dish-2.jpgLike almost every other household appliance, today’s dishwashers come equipped with a seemingly endless array of features. But if you are in the market for a new model, all those options can be overwhelming. That said, you don’t want to make your decision based solely on price or appearance either, because the cold hard truth is that if your dishes don’t fit, or if they come out looking just as dirty as they did when they went in, then it was not money well spent. So with that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind when the time comes to choose your next dishwasher. 


Moto G's helpful and fun features

by Blogger ‎09-30-2014 07:56 PM - edited ‎09-30-2014 08:01 PM

MotoG_screen_shot.pngSometimes a return to the basics gives you enough feature that you can forego the more expensive models out there. After first doing an overall review of the Moto G, I decided to delve a bit deeper iits other apps including Motorola Migrate, Assist, Alert  as well as the privacy settings, speakers,camera and video features. 


Review - Destiny, a Next Generation Shooter in the Stars

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 07:37 PM - last edited on ‎09-30-2014 08:24 PM by Blogger

DestinyCoverArt.jpgA new chapter in the history of the First-person Shooter, Destiny is the next game from game developer Bungie, who changed the world (or at least, the shooter) with their first big franchise, Halo.  After seperating from Microsoft and forging their own path, Destiny is a statement.  Costing (it's rumored) upwards of 500 Million  and countless man hours to produce, Destiny is a statement. Let's find out what it is.


kobo preview.jpgIf you are someone who casually reads e-books, then you probably don’t need a device like the Kobo Aura H2O. A smartphone or tablet will likely do just fine. But if you’re someone like me —an avid reader who’s fully committed to digital— then the new Aura H2O is the biggest news since last year’s Kobo Aura HD. I’ve been using Kobo’s latest flagship e-reader and even gone so far as dunking it in a sink full of water. Read on to see just how good this premium e-reader is.


Two pebbles.jpgUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve heard of the Pebble (no pun intended). When it comes to the smartwatch category of wearable technology, Pebble is a rock star and with the Pebble Steel, this smartwatch now looks the part too. I just wrapped up a few weeks with the Pebble Steel and here’s what I think of the latest Pebble, from battery life to customization.


MOSS Zombonitron 1600 reviewed: a magnetic robotic kit

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 08:17 AM - last edited on ‎09-30-2014 04:24 PM by Editor in Chief

Moss Preview.jpgWhen you think of robotic building sets —not just toys you assemble, but kits that allow you to create robotic models that interact with their surroundings— LEGO Mindstorms probably come to mind. There’s a new option, though, a Kickstarter success story that’s now going mainstream. My kids and I had the chance to try out a MOSS Zombonitron 1600 set. Here’s what I we thought about what Modular Robotics calls its “futuristic building blocks of ingenious invention.”


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Vizio is the new kid on the block in Canada, and they have brought a great set of home entertainment products with them. They have a reputation for being innovative and their Sound Base is a good example. In addition to the great sound bars that Vizio offers, they have their Sound Base – like a sound bar but an even simpler way to improve your TV viewing.


New to Best Buy - Vizio M-Series HDTV's

by Blogger ‎09-29-2014 07:47 PM - edited ‎09-30-2014 09:13 AM

VIZIO-1.jpgWhen it comes to TVs, there are a few brands that stand out from the pack – Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, to name a few. But have you heard of VIZIO? If you have, great! If not, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be on your radar – especially now that their all-new M-Series Smart TVs are available at Best Buy.


Best Buy Canada and Cyber-Seniors Collaborate to Connect Generations

by Blogger ‎09-29-2014 05:03 PM - edited ‎09-29-2014 05:04 PM

091114_94-revised.jpgHow would you best explain a hashtag to a hesitant grandparent? Making technology available on a cross-generational level – no matter your level of expertise – acted as the inspiration for a documentary that debuted earlier this year, ‘Cyber-Seniors’. Best Buy teamed up with Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver to relay the goodwill and great intentions behind ‘Cyber-Seniors’, letting those who’ve long been out-of-touch with tech get hands-on with some of the hottest products. 


GoPro Announces Hero4 Range - Touchscreen, Wifi And Amazing Performance.

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2014 02:06 PM by Editor in Chief

CHDSY-401_main1.jpgSince the release of the original wearable camera, GoPro has been a go-to for the outdoor action crew who want to capture videos of their wild exploits. GoPro has just announced the release of their latest batch of cameras under the name Hero4. This time last year they released two cameras in the Hero3+ range, and this time they’ve actually announced three different models; Hero, Hero4 Silver, and Hero4 Black.


