Archive for December 2015

Going to CES!! (What the Heck is CES?)

It’s big and exciting news for me: I’m heading for the giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, but some readers may be wondering, “what the heck is CES, and why should I care that you get to go to Vegas?” Well, to put it simply, CES is a global consumer…

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Want a better movie experience? Get a Projector like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema Projector 2040

Super-sized flat screen TVs are all the rage.  Mention a home theatre projector, however, and people will tune out.  After all, many folks remember projectors as dusty, weak-beamed devices with a noisy fan and little appeal.  Not any more. Movie theatres use uber-powerful projectors to kick out Hollywood-sized images with crystal clear definition, amazing contrast…

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Philips Hue Go Portable Smart Lamp Review

Regular readers will know I get way too happy about smart lighting. I particularly love coloured lights as I feel like you can totally change the look, feel and even decor of a room with colour, minus the paint brush! So I was thrilled to get a test model of the new Philips Hue Go…

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My Great Plan to Avoid Christmas Shopping Chaos

I was rushing around and stressing about the holidays. My husband and I are leaving on a trip later this week, and I was frantically making a list of all the Christmas shopping I needed to do: get travel size bath and beauty items for the trip, pick up gifts for our neighbours and some…

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Reader Q and A: Glow Headphones

Since I posted an unboxing video and review of the Glow headphones, I’ve had many questions and my YouTube Channel has been pumped with inquiries seeking more info about the product. It’s my understanding this gadget started on Kickstarter, and I’ve heard from several backers who say they’ve been left in the dark about the…

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Gadgets get better looking! The rise of ‘Smart Jewelry’

This time on CTV’s Tech Talk we focused on a new trend that’s seeing gadgets get  better looking, after many years of being functional, but in some cases kinda ugly. Tory Burch for Fitbit I’ve long been a big fan of Fitbit’s Flex fitness tracker. (Read why here) My biggest knock on it has been…

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Diamonds 2.0 invented?

Researchers from North Carolina State University say they’ve found a new form of solid carbon, and that discovery has allowed them to make diamonds much easier.   The new form or “phase” of carbon is called Q-carbon; other forms for solid carbon include graphite (think lead pencils) and diamonds. The discovery allows diamond-like structures to…

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My Top 10 Tech Gadgets of the Year

I’ve had the great fortune to test some of the best and most-coveted tech gadgets this year. I’ve reviewed a lot of devices, but only these make my top 10 list for 2015.  My criteria? They have to be easy to use, perform as promised – or better – than the companies advertise, they have…

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