Review: Eurocom's 4th Generation Shark takes a bite out of laptop gaming

by Blogger ‎11-30-2015 11:59 PM - edited ‎12-01-2015 12:17 AM

Shark4BackCover.jpgEurocom has perfected the art of the professional gaming laptop.  Laptops that both work and play hard, Eurocom returns with the fourth generation of its popular Shark laptop. With its ability to play most of today's games on their highest settings, an outstanding keyboard and display and potential to upgrade components to grow it over time with your needs, this Shark attack won't be so painful. 


Protocol Drones Dual Review: Manta Pro-6 & Dronium Quadcopters

by Blogger ‎11-30-2015 11:50 PM - edited ‎12-01-2015 02:09 AM



For all of the Protocol Drone fans out there, today I bring you 2 drone reviews in a single blog. Join me inside as I examine both the Protocol Manta Pro-6 4-Channel RC Quadcopter & the Protocol Dronium Quadcopter Drone with Camera. The Manta Pro-6 is small, fast, and has a sleek & stealthy design. The Dronium, alternatively, takes beautiful HD photos & video, and it flies like a dream. Which drone is better? There's only one way to find out: Click on through!



Uncharted-the-nathan-drake-collection-square.jpgPerhaps no other game franchise has come to define the PlayStation experience more than Naughty Dog's groundbreaking action-adventure series, Uncharted. Now you can relive the epic Uncharted trilogy—or play it for the very first time—in gorgeous high-definition with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PlayStation 4.


What's new at Best Buy for December?

by Blogger ‎11-30-2015 09:16 PM - edited ‎12-01-2015 07:03 AM

Christmas-2015.jpgThe big countdown to Christmas is on, and if your holiday shopping list is a mile long,  there's never been a better time to find out what's new at Best Buy this month.


Star Wars Battlefront Teaser.jpgVery few franchises are as recognizable or as debated as Star Wars. The first trilogy of films are considered some of the greatest epic fantasy sci-fi films of all time, the pre-trilogy not so much but is still loved by many. If you loved the original trilogy and have been looking for a game to take you back to that universe, then look no further as Star Wars Battlefront is here!


10399174_1.jpgI’ve had a number of fitness trackers in my life over the past few years. My favourite was the FitBit Flex; simply, light, and did its job fairly well. The problem is that our demands on our fitness trackers have increased: Samsung fired the first shots in the smartphone war, with Microsoft and FitBit coming out swinging. Apple dropped their Apple Watch bomb earlier this year, outselling every other smartwatch before it…put together.


Garmin has been making some smart moves with their Vivosport line over the past year or so, and like many other tracker makers, they’ve stepped up their game with heart rate monitoring, releasing the aptly named Vivosmart HR. It’s a watch-like band with a heart rate tracker, a connected app and website, and it comes in at a reasonable price. Is it your next fitness tracker? Let’s find out.


De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso .jpgI didn’t get into coffee until I was 28 years old, but I’m really making up for lost time. I’m such a fan that when the De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso machine and Burr Grinder showed up at my door for review, I felt like I was unwrapping a Christmas present. It’s been giving me the gift of great coffee every day since.


Dell XPS 13: Dell's ultraportable takes on the MacBook Air

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2015 02:53 PM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 03:50 PM by Blogger

xpsmacbookair.jpgDell's ultimate ultraportable, the XPS 13, takes on Apple's popular MacBook Air in a pound-for-pound battle of sub-portable notebook dominance. How does this PC challenger match up with Apple's popular thin and light notebook?


Review: Samsung Gear S2 finally gets it right

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2015 08:46 AM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 02:01 PM by Editor in Chief

Gear-S2-square.jpgSamsung has tried and tried again to get it right with its smartwatches, having come to market with no less than six different iterations in about two years. All failed to really capitalize on what was then a wide open market looking for a trendsetter. The Gear S2 marks a turning point in both design philosophy and performance, making it the most complete wearable the company has made to this point.


Gifts to create the perfect travel experience

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2015 08:46 AM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 08:59 AM by Editor in Chief

christmas-at-the-beach (1).jpgNot sure what to give the world traveller on your list this Christmas? Handpicked to inspire you, I’ve created a list of hot gift ideas that help create the perfect travel experience. So whether you’re shopping for a young backpacker or business jetsetter, you’ll be sure to find something for every type of traveller.


