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Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U is a star-studded extravaganza

by Blogger ‎01-15-2015 06:19 PM - edited ‎01-15-2015 06:20 PM

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While other game companies are busy pushing pixels and polygons to their limit, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sends a blatantly clear message that Nintendo’s creative pursuits remain focused on their longstanding singular goal: to make games that are ridiculously fun to play.


Essential fitness: choose the right tools to improve your body and mind

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2015 04:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2015 04:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Fitness isn’t your gear. It’s a state of mind, a commitment to yourself, a pledge that you’ve taken to respect the body you have and to make it the best it can be within your abilities. Fitness isn’t your gear, but having the right tools can help you carve that final sculpture–no matter the shape–more easily. These are the tools that, in my experience, I think you need.


Kitchen Essentials for a New Mom

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2015 03:39 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2015 03:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Finding out that you're having a baby can be overwhelming. Luckily, these must-have kitchen essentials got my cooking space ready for the biggest change of my life.



There’s nothing quite like working from home, regardless of whether you do it part-time from your day job or make a living doing it. It can be liberating and lonely; efficient and distracting all at once. To make you work the way you should, your home office needs to have what you feel you need. Here are some product ideas that can make working close to your bed, couch and kitchen as fun as it should be.


Controlling Nursery Clutter

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2015 01:40 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 04:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

nursery-1.jpgFriends and family warned me that babies need a lot of ‘stuff’, so I learned about these must-have essentials that help to control nursery clutter.


Fender Stratocaster American Standard Review

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2015 05:58 PM - last edited on ‎01-23-2015 02:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Here’s the American Standard Stratocaster electric guitar by Fender. This beauty had the privilege of spending some time in my studio for a little routine check. And what a ride it was! For some rock chords, blues riffs, funky rhythms and lots of modern jazz, this Strat is a versatile, high-end guitar. The American Standard I personally tried is equipped with three single coil pickups, features a black body finish with a classic white pickguard. The sexy curves of this solid body (it has contours that fit the musician’s arms) makes this guitar a gem of modern electric instrument manufacturing. The Stratocaster model, with its two asymmetrical horns continues to be the most imitated guitar body amongst all lesser brands of electric guitars. Thousands of timeless albums feature the tones of this american musical giant. Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie (and many more) used the Strat as their main instrument. We shouldn’t take this lightly!



Fender DG-60 Acoustic Guitar Review

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2015 12:22 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 09:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Fender DG-60 will soon be available at Future Shop. It’s a Dreadnought with a large body, for a full round sound. This guitar is well built, inexpensive and it has been extensively tested by the author of this article. Towards the end of the 2014 - 2015 holiday season, the DG-60 has been used in several musical contexts by yours truly: playing chords with a pick to accompany the family singing christmas tunes, playing some riff-based blues, teaching on Skype to students on three continents (that’s right!), improvising on jazz standards in chord-melody style without accompaniment and lastly learning from a few fingerstyle guitar lessons online. Let’s see how the Fender DG-60 did with this little benchmark test!


The Perfect Sports Headphones for the Busy Mom

by Blogger on ‎01-12-2015 05:54 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 01:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Moms, I know you’re a busy bunch. You're raising kids, building careers, and trying to balance everything else life throws your way. It’s a wonder you have any time for something as simple as listening to music! Whether you spend the majority of your day at home or on the go, thanks to smartphones, tablets or portable music devices, it’s easy to take music with us.While basic headphones or earbuds can do the trick, if you’re one to spend a lot of time listening to your favourite tunes in this way, it may be wise to invest in a nice pair of headphones for yourself. Here's what to look for when choosing your perfect set—for alone time, working out or just kicking back and enjoying your favourite songs.


CES 2015: The top seven moments from last week's spectacle

by Blogger on ‎01-12-2015 03:58 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


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This year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is now over and boy, was there a buffet of incredible technology to drool over. Read on to discover seven exciting moments from last week's tech showcase.




Review: Forza Horizon 2 is pure racing bliss on Xbox One

by Blogger ‎01-12-2015 03:07 PM - edited ‎01-12-2015 03:21 PM



I've spent several weeks soaking in the beautiful southern European vistas in Microsoft Studios' latest open-road racing adventure, Forza Horizon 2, available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Featuring over 200 of the world's most iconic cars, including the gorgeous new 2014 Lamborghini Huracán, this high adrenaline racing game takes you on an unforgettable road trip filled with speed, style, and total freedom. Buckle up, it's racing time!


Top 5 Sport Headphones - As Rated by Future Shop Customers.

by Blogger on ‎01-11-2015 11:47 PM - last edited on ‎01-12-2015 12:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



This blog is all about Future Shop's wide selection of sport headphones and which individual sets are most highly prized by you, the Future Shop customer! In it I look at five different sets, each with a very high rating and even higher praise in the customer comments section. So read on to learn what other customers like you are recommending in the world of sport headphones.


What you need to know about sheet sets, pillows & bedding

by Blogger ‎01-11-2015 01:31 PM - edited ‎01-19-2015 05:34 PM


Are you the type of person who only buys sheets when you’re tossing out the old set that rarely leaves your bed?  Eww.  Having a good variety of sheets is as important as changing them weekly.  What else do you need to know about sheets?  Plenty.



I run. I didn’t always run, but I run now. Going from novice to blitzing Tough Mudder wasn’t easy, but I did it… and as much as I’d like to say it was pure willpower, I had help. Want to get there yourself? Read on.


New Octane Home Theatre Seating

by Blogger on ‎01-10-2015 10:55 AM

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A big part of the enjoyment of going to the movies at newer theatres, aside from the flavour-blasted popcorn, is the seats.  They lean, they’re nicely padded, some even move along with the show!  But let’s be honest, they’re nowhere near as comfy as your recliner or chaise sofa at home.  Now you can combine the best of the big screen theatre experience, with the best of comfy at-home furniture, and bring the whole experience home!  Not to mention making yourself, and your home theatre the envy of the neighbourhood.


Netgear Routers

by Blogger ‎01-10-2015 10:55 AM - edited ‎01-10-2015 10:55 AM



If its been a while since you’ve taken a good look at Netgear’s line of routers, you may be surprised to see just how far they’ve come. In the past few years they’ve made great strides to deliver better, more powerful, and impressive routers to amp up your home network. Netgear was among the first to deliver the power of AC wireless technology in a home WiFi router and they continue to innovate with their gear to power multiple devices with strong, steady WiFi signals. The current range of Netgear routers is an impressive one, with a nice selection of routers all with great stylish looks, east of use, and plenty of power under the hood to keep things running smoothly for you.



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