Recently announced, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is the latest installment in the iconic Assassin's Creed franchise. Sporting the largest, most modern, and life-like open-world city to date in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is set to make its debut this fall. Come find out all the information on this newly announced game, and watch a nine minute gameplay walkthrough of Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
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When Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, it was designed to not only give the mobile operating system a new coat of paint, but also add some neat additions to make usage easier. Eventhough it initially rolled out last fall, many changes have been introduced—it is currently in version 5.1.1; the changes and fixes found in the current version have helped make Android smartphones and tablets easier to use.
I recently put my house up for sale, and before I did, I took a good look at every single room in my house and added some spring-time touches to every corner. From fresh new paint to simple touches like a brand new duvet cover, I had a blast bringing life and colour into every room after a long winter inside. Here are just a few great ways to refresh your house for spring, from simple fixes to big changes.
Telecommuting, remote working or just plain working from home: it doesn’t matter what you call it, the trend is on the rise. To get the most out of the experience, sitting at the dining room table with a laptop won’t cut it. A properly equipped home office will maximize productivity and make for a better experience. This doesn’t just mean moving the laptop from one room to another: you need to consider everything from computer equipment and peripherals to ergonomics and networking. Read on for tips on how to build a better home office.
Withings may not be a household name in the Canadian smart device market yet, but they soon will be. Blending a mixture of European influenced design with subtle lifestyle-enhancing functionality, Withings has arrived at Best Buy, and whether you need some surveillance for home or a new watch, you may find what you're looking for by reading on.
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For Blue Jays catcher, and resident Canadian, Russell Martin, being a cover athlete for a video game is a case of coming full circle. A childhood fan of the Jays and Expos growing up in Montreal, and a gamer at heart, the two-time All-Star catcher talks about being on the cover of MLB 15: The Show and what it’s like playing the game.
There are some small kitchen appliances you just can’t help get really excited about. For some people that appliance might be a crockpot, for others a bread maker. At my house, we always get a real kick out of blenders. That could be because we’ve had some real stinkers over the years, where you can literally see the blades struggling to cut through whatever we’ve put in the bowl and you can smell the blender’s motor as it burns out. Yes, I’ve killed off a few blenders in my time, so I’ve been really impressed with how far blenders have come over the past few years, and even more impressed when I gave the Breville Boss Super Blender a run through for a few days.
Ever wanted to drive track at over 200km/h? Not your style? How about driving tractor and prepping a field for the fall harvest? Maybe you’re a little more politically minded, and you’d like to manage the daily goings-on of a village with weird, bizarre animal-like villagers. The wonderful thing about simulation games is that they let you do things that you never could or would. Want to get caught up with some of the best sim games out there right now? Read on.
What’s cooler than having your own eye in the sky? For a lot of consumers and professionals out there, not much! The DJI Phantom was one of the first truly user-friendly drones on the market, and the family has grown over the past few years to includes some awesome new features. The beautifully designed Phantom 3 brings more range, more clarity, and more power to the field with two new models.
With the exclusive Canadian launch of the Myo armband at Best Buy, I can soon be controlling all sorts of things—from games and toys, to computers, TVs and more—all with a wave of my hand or snap of my fingers, just like I had the power of telekinesis. Read on to learn why I can't wait to pair one of these with a video game and have a brand new reason to call in sick for work.
The release of several ultra-portable PCs over the past few months has taken the laptop form factor to new extremes. The new Apple MacBook, Dell’s XPS 13 and Lenovo Yoga 3 are so svelte, they actually weigh less than the battery alone from a late 1980s vintage Macintosh Portable. I’ve put together a timeline showing some of the key advances in technology that have helped us move from a 10 kg PC in a suitcase to a device weighing 1 kg or less.
Induction cooking is one of the many ways you can cook your meals today. Because I had no idea what induction cooking was all about, I had to do some research to learn about everything induction cooking has to offer. Let me tell you, I found out it has some great benefits, so read on to see if an induction cooker is right for you.
There’s a new gadget coming to town, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to want one. I know this because as much as I may have initially scoffed at the idea that it would be a product I would ever want or need, I’ve come to the realization that it is indeed something I have to have. It’s the new Philips Hue Go–a WiFi enabled portable mood light that can be used indoors or outdoors, and it will be hitting the Best Buy shelves just in time for summer.
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The television section in a Best Buy store is a place to dream. Around every corner is a bright amazing image: crystal clear entertainment magic. Some shelves have HD televisions, some have the vivid detail of 4K UHD displays, and some even have dazzling 3D. Then there’s the cream of the crop. The best example of this last category is the new Samsung SUHD television. Best Buy is giving away one of these, the best televisions available, in this contest. You can also win an exclusive trip to Toronto to get the Samsung SUHD experience like never before! Read on to learn how to enter:
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We post data online, or send it via our phone, yet this information is often just lost in space. In fact, some people say this generation will be one of lost memories. Nero is a solution to save memories and at the same time make more out of them. Read to learn more about how Nero can help you make the most of your digital memories.
