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There’s a new big gun in town when it comes to television technology, and its name is High Dynamic Range (HDR). You’ll be hearing that buzzword a lot this year, because HDR is actually getting a lot of people excited for a dramatic improvement in how good our TV picture quality can get. So, if you’re in the market for a new TV, let me fill you in on how HDR and 4K is the best new TV tech all in one.

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There is no better time for a large handbag, I am convinced, than in the fall. In the summer, it's sunny and hot out and everything is beaches and balmy patios; you don't want to have to lug a lot around with you. But as the days cool off, it's handy to have a little extra space to carry around a spare sweater, or to toss your scarf into when you enter a heated room. 

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Review: NHL 17 is the best EA Sports NHL game to date

by Blogger ‎09-23-2016 09:42 PM - edited ‎09-23-2016 09:54 PM

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Hockey fans rejoice! NHL 17 is now available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With all-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favourite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever—NHL 17 is the best EA Sports NHL game to date.

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Welcome back Pumpkin Spice: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎09-23-2016 04:46 PM - edited ‎09-23-2016 04:51 PM

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It's that time of the year again: pumpkin spice fever has hit and there's so many different pumpkin spice options you're going to have a hard time just sticking to the classics.

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Parents relax, routines are restored: the new school year has begun. To recognize how great it is for all of our kids to be safe and sound back at school, Best Buy is giving away a Dog & Bone Keyless Bluetooth padlock (to keep your property safe), Marley Rebel BT headphones and a Marley Chant Portable Audio system (for awesome sound). Enter now for your chance to win this fun "safe & sound" prize package:

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Red Bull Proving Grounds Fight For The 6ix

by Blogger ‎09-22-2016 07:15 PM - edited ‎09-22-2016 07:16 PM

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On September 10th, I had the chance to check out the Red Bull Proving Grounds Fight For The 6ix, held here on the University of Toronto campus. The main game being played was Street Fighter 5 and the competition was fierce but so was the comradery. Tons of matches were played but only one player could be the recipient of the single qualifying spot and win the trip to Santa Monica to compete as the Canadian representative in the finals.

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New Bose SoundTouch 300 audio system arrives

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2016 02:58 PM - last edited on ‎09-23-2016 10:34 AM by Editor in Chief

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Bose is well known for its superior audio quality. Now, there's a new suite of products just announced for the popular and compact Bose 'SoundTouch' line. Bose has just released a soundbar, a wireless bass module, a special adapter, and wireless rear speakers, all designed to create a wireless, seamless, and scaleable home theatre system.

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Return to a galaxy far, far away and embark on a LEGO-ized journey through the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force AwakensLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the return of the No. 1 LEGO video game franchise, and lets you relive Rey and Finn’s epic struggle against the powerful First Order—infused from end to end with LEGO’s hilarious wit and signature charm. 

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Impressions: For Honor Alpha

by Blogger ‎09-21-2016 06:15 PM - edited ‎09-21-2016 06:22 PM

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This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to play one of my most anticipated games of 2017, For Honor. I participated in Ubisoft's, invitation only, For Honor Alpha, and absolutely loved it. Come see why For Honor is shaping up to be one of the must have games of 2017.

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Stoves have sure come a long way over the last few decades. They now have so many new and modern technologies like dual fuel and gas ranges with a removable grill top so you can grill right in your kitchen. Read on to see how you can rediscover your joy of cooking with a new stove.

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What can I make with an advanced blender?

by Blogger ‎09-21-2016 09:44 AM - edited ‎09-22-2016 06:53 AM

Breville BOSS Blender.jpgUpgrading your blender can mean the difference between you watching it struggle with the ice in a smoothie to it pulverizing nuts and more. But advanced blenders don't stop there, and there's a lot of great dishes you can make with one.

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How to combine your tech and style

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2016 11:44 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 06:46 AM by Blogger

10482177.jpgWhat's cool in tech may change with advancements in the industry, but what's cool in fashion is dependent on the season, cultural mindset, and current trends. Best Buy's curated selection of accessories, however, makes it easy to keep up with the latest in fashion.

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Get all-in-one control for your home theatre (or your house!) with a single remote

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2016 09:30 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 01:25 PM by Blogger

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It’s not uncommon to spend thousands of dollars on a modern home theatre, and when you consider the multiple components required to pull it all together it’s easy to understand and -- for most us of-- justify. One piece that many of us neglect is the universal remote, and with its ability to give you the ultimate in control,it can be a critical component to maximizing your investment. Let’s look at some of the industry leaders and help you take back control.

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Raise your home IQ with a free in-home consultation from Geek Squad

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2016 03:05 PM - last edited on ‎09-20-2016 05:10 PM by Editor in Chief

smart-home-consult.jpgAs summer ends and fall begins, it's a great time to begin making over your home to a smart one. With the help of Geek Squad, you can learn more about great products to support your home, how well your internet connection can support it and even find out how to connect different products in order to make them all work together. 

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Why does my TV keep losing its connection to Wi-Fi and Netflix?

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2016 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎09-23-2016 05:07 PM by Editor in Chief

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Few things are more frustrating than settling down for a relaxing night of streaming your favourite movies or TV and experiencing a spotty internet connection. Every few minutes, your connection cuts in and out, causing things to skip more than a champion jump roper. You may be tempted to assume it is your internet provider's fault. However, often the solution is something you can control. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of those things that may be causing your TV and streaming to lose their Wi-fi connections and how you can fix them.

