As Canadians, we’re no strangers to brutal winter weather. From bone chilling ice storms that knock out entire city power grids, to blinding blizzards and torrential downpours, to winds so fierce that merely crossing the street is a test of your core strength, coast to coast, we see it all. So with winter right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your tech for the inevitable change in weather.
If you have as many smart home devices as I do, you’re probably popping in and out of all apps all day long. Until I heard about Muzzley, I didn’t realize there was a better way to navigate and use all of my favourite gadgets all within one app.
The original Pebble went from Kickstarter smash to the first true smartwatch hit. With the Pebble Time Steel, the pioneering device has grown up, adding a colour display and a new user interface. And it still plays nice with both Android and iOS. After spending a week with a Pebble Time Steel, I still haven’t managed to kill the battery. Here’s the full scoop on my experience.
While a TV is a super gift for the whole family, if you're not in the market for one, there are still some great ways to upgrade your home theatre. Small and inexpensive accessories, like a universal remote, or a streaming device can add great features to any home theatre with ease.
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If you haven’t heard or taken a good look at the Withings Activité Pop, you’re in for a treat. If you love the data and fitness support of wearing a fitness tracker but you don’t like the look of fitness trackers, you’ll love the unique style of the Withings Activité Pop.
The leaves are orange and brown, a chill is in the air, and it’s officially Thanksgiving weekend. If you’ve been dreaming of a big turkey dinner, you’re probably been dreaming of all the amazing side dishes you can whip up too. It’s hard to choose just a few, but here are some of my favourite side dishes for Thanksgiving.
The Yamaha FG720S dreadnaught style acoustic guitar and the APX500III electric acoustic feel, play, and sound like guitars well above their price points. In this blog I look at and play both of these guitars that prove cheap pricing doesn't mean cheap craftsmanship or cheap sound.
Salut! I’m Dominique, and I’m proud to be a Blue Shirt. Blue Shirt is the term we use for any team member in our retail division—our front line “face of the company.” We’re looking to onboard over a THOUSAND people to share the Best Buy shopping experience during the holidays, and we want the best! If you are interested in becoming a Blue Shirt, then read on for more details.
We've all seen gesture control in those futuristic sci-fi TV shows or looks ahead to the future. While things like Microsoft's Xbox Kinect have given us a taste in video gaming, there hasn't been much in the way for your computer, phone or work life. That changes today. Canadian Thalmic Labs bring the Myo Gesture Control Armband which gives us a glimpse of the future ahead of us today.
Bose® is well known for its industry innovations and reputation for delivering high quality products with superior sound quality, so needless to say, I was pretty excited when I was asked to review the Bose® SoundTrue® around-ear headphones II. So, how'd they do? Pretty great!
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Shure is a foundation brand in the microphone and pro-audio realm. Their foray into USB and now iOS compatible microphones was inevitable and they've come up with a new line that sets a very high standard. I'm going to be sad to see this microphone go back once this post is published. It's a small little device, but surprises you with its features, capabilities and above all, sound quality.
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Yamaha has evolved their near-field monitor line through the years—beginning with the "industry standard" NS10's back in the 1980's and arriving at the latest HS series today. The HS5's are small, but they pack a lot of performance and value into their diminutive size. I had the chance to put them through their paces in my studio for a few days and found them to be a small dark horse that defied my expectations.
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If you only upgrade your PC once in a blue moon, Windows 10 is a great reason to take the plunge now. By doing so, you get yourself the latest OS running on the latest PC, so you can take full advantage of each and enjoy an optimal experience with your day to day computing. There are some great options out there to help you get a great Windows 10 experience whether you want a tablet, desktop PC or something along the spectrum in between.
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There are so many amazing games releasing this year, but few I’ve been looking forward to more than Sony’s PlayStation 4-exclusive interactive horror, Until Dawn. Inspired by Hollywood slasher films from the 80s and 90s golden age, the game centres on eight young adults that travel to a remote mountain cabin in Alberta, Canada, for a winter getaway. The party doesn’t last long though as a lurking danger turns their idyllic vacation into a deadly nightmare—and only your decisions can save them.
