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How to understand camera lens names

by Blogger on ‎04-13-2014 07:48 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 11:19 AM by Blogger



Ready to add a lens to your next camera? Learn what all those little letters on the side of the lens mean – and what you should be looking for.


Welcome to the exciting world of 3D Printers!

by Blogger on ‎04-12-2014 12:29 PM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 02:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



There has been a lot of talk about 3D printers lately. They’re slowly gaining in popularity and power, with people figuring out interesting new things to use them for all the time. They’re pretty cool gadgets whether you’re using them for fun, for learning, or as tools to help you do new and creative things. There is a lot of variety 3D printers and a lot of innovation happening all the time so it can seem a little intimidating at first but if we take our time and explain things clearly, you’ll see that they’re actually fairly straightforward gadgets to understand and once you do you’ll have a world of possibilities in arm’s reach.


Does the New Thief Game Live up to its Strong Legacy? - Review

by Guest Blogger on ‎04-12-2014 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 02:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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After a ten year hiatus, the much-lauded Thief series returns with a brand new game on PlayStation and Xbox game consoles, and PC. There's a lot riding on this reboot of the PC classic, with a lot of people wondering: will this new game stay true to the roots of the franchise or will it fall short of its strong legacy?  Let's find out!


The Crew Available This Fall, Preorder for Exclusive Bonuses!

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 04:39 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:55 PM by Moderator

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Ubisoft has announced that their upcoming open world racing game, The Crew, will be available this fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This ambitious next generation action driving game takes place in a massive recreated United States, from the bustling streets of New York all the way over to the sunny beaches of San Francisco. Along with the announcement of a fall release window, Ubisoft also unveiled a new gameplay trailer showing this beautiful-looking racing game in motion. Take a look after the jump!


Painlessly Recording and Editing a Voiceover

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 12:36 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

audio editor.jpgFor many of us, the thought of listening to a recording of our own voice fills us with terror; sometimes, though, we don't have a choice. With WavePad audio editor, recording and editing a voiceover, phone message or other audio file is easy and painless.


Complete your home theatre with the Harmony Ultimate One remote and Harmony Smart Keyboard

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 10:44 AM - last edited on ‎04-15-2014 01:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


As much as TV is changing — how you watch it, where you watch it and when you watch it — there is something to be said about using a remote that can control almost everything you have in your home theatre. Logitech’s Harmony Ultimate One is the cream of the crop of universal remotes, controlling up to 15 devices covering over 225,000 models from 5,000 brands. If you want a keyboard to do the job in tandem with your smartphone or tablet, the Harmony Smart Keyboard might be more to your liking.


Types of Juicers – which one would suit you best?

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 01:14 AM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know that fruits and vegetables play a pivotal role in helping us sustain a healthy lifestyle. For those of you who aren’t a big fan of eating fruits and vegetables whole, getting your daily dosage of fruits and vegetables can be a bit tedious. If this sounds like you, perhaps you should consider having a juicer!


In today’s market, there are so many types of juicers to choose from. From slow juicers to high-speed juicers to whole-food juicers—which one would suit you best? Here’s a little guide to point you in the right direction.


Samsung Galaxy S5 is a notable evolutionary step in the right direction

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2014 11:50 AM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:21 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



When Samsung released the Galaxy Note 3 last fall, I called it the company’s true flagship smartphone because there wasn’t much else like it on the market. By that time, the Galaxy S4 had the notoriety despite being supplanted by a few other handsets. The Galaxy S5 is not a huge leap forward from its predecessor, but it is a notable evolutionary step in the right direction that ensures this phone will compete to be the best.


Most Anticipated Games for April 2014

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2014 10:01 AM - last edited on ‎04-10-2014 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Interested in knowing the hottest video games coming out this month? Here's a look at the games releasing in April that I’m sure will be on many gamers’ most wanted lists!


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To celebrate the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and Galaxy Gear Neo smartwatch this weekend, Rogers hosted a fun-filled media event to showcase the devices and even brought Captain Canuck, Trevor Linden, to show off his experiences with the devices.


Brighten Up Your Kitchen This Spring with Colourful New Appliances and Housewares!

by Blogger on ‎04-08-2014 03:15 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 05:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



With Springtime now upon us, a sense new beginnings and rejuvenation slowly takes hold. There's a feeling of 'out with the old, and in with the new' that emerges with Spring cleaning underway and the freshness and cleansing that comes with the season.  For this reason, in today's Blog I suggest several small kitchen appliances featuring bright and bold colours for the newly arrived Spring season.



Working from home is easier with these essential accessories

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


Anyone can benefit from having a home office set-up for work from home situations or as a freelancer’s main office. Having just redone my own home-office, here are some tips and essentials to getting your set-up done right.


Happy 120th Birthday, Gibson: 5 reasons to celebrate the all-new 2014 models

by Blogger on ‎04-08-2014 10:05 AM - last edited on ‎04-10-2014 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


In the summer of 1894, Orville Gibson quietly started a music revolution – one that would impact the way guitars are made, played and heard forever. A whole new family of instruments were born (starting with the mandolin and followed by archtop guitars), later inspiring generation after generation of musicians and craftsman to continue to produce some of the world’s most-loved guitars.


This year celebrates Gibson’s 120th anniversary - a year that’s a milestone in itself - and the historic guitar makers are celebrating in style with its newly minted 2014 models. Here's a peek at some of the innovative and exciting (and, well, just plain cool) features in store for this year's Les Pauls and SGs.


The 12 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 06:58 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're only a quarter of the way through the year and already the video game industry has been unloading with superb AAA titles month after month. Thus far, 2014 has given us so many games worth playing it's not a matter of are there great games to play, but rather which of the great games are the best of the best?


After pouring hundreds of hours into the finest video games so far this year, I've attempted to answer this question by coming up with a list, ranked in order, of my Top 12 favourites. It was a challenging undertaking - let's see if you agree!


Why you should upgrade from Windows XP now

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 09:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Windows XP first came out way back in 2001, over twelve years ago. In the technology world twelve years can be a lifetime. Fittingly, Windows XP is now coming to the end of its life with Microsoft ending support for the aging OS on April 8. Windows XP was a great operating system, there is no doubt about that, and it had quite an impressive run. However, times change and so too must your PC’s operating system. For many users with relatively modern machines, you can just upgrade to Windows 8.1 and enjoy all the enhancements the latest OS has to offer like greater personalization, security, and cloud connectivity. 


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