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I’m a professional woman. I manage people, accounts, money - serious stuff. After work I’m a mom. I organize, prepare and manage little people. It is with confidence that I can say, I’m an adult. However, nothing shades this layer of seriousness and melts the adult in me as fast as LEGO does. Put a box of blocks in a front of me and my eyes open so wide that I can almost feel them sparkle, the experience is so intense. I love blocks. More specifically I love LEGO. Whether you’re one or one hundred there’s a set for you and I’ll be putting to the test the new Juniors line: Race Car Rally set and Spider Man: Spider-Car Pursuit.

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Review: Polar Loop and Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor

by Blogger on ‎03-06-2014 10:36 AM - last edited on ‎03-07-2014 09:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Reaching fitness goals takes more than just trying to run one kilometre four times a week. It requires making the right choices that increase your physical activity level and improve your health. The Polar Loop is the latest in a series of activity trackers that can help you make the right choices while having fun along the way. Over the past couple weeks, I had the opportunity to test the Polar Loop Activity Tracker with the Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor and here’s my take on them:

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Parrot shows its Mini Drone and Jumping Sumo at CES 2014

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2014 03:19 PM - last edited on ‎01-30-2014 02:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s hard not to see Parrot’s AR.Drone as a cool gizmo, a quadricopter flying around at the whim of a mobile device in your hands. The company has decided to give it a little brother, considerably smaller than the AR.Drone, and aptly called the MiniDrone. To go with that, the Jumping Sumo was also introduced, a wheeled robot that jumps up over two feet in the air on its own power.

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CES 2014: Sphero gets a makeover

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2014 10:29 PM - last edited on ‎01-30-2014 02:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you haven’t played around with Sphero, the robotic ball that you control with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, you might want to try it sometime. The fun and quirky ball will likely be getting a sibling of sorts with a new-look model, the Sphero 2B, that will move on wheels, allowing you to change them into a few different types, depending on where you use it. It won’t come to market until later this year, but it looks to be a fun gizmo that takes the best of Sphero and makes things faster and tougher.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for a Man’s Best Friend

by Blogger on ‎12-24-2013 08:18 AM - last edited on ‎02-19-2014 12:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Among the hustle and bustle of shopping for loved ones, did you remember to include your pets? Many people consider their loyal pooches part of the clan, yet forget to add their names to the holiday gift giving list. While your dogs may not be able to speak up and tell you what they want, I can guarantee you that they still appreciate holiday treats, and not only the edible kind! Luckily it's not too late for some last-minute shopping, and to make it easier for you, here are some great holiday gift ideas that will surely earn you extra kisses and snuggles.

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Review: LEGO Mindstorms EV3

by Blogger on ‎12-13-2013 11:52 AM - last edited on ‎12-17-2013 09:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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What’s better than building stuff with Legos? How about building a programmable robot and controlling it in various ways? The Lego Mindstorms EV3 line of robots need to built, programmed and integrated with online games or even smartphone apps.

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Review: Alias High Performance Quad-Rotor Helicopter by LaTrax RC

by Blogger ‎12-05-2013 11:59 PM - edited ‎12-08-2013 08:36 PM

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One of the coolest and most versatile types of RC toys on the market today is most assuredly the four rotor helicopter (aka quadcopter), and this is especially true of the Alias High Performance Quad-Rotor Helicopter from LaTrax. That's because this copter can do a whole lot more than just fly. As its box boasts, the Alias is capable of "3D flips, rolls, and twists," and it is "fast and easy for anyone to fly!" So, just how well does the Alias live up to its box's boasting? This week I had the chance to put the Alias to the test and find out. Click through for full details on the Alias' flight-test performance results.

