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Tips for holiday entertaining

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 04:35 PM

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It's that time of the year when we all start thinking about having friends and family over to enjoy the holiday season.  Whether you are throwing a small party or entertaining a houseful of guests you’ll want everything to look perfect. Here are some tips that will help prepare your home this season:

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Selecting the right appliances: Top tips for home chefs

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 03:20 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 03:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When I think about the contrast between the old appliances I grew up with in Mexico and the appliances in my restaurant, or in the Top Chef kitchens, it’s shocking. Imagine cooking an entire holiday meal on a charcoal grill? You can understand why it might take days to prepare. I have learned to appreciate how important the right appliances are in a kitchen, so here are some suggestions to help you make the right choices:

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Breville bringing the Boss of all blenders to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 02:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the shockingly amount of addictives, chemicals and fillers added to much of the food we eat today, I prefer making not only my own beverages at home, but meals too. I’ve always been a believer in the power of blenders, especially when I observe my local juice shops using those fancy, powerful, commercial-grade blenders. Well, now that powerful experience can be brought home thanks to the new Breville Boss super blender.

 

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Review VIZIO M-Series TV

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tweeting from your phone is soo old school!  VIZIO's new line of smart TVs is just out in Canada, and already they seem like the smartest thing going.  VIZIOs are easy to use, with great picture quality, an integrated lineup of social media features and a fantastic price point. Read the review of why you should serioulsy consider a VIZIO for your next TV purchase.

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Crayola Artist Toys: Trace, Sketch, Doodle, Draw, & Paint Your Way to Some Serious Creative Fun!

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 11:11 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:35 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I've recently had the opportunity to thoroughly test out 4 different toys from Crayola that were specifically designed to bring out the artist in kids of all ages. These toys are unlike anything I've ever had a chance to work with before, and on the whole they were really quite fun. They allowed me to create art of a much higher quality than I ever would have thought possible, and they did it in a way that was both fun and unique. Some really neat ideas here! Read on for full descriptions and reviews of each toy and to find out which ones are most worthy of a purchase.

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3 great Sharp tvs for any size room

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 03:54 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 02:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You're redecorating, moving, hibernating for the winter, or your TV has seen more short circuits than Ally Sheedy; whatever your TV problem, now's a great time to upgrade. There are several sizes that will fit just about any need, and as far as which brand to choose, you can't go wrong with Sharp. Click for the top three picks today!

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Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV is the series’ definitive edition

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 02:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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This generation’s hottest fighting game series is back with its fifth, and very likely last iteration, with Ultra Street Fighter IV. The game introduces a wealth of updates, including five new characters, six new battle environments, three new gameplay mechanics, and extensive character and core system rebalancing. If you’re a fan of Street Fighter IV, get ready for the definitive version of this venerable fighting game, available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

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Google and HTC introduce the new Nexus 9 tablet

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 01:23 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 04:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Google and HTC have announced the highly-anticipated Nexus 9 tablet, which also heralds the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the mobile operating system. The tablet uses a 64-bit K1 processor from Nvidia and will come in either a 16GB or 32GB model.

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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor brings keen strategy and rivalry to the hunt for vengeance

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎10-14-2014 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:01 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Set in the universe of legendary fantasy scribe J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action game with robust combat, featuring a healthy balance of stealth tactics and head on, free-flowing group swordplay. Thanks to the innovative "Nemesis System", each encounter with a foe becomes a unique, dynamically evolving scenario, and every victory or defeat meaningful. Fans of Tolkien's lore and gamers alike: Prepare get lost in the land of Mordor. 

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Review: Slingbox M1 is a convenient and powerful TV Anywhere solution

by Blogger on ‎10-13-2014 02:41 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 02:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

slingbox.jpgSlingbox has created a cohesive solution for watching what's on your TV anywhere you may be. The new Slingbox M1 deftly integrates with your cable box and home Internet connection to stream live and recorded  TV  and HD content to your PC and multiple devices thanks to new apps and now even Chromecast and Roku sticks.

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Pre-order Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and get Final Fantasy XV Playable Demo Voucher

by Blogger on ‎10-13-2014 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎10-21-2014 10:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix officially announced a North American launch date for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, coming March 17, 2015. Originally released only in Japan on PlayStation Portable, this HD remastered version of the hit action role-playing game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As if this news isn't exciting enough, if you pre-order the game online at futureshop.ca, or in-store at Future Shop locations, you'll receive a Playable Voucher for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV "Episode Duscae" demo!

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Review: Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, PlayStation is getting dirty!

by Guest Blogger on ‎10-13-2014 09:56 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:20 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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No matter how you look at it the casual gaming market is getting bigger and is becoming one of the more sought after demographics in gaming. The mobile industry is basically a casual gaming battle ground fought by games like Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Game of War, Cut The Rope and the list goes on. One game that made a huge splash on the mobile market was Plants Vs Zombies by EA. A rather light hearted take on the tower defense genre, where one must protect their garden from the incoming waves of zombies. Now this was a good game for a more casual market but when EA showed off their latest instalment in the series, for the console market, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, hardcore gamers started taking note and for a good reason. So lock and load that peashooter, its time to defend the garden!

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Back to the basics - Melissa & Doug toys review

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 11:45 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 12:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The world of kids' toys nowadays is ever evolving: smart watches, tablets, robot dogs etc. It’s overwhelming. I wish for some simpler toys for my child, for toys that won’t blink or talk. That’s exactly why I got excited to review toys made by Melissa & Doug. I’m a big fan of their toys as they are mostly made out of wood, are great quality and are educational ... and definitely appeal to the part of me that wishes for the simpler times. Previously I was the one who decided what I purchased from Melissa & Doug. Today, I’m about to test three random toys, which I didn’t pick. Let’s see if Melissa & Doug toys still pass the test …

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Best Value HDTVs in Every Size Category

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 10:07 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you've been shopping for a new TV to make your winter hibernation more entertaining, you'll know there's plenty to choose from.  We can help narrow down the search with a list of some of the best TVs, with top notch customer satisfaction ratings, that come with truly great value.  Check out the list...

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What's New with Google Chromecast in Canada

by Blogger on ‎10-11-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's one of the smallest, easiest and most cost effective ways to stream TV in your home; Google's Chromecast has expanded its array of apps available in Canada, meaning much more content (a lot of it free!) is now available to Canadians.  Check out what's new in Google land, and how you can use Chromecast to stream TV in your home.

 

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