Thinkware X350 dash camera review

There are plenty of choices when it comes to dash cameras. Big cameras, small ones, front facing and rear. We’ve got an article on the blog about all the dash camera options and how to choose (read that here) but today we’re reviewing the Thinkware X350. Continue reading “Thinkware X350 dash camera review”

CTV Tech Talk: Back to school gear for college students: Apple, Beats, HP, Targus

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”

Sage Wellness essential oil diffuser review

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”

Virtual reality Coldplay concert with Samsung Gear VR

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 gets new functions in Canada

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”

How to talk to Philips Hue & Google Home

We’ve been looking at just how easy it can be to run smart gadgets in your house using Google Home. Philips Hue lights are one of the compatible systems that work with Google Home allowing you to ‘talk’ to your smart Hue lights. Here’s exactly how to talk to your Google Home and Philips Hue bulbs. Continue reading “How to talk to Philips Hue & Google Home”

New Playbulb Candle S; now rechargeable & brighter

It’s been HOT where I live. Really, bakingly hot.  The kind of heat where you don’t want to turn on the oven for dinner, or even boil water. Lighting candles is out of the question. Despite the fact that some subtle flickering ambiance is nice, adding anything that says ‘heat’ is not happening. That’s why I love Playbulb’s new electronic candles, Candle S. Continue reading “New Playbulb Candle S; now rechargeable & brighter”

Need Samsung accessories? These are perfect for the new Galaxy S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been out for a while now, and to go with it, there’s plenty of new Galaxy-ready gear.  Whether you need a proper case, charging cables or other accessories, there are some new options from different companies. Continue reading “Need Samsung accessories? These are perfect for the new Galaxy S8+”

Google Home Review – what a digital assistant can do for you

Typing is for chumps.

Savvy techies today are talking to their devices, using their voices to interact with technology, rather than typing commands into a web browser online. You’ll see it in a series of new smart home digital assistants; Amazon’s Echo (not yet available in Canada) Apple’s soon-to-be-revealed Home, and of course Google’s Home device is now available in Canada. Continue reading “Google Home Review – what a digital assistant can do for you”

Review: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link fan, heater & air purifyer

We’re having a heatwave where I am.  Typically here no one has air conditioning because it doesn’t usually get hot enough for long enough to justify it for most families. But when conditions do change and it gets up to 34°C or 94°F, something must be done.

Fortunately for me a demo model of the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link arrived for testing and this review a few days before the worst of the heat. Continue reading “Review: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link fan, heater & air purifyer”