Shooting photos or video in 360-degrees is a unique proposition that has only become readily available to consumers in the last few years. Prior to that, it was either expensive or out of reach, and few options to display the content anyway. The LG 360 Cam is a pocket-sized camera that can shoot in 180- or 360-degrees, and works with any Android phone, not just LG’s models.
Remakes and HD re-releases are never going to stop, that is just a fact of the video game industry as it stands currently. In most cases not much is done to these newer releases of older titles, aside from putting a few games in a series together and updating the graphics to 1080p in most cases. This is not the case with Vanillaware’s latest release, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which not only had the HD overhaul but it also received some much needed improvements and a few welcome additions.
Missed out on last year's hard-hitting, brilliantly-designed fighting game Mortal Kombat X? Now's your best opportunity to jump in and play the greatest entry in franchise history with the release of Mortal Kombat XL. This definitive version includes all the content from the original, plus every DLC character and Skin Pack that has released to date!
I've been using Arlo cameras outside my house since last fall and I love how reliable they are and how easy they are to use. Arlo now works with IFTTT so you can integrate your cameras with all of your other smart home devices and favourite apps.
One of the hottest laptop categories these days are 2-in-1 hybrids, a category started by (and still led by) the Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro. What if you want something less expensive? That’s where the Acer Switch One 10 fills a void, providing an affordable, compact Windows 10 2-in-1 option at Chromebook prices.
In home theatre, we use numbers like 5.1 and 7.1 to describe both our audio rigs and the way movies are encoded. It can get a little confusing, so let's look closer at what these numbers mean for you and your home theatre.
Following a supercharged E3 Expo, and a spring season filled to the brim with blockbuster games, July is comparably quieter month for video games. As such, I'll be devoting some time to catching up on recently released games, but I also plan on checking out a few new games too. Games high on my radar this month include Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, Monster Hunter Generations, Batman: Return to Arkham, and a few more!
The school year has only just come to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about back to school supplies. I know, you might think I’m crazy, but why not get some of the basics out of the way now so you’re not scrambling come the end of August. A great place to start is with one of these new backpacks from Best Buy.
As you build an impressive collection of movies, music and photos, digital storage space becomes a priority. Does the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS provide enough room for your current needs, and enough expansion space for your 4K video future? What about ease of configuration and use?
If there's one thing that I love about the summer, it's the water. Pools, beaches, lakes, you name it; give me a big body of water and I will try my darnedest to (1) never get in it, and (2) spend all my time right next to it. Depending on how mischievous my friends are feeling, though, objective #1 isn't always so easy to achieve–which is why it's so important for all of my wearables to be safely waterproof or water resistant!
I love to bake, and have since my high school Home Economics teacher introduced me to scones many moons ago. However, I absolutely hate blending with a handheld mixer. I find it annoying, messy, and strangely painful. Needless to say, I’ve been coveting a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for as long as I can remember, but have never taken the plunge to add one to my arsenal of kitchen appliances. So, as you can imagine, I was beyond excited to take the newly released KitchenAid Artisan Mini for a test drive …
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Welcome to the resistance. Homefront: The Revolution is here on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Play as Ethan Brady, the newest member of the resistance, as you try to take control away from the KPA and bring back freedom to the people by any means necessary. Come find out inside why this open-world first-person shooter will have Homefront fans on the edge of their seats with excitement.
If you're interested in searching for buried treasure & lost doubloons, click on through to read my review of the SuperEye S500 Metal Detector. This thing brings with it serious treasure-seeking fun, and I really think you're going to like it!
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It’s easy to find a Bluetooth speaker these days, but not always effortless to find one that delivers consistently good sound. That becomes more of an acute consideration when size is a factor. The Sony SRS-XB3 is small enough to wield almost anywhere as a travel companion, yet boisterous enough to keep a small party entertained. With water-resistance and the ability to sync two speakers together, there is a lot to like here.
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When I was a kid I recall doing Jump Rope for Heart; in my hazy memory all I can really recall is that it was jumping rope for some indeterminate amount of time. To be honest, it felt like it was hours, which is a painful thing to consider given that as an adult I struggle to jump rope for even more than a few minutes at a time. I do, however, jump that rope, because it’s one of the best ways to get your body warmed up before working out, and it can be a key part of your cardiovascular process when you’re exercising. That’s why I was intrigued when our editor-in-chief asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing a smart skipping rope; I knew immediately what I’d do if I was going to make a rope smart, but I was curious to see where Tangram, the manufacturing of the Smart Rope had taken it. Was it any good? Read on to find out.
If you are in the market for a stereo mixer that won’t colonize a lot of space then the Yamaha MG06X may be what you are looking for. Compact but with incredible power and features, small-scale live performers, DJs, or home studio producers can all benefit from this compact, portable, and well built mixer.
A bright sunny day may seem like the ideal time to make good photographs, but it actually brings a set of challenges that we need to take into careful account. Today I'll give you 6 tips to help you make the most of those sunny summer days.
I was pretty excited to find raspberries on my property, and after I picked two full buckets, I was on the hunt for what to do with them. Luckily I have a party planned for my son this weekend, so I dug up some kid-friendly raspberry recipes you should definitely try.
If winter is for hibernating and spring is for cleaning, summer is an ideal time to refresh looks, whether it's a new coat of paint on your deck or in the living room, a new dining room set, or a revamp of the baby's nursery. Whether it's just to refresh a look ar accomodate baby #2, here are some ideas on items you can get to give your nursery a style overhaul.
When my wife and I found out we were expecting, a lot of things came pretty easy to us. Shelving, things for the walls of the nursery and even our name came easier than selecting a baby monitor. My mom made our decision for us by gifting us a baby monitor at the shower but I still wonder "What if?" What if we hadn't been given a default option and had to clash heads as two techies trying to figure out which baby monitor to pick? For those of you going through a similar dilemma, this blog is for you.
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In celebration of the upcoming release of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, WB Games hosted an exclusive Canadian media launch event inside the Rogers Centre’s upscale TD Comfort Clubhouse. At the event, not only did I get a chance to try the game early, but also the opportunity to meet Toronto Blue Jays’ starting pitcher R.A. Dickey!
Becoming a parent for the first time is a bit of a scary thing if you don’t feel entirely prepared or ready to care for and nurture a smaller, smellier and needier version of you. Heck, even if you think you’re prepared … you’re not prepared for a baby. Not even close. But, while I can’t ease your mounting soon-to-be-parent anxiety, I will offer you the 10 lessons you learn as a new parent, as I know them. Maybe it’ll help.
When Pinterest came out, I was fascinated by the beautiful recipes. However, while their dishes are pretty to look at, there is no way I could replicate them without food styling. That’s why I’ve almost abandoned Pinterest and have started using apps again: following one cooking influencer is much simpler than doing a random Google/Pinterest search. Here are two free apps to turn you into a culinary pro.
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phil&teds offers a large line of innovative baby products. Their products are safe, stylish and functional, and I love that they took parents into consideration in their design. They really do help parents "adapt&survive". Read on to see some great baby must haves for the summer weather and beyond.
Ever sat down and thought about just how expensive it is to raise a child? And a big portion of costs come right at the beginning, when you need to buy all of the necessities to prepare for the new arrival. That includes setting up a nursery. But don't get overwhelmed. There are plenty of strategies to get the nursery of your dreams on a budget.
Smartwatches haven't just changed the way we look at timepieces in terms of extensions of our smartwatch technology, they've also disrupted the fashion aspect by offering different bands, bracelets and making it easy for users themselves to change their watch bands for different occasions.
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