Recent Blog Posts

  • Hexa-Core processors and why you want one.

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    If you’ve shopped for a computer at all in the past few years, you’ve likely heard people talking about cores. They’re not talking about apples, obviously. They’re referring to technology that allows your central processing unit (or CPU for short) to support multiple independent CPUs that work in harmony to produce more computational horsepower.

    Not too long ago your CPU would only have one core. Just over a decade ago we saw multicore processors start to gain popularity. We started with dual-core CPUs which gave us a pretty solid boost to performance and quickly graduated to quad-core CPUs. These days hexa-core machines boast six computing cores and give you a lot of bang for your buck. You get improved parallel computing ability which translates to a general improvement in aggregate processing speed.

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  • Child Car Seats: Do you know the expiry date on your child's seat?

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    Believe it or not, car seats do expire. And while you may be thinking it’s all a marketing tactic to pressure you into splurging more on your little one, rest assured it’s all with good reason. It all comes down to keeping your child safe. As a parent, or as someone who cares for children, it’s your duty to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child safety. One of Transport Canada’s biggest recommendations for keeping kids safe on the road is to pay close attention to the expiry date on your child’s car seat.

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  • Review: Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Create a distraction-free soundscape with the flick of a switch: good noise cancelling headphones allow you to turn down the world around you. And, by the same token, your music plays as clear as it can in your ears. The QuietComfort 25 headphones by Bose accomplish this feat brilliantly: high-quality audio accompanied by top-notch noise-cancellation in a light and well-designed product. Commuting, working in a crowded cafe, air travel, (etc.) can all become peaceful activities.

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  • The best values in 4K LED and OLED displays

    fs-tech-blog-4k-value.jpgGot a taste for the best? Me too. With so many options on the market, stepping it up to some of the best tech available can really take your home theatre experience to the next level. In the past I’ve written about making the jump to projector tech, but this time around we’re going to look at some of the best physical displays on the market, and why they might be the perfect value for you.

     

    There are three categories we’re going to look at: 4K TV under 60”, 4K TV over 60”, and OLED TV.

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  • Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a masterful adult mystery game

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    Danganronpa on PlayStation Vita is a game series that flew under my radar earlier this year when the first game, Trigger Happy Havoc, released in February. After spending weeks playing through the sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, it was such a great experience that I immediately picked up the original game to fill in the backstory of this thoroughly engaging narrative. If you’re an adult that enjoys captivating visual novels and own a PS Vita, then Danganronpa 2 is absolutely a must-play adventure.

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