Archive for April 2016

Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru

Against the parched Andean earth, flecks of brilliant white. Drawing closer, there are hundreds–thousands– of what look from afar like smooth,white pebbles here. Woven among them, scraps of cotton bleached by decades of blinding sun, and piles of what appear to be broken sticks. But this sun-whitened debris is not at all what it seems;…

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Colourful light & speaker in one: Playbulb Review

Thinking of trying out some new smart devices in your home, but maybe you’re not sure what you should get first.  Why not try something that fulfills two needs in one small device. The MiPow PlayBulb is a great place to start, since it’s a smart light bulb with a built in speaker.   Function…

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New pay-at-the-table app means never waiting for the cheque

Paying the cheque at a restaurant can be… awkward. From first dates, to business lunches, who buys can sometimes be fraught with complexities.  A new app may change that for good. JOEY Restaurants launched a new mobile payment app today called JOEY Pay, and while at first it may seem unnecessary (Why an app? Will…

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This cable keeps snoopy spouses & grabby kids at bay

Ever wonder if your spouse if sneaking your phone while you’re asleep? Have you caught your kids sneaking into your room to recover their grounded technology? This new cable might be able to help.  The Skross Buzz cable will vibrate and sound an audible alarm if unplugged. It could also come in handy if you’re…

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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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Review: Fitbit Alta

Fitbit launched two new devices this spring; the watch-like Blaze and the chic and stylish Alta. Each device has the signature Fitbit capabilities, like step counting, activity monitoring, and sleep tracking but each has its own features too. What’s the difference between these new devices, is it worth it to upgrade to a newer, better…

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