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 →
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 →
If you’re like me, you consume a lot of content. While I rely heavily on my PVR to watch around 6 hours of TV each week, the rest of the content I consume is digital. I typically use my phone or tablet to watch YouTube after work, or pop open my laptop for some Netflix before bed. The thing is, none of these devices compare to the experience of watching on a 50″ television. And because I don’t have a Smart TV, I’m stuck in this limbo where I have no good way to consume digital content on the best screen in the house. Until now. Enter the Roku 3. This $100 box fixes all of that. And while there are a lot of options for digital media boxes, I think the Roku 3 is one of the best. Continue reading →
If you’re looking to get into the wireless music game, there’s a ton of choice. But when it comes down to it, there’s really only one smart choice, and that’s Sonos. To be honest, I’ve never owned a wireless speaker before, but I’ve used a bunch at friends’ houses, and experienced both good and bad. With some, the audio cuts out. Others, the sound is quiet. The only speakers I’ve ever had a good experience with are Sonos, and that’s why I’m really excited about their news this week. Continue reading →
Despite thinking I never would, I recently purchased my first ever skin for one of my gadgets – in this case the beautiful Nexus 6. Since applying it to my phone, I’ve been getting non-stop comments from people asking how I got a new casing for a phone that doesn’t have a removable back! Well, I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s from the awesome folks at dbrand (a Toronto company no less!). Keep reading for my review of the skin, plus a chance to win your own!