byBradMoon09-30-201408:17 AM - edited 09-30-201408:18 AM
When you think of robotic building sets —not just toys you assemble, but kits that allow you to create robotic models that interact with their surroundings— LEGO Mindstorms probably come to mind. There’s a new option, though, a Kickstarter success story that’s now going mainstream. My kids and I had the chance to try out a MOSS Zombonitron 1600 set. Here’s what we thought about what Modular Robotics calls its “futuristic building blocks of ingenious invention.”
Vizio is the new kid on the block in Canada, and they have brought a great set of home entertainment products with them. They have a reputation for being innovative and their Sound Baseis a good example. In addition to the great sound bars that Vizio offers, they have their Sound Base – like a sound bar but an even simpler way to improve your TV viewing.
byStaceyMac09-29-201407:47 PM - edited 09-30-201409:13 AM
When it comes to TVs, there are a few brands that stand out from the pack – Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, to name a few. But have you heard of VIZIO? If you have, great! If not, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be on your radar – especially now that their all-new M-Series Smart TVs are available at Best Buy.
How would you best explain a hashtag to a hesitant grandparent? Making technology available on a cross-generational level – no matter your level of expertise – acted as the inspiration for a documentary that debuted earlier this year, ‘Cyber-Seniors’. Best Buy teamed up with Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver to relay the goodwill and great intentions behind ‘Cyber-Seniors’, letting those who’ve long been out-of-touch with tech get hands-on with some of the hottest products.
Since the release of the original wearable camera, GoPro has been a go-to for the outdoor action crew who want to capture videos of their wild exploits. GoPro has just announced the release of their latest batch of cameras under the name Hero4. This time last year they released two cameras in the Hero3+ range, and this time they’ve actually announced three different models; Hero, Hero4 Silver, and Hero4 Black.
Hyrule Warriors is a joint collaboration between the folks at Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo. Meant to envision the Legend of Zelda's characters mashed into the Dynasty Warriors style of gameplay, Hyrule Warriors takes your favourite characters into uncharactered territory, but does a good job doing it. Come check out the latest in the Legend of Zelda universe.
You know the old saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a bunch of apple recipes will keep you happy all weekend. Maybe it doesn't go quite like that, but you'll agree with me once you've tried this bushel of amazing apple desserts.
The number one reason that people buy cameras is to make portraits of friends and family.Today I’m going to offer you some advice on how to make better portraits, and also recommend some Canon lenses to help you do just that.
Bose has developed quite the reputation for itself. In only 50 short years since its launch, the Bose brand has become both a leader in the consumer electronics pack and synonymous with superior sound quality. But being a leader isn’t always enough for Bose. Nope, to stay on top of their game they often best even themselves, which is apparent when you look at the latest addition to their headphone product lineup, the Bose QuietComfort 25 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones.
When the notice arrived for a rate increase, we were ready to say goodbye to cable. It took a bit of planning and introducing the ClearStream1 short-range antenna and Tablo two-tuner over-the-air (OTA) DVR into the mix. But the cord's been cut and we haven’t looked back since.
We all hold Kickstarter and crowdfunding in such dear light, and one of the early successes of the model was the Cookoo Smartwatch. Unfortunately, the first watch left a few things to be desired. A few months later, the second generation is out, adding a lot of the missing pieces from the first and more (like better water resistance) while keeping it all at an afforable price. Come check out how this watch stacks up!
byhootie09-25-201408:00 AM - edited 09-26-201410:08 AM
Bose has based its reputation on delivering fantastic sound with small speakers and the Bose CineMate 15 is no exception. If you are tight on space but don’t want to sacrifice sound quality then this is for you. Even if you aren’t tight on space, Cinemate 15 is a simple and very clean way to add great sound to your entertainment system.
A microwave is one of the most important small appliances in your kitchen. If you’re in the market for a new microwave, you’re in for a treat. The latest models are sleek, stylish, and do the jobs of 100 cooks, all wrapped up in a compact package that sits on your counter on mounts above your range. Check out these 4 things to look for when buying a microwave.
I have a few lasting memories of all the hours of Killer Instinct I played as a kid: Firstly that Orchid was possibly the pound for pound easiest button mashing character in fight gaming until Eddy Gordo showed up in Tekken 3. Secondly was how demeaning and frustrating a combo breaker was! On the 20th anniversary of the first Killer Instinct, the full first season is our for Xbox Live in disc form at a VERY reasonable price. Come check out the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack.
