When your electronic device is described as ‘waterproof’ what does that mean, exactly? Can you drop it in the pool, or does that mean some wine splashed on it won’t do damage? With electronic devices like smartphones, speakers and headphones, guessing at the waterproofedness or water resistance is a recipe for disaster. That’s why manufacturers created a rating system that can tell you exactly how much water your device can handle. It’s called an IP rating. Continue reading “How to understand IP Ratings explained”
Headphones are a dime a dozen these days… you can get headphones from $20 to $600. Choosing headphones is personal, and everyone has a preference, whether it’s on-ear, over ear, in ear, noise cancelling or not… and of course sound quality comes into play big time.
I had a chance to test out my first pair of Beats by Dre headphones, these are the Beats Solo3 Wireless. Beats are slick looking, popular, and expensive… so are they worth the hype? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Beats by Dre Solo3 Wireless Headphones Review”
I’ve recently been trying out diffusing at home. For those who may not know, diffusing is the process of adding essential oils to water, and having it ultrasonically dispersed into the air. Continue reading “Aukey Ultrasonic Diffuser & Air Humidifier Review”
Heading back to college or university means sourcing out some gear that can provide all the computing power you need, while being easy to use too. This time on CTV Tech Talk, we looked at a laptop, tablet, and some other tech that can help make school assignments and studying easier. Continue reading “CTV Tech Talk: Back to school gear for college students: Apple, Beats, HP, Targus”
Dash cameras are growing in popularity because they’re an excellent way to give yourself some insurance if you ever get into an accident. Wondering why you should get a dash camera or what dash cameras can do? Click here to read our article that answers those questions.
As part of our series on dash cameras, we’re checking out some of the top brands. Papago is one of them, and guest blogger Ron Leung had a chance to try one of their cameras for a month. This is his review. Continue reading “Papago GoSafe 760 dash camera review”
Dash cams may have once seemed like an extravagance; the tech toy of a crazy car buff wanting to show off.
Do I need a dash camera?
These days there are many more practical reasons for getting a dash cam. In-car recordings are increasingly making news and being used as evidence but there are other reasons you should consider a dash cam now too. Continue reading “Why get a dash camera & what to look for in a dash camera”
We adjust the temperature in our homes with heaters and fans, but how often do we give a thought to the air we breathe?
I’ve recently been trying out some essential oil diffusers and it’s made me think about how nice it is to have lightly scented, humidified air in the house. It’s the kind of thing I probably wouldn’t seek out, but now that I’ve tried diffusing, I miss it when it’s not on in the home. Continue reading “Sage Wellness essential oil diffuser review”
I’ve always thought virtual reality is something for teenage boys, and gamers. The appeal to a middle aged woman like me has been limited up to now. But thanks to Samsung, I’m starting to see the promise of virtual reality and how it can be expanded from gaming to real life applications. Continue reading “Virtual reality Coldplay concert with Samsung Gear VR”
Google Home, the smart digital assistant/speaker that recently launched in Canada has gotten some new and added functionality this week.
Google Home can now recognize different voices so it can customize your user experience. One of the ways it can do that is by utilizing the second new feature: the ability to make phone calls. Continue reading “Google Home gets new functions in Canada”
It’s all about the science of beauty on Tech Talk TV this month! Continue reading “Best new beauty gadgets – CTV Tech Talk”