 

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Overview: T-Tech by Tumi - Travel and Business Bags

by Blogger ‎11-26-2013 07:00 AM - edited ‎12-30-2013 05:10 AM

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When it comes to travelling, we all know that feeling: staring at the conveyor belt in the airport terminal with luggage concerns running through our minds. While eagerly awaiting your luggage’s arrival, you just can’t help but conjure up all the possible dreadful fates that may lie ahead: will your luggage come out tattered to the point of no return?  Instead of worrying about the condition of your luggage, you may want to consider investing in a sturdy, reliable brand like Tumi so you can travel with sheer confidence. Whether you’re looking for the latest trend and design-forward bags, or high quality, functionality, and performance bags, the T-Tech collection by Tumi has you covered.

 

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Gift the gift that's "Catching Fire": Archery Sets and Targets!

by Blogger on ‎11-18-2013 04:35 PM - last edited on ‎11-20-2013 02:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With Catching Fire in theatres soon it's the perfect time to check out some of the coolest sporting gear that Future Shop has to offer: bows for archery! If you've ever dreamed about learning to shoot, or if you've got a Hunger Games fan in the family, these are cool gifts that you need to check out!

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Simply Amazing Gifts for Teens

by Blogger on ‎11-13-2013 10:42 PM - last edited on ‎02-06-2014 03:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you have (or know) any teens and are looking for some great gift ideas for them, you've come to the right blog! Click through for full details.

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Review: LiteHawk RC Vehicles - Blast (Dune Buggy) vs. Brute (Monster Truck)

by Blogger on ‎11-11-2013 12:10 AM - last edited on ‎11-12-2013 03:49 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If there's a category of toys available today that's more fun or exciting than radio controlled vehicles, I'd be extremely hard pressed to say what it is. Let's face it, RC vehicles are one of the coolest toy ideas ever, and there's probably not a kid on Earth that wouldn't love to have one. Unfortunately, RC products can also be complex, difficult to operate toys that are easily broken and practically impossible to fix; and, worst of all, they can be prohibitively expensive as well!

 

How awesome, then, for modern toy enthusiasts, that a Canadian company has introduced a brand of radio controlled toys that's breaking all the rules by offering high quality, easy to operate, and even easier to fix, RC products at great prices for all. The brand is called LiteHawk. Click through to learn all the details about 2 of the coolest LiteHawk offerings: the Blast (a race car/dune buggy) & the Brute (an awesome monster truck).

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Leapfrog Read with Me Violet and Leapfrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party

by Blogger ‎11-09-2013 08:19 PM - edited ‎11-12-2013 12:37 PM

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Leapfrog has found a way to integrate music and learning into its cuddly toys. Read with me Violet is a puppy plushie that reads interactive books while Musical Rainbow Tea Party is a an interactive 10-piece set that lights up in six colors and features songs and various effects.

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The New Furby Boom!

by Blogger on ‎11-08-2013 09:17 PM - last edited on ‎02-26-2014 03:50 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With much anticipation, a new generation of the Furby has arrived! After hatching into the toy scene in 1998, this robotic critter instantly became one of the must-have toys of the year. Well known for its charming and playful personality, this furry hamster-owl-like critter has a mind of its own and interacts when you talk, pet, tickle, or feed it. Hasbro’s revival of Furby in 2012 boosted interactivity to a whole new level. It’s amazing to see how this classic childhood toy has evolved over the years to keep up with the digital age. Even more exciting is the recent unveiling of the Furby Boom, which has brought about tremendous change, especially in its free partner application.

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Gifts for babies and kids that will stimulate their imagination

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2013 04:54 AM - last edited on ‎11-08-2013 02:16 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The best toys are the ones that engage a youngster's mind and stimulate their imagination. When children pretend and let their imagination take over, it can be a fun and magical experience. Here are some superbly realistic gifts that set the stage for some realistic play.

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Review: KidKraft Pirate Play Set

by Blogger on ‎10-28-2013 03:41 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2013 02:46 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Ahoy!  I got me a KidKraft Pirate Play Set. Arrr!

 

As an auntie, I enjoyed playing Pirate with my three-year-old nephew. The product turns into a large- sized ship, so that a few kids can collectively play Pirate. Think of it as a giant dollhouse, but this time it’s a ship that will have a nice presence in your living room. Here’s my review on the KidKraft Pirate Play Set.

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