How to Prepare Your Face Before Shaving

by Blogger ‎05-25-2016 11:42 AM - edited ‎05-25-2016 11:47 AM

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If you're a long time shaver, you probably already know how to prepare your face before shaving. Even so, there may be a few tips that you aren't yet fully aware of. I've personally been shaving for nearly 25 years, and recently I learned a few things that were completely new to me. I haven't quite decided whether or not I'm going to try all of them, but I do want to share them with you. This way you can choose to incorporate them, or not, into your daily (or otherwise) shaving routine. Read on for all the tips!

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Flexibility is key for the iKlip Xpand adjustable tablet holder

by Blogger on ‎05-25-2016 08:18 AM - last edited on ‎05-25-2016 11:15 AM by Editor in Chief

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As more of us either use, or are considering using, our iPads or tablets in a live music or studio setting, you know how precarious it can be to have it be both secure and within easy reach. Well, worry no more because the iKlip Xpand from IK Multimedia is here to alleviate your concerns with an incredibly handy and secure method of mounting your tablet to a mic stand or desktop for use on stage or in the studio.

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Mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers

by Blogger ‎05-24-2016 07:33 PM - edited ‎05-24-2016 07:34 PM

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Gamers love mechanical keyboards like the Razer BlackWidow Expert. The precision of mechanical switches is a big advantage in high stakes video games, but you don’t have to be fighting off a pack of feral ghouls in Far Harbor to appreciate what mechanical keyboards have to offer. In fact, I use one every day where it is unbeatable at the decidedly more mundane task of writing.

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All new 2016 Roku Streaming Stick Review

by Blogger on ‎05-24-2016 04:17 PM - last edited on ‎05-25-2016 11:10 AM by Editor in Chief

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The Roku Streaming Stick has been a popular device for turning 'dumb' TVs into smart streaming devices instantly and inexpensively.  So it's good news then that Roku has just released its new version. Is it worth upgrading from your existing Roku? To see what the differences are, and how well it works overall, read the full review.

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Now is the Perfect Time to Gift a Grad a Tablet

by Blogger on ‎05-24-2016 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎05-24-2016 06:31 PM by Blogger

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Review: SEGA 3D Classics Collection

by Blogger ‎05-24-2016 07:58 AM - edited ‎05-24-2016 08:30 AM

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Return to the golden era of arcade and home console gaming with the SEGA 3D Classics Collection on Nintendo 3DS. This collection contains 9 vintage, genre-defining video games all remastered in full stereoscopic 3D. From timeless hits like Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast, to Japanese games that have never been released internationally like Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, retro fans are such to love what's included here!

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Upgrade Any Stereo Into a Wireless Sonos System with the ZonePlayer 90

by Blogger ‎05-24-2016 02:55 AM - edited ‎05-24-2016 06:44 AM

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Upgrade any stereo system into a wireless Sonos one with the Sonos ZonePlayer 90. Also known as the Sonos Connect, this little white device can easily hook up to an existing receiver or set of speakers in the living room, or anywhere in the home, depending on your needs.

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How to set up a multiple display workstation

by Blogger on ‎05-23-2016 08:24 AM - last edited on ‎05-23-2016 10:14 AM by Blogger

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If you're at all curious about setting up a multiple display workstation to help you spread out your work and entertainment across multiple screens then today is your day as we take a look at the basics to get you started.

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How to protect your computer from malware and viruses

by Blogger ‎05-22-2016 01:24 PM - edited ‎05-23-2016 08:12 AM

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You may not know how to keep your computer protected from malware and viruses. You may not be aware that is something you need to do no matter what type of computer you have. You may even not be aware of what those things are in the first place. Don't worry. Today we'll take a look at some basic steps you can take to get your system secure.

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Overwatch Collector's Edition Unboxing [Video]

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2016 07:45 PM - last edited on ‎05-24-2016 09:53 AM by Editor in Chief

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The battle for the future is about to begin! In this video I unbox the incredible Overwatch Collector's Edition and give you an inside look at Blizzard Entertainment's exciting new game world. Come see all the amazing contents you'll find inside!

