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iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

By Erin L / March 15, 2017 / Comments Off on iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

Regular readers and viewers know I’ve become pretty attached to my iRobot Roomba vacuum. (Read my review of the newest iRobot 980 here, or the BraavaJet 240 mopping robot here to see why.) This week iRobot announced it was making some pretty serious upgrades to the cloud connectivity of the iRobot app. You’ll remember from…

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Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

By Erin L / November 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

It can be hard for a business to stand out. Signs and email marketing campaigns are old school. How about making an impression from the ground up? What are Luminous Carpets? Brand new lighting technology is allowing for LED lights to be imbedded in carpet, meaning companies can display directions or even advertisements to people…

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Philips Hue lights get wireless motion detection

By Erin L / August 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Philips Hue lights get wireless motion detection

Regular readers know how much I love smart lights.  They give so much versatility to your home’s ambiance and colour.  The Philips Hue line is a popular kit that allows you to easily get started with adding smart LED lighting, timers, colours and more to your house.  Today, Philips has announced more smart functions are…

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New Ring Video Doorbell has smaller design, adds Live View

By Erin L / March 18, 2016 / Comments Off on New Ring Video Doorbell has smaller design, adds Live View

Ring, makers of the very popular and easy to use Video Doorbell, are rolling out a brand new gadget dubbed Pro. Made as an upgrade from the existing doorbell, the new Pro version is smaller and slimmer than the original,  and has advanced features, like Live View. Ring says the ability to peek in on…

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Fitbit launches 2 new trackers: Blaze and Alta

By Erin L / March 16, 2016 / Comments Off on Fitbit launches 2 new trackers: Blaze and Alta

One of my all time favourite gadgets has to be Fitbit. The slim Fitbit Flex fitness and activity tracker has been my go-to for step counting, sleep monitoring and basically helping keep me active. (Read why here) I haven’t looked at upgrading my Flex until now; mainly because it continues to work great, and I…

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Brand new Fitbit Alta is slim, pretty and does more

By Erin L / February 3, 2016 / 1 Comment

Fans of original Fitbit Flex’s low profile, slim design and ease of use, rejoice!  The best things about the Flex have been carried over and improved upon in a brand new band, the Alta. Fitbit Alta is a new stainless steel tracker, with a satin finish and a sleek, modular design that includes a quick-release…

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Testing the Fitbark Pet Activity Monitor 

By Erin L / March 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

The brand new Fitbark arrived on my doorstep today. My dog doesn’t seem as excited as I do about testing it out this weekend! Read my preview of the Fitbark here, and watch for a review soon.

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Chromecast in Canada; Google Ups their Game

By Erin L / October 11, 2014 / Comments Off on Chromecast in Canada; Google Ups their Game

Google Chromecast was the last of the TV streaming devices to launch in Canada, and while it’s still deep in catch-up mode with products like Roku or Apple TV, it is making some improvements to content available in Canada. Case in point, Chromecast launched with just 6 apps here in Canuckistan, in March of 2014.…

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