11 years on, since Halo Combat evolved and changed how we looked at video game consoles forever, we have the fourth iteration of the Halo Franchise. Bungie has stepped aside, and 343 Industries have taken the helm, and aim to stamp their signature on this iconic IP.
The first reviews by our Windows 8 test pilots are in! This week they were asked to review Windows 8 Personalization features on their brand new HP Envy 4 Touchsmart Ultrabooks. Here is what they had to say.
I don’t know about you, but when fall hits my interests turn to strictly indoor pursuits. It’s not that I don’t like the cold and constant rain, it’s that…well, it actually is that I don’t like the cold and rain.
Part of fall for me is lining up my collection of Blu-rays and revisiting my favourite fall and winter movies. Titles like Elf, Wedding Crashers, and animated releases like Cinderella are all on my must-watch list, and having a home theatre set up and ready to pair with my HDTV so I can have the best picture and the perfect sound is important.
Nikon has just brought out the first camera that is powered by the Google Android operating system. The Nikon Coolpix S800cis a great point and shoot camera with some of the great features of a smartphone. With Android now available on this camera, I guess you could call it a smartcamera. Nikon has done a great job with this device, as they have not sacrificed any of the characteristics necessary for an excellent camera, while adding the versatile capabilities of the Android platform. You can get apps for your camera in the same way you would do on your phone.
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Don’t be spooked, don’t be paranoid but do get cautious. There are some scary things wanting to latch on and take over our smartphones and tablets.
According to the USA Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an estimated 8.6 million households experienced identify theft since 2010. That's just in the States. As we start to rely on our smartphones even more those numbers are going to get higher.
I can’t say I’m much of a cook. I’m one of those rare breed of people who love to bake, but when it’s time to put dinner on the table, I’d rather pick up a menu and order sushi. Part of the problem is the duration of prep work involved in cooking a big meal - Slicing, dicing, and sautéing take up a lot of time, and I’m always left with sticky pots and pans to scrub. The other problem? Not having the proper tools to make cooking as simple, safe, and fun as possible.
Today, a behemoth was reborn. The Samsung Note II is the newest contender in the mobile device world and it is making waves. The Note II is the result of a marriage between a smartphone and a tablet. As of late, Samsung has been developing products that are legitimate contenders to other dominant mobile device manufacturers (cough, cough…Apple). Let’s take a moment to compare the two.
I’ll start off with the big boy. The Note II’s sheer size is its defining characteristic. With a 5.5 inch screen, even a person suffering from the most extreme case of sausage fingers will find this phone a little on the large side. Despite this, there are some definite benefits to having a phone this size. Since it gives you all the functionality of a tablet with the portability of a cell phone, you get the best of both worlds.
In my family, it’s hard not to get on the baking bandwagon. I grew up hanging out in my Grandmother’s kitchen in Saskatchewan, watching her bake fresh bread and buns every day, not to mention a ton of cakes, cookies, and cupcakes whenever a special event would happen. I’m pretty sure her oven ran from dawn until dusk, and because of that, I picked up a thing or two about baking and the tools you need to make everything you whip up perfect.
My Grandma was a stickler for cast iron loaf pans and big, black cookie sheets with years of wear, but I’m pretty sure if I tried to bake with those right now, I’d burn everything I attempt. My baking pans and cookie sheets of choice? Wilton bakeware. Whether you use a cake mix and just do it for fun or you’re a hardcore ‘everything from scratch’ type of person like I am, Wilton bakeware is perfectly created for anyone who enjoys baking.
Gadgets are great, but there are just so many things that can go wrong. We expose our gear to rain, drop it in puddles (or worse), run down the battery, use up the storage space, throw away the instructions and scratch up those shiny, black cases. The horror! In the spirit of Halloween, here are a few of the more common scary things that could happen to your gadgets, along with some advice on how to make it right.
The third (though technically fifth) installment of Assassin's Creed is upon us. The massively successful assassin simulator has always used periods of the world's history as a vehicle, but this time we're heading to the American Revolution, with what seems to be a more ambitious slice of history.
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No matter what time of year it is, we are all addicted to hot beverages. The Tassimo T46 lets you create a wide variety of barista-style drinks for about half of the price you’d be charged at your local coffee shop.
Whether your drink of choice is drip coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, hot chocolate or tea, Tassimo’s innovative bar-coded drink cartridges (T-discs) communicate a specific brew time, temperature and water level to the machine so that your drink comes out perfect every time.
The smartphone war of late has largely been between Apple and Samsung, until now! LG is about to launch a serious contender with the Optimus G. This new superphone, which will be available in the next couple of weeks, will be the fastest device on the market. It has a great design and is loaded with a lot of excellent features.
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