All day laptop battery life.jpgOne of the key advantages of a laptop over a desktop PC is the laptop’s battery. Portability is nice, but it’s the freedom from electrical outlets that really makes a laptop shine. You can use it in your favourite chair, in a cafe or on a bus—until that battery dies. Then you’re carrying a lump of metal, glass and plastic that’s useless until you find a power outlet. Here’s how to extend your laptop’s battery life in the quest for going all day without the tyranny of the power cord.


Muse Brain Sensing Headband Review

by Blogger on ‎11-29-2015 01:23 PM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 01:28 PM by Editor in Chief

Muse headband package.JPGYou're probably reading this headline and wondering what the heck a brain sensing headband is for... and why you'd need one. Muse is a device that promises not just to help you relax, but it gives you meaningful feedback and results on whether you are truly relaxed and calm. Just by wearing this space-age, Star Trek-looking device for a few minutes a day is supposed to help keep you calm. Can a headband really help relax your brain? Read the review to see the surprising experience I had with Muse.



Traveling with kids this Christmas? These toys are perfect for on the go

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2015 07:30 AM - last edited on ‎11-29-2015 07:53 AM by Blogger

xmas gifts-Optimized.jpgChristmas can be a busy time of year for many, especially if you have any travelling plans. Taking the right toys along can keep your kids entertained for the duration of your travels and help you keep your sanity.


Read on for some great gift ideas perfect for traveling.


Shelly's Friday Favourites breaks out the festive Yule Log recipes

by Blogger ‎11-27-2015 05:47 PM - edited ‎11-28-2015 07:14 AM

Yule-Log-how-to.jpgOut of all of the holiday traditions at my house, there's one I look most forward to during the holidays. Making a Yule Log is fun, delicious, and can be really challenging if you've never done it before, but once you've tried one you'll want to make one every year.


Review: Netatmo Welcome Camera

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2015 04:38 PM

Netatmo camera square.JPGKeeping your home safe and secure has never been easier or more convienient than it is today. It used to be you needed to purchase an expensive system, hire a pricey installation team, and they'd take all day to wire your house. No more. Cameras are now small, sleek, and blend in to any home's decor; like the Netatmo Welcome Camera with facial recognition.

Netatmo makes a popular and well-liked Weather Station, but does the camera measure up to the company's reputation? Find out.


Pedals that Modulate

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2015 01:25 PM - last edited on ‎11-27-2015 03:43 PM by Editor in Chief

pedals.jpgIn this blog, part 3 of a series looking at the wide variety of guitar effects pedals, the focus shifts to “pedals that modulate”. This grouping of pedals includes the chorus, flange, phase, vibrato, and tremolo pedals and I will discuss the differences between these as well as suggest some of the ways that you can use them in your effects chain to help you get the sounds you are looking for.


Gamechanger: How the new Apple TV differs from all other media streamers

by Blogger ‎11-27-2015 01:09 PM - edited ‎11-30-2015 06:30 AM

Apple TV future of TV is here.jpgThe new, 4th generation Apple TV certainly isn’t the first media streamer to hit the market. It’s not the cheapest, the smallest, nor the first to offer voice control. However, the new Apple TV 4 stands out from competing media streamers and represents a revolutionary step forward for these devices.


Protocol Galileo Quadcopter Drone with Camera Review

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2015 01:55 AM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 02:27 PM by Editor in Chief



If you love to fly, then today is your lucky day, because today we take a look at the Protocol Galileo Quadcopter Drone with Camera! This drone is sleek, feature-filled, & super easy to fly. Ok, make that mostly easy to fly. It's also one of the best toys of 2015! To learn all about it, click on through and see how the Galileo measures up to some of this year's other great toys.


WhiteMonbaby.jpgEven though your newborn baby is asleep, it can still be a stressful time for parents. After all, there is still risk of things like SIDS or suffocation. Fortunately, Monbaby is here to help. It clips to any piece of your sleeping baby's clothes and helps look after the baby's sleeping activity, including breathing, rolling over and more. Come take a look and see if this is what you may need for your (or your family's) new arrival.


5 Bluetooth speakers that are perfect for your holiday party music

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2015 08:03 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 09:34 AM by Editor in Chief

bluetooth speakers for holiday party.jpgThe holidays are packed with get-together and parties and that means music. Lots and lots of music. Bluetooth speakers are a great accessory because they let you take advantage of the music library—or streaming music service—on your smartphone, while offering much better sound quality than your mobile device’s built-in speakers. With a portable form factor and built-in battery they are perfect for the holiday party season festivities.


