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Roku Unveils new Streaming Stick and 4K TVs

Roku 3rd Generation Streaming Stick and Insignia 4K TVsRoku, a leader in the streaming space, today unveiled a new version of their popular Streaming Stick.  For those unaware, Roku is a company that is dedicated to making streaming video more accessible on a TV.  Whether through one of their great Roku 3 boxes, or a Roku-enabled TV, all options provide access to tons of HD content.  In fact, the Roku employee I spoke with cited that Roku products are present in 10 million households globally, and each househol watches an average of 60 hours per month through Roku. That’s a lot of streaming!  Most notably, in 2015, Roku achieved 5.5 billion total streamed hours, which adds up to more content streamed than any other competitor (think Apple TV or Chromecast).  So what’s new in the 2016 Roku Streaming stick? Continue reading

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Rogers Gets You Closer to the Ice

Mark Messier Rogers VRFor the past couple years, Rogers has done some great partnerships with the NHL. Most notably, they offer GameCentre LIVE to all customers for free, which gives access to a bunch of out-of-market NHL games, and most notably, the ability to see exclusive angles during games – getting you closer to the ice. Rogers is always trying new things, and this week they held an event to share their new virtual reality (VR) experience featuring former NHL player Mark Messier. Continue reading

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Gadget Guide’s ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! [UPDATE: Contest Closed]

GadgetGuide.ca Ultimate Holiday GiveawayIt’s holiday time here at GadgetGuide, and that means it’s giveaway time!  We’re excited to be launching our biggest giveaway ever, dubbed the “Ultimate Holiday Giveaway!”  This year we’re giving you the chance to win an incredible prize pack featuring a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 LTE Tablet, Wireless Headphones from Sony, a D-Link Connected Home Sensor, and a Belkin Miracast Video Adapter!  Keep reading to find out how to enter. Continue reading

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BlackBerry Priv Review

BlackBerry Priv

It’s no secret that I used to be a huge BlackBerry fan.  My first post on this site was about the Waterloo-based company, and at my university graduation, my classmates awarded me the “Most Likely to be the Last BlackBerry User on Earth” award.  For real.  But shortly after that, I was tempted by the apps and hardware of Android, and jumped ship.  It’s been two years since, and with the release of the BlackBerry Priv, the best of BlackBerry is now on Android.  So does it do the job? Continue reading

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Leaky Pipe? Try the D-Link Water Sensor

D-Link Water Sensor

One of the reasons I love writing about technology is because there’s always something new in the market. Today’s review is exciting because it plays into the Internet of Things. What’s that, you ask? Well it’s a term for internet-connected devices that span a variety of categories. Think smart lightbulbs, fridges, thermometers, and more. D-Link, a leader in home networking, has naturally begun playing in this space, and their newest product is the D-Link Water Sensor. If you have a pesky recurring leak in your home, the WiFi connected D-Link Water Sensor might be what you’ve been searching for. If you don’t, it’s not for you. Continue reading