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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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Sonos Trueplay and Play:5 Hands-On

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

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The Best Thing I Saw at CES 2015

CES: A techie’s paradise.  Where 105 inch 8K TV’s roam and security guards forbid photos of Samsung’s newest washing machine.  CES is a fascinating place, with self-driving cars and so many drones that you’d think the US Army was in attendance.  But among all the flashy technology, I was most intrigued by something a bit more simple.  For me, the best tech at CES was a robot called Beam.

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HTC One M8 Hands-On w/ Videos

Last night GadgetGuide attended the #HTCOneUp launch event in Toronto for the all new HTC One M8 smartphone.  This phone is the successor to the highly-awarded HTC One from last year.  There are a number of improvements this year, including a unibody design, dual-cameras for depth editing, and enhanced HTC BoomSound speakers.

We were very impressed with the phone, and think it will make a great competitor to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, which comes out tomorrow (look for a hands-on of the S5 later this month).  Check out a video of our HTC One M8 device overview below, as well as a hands-on with the new camera, and a quick look at the intuitive HTC Dot View case.

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