Tech Blog - Page 2

When should I upgrade my TV?

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 06:47 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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TVs are appliances we replace every four years or longer. This is becuase TV's are big ticket items and costly and also because we tend to buy the best TVs we can at the time. Being the centre of our home theatre experience, TVs play the crucial part of being both the hub and the focal point of our entertainment, streaming, gaming and viewing needs.

 

TV technology evolves quickly and in various ways. Thinner, larger screens are what people look at the most but the underlying technologies (i.e. LCD, IPS, Plasma, LED) as well as peripheral features (speakers, SmartTV functionality, WiFi, Netflix integration, 3D) are all features that vary in importance to different users and which make the selection of an HDTV even more challenging.

 

But when is it the right time to upgrade an HDTV? Let's discuss some good reasons to spring for a new set.

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Road Trip Preparedness

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2014 08:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 11:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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A well-planned road trip can be lots of fun. The excitement of taking your necessary stuff, favourite snacks and drinks and hitting the road towards a rewarding destination is one of the great pleasures of life. It can also be quite challenging.  Planning is essential for a successful road trip. Planning for the unexpected is critical, especially since we live in these hyper-connected, technology focused times. Not only do we travel with our devices, we also carry a lot of valuable information and because of this, we need to consider various solutions to keep secure, powered up and connected en route and on location.   Here are some picks for road trip preparedness worth considering.

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Alienware desktop PCs

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2014 04:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Back to School season is right around the corner, and with that time of year we also tend to see another crop of fresh video games. That combo makes this a fantastic time to go PC shopping, particular if you need a new schoolwork PC that just happens to also be a pretty mean gaming PC too. With that in mind, we turn our attention over to Alienware who have a couple hot new desktops available; the Alienware X51-R2, and the Alienware R4. Are a couple of serious machines that any PC gamer would be pleased to have as their rig. Alienware knows a thing or two about gaming PCs after all, and that’s evident when you take a look at these two models.

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Review: Kirby Triple Deluxe is an irresistibly charming Nintendo 3DS game

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2014 09:31 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 01:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Our charming pink puffball is finally making his Nintendo 3DS debut with Kirby: Triple Deluxe, an all-new adventure featuring six new worlds to explore, fun new abilities to use, and inventive new 3D level designs. I had an absolute blast playing this game, come find out why!

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Rocketfish: Great Picks to connect home theatre and gaming devices

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2014 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 11:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Your electronic devices are great on their own, but the right accessories can make them even better and more fun to use. Rocketfish accessories enhance the experience you have with your gaming, computer, mobile, or home theatre devices with forward-thinking, innovative designs and dependability. Rocketfish has both the stuff you need, and the hook ups you didn't even know you needed!

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Expand your Universe with the Civilization Beyond Earth Pre-Order Bonus

by Blogger ‎07-10-2014 07:21 PM - edited ‎07-18-2014 10:32 AM

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Get ready to colonize the cosmos because Sid Meier's Civilization is going Beyond Earth. This new science-fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise will explore humanity's future, as players blast-off from Earth and form new settlements on distant alien worlds.

 

Civilization: Beyond Earth is sure to be one of the hottest games coming to Windows PC this fall, and by pre-ordering at Future Shop, not only will you be first in line to get your copy on October 24, but you'll also receive the exclusive "Exoplanets Map Pack" just for reserving!

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Review: Monster Adidas originals over-ear and in-ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2014 05:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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While headphone technology is advancing, headphone styling is also becoming more important to consumers, because we’re tired of having the choice between just black or white.  Today you can get the aforementioned shades, plus gold, silver, and nearly any colour on the wheel plus skulls, and bling, not to mention UFC or famous rapper partnerships. Enter a cool collaboration between Monster and Adidas that gives you stylish sound with all the audio quality you could want.

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How to Find the Perfect Stovetop for your Home

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2014 06:34 AM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you re-designing your kitchen and thinking about purchasing a new stovetop? Deciding between gas or electric? It’s fair to say that most professional chefs choose a gas stove for their home – but is it right for you? We’ll look into the different types of stovetops and find out the best option for your kitchen.

