With so many smart gadgets already in my home like connected lights, a Wi-Fi vacuum, and a smart space heater, adding a smart lock seems to make sense. Yes, security concerns have kept a lot of folks from investing in this technology, but I’ve got to believe that major manufacturers have this figured out. With strong confidence I installed the Weiser Premis digital smart lock with touch screen on my front door for testing and review.
Anyone dealing with acne knows what a curse it is to manage. But a new product from skin care company FOREO aims to “light the way to perfectly clear skin”. The FOREO Espada is a Blue light acne treatment which the company says works fast and effectively to clear blemishes with the double power of blue light and T sonic poll stations to destroy acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. Promising “exceptional results”, FOREO Espada also advertises a reduction in swelling and inflammation and “to leave the skin looking clear purified healthy and smooth”. Does it work that well? Continue reading “Foreo Espada Review – Blue Light Acne Treatment”
Headphones are a dime a dozen these days… you can get headphones from $20 to $600. Choosing headphones is personal, and everyone has a preference, whether it’s on-ear, over ear, in ear, noise cancelling or not… and of course sound quality comes into play big time.
I had a chance to test out my first pair of Beats by Dre headphones, these are the Beats Solo3 Wireless. Beats are slick looking, popular, and expensive… so are they worth the hype? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Beats by Dre Solo3 Wireless Headphones Review”
I’ve recently been trying out diffusing at home. For those who may not know, diffusing is the process of adding essential oils to water, and having it ultrasonically dispersed into the air. Continue reading “Aukey Ultrasonic Diffuser & Air Humidifier Review”
Heading back to college or university means sourcing out some gear that can provide all the computing power you need, while being easy to use too. This time on CTV Tech Talk, we looked at a laptop, tablet, and some other tech that can help make school assignments and studying easier. Continue reading “CTV Tech Talk: Back to school gear for college students: Apple, Beats, HP, Targus”
We adjust the temperature in our homes with heaters and fans, but how often do we give a thought to the air we breathe?
I’ve recently been trying out some essential oil diffusers and it’s made me think about how nice it is to have lightly scented, humidified air in the house. It’s the kind of thing I probably wouldn’t seek out, but now that I’ve tried diffusing, I miss it when it’s not on in the home. Continue reading “Sage Wellness essential oil diffuser review”
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. Continue reading “Google Home gets new functions in Canada”
Camping technology has come a long way. Fabrics are thinner and more waterproof, and most gear is lighter than ever before. There’s also some crazy design innovations when it comes to tents. These are the coolest tents I have on my must-have list. Continue reading “Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents”
I’d first seen this futuristic space age style tent on someone’s Instagram post. It was slung in an impossibly strange place hovering over a body of water, strapped inexplicably to some trees. It was a tent, but looked like a type of hovering spacecraft. I had to know more about what this crazy contraption was.
I learned eventually that what I saw was a Tensile tent and ever since I’ve been dying to give one a try. Continue reading “Tree tents – Reviewing Tentsile Connect suspension tent”
Typing is for chumps.
Savvy techies today are talking to their devices, using their voices to interact with technology, rather than typing commands into a web browser online. You’ll see it in a series of new smart home digital assistants; Amazon’s Echo (not yet available in Canada) Apple’s soon-to-be-revealed Home, and of course Google’s Home device is now available in Canada. Continue reading “Google Home Review – what a digital assistant can do for you”