Sling Media just brought out their newest Slingbox, the M1. Most media streamers take video from the your computer or the Internet to your TV, but Slingbox works in reverse. They take video from your TV or DVR and stream it to your PC, tablet, or Smartphone. It lets you watch the TV programming from your cable or satellite box whenever you are away from home on your mobile device of choice.
A global sport, Soccer (or Football, depending on where you live) has long been paired with another platform of universal acceptance and immersion, the video game. From pixels of color crudely punting a block on a dimly rendered plain, to cutting edge in facial animations, ball physics, crowd reactions, you name it, the Sports Game is sitting pretty, and never more so than with Fifa 15. With 600 new animations, dynamic AI, increased competition on the pitch, and more, the 'Beautiful Game' has never looked better.
For the most part, many of the iOS based toys nowadays have potential, but are very limited to what they can do. The Parrot Mini-Drones for example were fun, but not that expansive in ability. They both also cost more than the Sphero Ollie, a brand new challenger into the fold. Ollie comes from the same science and physics loving minds behind the Sphero and promises to continue branching fun and physics at an affordable price. You know what? It's great fun too. Come check out the Sphero Ollie.
Ask gamers about NHL 15 and you'll get one of two answers: "It's great because it's the hockey game we've been waiting for" or "I can't believe it's missing so much." The camps will probably remain pretty divided, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in it for the traditional hockey gaming experience, NHL 15 provides it and more. It is, in fact, a good hockey gamer's game. Read on to find out more.
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Soon you will no longer be able to buy regular incandescent light bulbs because they are too energy inefficient. The great thing about the "smart lighting" options from Philips is that they are extremely energy efficient. They can also be fully controlled using your wireless network. The control of the lights is so flexible it provides an amazing set of options for energy savings, for convenience and for enjoyment. So if you are upgrading your lighting, “Smart” lighting is a fantastic choice.
The Tiny Home movement has been building up for a few years now. When I first heard of tiny homes I immediately downloaded the catalog and was in love with the simple, small designs. It might not be do-able if you have 4 kids (and all of their stuff) under your roof, but these cute, quirky homes are perfect for a single person, small family, or seniors who want to live independently.
Every time Apple release a new version of iOS —the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (and behind the scenes the Apple TV)— it’s a big deal. On September 17, the company began rolling out iOS 8, what it’s calling “the biggest iOS release ever.” What can you expect from iOS 8? Should you upgrade immediately? Here are my thoughts after I installed iOS 8 on my iPad, as well as using it for a day on a newly arrived iPhone 6.
How can you tell when fall is on its way? It used to be that we’d look for leaves turning yellow and that familiar chill in the air, but for the past few years there has been one true indicator that fall is here, and that’s when pumpkin spice mania hits again for another year. So if you’re in the mood to get your pumpkin spice fix, have I got some great recipes for you.
Put technology to work while you’re driving and give yourself that extra bit of security. The Thinkware Dashcam sits in your dashboard acting as your silent witness on the road, recording events you can review later.
There’s a huge mass of Star Wars geeks out there (myself included) watching every move Disney and J.J Abrams make as a new crop of Star Wars releases draws ever closer. If there’s one thing guaranteed to get the attention of these Star Wars fans, it's a peek at what Abrams is working on. And if there’s one thing guaranteed to get pop culture geeks in general in a froth, it’s a mash-up between franchises. J.J. Abrams just managed both in one shot with his HUNKA JUNK YouTube clip of the new Millennium Falcon from his forthcoming Star Wars film—with a very unexpected Easter egg.
on 09-18-201401:57 PM - last edited on 09-18-201404:59 PM by BBYMartin
The iLoud Studio Monitor Speakeris a small package that can pack a hefty little punch. It's meant for listening to music like other wireless speakers, but it also has special features. If you're a musician looking for a small keyboard amp or software-driven guitar amp, or if you need to check mixes on the go to make sure they'll translate well to other systems, the iLoud has you covered.
Cooking the perfect turkey isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Instead of cooking all day, the average turkey only needs 3 or 4 hours in a good oven. You don’t to be an expert chef to cook one either – I cook a medium sized turkey for my family of 6 every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, so it’s a meal that anyone can prepare. Just follow these step-by-step instructions on how to cook the perfect turkey
There is good reason that Vizio is the top seller of sound bars in the U.S. market. For the price, they provide some of the best award-winning sound bars you can buy. Vizio deliver innovative features and excellent sound at a very reasonable price, not a bad combination!
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