Author Archives: Ted Kritsonis

Gift Guide: Cool gadgets that make an impact

By Ted Kritsonis

Finding the right tech gift doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you have options to choose from. There are plenty of gadgets out there, but when looking for something cool and functional that could make an impact, this small group fits the bill.

Reviewing the Alcatel Idol 4 and Pixi 4

By Ted Kritsonis

These two latest smartphones from Alcatel are targeted at consumers looking to save a few bucks without having to lose too much on features and functionality. There are plenty of trade-offs in making that work, and one of them delivers on that more than the other.

Reviewing the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach

By Ted Kritsonis

Indoor air quality is sometimes worse than the pollution typically found outdoors, but it’s not always easy to tell that something toxic is permeating in a room. French manufacturer Netatmo new product in the Healthy Home Coach functions purely to alert consumers on what kind of bliss or squalor they’re breathing in on a daily basis.

Canadians will find out soon if cheaper Internet is coming

By Ted Kritsonis

If high prices for home Internet have been eating away at your budget, some relief may be on the way, depending on a recent ruling by the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to slash wholesale rates larger providers charge smaller ones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 woes seal its fate

By Ted Kritsonis

In what can only be described as one of the worst 30-day stretches a consumer electronics company has endured, Samsung’s troubles with its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have hit another low with calls to stop using the device entirely, even if it is a replacement.

Narrative’s fall and Snapchat’s new Spectacles show privacy still matters

By Ted Kritsonis

The “lifelogger” category has never truly gotten off the ground, and part of it can probably be attributed to the inherent invasion of privacy others might feel. Narrative, makers of the Clip, has voluntarily shut down, while Snapchat’s new Spectacles glasses aim to live stream everything the wearer sees.

Shomi’s demise opens the road to different options

By Ted Kritsonis

Shomi will be showing nothing after Nov. 30 when it will be officially shut down by Rogers and Shaw, paving the way for other services to step in and fill the void. The lack of a legitimate source to stream the content it offered, however, may also lead to a spike in piracy.

Review: Kobo Aura One goes easier on the eyes

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s long been said that having an eReader is like having a bookstore and library at your fingertips. That hasn’t changed, and with increased versatility, the very act of reading content has improved, which is what Kobo is pushing with its new Aura One.