Recent Blog Posts

  • Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

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    Whether you have a Mac desktop or laptop, take a look at the ports it offers. There are a bunch of them, and it’s not always practical to have cables sticking out of them all the time, especially if you care about portability and clutter. Belkin’s Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD uses the ultra-fast Thunderbolt port standard on Macs and some PCs to pipe in multiple connected devices all at once, making it possible to be plugged in a number of ways with only one Thunderbolt cable.

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  • Review: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - even more fun than you think.

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    As a parent, or should I say, as a hippie-at-heart parent, I’m not a fan of technology for small kids. There’s so much stimulus in our world – everything blinks, makes noise and doesn’t last more than three minutes.But...Unfortunately or fortunately, my daughter growing up in different times and my role as a parent is to introduce her to technology and maybe show her how to deal with it all. As much as I would wish it, sheltering your child is not the answer. Technology can be addictive, but exposure to it is inevitable and giving them the tools to manage technology at an early age will help prevent them going bonkers when not supervised and play the PlayStation for 5 days straight (any similarity to any person unintendedJ). Keeping that in mind I always pick some technological toys, with a preference for educational ones. For this particular reason I got quite excited to give my daughter the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch to play with and see what happens…

     

     

     

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  • Review: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is turn after turn of pure strategic joy

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    For weeks and months strategy fans have been hoarding their vacation days, displaying signs of impending illnesses when their bosses walk by, and banking quality time with their family and friends. Now the wait is finally over - Civilization: Beyond Earth has landed on PC, poised to take up the mantle of creator Sid Meier’s perpetual attack on the free time of innocent gamers around the world.

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  • Knives 101

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    Having the right knife can make even the most mundane kitchen task easier and quicker.  But where do you begin when it comes to knives?  How many knives do you really need?  Which material is best, and how should you care for your new purchase?  Click along with us as we commence Knife University!

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  • Overview: Introducing the Fitbit Charge, Charge HR, and Surge Fitness Trackers

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    Hey there. Fitbit fanboy here. It was almost a year ago that I got my Fitbit Force from Future Shop and despite the recall of the Force for causing allergic reactions in some customers, it was only a few weeks ago that I switched back to my Fitbit Flex (it took a full nine months for me to start seeing issues). Two weeks later, we have new Fitbit devices: the Charge, the Charge HR, and the Surge, and dang am I excited. Keep reading, it’s about to get awesome in here.

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