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Light bulbs mimic daylight & night light for better sleep – Lighting Science

By Erin L / March 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Light bulbs mimic daylight & night light for better sleep – Lighting Science

Who couldn’t use a few more hours (or even minutes) of extra sleep, or better sleep overall? We should all go to bed earlier, but sometimes that’s not realistic.  Couple our poor bedtime habits with the fact many of us are glued to our screens (being bombarded with blue light that stimulates the brain and…

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New Playbulb Solar made for pool & outdoors

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 1 Comment

Start dreaming of summer now. Playbulb has a brand new smart light that lets you decorate your pool, pond or yard with multi-coloured light. It’s the newly launched Playbulb Solar.

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Cute Playbulb Zoocoro lamp is a great nightlight for kids

By Erin L / October 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Kids love animals so they’re bound to love this new line of lamps, particularly little ones who don’t like to be left in the dark. Meet Playbulb Zoocoro! Playbulb Zoocoro lights are small plastic lamps that are rechargeable, and can be used while plugged in, or away from their charging base to supply light anywhere…

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MiTagg lamp – multipurpose tech & charging center

By Erin L / September 6, 2016 / Comments Off on MiTagg lamp – multipurpose tech & charging center

I get some of my most interesting ideas for tech gear and blogs from coworkers; Neena stumbled across this unusual gadget, and had to know if it was all it’s cracked up to be. The MiTagg desk lamp is much more than a light; it’s a multi-talented tech and charging center. What the MiTagg lamp…

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3 Lamps and lights perfect for camping

By Erin L / July 9, 2016 / 30 Comments

Lighting is important when you’re out in the wilderness. Flashlights are a must, and headlamps are handy, but you need options that aren’t just burning-the-eyes-out bright. I tested three new lighting gadgets on a recent road trip through the northwestern US and found each of them handy. Brunton Lightwave Amp Speaker & Lantern When camping, you…

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Making outdoors easy: Gardening Gadgets & App

By Erin L / June 13, 2016 / 71 Comments

Not all of us have green thumbs, but fortunately, technology can help! There are some amazing gadgets that can help make life outdoors easy this summer, plus, we can count on technology to beautify our yards too. On CTV Tech Talk this month, we looked at a few of these fun and helpful gadget picks.…

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Gadgets you need at home; portable wireless lamps & robot cleaners

By Erin L / April 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Gadgets you need at home; portable wireless lamps & robot cleaners

From cleaning robots to room-freshening lamps, on CTV Morning Live this month, we looked at some cool new gadgets for the home. iRobot Mopping Robot I’ve been testing the iRobot Braava jet 240. This little lunchbox-sized device will sweep and mop your floors for you. It uses small pads with cleanser infused inside them and…

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Decorating with light: Playbulb Sphere & Candle review

By Erin L / February 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

Every so often, we all get the itch to redecorate. Depending on your budget and circumstances, that itch may or may not be able to get scratched. But if new furniture is out of the question, or a new paint job seems too tedious, there are still ways you can spruce up your home, and…

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Philips Hue Go Portable Smart Lamp Review

By Erin L / December 22, 2015 / 5 Comments

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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8 Great Gadgets & Toys for Camping

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / Comments Off on 8 Great Gadgets & Toys for Camping

Summer is camping season, and there’s nothing better than getting out to the mountains, or the badlands. This month on Tech Talk on CTV, we’re showing you both high-tech and low-tech gadgets to make roughing it more enjoyable. Watch the Video by clicking here! I’ve blogged previously on each of these gadgets, but I’ll put…

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