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24 hours at the edge of the world with Samsung Galaxy S8

By Erin L / April 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

How do you know if a smartphone can be right for you? Many people get their first hands-on experience with a new phone while standing in a retail store or browsing online. It’s not a very elegant way to decide whether or not you’re going to make a commitment to something that will be in…

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hudway glass heads up display driving car

Heads Up display review: You’ll love Hudway Glass but hate its partner apps

By Erin L / February 25, 2017 / 4 Comments

We may not have self driving cars yet, but there are other ways to improve and streamline the driving experience. I recently received a sample of Hudway Glass. This compact plexiglass panel allows you to turn your smartphone into a heads-up display for your car.

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Smart keyless travel lock – Locksmart by Dog & Bone

By Erin L / January 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Smart keyless travel lock – Locksmart by Dog & Bone

Travel locks get a bad rap; either they’re too puny to be protective, or they’re easy to pick. Or perhaps you’re the type that is always misplacing the key or forgetting the combination, while you’re a million miles from home. Smart travel lock uses no keys, no combinations A solution is digital locks. I’ve written…

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Smart mirror is robot concierge for hotels

By Erin L / January 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Smart mirror is robot concierge for hotels

At the world technology show CES 2017 today, Panasonic and IBM have introduced a product that will help travelers make the most of an unfamiliar city. Smart mirror is digital concierge Built into hotel room mirrors (which are essentially transformed into large touch screen computer terminals), this smart mirror concept is basically a robot concierge…

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Christmas traffic; technology of when to avoid the road

By Erin L / December 20, 2016 / Comments Off on 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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Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite Review: take another look at an e-reader

By Erin L / November 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite Review: take another look at an e-reader

E-readers have been around a long, long time. Even so, there’s still heated debate among book lovers about whether digital can really match the tactile experience of a printed book. Amazon was one of the first to release a mass-market e-reader in 2007; it sold out in about 5 hours, and readers have been soaking…

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Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

By Erin L / August 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

I LOVE this idea.  A six meter mini-cabin in the shape of a drop of water is now open to campers in Canada.  The Goutte D’O (water or rain droplet) is a small portable accommodation option designed to entice campers who might find tenting too rustic. Gouttes D’O make debut in Canada parks The Goutte…

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Reviewing ASUS Pocket Projector

By Erin L / July 31, 2016 / Comments Off on Reviewing ASUS Pocket Projector

As technology continues shrinking, new categories of home entertainment are also finding ways to make smaller and smaller components. Take home theatre projectors, for instance. They used to require a suitcase and a weight belt to cart them around, but that’s changing with the introduction of pico or pocket projectors from several manufacturers. ASUS is…

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Mpowerd inflatable lamp is fun & versatile

By Erin L / July 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Mpowerd inflatable lamp is fun & versatile

When we’re spending more time outdoors, decorating our outside space can be fun. Whether you’re chilling in your backyard, or camping in the wilderness, you can spice up your space with a solar powered space saving lantern, like this one from Mpowerd. The Luci light comes flat-packed; you blow it up with lung power, then…

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Napier Sportz Truck-bed Tent Review

By Erin L / July 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Napier Sportz Truck-bed Tent Review

Getting out of the city, away from the job and into the outdoors can really make you feel relaxed. That’s why I love camping. I can turn off my mobile, light a fire, and sit and contemplate the stars. I’ve been a tenter from the beginning; no fancy RV’s for me! I’ve had a couple…

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