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Virtual reality is coming to the PC world in the form of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. The experience promises to be amazing. Video gaming in particular will never be the same. But replicating an environment you can explore and interact with—in three dimensions—takes an incredible amount of computing horsepower. Is your PC ready for the arrival of virtual reality?

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What to watch in 4K now

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2016 05:20 PM

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For those who've already purchased 4K sets, and those who are thinking about an upgrade, constantly wondering what to watch has been a source of frustration.

The list of available content in Canada continues to grow monthly. And while some TV providers are still waiting to jump into the 4K Pool, there’s starting to be enough content out there to make adopting 4K technology worthwhile.

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Review: Doom, fighting to hell and back has never been so much fun

by Blogger ‎05-21-2016 01:48 PM - edited ‎05-21-2016 02:15 PM

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Id Software’s 1993 Doom is one of the most influential video games of all time and it just got one hell of an overhaul. The latest game in the series, simply titled Doom, released earlier this month on Friday the 13th. At this point it’s safe to say it won’t have the same impact as the original but it’s certainly going to give fans of the original game one hell of a good time.

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Should Outdoor Speakers Be Wired or Wireless?

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2016 09:45 AM - last edited on ‎05-21-2016 11:54 AM by Blogger

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Spending time outdoors is a passion, and you're ready to take the leap into outdoor audio to enhance the experience for your friends and family. The only question that remains: should you buy wired or wireless outdoor speakers? Let's take a look at the factors to consider as you elevate the audio in your outdoor oasis. 

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The Canon 80D Review: Touchscreen Is Here!

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2016 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2016 04:28 PM by Editor in Chief

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The 80D is the latest camera from Canon, and aside from a brand new sensor, it has a tiltable, turnable, touchscreen LCD. Video shooters are bound to love this camera, and today we'll tell you why.

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Shelly's Friday Favourites: Summer Salads as a Meal

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2016 10:22 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2016 11:49 AM by Editor in Chief

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You can prepare delicious side salads to go with any vegan BBQ. Or you can serve a hearty salad as a meal, by loading it up with lots of different proteins (just not meat, chicken, or fish) and other ingredients such as quinoa and rice.

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Great gear for backpacking light

by Blogger ‎05-20-2016 10:15 AM - edited ‎05-20-2016 10:16 AM

backpacking light.jpgThe trails are open and it's backpack season again. Can't wait to get out there? Don't worry, you don't have to load up on a lot of big gear to enjoy a weekend of backpacking. Here are a few things you can take along that are lightweight, multi-purpose, and will help you really enjoy a night or two in the great outdoors.

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How to Choose Between an Electric Or Manual Razor

by Blogger ‎05-19-2016 01:05 AM - edited ‎05-19-2016 01:09 AM

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Whether you're new to shaving, or have only ever experienced one method or the other of clearing the facial forest, it may well be the case that you haven't yet landed on either side of the great shaving debate regarding how to choose between an electric or a manual razor. Either way, today we tackle this—the most manly of topics, in an attempt to learn something new. Read on!

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Watts, Ohms, Volts and Amps: What Does It All Mean?

by Blogger on ‎05-18-2016 09:32 PM - last edited on ‎05-19-2016 12:23 PM by Editor in Chief

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Have you ever wondered how watts impact your home theatre audio? How about ohms, volts and amps? Understanding how your amplifier and speakers work together will empower you to design an audio system that will perform at its best. 

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Hands on with HDR and 4K TV by Samsung

by Blogger on ‎05-18-2016 12:14 PM - last edited on ‎05-18-2016 01:33 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's one thing to read about the amazing new TV technology that's out there today, it's another to experience it for yourself. From crystal clear resolution that's more than four times better than your current HD TV, to eye-poppingly rich and bright HDR colour, Samsung's best TVs were on display in Calgary at a recent event.