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Review: Swagtron Hands Free Hoverboard

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2016 09:41 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 11:12 AM by Editor in Chief

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Over the past several months, I’ve seen a huge influx of hoverboard in my neighbourhood, in the downtown core where I work, and along the sea wall in Vancouver where many go to bike, blade, or run on a sunny day. The popularity of hoverboards is soaring, but what are they all about? Well, I was recently given the opportunity to take the Swagtron Hands Free Hoverboard for a test ride, so here’s my take on these new modes of transportation.

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Review: PES 2017 delivers unrivaled levels of realism, gameplay and control

by Blogger ‎09-19-2016 08:04 PM - edited ‎09-19-2016 08:18 PM

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Take your control and mastery of the beautiful game to new heights in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Konami's PES franchise has dramatically stepped up its game in recent years, greatly improving the graphics, controls, content, and more. PES 2017 will again kick up it up a notch with authentic and immersive first-touch ball control, a more precise passing system, highly adaptive AI, the ability to set up strategies before kickoff, and even more realistic graphics using the Fox Engine.

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GoPro announces a new drone and the waterproof Hero5 Black

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2016 01:41 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 02:22 PM by Editor in Chief

 

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GoPro has announced their first drone, the Karma and two new POV action cameras in the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. Improved image quality, waterproof body and built-in GPS round out some of the latest additions to the GoPro camera lineup.

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What to look for when buying a diaper bag

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2016 10:34 AM - last edited on ‎09-23-2016 10:34 AM by Editor in Chief

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While it might not be quite as difficult as buying, say, a new car, choosing the right diaper bag can be a daunting task. It will be your lifeline on outings for at least the next year of your life, likely more. So you want to choose correctly. Here are some tips on what to look for in one.

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Become A Better Photographer: Only Use A Prime Lens

by Blogger ‎09-19-2016 10:16 AM - edited ‎09-19-2016 10:23 AM

street-photographer.jpgThe range of lenses available to us as photographers nowadays is vast. Choosing a prime lens can help us to cut through the distractions and focus on what truly matters: making great photographs.

 

Today we'll look at the advantages of prime lenses, and hopefully convince you that it's an investment well worth making.

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VMedia TV brings you local channels, right on your Roku

by Blogger on ‎09-19-2016 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 11:40 AM by Editor in Chief

streaming-stick-in-the-box-87762bfed3dec2aa2d63659520348380.jpgI attended a private event for Roku this past week, and after seeing what Roku can deliver and finding out about how the VMedia TV channel gives you local channels right on your Roku, I'm even more excited to bring this media streamer home.

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Tips for getting the most from your mini projector

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2016 01:15 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 02:21 PM by Blogger

10453019.jpgUp until I reviewed Insignia's Pocket Projector in April, I had no idea what a mini projector was. Well, I should rephrase; I knew what a mini projector was; I just didn't know that they actually existed in real life before that moment.  I had a chance to get hands on with one and I learned a lot.  Check out my tips for getting the most from your pint-sized projector.

 

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What you can make with a top of the line blender

by Blogger on ‎09-17-2016 05:15 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 07:02 AM by Blogger

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Historically, blenders have been used to chop, grind, and puree food and beverages, often as food preparation for a larger recipe. However, these days, there is no end to what you can do with a top of the line blender, even in those with a small profile. Read on for some great recipes and an overview of a few of my favourite single-serve blenders.

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Xbox_Canada_X16_6.jpgAt Xbox Canada’s X16 Media Showcase, Toronto’s historic Distillery District was transformed into a glorious showcase of exciting upcoming Xbox One games, from the biggest AAA titles, to the latest from award-winning independent studios. Brad gave us his hands-on on impressions games like Gears of War 4, ReCore, and Forza Horizon 3, but there were many that I also got to experience, including Tekken 7, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Final Fantasy XV, Dead Rising 4, and Halo Wars 2. Here are my hands-on impressions of these Xbox One games at X16!

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Summer Infant has baby products you'll want to bring home

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2016 06:25 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 11:25 AM by Editor in Chief

summer-infant.jpgSummer Infant is a baby brand focused on innovative, safe baby products. Take a look at a few of the baby products Summer Infant has to offer.

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Review: Batman: The Telltale Series is one of Telltales Games' finest titles yet

by Blogger ‎09-16-2016 05:16 PM - edited ‎09-16-2016 05:48 PM

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Telltale Games are masters at creating captivating story-driven adventures. Now they've partnered up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to bring us their latest episodic point-and-click tale: Batman: The Telltale Series. As Batman, you'll delve into the criminal underworld of Gotham City in a story that evolves and changes based on your decisions. Come find out why you should pick up this game for your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 today. 

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Review: Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2016 04:56 PM

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Paw Patrol is a hugely popular TV show for small children so of course there is a huge selection of toys, games and accessories on the market. Kids are going to want to be part of Adventure Bay and play along with Ryder and his pack of pups. Read on for my review of Zoomer Marshall.

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Has your family always wanted a dog but you don't have the time or someone suffers from allergies? I just spent a week with WowWee CHiP, the robot dog, and I think he'd be a great addition to any family who's always wanted a dog but just can't commit to having one.

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Review: WowWee COJI The Coding Robot

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2016 04:12 PM

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Today we're talking about COJI, The Coding Robot from WowWee. If you've got a child in the 4 years & up age range that you think might enjoy having their own fun, interactive, & even educational robot, join me inside and we'll see if this friendly little chap (or is COJI female?) might be for you!

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Back to school dinner ideas: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎09-16-2016 02:17 PM - edited ‎09-16-2016 02:20 PM

back to school dinner.jpgWondering what to make for dinner tonight? Don’t worry; I have you covered. Here are three delicious back to school dinner ideas you can use when you’re in a hurry.

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