Educational and scientific toy gifts for the inquisitive mind

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2015 07:53 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 09:01 AM by Editor in Chief

learning.jpgToys themed around education and science can be some of the most fun out there because they capture a great sense of discovery and adventure, as well as rewarding you with some accomplishment. I have always been a big fan of that sort of toy whether it was a puzzle, a building toy set, or even a camera so I could take a look at the world through fresh eyes. Let’s look at some gift ideas with that in mind.


Best Gifts of 2015: Best Kitchen Gifts for the Foodie

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2015 06:53 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 09:19 AM by Editor in Chief


Tis the season for holiday shopping, not only for yourself but for your friends and family. What do get the person who has everything? Something for the kitchen, perhaps?  Everyone loves to eat—whether they love to cook or not, the kitchen is a place to get their meals.  Not to worry, we have gift ideas for that person who only orders in. 



How to give a PC for Christmas

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2015 06:13 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 09:35 AM by Editor in Chief

Shop for a PC as a gift.jpgWhen it comes to big ticket Christmas gifts, a PC is one of the biggest. So you don’t want to mess it up by choosing the wrong one. My suggestion is steal a tip from Santa: make a list and check it twice. It’s not going to tell you who’s naughty or nice, but by making a list of key requirements and priorities, you’ll be sure to make the right choice when it comes to picking a PC to give a special someone.


Review: Netatmo Weather Station

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2015 05:10 PM

rsz_netatmo_weather_square.jpgWeather is one thing that affects each and every one of us every single day, so it makes sense to pay close attention to it.  While you can turn on the TV or the radio or go online, wouldn't it be nice to havea personalized weather data, telling your what's happening outside your very own front door? That's where the Netatmo Weather Station comes in.


LIGS_DishwasherRepair_sq.jpgGeek Squad is now able to do in-home repairs for major appliance and televisions. This program is being introduced in Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. If you live in these areas of Canada, and have a major appliance that requires servicing, then contact Geek Squad.  Read on for more details:


gifts for Mac users.jpgGot someone on your Christmas shopping list who’s all about the Mac? Don’t worry, we all have a few of those (in fact, some of us might just be one of those). Apple’s iMacs and MacBooks come pretty well equipped, but there is always room for improvement and that means plenty of gift opportunities. As one of those Mac people, I have a few suggestions for you.


Review: Testing a KitchenAid stand mixer and many attachments

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2015 05:41 PM - last edited on ‎11-25-2015 10:37 AM by Editor in Chief

KitchenAid.JPGI’ve gone through a serious appliance drought after living through a 5 month renovation, and now that my kitchen is finally ready for tile/paint and I can almost start really cooking and baking again, I was ready, willing, and so happy to try out all of the amazing KitchenAid attachments. This week I tried out 4 of KitchenAid’s most popular attachments, and I know these would make a great holiday gift for any KitchenAid fan.


4k TV is the ultimate Christmas gift

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2015 01:49 PM - last edited on ‎11-24-2015 01:58 PM by Editor in Chief


Family Christmas gifts are great, but this year, think about getting a gift everyone in the family can enjoy each and every day of the year.  A new TV is the ultimate gift for Christmas morning, and upgrading your older set to a new 4K or "Ultra HD" model will wow the entire family. Plus, you won't need to shop for matching PJ's again this year!

Find out what 4K TV is all about, and why a new 4K TV is the gift you need to get.


Gifts that will make anyone's PC better

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2015 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 06:11 AM by Blogger

rsz_2015-10-26-image-10.jpgThe holidays are a a good time as any to improve or upgrade one's PC experience with accessories, peripherals, and various gifts that can update an older PC or add functionality and fun. Here are some gifts that will make anyone's PC better.


Review: Motorola Moto 360 is a sweet smartwatch

by Blogger on ‎11-23-2015 08:01 PM - last edited on ‎11-25-2015 03:24 PM by Editor in Chief

Moto-360-teaser.jpgSmartwatches running on Android Wear have had a tough go of it since first launching to some fanfare last year. Part of it has to do with the slow appeal of the category as a whole, but the rest can be chalked off to a platform that needs to grow up. With the second-generation Moto 360, Motorola has made a case for putting out a serious contender to win over some hearts and wrists.


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