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Whether you consider the Samsung Galaxy View a tablet or a TV depends on your point of view. Samsung welcomes the confusion because it views (pun intended) the device as hitting a “sweet spot” between a large TV and a regular tablet. Large enough to enjoy any type of content, yet portable enough to move around the house, this overgrown tablet is all about size and convenience.

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Video games coming out in August 2016 you won't want to miss

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 10:51 PM - edited ‎07-29-2016 11:12 PM

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August has always been one of my favourite months for new video games as it means a new Madden NFL game is right around the corner, and just as exciting, that game more than any other signifies that the tidal wave of new AAA fall/holiday games has officially begun. Before the next school year and cooler weather begins, here are the sizzling hot games releasing in August 2016.

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When I was a student, summer was always my favourite time, of course, because I no longer had to sit in boring, stuffy classrooms listening to lectures. Instead, I could spend my days outside in the glorious sunshine, hiking, biking, swimming or just taking advantage of the great outdoors. School never really struck me as the ideal place to get exercise. However, thanks to the invention of fitness tracking technology, anything you do can count towards a good workout. So, while you may be returning to your studies after a summer of enjoying the great outdoors, let me show you how fitness trackers can help you stay fit when you go back to school.

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Multi-Purpose Bags Are Perfect For Students With Cameras

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 03:31 PM - edited ‎07-29-2016 05:20 PM

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Summer is here but as we all know, time flies and pretty soon it'll be back to school

 

Today we're looking at some of the best options for those who like to carry a camera along with everything else they need to get through the school day.

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How to throw the very best Pokémon Go party

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 12:05 PM - edited ‎07-30-2016 02:29 PM

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We have all been spending the last couple of weeks walking everywhere to catch all the Pokémon we can with the new smash hit mobile app, Pokémon Go. The only thing better than playing the game, is playing with friends and the best way to do that is by throwing a Pokémon Go party. I got some tips and some great gear to help your Pokémon Go party be the very best!

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Whip up a batch of gelato: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 09:54 AM - edited ‎07-29-2016 09:55 AM

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Post secondary education isn’t easy, so it’s a great idea to make your life easier any way that you can. You can start by making sure that you have the right tools and the right study habits, but there are a few little extras that can go a long way to help you that you might not have thought of. How? Put the power of home automation and smart home technology to work for you to automate your dorm room! Read on to find out how.

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Goal Zero Torch 250 Solar LED Flashlight

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2016 12:52 PM

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Solar technology has come a long way and one of the companies pushing innovation in the consumer space is Goal Zero. A great example of leveraging the sun in a practical device is Goal Zero’s Torch 250 Solar LED flashlight, which I took with me on my last camping trip.

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How an instant pot can make student life better

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2016 08:31 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2016 09:16 AM by Blogger

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I know it feels like summer just started, but it's already time to start planning what you'll be needing for a new school year come September. One way to make student life better is to be prepared for how you will be feeding yourself throughout your school year. An instant pot is an amazing appliance that will make cooking easy and convenient, and it will ensure you're getting a healthy well balanced meal too.

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Turn Your Tablet into an Entertainment Swiss Army Knife

by Vendor on ‎07-28-2016 07:06 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2016 09:19 AM by Blogger

Hipstreetsmallfile03.jpgWatching streaming video through Netflix or YouTube is easily the most popular and thought of video-related activity people use their tablets for.  But your tablet can become an invaluable tool to augment your video entertainment experience in so many ways.

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What to pack in a diaper bag to keep you sane and connected

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2016 06:34 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2016 09:21 AM by Blogger

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Sure, the majority of what you throw into a diaper bag is for your baby or toddler. But considering that, for many moms, the diaper bag is the only bag she carts around, there are items you shouldn't forget to include to keep you sane and connected as well. 

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Protect your schoolwork with the right backup harddrive

by Blogger ‎07-28-2016 05:58 AM - edited ‎07-28-2016 07:11 AM

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External hard drives are increasingly getting smaller and lighter while offering larger capacities and faster performance. External drives are ideal for protecting schoolwork and backing-up files and projects.

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The Smart Home Series: Arlo Brings a DIY Security Project Without the Wires

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2016 05:39 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2016 09:24 AM by Blogger

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If you can't stand the view of wires dangling down the wall or across the room to keep a surveillance camera active in the home or workplace, Netgear's Arlo HD Camera is for you. Arlo's the world's first wire-free, HD and waterproof indoor and outdoor camera and it's easy to set up through the smartphone app and a few presses of buttons.

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Fall is rapidly approaching, which for me always means a few things: beautiful autumn leaves, cooler weather, and of course, back to school time. Video game fans will also know that the new school year marks the beginning of the fall gaming bonanza where publishers roll out their most anticipated AAA games of the year. To keep you in the loop on what games will be the talk of the campus this school year, here are the top games everyone will be playing.

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Review: Ghostbusters offers four player local couch co-op multiplayer fun

by Blogger ‎07-27-2016 05:42 PM - edited ‎07-27-2016 05:56 PM

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Get ready for some ghostbusting action with Activision’s latest game, Ghostbusters. Available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you will command a squad of rookie ghostbusters through some of New York City’s most ghoulish environments. Featuring a four player local co-op, you and your friends can join together to take rouge spirits and rid them from the city.

