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Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is here and with more Pokémon then ever before!

by Guest Blogger on ‎12-12-2014 05:06 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 05:42 PM by Blogger

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The new Pokémon games are here, 3DS updates to the Game Boy Advance hits, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Which brings me to the big question, have you caught them all?

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Fitness Trackers: How to keep fit using wearables

by Blogger on ‎12-11-2014 01:01 PM - last edited on ‎12-12-2014 10:16 AM by Blogger

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Have you noticed those funny bracelets on peoples' wrists?  Maybe you wonder what that clip-on thingy is on the woman at the gym, or what exactly those odd looking futuristic watches are all about.  Wearables are becoming increasingly popular, because they can help you become more fit and healthy.  Want to find out how, and what's available? Come check out the options.

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Magic happens inside a Dyson

by Blogger on ‎12-11-2014 12:27 PM - last edited on ‎12-11-2014 12:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Step inside a Dyson Digital Slim to see what goes on inside our machines during the holiday season.

 

 

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7 Gift Ideas for the Chef Who Has Everything

by Blogger on ‎12-11-2014 12:14 PM - last edited on ‎12-11-2014 04:40 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Do you have a Top Chef on your Santa list? Are your parents a pro in the kitchen and only work with the top of line products? Or does your siblings have a keen interest in improving their culinary skills? Or maybe you’re having a tough time finding the perfect gift for your spouse or partner who happens to love the art of cooking. If so, trying to find the perfect gift for the Top Chef can be a challenge. Let’s be honest, if they need to replace their set of knives or get a new blender, they’ll just do it themselves. But fear not, there is always something they need, even if you think they already have it. In addition, there’s an opportunity add to their growing collection of kitchen tools. Here are seven gift ideas, from the economical to the extravagant.

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Video game gifts for all types of players

by Blogger ‎12-11-2014 11:47 AM - edited ‎12-12-2014 10:04 AM

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The holidays are right around the corner, and if you have a gamer on your shopping list, you might be wondering would video game or console would make for that perfect gift. To give you a hand, I’ve been busy playing the hottest gaming products this year, and have some suggestions to help you out. Whether your loved one enjoys playing on Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo platforms, or is getting into gaming for the first time, here are my top picks for holiday gaming gifts!

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Traditional Christmas tart - Canadian edition

by Blogger on ‎12-10-2014 10:46 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 10:24 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Nothing else chains me to the kitchen like Christmas—and I love it. Every Christmas I feel like a mad scientist trying out new recipes. Most of which are naturally desserts. While I’m very comfortable with cakes (as I mentioned in a previous article, I’m Polish and we pretty much invented cake) tarts are a completely different story. I didn’t grow up with tarts. But, nothing encourages me more in life than being able to make something that I love. And I looooooove tarts. So when I found a recipe for a Maple Cream tart, I knew I had to try it. The results were great. Try it for yourself.

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Review: Disney Fantasia Music Evolved will make you feel like a real magical sorcerer

by Blogger ‎12-10-2014 07:58 PM - edited ‎12-10-2014 08:25 PM

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There came a point during my time with Fantasia: Music Evolved where I felt like Mickey from Disney’s Fantasia, and that moment was pure magic. With just my hands I was directing music, as elegantly and freely as Mickey did when he donned Yen Sid’s iconic crescent moon and star-laden sorcerer’s hat. Fantasia: Music Evolved is like nothing I’ve ever played before, it’s innovative, it’s exhilarating, and it’s Xbox One’s first must-own Kinect game.

 

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Review Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Edition

by Blogger on ‎12-10-2014 11:01 AM - last edited on ‎12-12-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tablet versions of PC or console games usually feel like forced and diluted versions of the original. The popular franchise Skylanders attempts to break the mold with their full-featured tablet edition designed for iPads and some Android tablets. The Skylanders Trap Team tablet edition doesn’t just aim to provide a pale copy of the version available on PC and popular consoles, it really makes the best use of the tablet’s power and portability to create an engaging and well-executed experience that may actually be preferred by some users. 

 

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D-Link Routers

by Blogger on ‎12-10-2014 07:47 AM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 05:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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I’ve always loved networking. No, not in the social sense but in the IT sense. The idea of connecting devices together to let them communicate always had a certain allure to me. Whether it was dialing in to a BBS, connecting game consoles for multiplayer, or hooking up wireless internet, once you connect digital devices you unlock a world of potential. With that in mind, I enjoy checking out what’s new and exciting in the world of home networking. I’m fortunate enough to be able to test out all the latest and greatest home networking gear these days. It seems like every month I’m taking a new piece of home networking gear for a spin to put it through its paces so I’m pretty familiar with what’s out there. One of the big names in home networking these days is D-Link. Looking at their range of routers you’ll find a surprising variety to suit every budget and use case.

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The best tablets, as rated by you, the consumers

by Blogger on ‎12-09-2014 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sometimes, a good recommendation can be a great starting point or the final confirmation when making the decision to buy a device like a tablet. Of course, not every tablet works for every user, and not every user wants every tablet that’s available, so it doesn’t hurt to filter through the options. This group of tablets are the ones that stand out based on feedback from you, the readers and consumers.

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Cricut Explore Review - a machine that brings your ideas to life

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2014 10:34 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 09:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Ever since I was a little child I loved sewing, painting, cutting—creating with my hands. It brings me joy. First you imagine something and then you bring it to life.  Also you immerse yourself in these tasks and lose completely a sense of time and space; it’s only you and the thing you’re creating. That’s exactly why when I had the opportunity to test Cricut Explore I got super excited. Now, you may ask: What is it? Cricut Explore is an electronic cutting machine that can turn your idea into a finished project. All my Christmas projects done in a matter of minutes, without the use of an exacto knife?! Can this be true?

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Review: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Kit completely "captured" my imagination!

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2014 05:06 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're used to bringing our toys to life in past Skylanders video games, but this year's version is doing just the opposite―transporting video game characters into the real-world! In Skylanders Trap Team, you can use the all-new Traptanium Portal to capture villains, and then have them fight alongside your Skylanders. It's fun, it's innovative, and it's the best Skylanders game to date!

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Overview: Cell Phone Accessories

by Blogger ‎12-06-2014 05:53 PM - edited ‎12-06-2014 07:19 PM

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Cell phones and smartphones have become a reality of everyday life. While we rely heavily on these devices to keep us connected, organized and entertained, there are a variety of accessories  available that can enhance our day-to-day use and experience.

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Review: Hipstreet Phoenix Android tablet

by Blogger on ‎12-06-2014 03:07 PM - last edited on ‎12-11-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Lately I’ve been spending some time with the Hipstreet Phoenix tablet. I’ve used a lot of different tablets over the years, from the ubiquitous iPad, to the genre defying Surface. I love how much variety there is in tablets these days, and its great that more manufacturers are getting in on the scene too. While Hipstreet is by no means new to the tablet game, I had never tried out any of Hipstreet’s devices before so I was particularly curious how this tablet would stack up the other tablets out there. I have no existing expectations from the brand so this was like a blind taste test. I usually keep quite up to date on the news for all the latest gadgets but I had no idea what to expect this time.

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Top 5 Traditional Christmas Beverages

by Blogger on ‎12-05-2014 11:16 AM - last edited on ‎12-10-2014 11:09 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Traditional Christmas Drinks

 

Any holiday party requires decorations, food, fun guests, and of course, a few tasty beverages. Get festive by serving traditional drinks such as eggnog or mulled wine, along with some cheeky cocktails. Here are the top five seasonal libations.

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