Review: Hyrule Warriors steps on new ground but respects tradition

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2014 09:03 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2014 02:11 PM by Editor in Chief

HyruleLogo.pngHyrule Warriors is a joint collaboration between the folks at Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo.  Meant to envision the Legend of Zelda's characters mashed into the Dynasty Warriors style of gameplay, Hyrule Warriors takes your favourite characters into uncharactered territory, but does a good job doing it.  Come check out the latest in the Legend of Zelda universe.


The trees are alive with bright red apples - Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 10:34 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2014 02:15 PM by Editor in Chief

canadian-apple-pie.jpgYou know the old saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a bunch of apple recipes will keep you happy all weekend. Maybe it doesn't go quite like that, but you'll agree with me once you've tried this bushel of amazing apple desserts.


Take better portraits using Canon lenses

by Vendor on ‎09-26-2014 01:29 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 04:25 PM by Editor in Chief



The number one reason that people buy cameras is to make portraits of friends and family.Today I’m going to offer you some advice on how to make better portraits, and also recommend some Canon lenses to help you do just that.


Introducing the QC 25 noice cancelling headphones from Bose

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 12:45 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 12:57 PM by Editor in Chief

bose-quiet-comfort.jpgBose has developed quite the reputation for itself. In only 50 short years since its launch, the Bose brand has become both a leader in the consumer electronics pack and synonymous with superior sound quality. But being a leader isn’t always enough for Bose. Nope, to stay on top of their game they often best even themselves, which is apparent when you look at the latest addition to their headphone product lineup, the Bose QuietComfort 25 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones.


Review: Cutting the cable cord with ClearStream and Tablo

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 12:15 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2014 10:59 AM by Editor in Chief

tablo.jpgWhen the notice arrived for a rate increase, we were ready to say goodbye to cable. It took a bit of planning and introducing the ClearStream1 short-range antenna and Tablo two-tuner over-the-air (OTA) DVR into the mix. But the cord's been cut and we haven’t looked back since.


CookoowatchappMain.PNGWe all hold Kickstarter and crowdfunding in such dear light, and one of the early successes of the model was the Cookoo Smartwatch.  Unfortunately, the first watch left a few things to be desired.  A few months later, the second generation is out, adding a lot of the missing pieces from the first and more (like better water resistance) while keeping it all at an afforable price.  Come check out how this watch stacks up!


NEW Bose CineMate 15 Sound Bar – more sound with less bar!

by Blogger ‎09-25-2014 08:00 AM - edited ‎09-26-2014 10:08 AM

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Bose has based its reputation on delivering fantastic sound with small speakers and the Bose CineMate 15 is no exception. If you are tight on space but don’t want to sacrifice sound quality then this is for you. Even if you aren’t tight on space, Cinemate 15 is a simple and very clean way to add great sound to your entertainment system.


Microwaves 101: How to choose the best microwave oven for your kitchen

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 09:32 PM - last edited on ‎09-25-2014 01:04 PM by Editor in Chief

Kitchen-Appliance-Microwave.jpgA microwave is one of the most important small appliances in your kitchen. If you’re in the market for a new microwave, you’re in for a treat. The latest models are sleek, stylish, and do the jobs of 100 cooks, all wrapped up in a compact package that sits on your counter on mounts above your range. Check out these 4 things to look for when buying a microwave.


Review: Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack is a blast from the past

by Blogger ‎09-24-2014 09:22 PM - edited ‎09-24-2014 09:27 PM

Killer_Instinct_Boxshot_Front_ESRB_RGB.jpgI have a few lasting memories of all the hours of Killer Instinct I played as a kid: Firstly that Orchid was possibly the pound for pound easiest button mashing character in fight gaming until Eddy Gordo showed up in Tekken 3. Secondly was how demeaning and frustrating a combo breaker was!  On the 20th anniversary of the first Killer Instinct, the full first season is our for Xbox Live in disc form at a VERY reasonable price.  Come check out the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack.


NEW Slingbox M1 – Take your TV anywhere!

by Blogger ‎09-24-2014 07:43 PM - edited ‎09-24-2014 07:44 PM

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Sling Media just brought out their newest Slingbox, the M1. Most media streamers take video from the your computer or the Internet to your TV, but Slingbox works in reverse. They take video from your TV or DVR and stream it to your PC, tablet, or Smartphone. It lets you watch the TV programming from your cable or satellite box whenever you are away from home on your mobile device of choice.


