Every small office needs a multifunction printer and many homes would benefit from one as well. While a basic inkjet printer fills most personal needs, a built-in fax machine, scanner and photocopier makes a multifunction unit like the Brother MFC-J4410DW indispensable in a small office setting. While you may not need fax capability at home, the colour printing, along with scanning and copying should cover off most needs. The Brother MFC-J4410DW offers wireless connectivity and unique landscape printing technology that helps to keep the printer compact —an important consideration in small spaces. In short, it covers most needs of the home, small office and school user without taking up a lot of space or breaking the bank.
byBradMoon05-23-201306:58 AM - edited 05-23-201306:58 AM
We spend more time online than ever, and much of that time using what are likely insecure networks such as free WiFi hotspots. Sometimes we need to check private and highly personal e-mail from someone else’s computer. We might even make the occasional quick online purchase from our work PC. All of these activities leave us vulnerable. Passwords can be intercepted, e-mail accounts hacked, credit card numbers compromised and web browser history tracked. The SurfEasy Private Browser USB Key is designed to eliminate those threats, letting you surf the net, check e-mail, update Facebook or pay your bills online without fear of being hacked, traced or identified.
Just ask anyone and they’ll agree - One of the best and worst things about summer is the smell of BBQ. It’s the best if the scent is coming from your BBQ, and the worst if it’s heading over the fence from your neighbours house and you don’t have an invitation to dinner.
There’s just something about BBQ that makes everyone want to don a fancy apron, grab their extra large spatula, and place him or herself in front of an outdoor grill. But this summer, there is one best BBQ accessory you’ll want to bring along into the backyard you might not have thought of before – Your smartphone.
on 05-22-201310:01 AM - last edited on 05-22-201302:25 PM by BBYJorge
The smartphone has become quite the ubiquitous device – most people have one and if they don’t, they are thinking about getting one. In fact smartphones and tablets are becoming the device of choice – in 2010 the number of shipments of smartphones and tablets for the first time in history exceeded the number of computers and notebooks delivered. Also, in 2013 the number of smartphones and tablets will exceed the installed base of computers and notebooks for the first time in history. You can do so much more with a smartphone than ever before, the only problem is the screen is so small. Well, did you know you could use your big flat screen HDTV as your smartphone display?
on 05-21-201308:56 PM - last edited on 05-22-201308:43 AM by BBYJorge
The Xerox Mobile Scanner pairs with the Eye-Fi card to create a portable scanner that is completely wireless. Quickly scan documents and photos to upload and share from your iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or computer.
Is Resident Evil ready for a comeback? Well, yes, of course, it was ready a few titles ago, but will it actually succeed? Happily, all signs point to yes, as our favorite, and simultaneously least favorite survival horror title returns to form with Resident Evil: Revelations.
Boston Acoustics has been engineering audio speaker systems for over 30 years, and have developed systems for every type of customer. They do an excellent job of producing very affordable speaker systems with great sound, and their Classic 5.0 Speaker Package (CS2300-II) is no exception. If you have spent a bundle on a great HDTV and A/V receiver, these are a great way to add some great sound without dropping a lot more.
Every kitchen needs some fun appliances. Here are five products that add a dash of excitement to everyday meals or help you when you’re entertaining. They'll also save help you get healthy, save money and reduce waste.
Nick (Owen Wilson) and Billy (Vince Vaughn) are salesmen who recently found out the company they work for is now closed. With no job, their lives start to fall apart until Billy gets an interview for the both of them for an internship at Google.
bychrisv3905-17-201309:27 AM - edited 05-17-201301:44 PM
In the second installment, the Enterprise is sent back home only to realize there is a one man wrecking crew destroying their world. With Captain Kirk at the helm, will his edgy decisions save the Enterprise and stop this force to be reckoned with?
Maybe you’re the bride or groom, and you’ve finally found the time to sit down and really think about your gift registry. Or, you’re looking for a few wedding gift ideas for the many weddings you’ll be attending this summer, and you have no idea where to start. Whatever your reason or whomever you are, finding the best wedding gifts are a piece of cake when you spend some time checking out the appliance aisle.
Today’s appliances aren’t anything like your mother’s handy crockpot either (although those are great to have too). Because so many people move in together before the wedding, newlyweds want to move on to bigger and better home appliance options than the usual starter kit of pots and pans. And with so many choices out there, the perfect wedding gift to start their newlywed life off in the right direction is simple to choose.
byBradMoon05-16-201310:36 AM - edited 05-16-201310:36 AM
The JVC HD Everio GZ-EX355 was unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is the latest in JVC’s popular line of compact camcorders. The HD Everio GZ-EX355 is the midrange model in the lineup and includes advanced features like a 2 million pixel backlit CMOS sensor that captures full 1080p video. It also offers 60x dynamic zoom, a high quality Konica-Minolta HD lens (with image stabilization), improved low light performance, a 3-inch touchscreen display, built-in WiFi and streaming capabilities.