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Compared: Canon's Rebel T5 and Rebel T5i Digital SLR Cameras

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 10:36 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 01:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The letter i has been an important distinction for many brands over the past few years; notably adding it to “Pod”, “Phone”, and “Pad” has been a recipe for success for a certain brand. Canon has had “i” added to their Tx line of cameras since the venerable T2i, and the T5i was the latest in this line-up in 2013. 

 

In early 2014 Canon announcing the upcoming release of a new camera in the Tx family: the T5. It was like the T5i - better in some feature categories, while the T5i was better in others. Suitably confused yet? Yeah, me too. That’s why we’re taking a look at these cameras today and deciphering who they’re for, because there’s an audience for both. Let’s get moving and find out which one is right for you, yeah? 

 

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Review: Monster iSport Strive, iSport Intensity, iSport Victory and iSport Freedom headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 10:14 AM - last edited on ‎07-10-2014 11:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Friends, gather ‘round. We’re gonna talk headphones here in what is essentially two different reviews. First up: we’re going to talk about Monster’s iSport earbuds - I’ve got three models to cover: the Strive, the Intensity, and the Victory, all with varying levels of noise isolation. Second on the docket is Monster’s iSport Freedom, a very different beast indeed. All four models are made for listeners who are engaging in a more active lifestyle… and as someone who has developed a passionate hatred for headphones and earphones while working out, I’m bringing a skeptical eye to the table. 

 

I’m ready, Monster. Come at me, bro.

 

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Denon HEOS wireless speakers

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 08:41 AM - last edited on ‎07-09-2014 09:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We’ve all been there. You’re listening to something great and you want to move to another room, but your sound system is set up all nice and cozy where it is, and it’s a hassle to move it around. Enter the Denon HEOS wireless multi-room system. With HEOS it is as simple as launching an app, picking a room, pick out what you want to listen to, and you’ll have the sound you want to hear, in the room you want to hear it.

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Wide selection of Swiss Gear backpacks, luggage, and tablet/laptop cases available!

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:40 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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From the maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Gear by Wenger has sure come a long way to be more than just an active outdoor brand. With an expanded product line, Swiss Gear now offers a unique mix of multi-functional products crafted for our everyday lives. With a strong reputation for durability, comfort, and style, Swiss Gear has become an easily recognizable brand on the street. Whether you’re looking for the perfect back to school backpack, luggage for an upcoming summer trip, or laptop/tablet case to protect your precious tech, Swiss Gear has you covered. Here’s a glimpse at some of their neat products that we carry online:

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Review: Lorex Wireless Video Surveillance System and Lorex Wireless Security Camera System

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 12:39 AM - last edited on ‎07-09-2014 04:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are plenty of things that leave me feeling insecure. Public speaking on short notice. Barbecuing in front of a group of male friends. Having my bike stolen from my patio. 

 

There’s a solution for all of these, but out of the three, only protecting my bike is something I can solve without therapy. That’s where Lorex comes in; I’ve talked about Lorex in the past (that’s Lorex Security cameras, not the Lorax who speaks for the trees) and I liked their wireless products. I have two new options from Lorex with me today: The Wireless Video Surveillance System and the Wireless Security Camera System. They have similar names, and do similar jobs, but there’s one pretty cool difference that sets them apart. Let’s take a look. 

 

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Review: Mario Golf World Tour is a Hole-in-One

by Blogger ‎07-08-2014 05:26 PM - edited ‎07-09-2014 04:47 PM

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Even before Mario was perilously dodging Piranha Plants and bopping Goombas on the head in the original Super Mario Bros. game, the famed mustached plumber was keeping active on the placid greens in Golf, a leisurely golfing simulation game for the original NES. Thirty years later and Mario’s still out to prove he’s the king of the swing in Mario Golf: World Tour, an all-new golfing sports title available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

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Philips Hue is a bright idea for your smart home

by Blogger on ‎07-08-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎07-09-2014 04:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The light bulb has always been tied to access to electricity going back to the time Thomas Edison invented it. Since then, the technology has evolved to more than just incandescent bulbs, with LEDs now starting to gain traction in the market. And one of the beauties of LEDs like the Philips Hue, is that they can cover the colour gamut, making it possible to light up a room with shades and gradients for true ambience. Your home Wi-Fi network is all you need to change the lighting dynamics in your living space.

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