Fifa 15 - World Class Soccer Never Looked So Good

by Blogger ‎09-24-2014 01:55 PM - edited ‎09-24-2014 02:02 PM


A global sport, Soccer (or Football, depending on where you live) has long been paired with another platform of universal acceptance and immersion, the video game.  From pixels of color crudely punting a block on a dimly rendered plain, to cutting edge in facial animations, ball physics, crowd reactions, you name it, the Sports Game is sitting pretty, and never more so than with Fifa 15. With 600 new animations, dynamic AI, increased competition on the pitch, and more, the 'Beautiful Game' has never looked better.


Introducing the new SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker.

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 09:18 AM - last edited on ‎09-25-2014 12:29 PM by Editor in Chief

Bose 3.jpgYour music keeps you moving. And with the SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker, now it can move with you.


The major camera announcements from Photokina 2014

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2014 05:16 PM - last edited on ‎09-23-2014 08:46 AM by Editor in Chief

medium.jpgPhotokina is a bi-annual photography and imaging event where more than 1,000 manufacturers and innovators in the field of photography get together to show off their latest products. 


Today we take a look at the most significant camera announcements to come out of Photokina 2014.


Review: Sphero's Ollie spins circles around its Robot competitors

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2014 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 11:25 AM by Editor in Chief

ollie.JPGFor the most part, many of the iOS based toys nowadays have potential, but are very limited to what they can do. The Parrot Mini-Drones for example were fun, but not that expansive in ability. They both also cost more than the Sphero Ollie, a brand new challenger into the fold. Ollie comes from the same science and physics loving minds behind the Sphero and promises to continue branching fun and physics at an affordable price. You know what? It's great fun too.  Come check out the Sphero Ollie.


Is your business getting the full picture of its finances?

by Blogger on ‎09-21-2014 08:58 PM - last edited on ‎09-24-2014 04:22 PM by Editor in Chief

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Make better business decisions with more information. The new Sage 50 Accounting 2015 product line includes Intelligence Reporting.


Review: NHL 15 is an enigma in 2014 sports gaming

by Blogger ‎09-20-2014 09:35 PM - edited ‎09-22-2014 01:35 PM

NHL15Bergeron.jpgAsk gamers about NHL 15 and you'll get one of two answers: "It's great because it's the hockey game we've been waiting for" or "I can't believe it's missing so much." The camps will probably remain pretty divided, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in it for the traditional hockey gaming experience, NHL 15 provides it and more. It is, in fact, a good hockey gamer's game. Read on to find out more.


Philips HUE Lux and Iris smart lighting

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2014 08:12 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 12:51 PM by Editor in Chief

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Soon you will no longer be able to buy regular incandescent light bulbs because they are too energy inefficient. The great thing about the "smart lighting" options from Philips is that they are extremely energy efficient. They can also be fully controlled using your wireless network. The control of the lights is so flexible it provides an amazing set of options for energy savings, for convenience and for enjoyment. So if you are upgrading your lighting, “Smart” lighting is a fantastic choice.


Love tiny houses? Here's how to stock your tiny kitchen

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2014 03:17 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 12:58 PM by Editor in Chief

tiny-house-appliances.jpgThe Tiny Home movement has been building up for a few years now. When I first heard of tiny homes I immediately downloaded the catalog and was in love with the simple, small designs. It might not be do-able if you have 4 kids (and all of their stuff) under your roof, but these cute, quirky homes are perfect for a single person, small family, or seniors who want to live independently.


Hands on With iOS 8

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2014 02:44 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 12:40 PM by Editor in Chief

iOS 8 preview.jpgEvery time Apple release a new version of iOS —the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (and behind the scenes the Apple TV)— it’s a big deal. On September 17, the company began rolling out iOS 8, what it’s calling “the biggest iOS release ever.” What can you expect from iOS 8? Should you upgrade immediately? Here are my thoughts after I installed iOS 8 on my iPad, as well as using it for a day on a newly arrived iPhone 6.


Shelly's Friday Favourites asks Is Pumpkin Spice the new Bacon?

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2014 06:23 PM - last edited on ‎09-23-2014 02:14 PM by Editor in Chief

pumpkin-spice.jpgHow can you tell when fall is on its way? It used to be that we’d look for leaves turning yellow and that familiar chill in the air, but for the past few years there has been one true indicator that fall is here, and that’s when pumpkin spice mania hits again for another year. So if you’re in the mood to get your pumpkin spice fix, have I got some great recipes for you.



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