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Google Home gets new functions in Canada

By Erin L / August 19, 2017 / Comments Off on 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.

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Henge Gravitas stand for iPad & iPhone – dual purpose docking

By Erin L / April 11, 2017 / 1 Comment

I love docks for my phone. They keep the device within easy reach, allow you to see the screen, and get it all charged up at the same time. The worst problem with a docking station is that you need two hands to remove it so you don’t end up dropping something on the floor. Recently I had a chance to test out a brand-new dock that’s a bit different. Henge Gravitas dock is ultra heavy weight for single-hand operation, and it can not only hold and charge my iPhone, but my iPad too.

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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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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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Photo gear from Joby lets you go handsfree

By Erin L / January 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

With so many of us relying solely on our smartphones for the bulk of our photography, it’s too bad we don’t put much effort into making the shots truly great. While lighting, luck and skill are definitely part of getting a good photo, you can improve your snaps with a few key accessories. Joby is…

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How to stream with an old TV (even without an HDMI plug!) Try Roku Express+

By Erin L / December 19, 2016 / Comments Off on How to stream with an old TV (even without an HDMI plug!) Try Roku Express+

Is there a TV sitting in your basement that is basically obsolete? Wondering how you can stream today’s shows on that old TV? When HDMI ports emerged years ago, allowing reliable strong digital connections from peripherals to TVs, many sets fell out of use as the popularity of HDMI-connected gaming consoles and streaming devices grew.…

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Top tech gift picks

By Erin L / December 13, 2016 / 123 Comments

There were so many great gadgets through my tech test center this year. I picked just a few as some of my most favourite for 2016.  Be sure to check out my longer “Top 10 tech gifts” list too.

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