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Up the security level inside the home by adding an easy-to-install wireless security system called MyFox. This complete system works with Nest to keep the energy bills in check and also offers users the opportunity to add a camera with privacy to see what's going on inside remotely through the product's app.

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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE puts on a stellar performance

by Blogger ‎08-24-2016 11:40 AM - edited ‎08-24-2016 01:21 PM

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Mic check, testing 1, 2, 3. It’s time to take centre stage for your grand pop idol debut in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Nintendo and Atlus’ dazzling new role-playing game for Wii U. This unique music-inspired crossover title blends the world of Nintendo’s Fire Emblem with Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei in fun and imaginative ways sure to delight fans of these series. Explore a modern-day Tokyo and channel your inner pop star power to battle evil spirits out to harvest the creative energy from everyday citizens.

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How often do you leave your mobile phone at home when you go out? My guess is never. Though you might become preoccupied with all the things you need to do and accidentally forget it, chances are you’d return to pick it up. Since your cell phone is such an extension of yourself, why not give it an outfit? Let’s look at some fashionable cases for the iPhone and Android.

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Backpacks built for your active lifestyle

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2016 11:31 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2016 08:13 AM by Blogger

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When it comes to finding a backpack that's built for your active lifestyle, there are actually two different types of bags that you could possibly need. The first is a backpack that's going to look awesome while holding all of your gear and necessities. The second is trickier: it's a duffle bag that's going to get you from the gym to the conference room while still looking totally venue-appropriate at both.

 

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On August 25th, you'll have the chance to experience some of the wildest immersive experiences at the Life & Tech Expo in Toronto when you see some of the Virtual Reality devices on display. Whether you side more toward 3D, 360 degree panoramic views or even Augmented Reality, you're in for a treat from the likes of Homido, Noon and Merge. VR is no longer a pipe dream of the past and it's more affordable than ever. 

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Review: The King of Fighters XIV evolves to the next generation

by Blogger ‎08-23-2016 04:12 PM - edited ‎08-23-2016 04:26 PM

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This is the moment The King of Fighters fans have been waiting for! The latest entry of SNK's renowned team fighting game series, The King of Fighters XIV, is now available on the PlayStation 4. Come find out how SNK worked to create an entry in the series that appeals to both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.

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Life as a student can be quite demanding. You need to manage your time to accommodate classes, studying, extra curricular activities, a social life, and perhaps a part-time job. You also need to be prepared for each of these activities at any given time, which is why a large capacity backpack is essential. Here are two great options that will help make life easier for any busy student.

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Bright backpacks that help you stand out

by Blogger ‎08-23-2016 01:56 PM - edited ‎08-23-2016 01:59 PM

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Not everyone likes to stand out in a crowd, but if you like to make a statement wherever you go, then these bright and bold backpacks are for you. Whether you are going back to school, heading out on a travel adventure, or just want something fun for commuting to and from work, these options are sure to keep you from blending in.

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Review: Sennheiser Game One Headset blends comfort and performance

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2016 09:15 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2016 02:22 PM by Community Manager

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When you think of video gaming, Sennheiser isn't a company that comes immediately to mind. When it comes to headphones and audio though, it should be. Sennheiser's been taking a hard look at taking over the gaming headset market, with recent entries into the market like the Game One Headset. With a very minimalistic approach geared more toward longevity, comfort and performance, the Game One is a headset you definitely shouldn't overlook.

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What is the best time of day for a cup of coffee?

by Blogger ‎08-22-2016 08:14 PM - edited ‎08-24-2016 12:44 PM

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Most people I know enjoy–and perhaps even need–a cup of coffee in the morning to get their day started on the right foot. I’m one of those people. In fact, after I’ve showered and dressed and otherwise prepped myself for the day, the next item on my agenda is to secure some caffeine. But is first thing in the morning the best time for a cup of coffee? Research says: “not so much.”

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Review: The ONE Light digital piano

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2016 06:17 PM - last edited on ‎08-23-2016 04:51 PM by Community Manager

THe ONE Light .jpgThe ONE Light is a digital piano that promises to have even the most beginner of students playing their first song in minutes. Through your iPad, iPhone or Android device you can access many interactive lessons and have hours of fun too. I'll take a closer look at what The ONE has to offer.

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Review: Insignia 11.6-inch Flex Windows Tablet

by Blogger ‎08-22-2016 02:30 AM - edited ‎08-22-2016 02:31 AM

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The very form factor of a 2-in-1 convertible tablet lends the impression that it can do everything a laptop can do. It looks like one, after all, so it’s an easy correlation to make, but not all convertibles are made equal. The Insignia 11.6-inch Flex Windows Tablet is less of an outright replacement, and more a device that can step in for certain tasks. Keeping things in perspective is probably the best way to look at a unit like this.

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What are the top five ways a smartphone can make student life better, you ask? Well, I cannot wait to tell you. In fact, I could easily give you ten ways that a smartphone could make student life better, but in the interest of not making this article so long that you need to take snack breaks, I'll cap it at five. 

 

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2 in 1 backpacks for school and the outdoors

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2016 10:21 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2016 07:21 AM by Blogger

10408760.jpgIf you're already struggling with the stress of schoolwork, fall term, and the cost of textbooks, don't forget to take a moment to rest and relax before term begins. One great way to hit "reset" on your mental anxiety button is to take a nice, long hike outdoors, and these 2 in 1 backpacks are just what the stressed-out student needs to get a handle on the school year before it even starts.

