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BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock review; it wakes with light, can call you an Uber

By Erin L / March 28, 2017 / Comments Off on BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock review; it wakes with light, can call you an Uber

Hate the sound of your alarm screeching you awake? This smart alarm clock eases you into your day with gentle sunrise light and soft sounds. Plus it can call you a cab or give you traffic and weather info. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Read the review.

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Write on paper, see it on your phone or TV instantly; Moleskine Smart Writing set

By Erin L / September 10, 2016 / 2 Comments

If there’s one gadget that’s blown my mind this year, it’s this; Moleskine’s Smart Writing set is a paper notebook and special pen, that allows you to enjoy the tangible feel of writing with the power of technology. What is the Moleskine Smart Writing set? The set consists of a thick notebook in traditional Moleskine…

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Gadgets for Tech and Travel

By Erin L / March 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Gadgets for Tech and Travel

This month on Tech Talk on CTV, we looked at gadgets and gear that are perfect for travel, since it’s March Break/Winter Break season! Spyder Commuter Power Pack The Commuter is a 3-in-1 universal battery charger. It can be used in the car, by plugging it into the wall, or as a standalone power pack…

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Learning the history of Calgary’s Barron Building through Beakerhead 

By Erin L / September 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Learning the history of Calgary’s Barron Building through Beakerhead 

Not many organizations could take a stripped to the bricks, abandoned art deco era office building and into something cool that people want to see. But Calgary’s art science and engineering mashup known as Beakerhead is doing just that. In this case, they’ve taken Calgary’s Barron Building and turned it into a chic art showcase space. The…

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A 3D printer, a drone simulator, and gadgets galore: Where to find them in Calgary

By Erin L / August 17, 2015 / 1 Comment

I was hunting all over my house for my power cord — my one lonely, last Apple power cable— and realized I’d left it at work.  My phone was about to die, and I figured it was well past time for me to get a second cable.  I was dreading having to go to the…

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12 Things I Love About Calgary #YYC

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

Calgary can be  a tough town to adapt to–mainly because of the climate. But there ARE  many things here I’ve learned to LOVE. Here’s just a few. 1. The Ruins; Lindsay’s Folly— Calgary has 2 sets of cool ruins. The crumbled bricks of a man’s incomplete and ruined mansion-cum-money pit alongside the Elbow (Lindsay’s Folly),…

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Okidokeys Smart Lock: Great idea that needs some work – Update: Okidokeys responds to review

By Erin L / July 10, 2015 / 9 Comments

** I originally posted this review July 10.  On July 14 Okidokeys posted a comment below regarding this review.  It was quite surprising, because for one they called a Tweet I sent “inflammatory”, and for another they imply the facts of this review are not accurate, and in essence that I lied. I’ll respond to…

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Review: Ring Video Doorbell

By Erin L / June 24, 2015 / 11 Comments

I may have found one of the easiest, simplest, and most straightforward gadgets on the market these days. Watch my 3 minute VIDEO review of the Ring below I recently had a chance to test out a Ring video doorbell. A coworker had tipped me off to the product, as he’d just ordered two, and was…

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Polaroid Socialmatic Camera &Printer and Zip Printer Reviews

By Erin L / June 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Polaroid Socialmatic Camera &Printer and Zip Printer Reviews

If there’s one review I’ve been looking forward to the spring, it’s this one. Recently both a Polaroid Socialmatic and a Zip printer arrived for testing, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I was a bit shocked when I opened the box for the Socialmatic. The camera itself is quite large, much larger than…

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4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

By Erin L / May 13, 2015 / Comments Off on 4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

We’ve all got hundreds, and possibly tens of thousands of digital photos on our devices. For the most part, they sit on those devices and collect digital dust. So this week on Tech Talk on CTV, we’ve got a few ways you can bring them to life. 1.  Print Them! Pocket-sized photo printers are available…

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