Displaying articles for: 10-21-2012 - 10-27-2012

Fake it like Martha with these 6 appliances

by ShelaghM on ‎10-26-2012 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2012 02:20 PM by Blogger

I admit to secretly being jealous of Martha’s ability to be the perfect hostess and create amazing meals. However, I am also too lazy to actually put that much time or energy into pulling it off.


Get some help faking it with practical kitchen gadgets. (No, not the useless ones you get as gifts or buy while fantasizing about becoming domesticated.)


These kitchen appliances are actually handy and will help you become a kitchen genius without too much sweat involved.


Google Translate - A "Must-Have" Travel App

by Blogger on ‎10-26-2012 02:37 PM - last edited on ‎03-14-2013 04:14 PM by Blogger

Google has this great knack for innovating in ways that you would never expect.  When Google Earth and Google Street View came out – I would have never thought these were possible at the world-wide scale that they delivered them. Well Google Translate is another one of those apps that just doesn’t seem possible at the scale that they have made this work.  


Google translate is a must-have if you are traveling to countries that speak a language that you can’t. I recently was in Europe and found it extremely useful in helping with restaurant menus, street signs and directions, groceries, and a myriad of other situations.


Nikon Releases the Coolpix S01

by Blogger on ‎10-26-2012 12:49 PM - last edited on ‎09-24-2013 05:15 PM by Epic Genius

If you've ever found yourself without a camera at a critical moment because you don't want to be bothered with the bulk of carrying one, Nikon's got your number with the new Coolpix S01. Coming in at under the size (and weight) of a deck of cards, this is the smallest Coolpix yet. 


Sweet dreams are just a NOVOtech Pillow away

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2012 11:21 PM - last edited on ‎10-25-2012 09:14 AM by Blogger

I’m what you might call a ‘frequent-pillow-switcher.’ I’m not sure if I’ve ever known anyone who switches out pillows on their bed as often as I do. When asked why I do this, the answer is simple – I can’t stand a flat pillow, and every pillow I’ve had flattens out within a few months max. With flat pillows come neck cramps, sore muscles, and headaches in the mornings. That’s when I know it’s time to put the poor thing out of its misery and start over.


Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unveiled!

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2012 08:44 AM - last edited on ‎10-24-2012 11:55 AM by Blogger

Come take a sneak peek at the Halo 4 Limited Edition Console, releasing at your local Best Buy and online at BestBuy.ca on November 6th!


Improve your photos with Tamron and Sigma lenses

by ShelaghM on ‎10-23-2012 10:25 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2012 02:08 PM by Blogger

A variety of lenses are a crucial part of any photographer’s kit in order to get those special effects and do something more than just point and shoot. But, original lenses can be pricey. Purchasing a third-party lens is often the best solution for the amateur photographer. 


Before buying a third-party lens, be aware that the optical quality is not going to match those found on the original brands. Generic brands also don’t hold their value so reselling won’t be an option.


Here are four lenses from Sigma and Tamron that have stood the test of time.


How do Best Buy Brand TV’s Compare to the Big Brands?

by Blogger on ‎10-23-2012 09:47 AM - last edited on ‎12-10-2012 01:00 PM by Blogger

When it comes to the world of TVs there are a handful of brands that lead the pack; namely Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp. However, there are a couple of less known brands that are worth consideration if you are in the market for a new, fancy, schmancy piece of technology. Exclusive to Best Buy, Insignia and DynexTVs offer a great value for those that are open to breaking away from the pack. 


Tech21 Smartphone Case Review

by TechLinz The Captain on ‎10-22-2012 05:38 PM - last edited on ‎04-12-2013 01:38 PM by Community Manager

Out of all my tech toys, my one constant is my mobile device.  It’s a rarity to find me without a Smartphone in hand ready to take on the world. 


Most of us don’t realize how much we depend on our smartphones until they are broken.  Without our devices finding a friend in a crowded shopping mall is next to impossible, leaving dinner with friends to feed the meter instead of using the Verrus app is an unwanted interruption and lines become twice as long with no games, video or social media sites.


The launch of the new iPhone 5 and recent arrival of the Galaxy SIII have many consumers in the market for a stylish new case to go with their stylish new mobile device. I see too often style being the only deciding factor when choosing a case; however durability should be just as important. The true challenge in finding the perfect case is to combine both style and resilience with a sleek design that doesn’t add to the weight of your device. 


Finding the Right Blender – Try out Breville

by TechLinz The Captain on ‎10-21-2012 03:39 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2012 12:29 PM by Blogger

Over the past year enjoying a fresh cold smoothie has become a weekly, if not daily part of my routine.  The only downside of smoothies is the cost; they can easily become one of those indulgences that push you over budget, which makes them difficult to justify. Recently, I’ve started to concoct some of my own smoothies at home. In order to due this, I had to purchase the perfect blender.  If you’re new to choosing a blender you may be shocked to find exactly how many models are on the market. 


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