Long time fans of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games have been waiting for a new game in the series for 13 years. The wait is now over, as the latest game in the series is here, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Famous pro skaters such as Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki make their return in this over-the-top, fast-paced, combo-fueled game.
Is this the game fans have been dreaming about? Let's take a look and see what Tony Hawk and Activision have in store for us this holiday season.
On Sunday I attended the NBA Canada Series Fantasy Camp, Presented by NBA 2K16. For details of the event (which included the NBA preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the LA Clippers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.) and a detailed overview of the video game it was sponsored by (NBA 2K16, which is now available on multiple platforms), click through and read on. Whether your interests lie more in the video game itself or the amazing live event, I've got you covered.
Miele appliances have been in the homes of Canadians for 25 years, and now Miele is coming soon to Best Buy. Here’s a look at my visit to the Miele booth at the Interior Design Show in Vancouver, and a peek at what I was able to experience in the Harmony Kitchen.
If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s Surface tablets or 2-in-1 convertible laptops in general, there’s some pretty big news today in the form of the Surface Pro 4. Thinner, lighter, faster, new accessories (plus compatibility with the old) and the ability to log into Windows 10 using facial recognition. Here’s the scoop on the latest version of Microsoft’s professional tablet/laptop hybrid.
Halloween is almost here, and while my boys are ready with their costumes, I've been thinking about what treats I will be baking. Over the years I've gotten quite the collection of baking pans and accessories so I'm ready for whatever fun recipe treats we find. Read on to see what we'll be baking for Halloween this year.
With the introduction of the Surface line of tablets (or 2-in-1 laptops) in 2012, Microsoft officially entered the PC hardware business. Today, it took that involvement to the next level after unveiling its first ever laptop, the all-new Surface Book.
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Bringing various enhancements to the Broadwell architecture, Intel's new Skylake processors are all about increasing performance while reducing power consumption. The end result is thinner, lighter and longer lasting notebooks. Let's learn more about Intel's 6th generation Core chips.
The regular season may be just around the corner for 30 eager and hopeful National Hockey League franchises, but things are already in full swing for gamers with the release of NHL 16 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The latest release from EA Sports sees a noticeable bump in content over last year, but will it be enough to satisfy hungry fans seeking out a AAA hockey experience?
There's no doubt about it: we're in the middle of a food truck revolution. When one of them is parked near your workplace, it feels like you’ve won the lunchtime lottery. The meals are oversized, messy, and sometimes bizarre, but whatever the combination, they just seem work. The proof is in the lineups. Here’s a roundup of the best recipes from the top food trucks in Canada.
Announced on October 6th during Microsoft's Tech Briefing, the new Microsoft Band is the biggest wearable experience yet. Re-designed hardware is just the beginning. The Band takes the idea of the traditional wearable/smartwatch and turns it on its head, giving you access to industry exclusives like elevation tracking, oxygen usage monitoring and much more.
I don’t know about you, but September seemed to fly by in a week. October has arrived and I’m a little unprepared. To my fellow Canadians, it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving. Let’s embrace the second week of October with extra TLC, from making the perfect turkey dinner, to bonding around the table, to finding new games that everyone wants to play.
On the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has done something unprecedented: they've handed over the keys to their most iconic franchise to us, the fans. With Super Mario Maker for Wii U, let your creativity run wild as you design your very own dream Super Mario stages using the Wii U GamePad. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!
The 34" Philips UltraWide Curved Monitor offers to bring a large viewable area and a variety of connection options to your home office space. Does this monitor have what it takes to replace your existing dual monitors by outperforming them?
The next chapter in the epic Destiny saga is here! The Taken King Legendary Edition is by far the largest addition to the Destiny universe yet, and builds upon the biggest new video game franchise in history. Perfect for new and experienced Guardians alike, you get the complete Destiny experience all in one amazing package. Included is the original game,The Dark Below and House of Wolves DLC expansion packs, and the all-new, keep you on the edge of your seat expansion―The Taken King. Find out why this is one of the must have games of 2015.
Do you wish to be trained in the power of the Force? If you think you've got what it takes to become a true Jedi Master and train with the legendary Yoda himself, then your first step is to read this review of the Star Wars 16" Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy. Contained herein is all the knowledge you'll need. So, if you're ready to unlock the Force within you, then read this blog you must!
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