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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5: Field Test and Review

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The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 was a real treat to use and I took the device on a field test on my recent trip to Cultus Lake, BC. It produced some world class photographs and videos and I’m happy to report that the image quality was outstanding and the focus was blazing fast. According to […]


How can I repair my water damaged phone?

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Kensington has developed a fantastic new gadget called EVAP to help people repair their water damaged phones.  According to a report sanctioned by Rogers Communications 83 per cent of Canadians use their smartphones in the bathroom where water accidents can occur. Compounding the problem is the fact that the vast majority of smartphone users have […]

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Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years starting December 2, 2013

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Finally something is being done about Canadian cellular contract and billing issues. For far too long Canadians have dealt with “way too long” 3 year contracts and unexpected roaming charges upon returning from vacations abroad. According to a press release from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) website, “the CRTC issued a wireless code […]

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The Seven Habits of Highly Social CEOs

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A new study released today found that the majority of global executives (76 percent) believe that it is a good idea for CEOs to actively participate in social media. These executives recognize a multitude of returns when CEOs are social, including improved company reputation, business results and employee engagement. These findings, from global public relations […]


Watch our review of the HTC One smartphone

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Vancouver Gadgets recently got it’s hands on the HTC Once smartphone and we’ve got to say this one was a real delight. It’s a gorgeous phone and almost has a “jewel-like quality” to it. With it’s exquisitely crafted beveled edges, “Beats Audio” stereo sound-system and stunningly sharp 1080p HD 4.7″ display I am practically left […]

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Watch HDTV wirelessly in Canada with Bell’s Fibe wireless receiver

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Bell has announced the launch of the Fibe TV Wireless Receiver. Fibe enables customers to watch HDTV wirelessly on up to 5 additional TVs anywhere in the home – without the hassle of running cable through the house. “The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver is part of Bell’s commitment to bring consumers the very best […]

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Telepresence robots: What are some low cost options?

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Lately I’ve been getting more interested in telepresence robots and robotics in general. There are some seriously cool things happening in this space. Today I’ll talk about Xaxxon’s “Oculus Laptop Robot” and Johnny Chung Lee’s “Low Cost Video Chat Robot”. These are some relatively easy do it yourself robot projects you can put together in […]

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RBC and Bell bring us one step closer to a cashless society

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We may be getting closer to reality for a cashless society as RBC and Bell team up to pilot NFC SIM card mobile smartphones. According to a press release the team plan to integrate the SIM cards and the RBC mobile app to create a new debit or credit payment experience using certain Bell mobile […]

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The Nokia Lumia 520 now available in Canada

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Nokia today announced that the Nokia Lumia 520 will be available to Canadians across three carriers, including Rogers, Koodo and TELUS. This innovative and affordable smartphone offers free navigation and exclusive digital lenses, features normally found in high-end smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 520’s 5-megapixel autofocus camera uses the same digital camera lenses as those on […]

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Care for your aging parents remotely with Claris Companion

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We are living in a time of unprecedented social connection but senior citizens, are being left out of the conversation because this technology wasn’t designed with them in mind. This week Claris Healthcare launched  Claris Companion, a digital tablet designed specifically for seniors who aren’t comfortable with technology. The new device helps busy families and caregivers […]