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Noise cancelling headphones to help you focus at school

by Blogger ‎07-27-2016 12:52 PM - edited ‎07-27-2016 12:54 PM

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Buckling down and studying is a challenge for some students, particularly when distractions abound. One strategy to block out all that nose is to use noise cancelling headphones to prevent annoying sounds from spoiling a study session.

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Here's the thing about 2016: everyone has either broken their smartphone screen at some point, or they know someone who has. Luckily, if you break your phone screen nowadays, it's not too big of a deal! Just make sure you backup all of your files, and then read this article to figure out what your next steps are.

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Review: Sphero SPRK+

by Blogger ‎07-26-2016 11:54 PM - edited ‎07-26-2016 11:55 PM

 

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Today I review the new Sphero SPRK+ (which is coming soon to Best Buy). This new robotic ball builds on the technology of last year's Sphero SPRK Edition. If you liked the Edition, or have been meaning to try one of Sphero's fun and educational robotic toys, click on through to take a look at this latest generation leap in Sphero robotic fun!

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Top 5 tablets that do everything a laptop can do

by Blogger ‎07-26-2016 06:42 PM - edited ‎07-26-2016 06:43 PM

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Tablets are computers, but they aren’t necessarily the same as full-fledged laptops or desktops that offer the full breadth in hardware and software. That paradigm is slowly shifting, now that some tablets are being designed as full-on laptop replacements capable of creating content in much the same way. There are five tablets that do stand out in that regard, with promising abilities to help boost productivity, while shedding weight.  

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Being away at school means leaving some of the comforts of home behind.  But not all of them! A great and versatile option for back to school that will check all your home entertainment boxes, is a 4K or Ultra HD (UHD) Smart TV.
Yes, you could get a regular 1080p HDTV, but allow me to make the case for a 4K Ultra HD smart version instead.

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As much as we think that we must be in a fully digital age, you can't help but realize that there are still some fairly "old school" things you need to get you through school. It's nice that we can attend classes and look at itineraries on phones, laptops and tablets these days but you have to remember that the amount of help they can give you is limited to battery life and storage space. Check out this list of 10 traditional school supplies you'll still need to carry with you in 2016.

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A lot of people require coffee to wake up in the morning and stay alert during the day. For students it's even more important to be able to start the day with a decent cup of coffee, but with so many different types of coffee maker, how do you know which to bring with you back to school? To help, I've dug into four coffee makers and listed the advantages and disadvantages for all of them.

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2 in 1 laptops are the hottest tech for back to school

by Blogger ‎07-26-2016 08:42 AM - edited ‎07-26-2016 08:43 AM

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Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? Hold on to your hats: it's both!  Here's a quick overview of what a 2 in 1 laptop is, and how it might be the right fit for your digital life. 

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Upcoming video game events every gamer should keep on their radar

by Blogger ‎07-25-2016 08:05 PM - edited ‎07-25-2016 08:31 PM

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Take one look at an upcoming video game events calendar and you can’t help but recognize that gaming’s popularity is off the charts these days. Gamescom, PAX West, Tokyo Game Show, Paris Games Week, Fan Expo, X16, Nintendo Tour—and many more—all in the next three months alone. To get you primed on the hottest video game events of the summer (and beyond), here’s a list of gaming events happening soon to keep on your radar.

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Going away to university and living in a dorm room or in an apartment off-campus is a right of passage for many. It’s a way of gaining independence while meeting new people, learning new things, and embracing everything a post-secondary experience has to offer. It’s also likely the first time most new students have ever lived on their own. So if you are heading off to university this fall, here are six appliances you should bring with you to make your time away from home as comfortable as possible.

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Can't bear to think about back to school yet? I'm here to share why it's actually a great time to start transitioning into a back to school schedule, and I have 10 tips for doing just that.

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Review: Overwatch – Blizzard’s FPS entry

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2016 11:22 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2016 11:00 AM by Editor in Chief

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With Overwatch—available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows—Blizzard Entertainment has cast aside the sword and sorcery shtick from which it spawned the uber-successful Warcraft and Diablo series of games. Instead, Overwatch is an accessible and character-based, multiplayer, first-person shooter set in a future where global chaos and tyranny is battled by adventurers, sentient robot ninjas, cyber cowboys, and other assorted misfits of science. But, where once Blizzard ruled the world of competitive e-sports gaming with its StarCraft titles (until games like League of Legends, Dota 2 and others stole the crown), can Overwatch’s gameplay return Blizzard to the top? Read my review of Overwatch to find out.

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Review: Rocket League Collector's Edition is packed full of content and fun

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2016 06:56 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2016 11:02 AM by Editor in Chief

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Rocket League Collector's Edition combines all the fast paced, high-octane next-generation action into one content filled disc. Available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this retail release of the popular game comes packed with four new cars, and all the content and vehicles found in the Chaos Run, Supersonic Furry, and Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC packs. Come inside and see why Rocket League Collector’s Edition will keep you coming back time and time again.

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