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Review: Battleborn is a beautiful MOBA inspired game

by Blogger ‎05-17-2016 06:43 PM - edited ‎05-18-2016 06:21 AM

teaser.jpgAfter 5 years of development, Gearbox Software's brand new IP, Battleborn has launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Containing 25 unique playable heroes, Battleborn allows for unprecedented customizable character growth and gives you a unique gameplay experience like no other game has to date. A fusion between first-person shooters and MOBA genres, does Battleborn have what it takes to compete? Come find out inside.

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The MXL 2006 large condenser microphone is very good at a lot of different things

by Blogger on ‎05-17-2016 03:03 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 03:43 PM by Editor in Chief

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There was a time not so long ago when the thought of purchasing a quality large diaphragm condenser microphone meant that you were about to drop some serious dollars. In recent years several manufacturers have started to produce top quality mics at an affordable price point and the MXL 2006 may be the cream of this crop.

 

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Recaro Baby Car Seats and strollers have landed

by Blogger ‎05-17-2016 01:21 PM - edited ‎05-17-2016 01:22 PM

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Just imagine if your child only knew that his car seat was designed by the same company that also designs race car seats and aircraft seating. OK, let’s face it: you probably find it ultra-cool yourself! That’s the reality with the line of premium car seats and strollers by Recaro.

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1 2 3 infinity: multiple monitors are good for everyone

by Blogger on ‎05-17-2016 12:20 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 01:04 PM by Editor in Chief

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Many people are still using a single computer display, whether that’s a laptop screen or a computer monitor. Most of those people would enjoy a significant benefit from doubling that, adding a second display. Even for home use! Here’s the science behind why multiple monitors are good for everyone.

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Must-have features to look for when buying your first piano or keyboard

by Blogger on ‎05-17-2016 12:19 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 01:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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If there is one instrument I’d say is found in nearly every home, it’s the piano. Acoustic pianos, small and large, and digital piano keyboards bring endless hours of fun and pleasure to any home. However, if you’re a first-time piano buyer, you may have many questions about your first piano purchase. I’d like to share with you a few tips how to buy your first piano keyboard.

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Editor's choice: 10 fantastic furniture finds for summer online at Best Buy

by Blogger on ‎05-17-2016 10:11 AM - last edited on ‎05-19-2016 12:10 PM by Community Manager

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With spring cleaning comes spring re-arranging and sprucing up your interiors and exteriors. I'm in the market for a lot of new furniture for my house, so I spent some time looking through the furniture sale online at Bestbuy.ca right now. Take a peek at my top furniture picks. Disclaimer: I couldn't stop at just 10.

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Review: Sony MDR-XB650BT Wireless Headphones

by Blogger on ‎05-16-2016 10:05 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 02:39 PM by Editor in Chief

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Do you like music that rattles your bones with the sound of thundering bass? Are you also someone that likes your music on the go and personal? Then you might appreciate the new Sony MDR-XB650BT Wireless Headphones with Extra Bass (that’s what the “XB” stands for). I got the chance to demo a pair of these new wireless phones, so read on to find out if they’re worth the good Sony audio name, and if you should be switching over to these babies.

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How to Create an Epic Vegan BBQ

by Blogger on ‎05-16-2016 11:46 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2016 03:09 PM by Editor in Chief

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I like to host parties, but I’m realizing that I have to add vegan options to the appetizers I serve. Since summer calls for BBQ, here are some vegan recipes that will earn star status on the grill.

 

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Refresh any room with an accent chair

by Blogger on ‎05-16-2016 08:57 AM

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My partner and I are moving into a new apartment next month, and one of the things that's been on my mind a lot is how we're going to change the feeling of the space without having to buy a whole new furniture set. One of my favourite ways to do that is adding an accent chair, and then just tweaking one or two other little things to shift the entire mood of the room.

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Victoria Day Weekend is seen by most as the first big weekend of the summer. Whether you’re going camping, getting away to a new city or having a relaxing weekend at home, here are 10 last minute things to make sure you have a memorable weekend!

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