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Samsung Galaxy S5 launches April 11th in Canada

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The Galaxy S5 comes to Canada on April 11th through just about every wireless carrier and it’s likely to be one of the top sellers of the year. With Samsung’s marketing muscle behind it, the Galaxy S brand has become the preeminent Android smartphone on the market. The devices have been, generally speaking, solid challengers […]

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Z30 from Blackberry shows off the Jekyll and Hyde of the company

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Blackberry is an interesting case study. As a blogger reviewing its devices, particularly the new Z10 and Q10 earlier this year I was impressed about how the new devices stacked up against Apple and Android devices. The BB10 operating system launched in January of this year was a serious step forward from iOS and Android […]

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Mobile Scanner Review: Visioneer RoadWarrior 3

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The Visioneer RoadWarrior 3 mobile scanner was a delight to review. It worked as advertised and exceeded my expectations. A compact little unit, the RoadWarrior weighed in at only 380g (13.4 oz) with dimensions of 290*54*38 mm (11.4″*2.2″*1.5″) (W * D * H) making it a truly mobile device. This one can fit easily in […]

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Motorola Moto X: OK Google Now!

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At first using the Motorola Moto X didn’t seem much different than any other Android device but when I drilled deeper into the functionality I was pleasantly surprised. On the device I set up my default services including Gmail (Google Account) and Twitter. As with other Android devices I really like the notifications functionality compared […]

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Jabra Solemate packs a punch as a portable speaker

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I must admit I’m new to the phenomena of portable speakers. Add bluetooth into the mix and I have a fresh challenge on my hands which is why I love to blog and write about tech. Having played with the Jabra Solemate now for a few weeks I’m impressed by the power this little speaker […]

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Zyroshell car and desk phone cradle review

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Originally a Kickstarter project, the Zyroshell car and desk phone cradle is making its way out of the labs and into our cars and offices. I’ve had the Zyroshell phone cradle for a while now and almost forgot I had it as it has blended in so well. It’s a gadget that’s so simple but […]

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Cutting the cord with the netTalk Duo Wifi

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Back in August our Tech News team posted some information on the netTalk Duo and now that I have had time to use it a bit here is my review. The fact that I am not using a telephone company like Telus to run my telephone seems a bit odd to me. We did post […]

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SafeCase a sturdy and protective option for the iPhone 4S

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Having already reviewed the Snugg iPad 4 case back in the spring I figured it was time to try another of their cases for my iPhone 4S. At first glance I was amazed how sturdy the Safe Case was and then I realized why upon reading the packaging. It’s meant to protects users from electromagnetic […]

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Bang and Olufsen devices produce sweet sounds for the music lover

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In the realm of audio Bang and Olufsen offers some great gadgets for those who are true audio nuts or who just love to listen to their music really loud. Back in late August I visited the store on West 7th Ave in Vancouver and met with Albert Iglesias and we ran through some of […]

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Apple iOS 7 – the fireplace, blanket and hot chocolate have been stripped away

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I’ve heard at least one tech columnist refer to the new Apple iOS 7 as looking like the user interface fell into a “bucket of clown makeup.” Now while I have to agree that the new interface is vastly different from its predecessor is this really an improvement? I understand that Apple wants to achieve […]

 
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