Vancouver Gadgets correspondent Ben Abel spoke to CTV News Channel about the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Ben talks about the latest developments in the tech industry and whether or not CES is still relevant.
Whether you are a regular movie watcher or not Cineplex is hoping to entice you into a theatre to try out it’s interactive experience called TimePlay.
Vancouver was the 2nd city in Canada to have the app unveiled recently as Cineplex did so back on December 6, 2012 at the Scotiabank Theatre. [...]
I’ve got a fairly sizable cd collection of around 600 discs. I’ve found that over the past few years I haven’t been bothered to browse through my binders as often due to the discs getting out of order and not being able to find what I wanted. Of course I burned about half my collection [...]
In December 2012 Vancouver Gadgets was contacted by TapSnap a North Vancouver based company that has created a new photo system that does away with the traditional photo booth and takes it into the digital and social realms.
I had the chance to see the device in action when I spoke at [...]
With international revenue from social networks predicted to grow an impressive 43.1 percent year-over-year in 2012 putting the total amount of income generated by sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn at $16.9B – marketers are seeking out ways to build their expertise within a world that seemingly shifts daily.
With the New Year now here people are looking back and reflecting on what was good and bad about 2012 and looking ahead to what 2013 might be bring. The world of technology and gadgets had lots of cool things happen in it and 2013 should be no different.
Recently I had the chance to spend a few days with the Samsung Galaxy Camera and what a few days those turned out to be.
Samsung released this camera in September with hopes that your digital photo experience would benefit from the integration the Android OS and all the functionality that comes with that. This [...]
With the final weekend of holiday shopping now upon us and the crush to get the malls is in full swing Sonos has a great sound system that you should look at.
This system is easy to find online simply by searching and can be purchased that way as well so [...]
What role will physical books play in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? As we all are witnessing, we are moving primarily to a virtual world, no more physical movies and music. Are books next? Of course physical items can still be purchased but streaming is where the demand is moving. And Christmas 2012 will [...]
This past week Vancouver Gadgets presented to members of Sales & Marketing Executives of Vancouver regarding top tech and gadget ideas for the business person or traveling salesperson. Thanks to Kenn Hamlin and team at The Caya Store on Davie and Howe for the loaners of the products below.
If you ever use multiple Apple devices such as an iPod or iPhone like I do then you know how much of a pain those earphones or earbuds can be. They can become tangled in everything and even chewed on by your cat.
Well now Buddyband has the answer to all your earphone perils with its [...]
What kind of criteria do you use to make a decision about your career? Perhaps you weigh the pros and cons or perhaps you observe the stars and planets to see if they are aligning in a significant way. I’m sure some people simply come to the end of their ropes with a particular employer [...]
Having not delved to extensively into the E-reader market I thought it was time with Christmas approaching to review a product I had heard a lot about the Kobo Arc.
The Kobo Arc is the 2nd offering by the Toronto based company and builds on its previous reader the Vox. While I don’t know much about [...]
If you have lived in Vancouver like me for a long time then you know how much easier an app that predicts weather in the short term could make things. Well that day has now arrived as Montreal based Sky Motion Research Inc. unveiled this past August an app [...]
On Monday, December 3rd Jay Kenobi and Ben Abel of Vancouver Gadgets were featured on The Bill Good Show on CKNW 980. Here’s the feature description courtesy of CKNW 980. “Are you planning on purchasing a tablet for that special someone this Christmas? What’s the best one to get? Is the new [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 took me a bit by surprise when I first saw the sheer size of the device. Personally as a guy who carries around a cell phone in the pockets of my jeans I don’t think this would be my first choice for a cell phone. However this [...]
If you are like me and I hope you are not then you probably don’t understand much about book keeping or accounting for that matter.
A recent North Shore news article however led me to discover that book keeping and accounting is now much easier for the average joe or jane who owns [...]
Today I’m exploring the question of whether or not Apple has lost its touch in the wake of Steve Jobs passing. Perhaps the reason I bring it up it out of frustration with my iPad 1. I know its about two years old and considered a bit of a relic but seriously if the App [...]
Black Friday is fast approaching and everyone is looking for the best buys in consumer electronics to fill their Christmas wish lists. This is also the time of year when the most awaited video games are released. Already most of the largest gaming franchises have peppered Amazon and other online retailers with [...]
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