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One of the most anticipated racing simulation games of the past three and a half years is finally here. Project CARS was developed on a new crowdfunding platform, with the help of over 80,000 community members, developer Slightly Mad Studios set out to make the ultimate racing simulator game. If you love racing simulation games like Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo come read my top 5 reasons why every racing sim fan should have Project CARS.
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I love it when new TVs come out as the technology just keeps improving. The value for the dollar keeps getting better, even if the new TVs aren’t a big step up in features and technology. LG just introduced a new line of TVs for 2015, the LF Series, that I had a chance to get a closer look at even though I wasn’t able to test them out. Two of them were 32” models and the other comes in a 43” and 49” sizes. LG’s LF series, at least so far, are smaller sets than I am used to seeing being introduced.
Kiss speaker wire and built-in speakers goodbye! The Sonos music system is the future of fully integrated in-home music, and it couldn’t be easier. The fully wireless but amazing sounding system is a snap to set up in any room in your home, and with its smart app, you can control your entire music library (and the internet’s!) right from your phone.
For some, the car is more than just a tool, it’s a way of life. There are commuters on the road, parents shuttling kids from long school days to endless activities, and road trippers for whom a traffic jam is an opportunity to slow down and take it all in. No matter which profile you fit, there are gadgets you can stash in your car to make life easier.
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It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a pair of Beats headphones. So long so that my last pair says “MONSTER” on them still. In my hands are a similar, but different, pair of Beats Solo headphones. Now part of the Apple family and shorn of the cable that used to connect them to devices, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 On-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones feel more free. Are they as good as the price tag would imply? Read on to find out.
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No matter where you live, when warm weather comes we all start craving ice-cold beverages. For most of us, that means switching up our hot coffee for an icy cold coffee of some kind. I’m a huge fan of Starbucks Frappuccinos and I always head for those when it gets hot, but I know a lot of Tim Horton’s fans, and I was completely shocked the other day by the long line up for Tim Horton’s Iced Caps. It was 25 degrees in Vancouver and they were actually turning people away from the counter because they ran out of the popular drink.
50 years ago people really didn’t focus on fitness, whether that be together or solo. Just watch Mad Men and you’ll see that most of their time was spent lounging around having cocktails, and the idea of exercising together for your health was a pretty bizarre idea. These days, getting fit is a big part of couple time, and exercising together is one of the major ways people build strong relationships. Here's how you can get fit together.
With summer almost here, there is no better time than now to shed those lingering holiday pounds. If you're lacking the motivation to whip your behind into shape, read on and discover my picks to help you get in shape for summer.
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Cleaning up your home is easier with a Dyson vacuum. It has all the features that will make your floors and carpets dirt and dust free like never before. Best Buy will be giving away one of the newest, and most powerful vacuums available, the Dyson Cinetic DC77 Animal. Let us know which of this machine’s many incredible features makes it a perfect fit for your home for your chance to win. Read on for all the details:
If you’re at all into healthy eating, or even if you just happen to have flipped through the pages of a healthy eating magazine at some point in the past few years, you’ve likely heard all about food steamers. Because they eliminate the need to cook with oils or unnecessary additives, they’re said to be the bee’s knees when it comes to healthy cooking. So, given the fact that bathing suit season is right around the corner and I’ve recently launched myself into an epic mission to get in shape and slim down in record time, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to review the Breville Health Smart Steamer.
I have a love-hate relationship with fitness. I love the way I feel when I’m active and fit, but hate how easy it is to lose momentum and fall back into bad, unhealthy habits. Now that the days are longer, the weather warmer, and bathing suit season imminent, I’m on a mission to shed my winter coat and get back to my healthy self. If you’re looking to do the same, here are some tips that have worked for me in the past that will help you get more active and stay that way.
Pioneer has been a household name in electronics for quite some time, particularly for audio equipment. They introduced their Elite series of audio receivers several years ago as their premium product, but recently upgraded it a big step up from previous generations. They’ve improved both the audio performance and the feature set so these Elite receivers can fill your home with music as well as deliver surround sound that will really enhance your home theatre experience. Here is a taste of why they are so good.
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Which smartphone apps do you use most, no matter where you are? Arguably nothing changed the usability of smartphones more than apps. Your music, photos, maps and web browser were in your pocket, along with all your contacts, messages and phone history. The explosion of apps and their sophisticated capabilities have since given rise to the concept of a “killer app.” These are some of the elite that really change how you use or think about your smartphone.
Bushnell has been a major name in the optics market since the late 1940s. While we tend to know them mostly for their binoculars and telescopes, they've set their sights (no pun intended) to a more grown-up hobby: Golfing. Bushnell's Laser Range Finders are tournament legal, waterproof and come in a wide variety of zoom functions. Why should your first (or next) range finder be a laser guide? Read on to find out.
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Powered by the Frostbite engine, EA Sports presents Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, breathing life into a new world where you experience every detail. Pre-ordering online at bestbuy.ca now means your copy for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will include access to TPC Scottsdale!
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