Category: Gadgets

Nvidia Shield is the Android box you’re looking for

By Ted Kritsonis

In an era where the line between ‘pay’ TV and ‘free’ TV is constantly blurring, streaming boxes echo the volatility of the market. Android boxes are usually of the no-name variety with a fairly singular purpose, whereas the Nvidia Shield TV is much more.

Google enters the mesh Wifi market with made-in Canada software

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Google Wifi may be the smartest mesh router system available right now. Google regularly upgrades the software to ensure smarter use of bandwidth and connectivity. A lot of the software and the mobile app technology was developed right here in Canada.

Design Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Tab S3

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The new smartphones and tablets look and feel so different from anything that’s come from Samsung. The closest thing to holding a sleek slab of glass, the Galaxy S8’s feel truly integrated, like they were carved out of a piece of crystal or marble and polished to smooth perfection.

Celebrate May the Fourth With Star Wars-Themed Tech

By Christine Persaud
Star Wars is one of those movies that has prevailed for decades, and will continue to do so, especially with all of the new movies being released, and characters and storylines along with them. May 4 is a particularly special day for fans, known as “May the Fourth be with you” day in celebration of the films. With that, here’s our annual Star Wars-themed gadgets list, and May the Fourth be with you.

What’s new in Ultraportable computing?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

There are a number of reasons why ultraportable PCs are ripe for resurgence. Mobile processors, like Intel’s Atom line and even Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are more powerful yet power-efficient than ever. Not only do they run more demanding applications and programs, they are also capable of running longer.

Comparison: The iPhone 6S vs. the iPhone 7

By Christine Persaud
Thinking of upgrading your smartphone? For iPhone users, it can be a tough decision. Do you go for the new iPhone 7, or opt for the now more affordable, previous-generation 6S?

Here’s a summary of how the two devices differ to help you make the decision.

Reviewing the Epson FastFoto FF-640 photo scanner

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s probably impossible to approximate the number of photo prints packed away in homes throughout Canada, and with digital photography already widespread, Epson is trying to bridge the gap to digitize those prints quickly.

Wearables on a Dime: Affordable Trackers for Entry-Level Users

By Christine Persaud
You might be intrigued by the idea of a wearable device, but reluctant to invest the money in one. Would I really use it? You’re not alone. If price point is the primary deterrent to trying your hand at the world of fitness trackers, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to drop $200 on one.