In part 2 of our wedding photography primer, Justin looks at the equipment you need to photograph a wedding like a professional. It might surprise you just how little equipment you need to take amazing wedding photographs!
If you have a smaller budget and are looking for a solid receiver with all the right features, the Onkyo 5.1 Channel TX-NR414 A/V Receiver is one of your best choices. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to truly enhance your surround sound viewing experience. This receiver can be the centre of your system with 6 HDMI inputs. It can also provide a great music experience with media streaming or connecting to your iPod, smartphone, computer or tablet. Have a look...
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a professional sports photographer?
Our Social Media team sat down with Dave Sandford, professional photographer for the NHL, earlier this month for an exclusive interview. Dave has captured some of the most iconic shots from our national sport including Wayne Gretzky’s final game, and Sid the Kids’ famous game winning goal at the Winter Classic!
on 05-13-201308:49 PM - last edited on 05-17-201309:34 AM by BBYJorge
Monsters, evil men, dark tunnels filled with who knows what, and an economy so poor, they use bullets as money. Though, in fairness, they also use them to shoot each other. An eerie, tense First person shooter, Metro: Last Light squares you off against the end of the world, and stacks the chips in favor of the apocalypse. Scrounge, fight, and survive with Metro: Last Light
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a tablet that strikes a great balance between portability and function. It has the same great Samsung design and is one of the only 8-inch tablets on the market offering some exclusive features and apps that help you get organized but also get creative.
For entertainment pleasure, the general rule of thumb is the bigger the better, and the Sharp 60” 1080p LCD HDTV (LC60E69U) is nice and big. This is not a fancy set with lots of bells and whistles, but many of those you can add yourself like smart features or surround sound. What it does have is a great picture at a great price for such a big HDTV, all with the Sharp Aquos brand. If you are looking for excellent value in a large LCD HDTV, this may be it.
There comes a time in every phone’s life when it decides to take a plunge in a big old puddle of water. For me, that moment came several times – Once with a hot pink BlackBerry I’d put in my pocket during the day, promptly forgetting it was there when I turned on the bath for my kids. It took a nice jump into a warm and sudsy tub of water.
Yet another time there was some serious iPhone water damage to my husband’s phone after he dropped it in the, yes you guessed it, toilet. If this has happened to you, you know that feeling of panic when you realize that your go-to gadget might be completely destroyed. Not only is it going to be expensive to replace, but all of your personal data is stored (and probably not backed up) on it.
When I was a kid, there was only one outdoor toy that I really wanted, and I wanted it more than a pile of Barbies, more than Hot Wheels, and yes, I’m dating myself, more than the Atari and Intellivision video games I eventually settled for. Actually, to me, it wasn’t really a toy at all - It was a rip, roaring high-powered kiddie car that I could charge up and take off with on the road to anywhere. If you wanted one too, you probably know I’m talking about Power Wheels.
So once I had kids, I did what any parent would do. I went out when my first was a toddler and picked up a Power Wheels. Was it worth the wait? Oh yeah.
byCase05-09-201305:00 AM - edited 05-08-201309:18 PM
Bluetooth wireless headphones offer great freedom in your day to day life. By cutting the cord between your head and your pocket or bag, you’re free to move however you want. However, a great pair of wireless headphones can be hard to find. So when I got the opportunity to review a pair of Plantronics BackBeat GO bluetooth headphones, I was hopeful. Could these finally be a pair of wireless headphones that I could use to replace my standard wired earbuds?
byhootie05-08-201308:52 AM - edited 05-08-201308:52 AM
Portable wireless speaker systems seem to be getting better in both function and design and the Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker System (SRS-BTM8B) is no exception. It is a very nice looking and convenient portable system that has excellent sound for a smaller system. So if you want to take your music camping this summer, or to the beach, or on a picnic this Sony Portable Wireless Speaker System is a great choice.
bychrisv3905-07-201310:03 AM - edited 05-07-201310:03 AM
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has had enough with the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and his threats, but calling out the Mandarin didn't help Mr. Stark and the people who are close to his heart, as he ventures an uphill battle to rebuild and seek revenge.
byBradMoon05-07-201306:57 AM - edited 05-07-201306:57 AM
A typical PC laptop is capable of playing casual video games, but when it’s time to really push the pixels, most laptops aren’t up to the task. Being able to play serious PC games on the go, with blazing fast frame rates, means a powerful CPU and dedicated GPU —no shared graphics. These requirements typically result in a big machine that pushes the definition of portability. Many manufacturers of gaming laptops take the concept a step further, decking their computers out with shiny cases, lots of glowing LED light effects and other decorations. The EUROCOM Monster 1.0 11.6-inch gaming laptop takes a different approach. It has the specs that hardcore PC gamers want, but packs them into a laptop that’s sub-notebook sized and actually portable. And for added measure, the Monster 1.0 takes a more discrete styling approach, with a subtle, rubberized matte finish that doesn’t scream: “Hey, I’m playing games over here!”
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