a great office chair without an equally good desk to park it at? It's a real dilemma. And that's why this week I'm following up my chair article with a brief overview of Future Shop's wide selection of fun and functional home office desks. Personally I'm a big fan of variety, so the desks I'm looking at today couldn't be more different! There's something for just about everyone at Future Shop, and while I can only cover a select few desks in my post, I promise to point you in the right direction to find Future Shop's entire selection of diverse desk offerings. So click on through and bring along your imagination--you might just find inspiration inside!

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