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LEGO Falcon

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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Future Tech: What to expect from the technology of tomorrow?

by Blogger ‎09-08-2014 02:41 PM - edited ‎09-08-2014 02:41 PM

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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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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 ‎09-02-2014 04:47 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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