Archive for December 2016

Roku Ultra – My review of 4K TV streaming gadget

There are plenty of TV streaming gadgets to chose from; AppleTV, Google Chromecast, and a whole array of devices from Roku. Roku Ultra is a new, top of the line media streamer with all the bells and whistles you could want. It will stream content from hundreds of online channels, it’s 4K/UHD compatible, it’s got HDR…

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Christmas traffic; technology of when to avoid the road

It’s not your imagination; Christmas traffic gets crazy.  And there’s data to prove it. Waze, the guys who make the super cool traffic and navigation app, have released some info about when are the best and worst times to drive around some of the places that see a flood of vehicles around the holidays. Is…

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How to stream with an old TV (even without an HDMI plug!) Try Roku Express+

Is there a TV sitting in your basement that is basically obsolete? Wondering how you can stream today’s shows on that old TV? When HDMI ports emerged years ago, allowing reliable strong digital connections from peripherals to TVs, many sets fell out of use as the popularity of HDMI-connected gaming consoles and streaming devices grew.…

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Top tech gift picks

There were so many great gadgets through my tech test center this year. I picked just a few as some of my most favourite for 2016.  Be sure to check out my longer “Top 10 tech gifts” list too.

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Top 10 tech gadgets of 2016

I’ve tested a lot of gadgets and gear this year. Picking favourites is hard, because unlike previous years, many of the items that have come into the tech test kitchen in 2016 are really high quality, and work well, so picking the cream of the crop is a challenge. Nevertheless, here are the Top 10…

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