 

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Review: 808 Audio NRGGLO Wireless Speaker

by Blogger ‎08-21-2016 09:44 PM - edited ‎08-23-2016 09:51 AM

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I’ve wanted to purchase a portable Bluetooth speaker for some time now. An iPhone’s speaker just isn’t good enough for when you want to blast some favourite tunes at the beach, or backyard barbecue. And there is seemingly no end to the options available for portable wireless speakers (and at varying price points), which does make choosing something feel a bit daunting. So I was stoked when I was asked to test out and review the affordably priced 808 Audio NRGGLO Wireless Speaker, to see if something so modestly priced can deliver the kind of sound I need.

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It’s not as easy to find a smaller tablet that runs Windows 10, but Insignia has one in its new 8-inch Flex tablet. The device isn’t outfitted with the latest and greatest specs, and as such, is not going to be able to perform everything one might expect out of a mobile device running a full version of Windows. Keeping your expectations measured may let you stretch more out of it.

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Samsung doesn’t give up easily, it seems. The company has repeatedly tried and tried again to create a winner in the wearables category, only to achieve mixed results. The Gear Fit2 isn’t a smartwatch, but rather a fitness band that can sort of act like a smartwatch because of its large screen and litany of features.

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Try the newest VR and wearable technology at Toronto's Life and Tech Expo

by Blogger ‎08-19-2016 03:44 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 03:51 PM

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On Thursday, August 25th, Toronto's premier entertainment and fashion hub, Yonge-Dundas Square, will be transformed into a spectacular showcase of the latest and greatest in virtual reality headsets, wearable tech, tech toys, and more. Hosted by Best Buy, the Life and Tech Expo is free to attend and will give you the opportunity to connect with the top brands in tech for exciting demonstrations and hands-on with today's hottest gadgets!

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Announcing the Samsung Gear 360 Camcorder

by Blogger ‎08-19-2016 03:42 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 03:49 PM

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Samsung has released a few new products today, and among them is the Gear 360, a standalone camera that can shoot photos and video in 360-degrees. This device, with its spherical form factor, has two lenses that capture 180-degrees on each side, with software stitching them together for a full image.

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A happy mind is a productive mind, and there's no better way to make your mind happy than to surround it with stuff that makes you smile. It's easy to move into your dorm room at the start of term and leave things just as they are, but with a couple stylish updates, you can transform your dorm room from a listless studying cavern to a productive, calming atmosphere that gets you into the studying groove.

 

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After a full day of classes you'll be coming back to your dorm room hungry and looking for something to eat for dinner. Check out these recipes perfect for getting you through the week.

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Yes, back-to-school is the time to focus on those kids who are heading back to an educational institution (or starting at one). But when it's time for the siblings to return to daily school, and the summer months are over, a baby will also need to get back into a routine.

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Which of these 5 appliances should you take to your dorm room?

by Blogger ‎08-19-2016 10:45 AM - edited ‎08-19-2016 10:46 AM

cook_together.jpgWhen you're setting up your dorm room kitchen, you want to pick appliances that you'll use every day. Here are five you'll want to consider bringing along to set up your dorm room kitchen.

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Style compliments technology at the Life and Tech event in Toronto on August 25th

by Editor in Chief on ‎08-19-2016 01:00 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2016 01:32 PM by Community Manager

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For the second year in the row, Best Buy is hosting the Life and Wearable Tech Expo and Fashion Show in Toronto Ontario.  On August 25th visit the free event at Yonge and Dundas Square and have a great time learning about the latest personal audio devices, smartwatches, tech toys, virtual reality headsets and more directly from the companies responsible for creating this amazing technology.

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5 ways to brighten up your dorm room

by Blogger ‎08-18-2016 11:08 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 12:03 AM

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Moving away to University can be nerve racking, and having to move into a new, bare space that you’re not used to can make it even worse.  Make this space feel as comfortable as possible by filling it with stylish, inviting pieces that will make you feel at home.

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How to Brighten Up Your Dorm with Great Smart Lighting Options

by Blogger ‎08-18-2016 05:16 PM - edited ‎08-18-2016 05:37 PM

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There's no shortage of ways in which smart lighting can enhance our homes and personal spaces, providing us with an energy efficient solution to brightening up our lives in the most tangible way possible! Why not, then, consider how the same goal may be accomplished in dorm rooms across Canada? Join me today for a brief bit of brainstorming to find ways in which smart lighting can make your dorm room brighter. Pop on through the portal and let's let the ideas flow!

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Why doesn’t my Wi-Fi reach all around my house?

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2016 01:14 PM - last edited on ‎08-18-2016 03:32 PM by Community Manager

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Suffering from disappointing Wi-Fi performance in parts of your home? You’re not alone. Spotty Wi-Fi is a common problem. Here’s how to diagnose what’s going on, along with suggestions on how to fix the issues.

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Jam Lithium Ion Bluetooth Speaker Review: Heavy Metal, Alloy and Trance Plus

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2016 10:10 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2016 04:52 PM by Community Manager

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Jam Audio has released three new Bluetooth speakers, the Heavy Metal, the Alloy, and the Trance Plus, all with Lithium Ion batteries boasting upwards of 10 hours of listening per charge. They look great and are small enough to integrate into any room. Let’s dig a little deeper and see how they perform.

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Dyson has a brand new vacuum on the market and it's also their first robot vacuum. With twice the power of any other vacuum on the market and so many cool features and functions, I was pretty excited to test it out and see what it could do. I was pretty impressed with its cleaning power as well as how great my floors looked. Read on for my full review of the new Dyson 360 eye.

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Get packed for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2016 11:13 PM

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Summer is almost over, and soon it will be time to get back in the classroom, and back to hitting the books. But you’re going to need a lot more than just books to make it through the semester, so I’ve put together a handy checklist of what you’re going to want to have to get geared up, and packed up for back to school.

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