Why is my tech broken? Why do my devices crash? Why is technology unreliable? How can I fix it?

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I’ve tested a LOT of technology, gadgets and devices as a tech writer, and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that most gadgets will require regular maintenance to keep working well. Just like your car, the fluids need to be … Continue reading

A 3D printer, a drone simulator, and gadgets galore: Where to find them in Calgary


I was hunting all over my house for my power cord — my one lonely, last Apple power cable— and realized I’d left it at work.  My phone was about to die, and I figured it was well past time … Continue reading

Watching Your Health? Qardio Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review


It’s a pain, and a time-suck going to the doctor.  You have to find parking.  You sit and wait.. and wait… and wait some more. What if you could take care of some of the routine tasks you see a … Continue reading

The winner of the Ring Video Doorbell from Ring and Tech Talk!

I’d like to congratulate winner Gerda Cones! <applause!> Gerda is getting one Ring Video Doorbell, courtesy of Ring.

Please watch the blog for upcoming contests and giveaways.  And if you have any ideas for upcoming tech segments, blogs, or products you’re wondering about, please reach out and make a request.  Some of my best ideas come from YOU!

Installing and using the smartphone-controlled Osram Lightify Flex LED kit

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I’ve been looking for an easy under-counter lighting solution that can brighten up my dark kitchen, without requiring a degree in electrical engineering.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Osram Lightify Flex system was to install. Even better … Continue reading

Presence App turns old smartphone or tablet into a wifi video surveillance system: Review

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Home security systems can be expensive, cumbersome, and pain to install. However I’m happy to report that I’ve recently been testing several home security options where installation is quick and easy (read my review of the Ring video doorbell), and … Continue reading

Lost Luggage No More: Trakdot Luggage Tracker Review


Lost luggage can pretty much ruin your trip.  You’re missing underwear, possibly medications, cosmetics, a suit for your big presentation, maybe even the notes for it. The worst part about lost luggage is that most airlines can only tell you, … Continue reading