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The Smart Home concept makes our living spaces infinitely more convenient and comfortable, by allowing us to monitor and manipulate various aspects of our homes, such as lights, temperature and air quality, through our smartphones. But, one of the more important aspects of a Smart Home is the enhanced security it can offer. In this instalment of my ongoing Smart Home System Series, I fill you in on the benefits of a Smart Home Security System/IP Cameras.

Earlier this month, you saw me review the Recaro Easylife stroller. The accompanying combination harness carseat is made of the same breathable material and tries to be just as easy on the parent to install and enjoy. This strictly front facing carseat is sure to keep your child comfortable and happy on their car trips for the years they will need this kind of seat. Come take a look.

I just bought a brand new 4K TV, and to get the most out of it, I wanted a wall mount that would let us see it from every angle. The Sanus Advanced Tilt Wall Mount does just that, and it's easier to install than you'd think.

Astronomy can be a lot of fun. All you need is a telescope, a clear night sky and some patience and you'll be looking at planets, galaxies and more. I recently tried one of the new telescopes at Best Buy and have 6 easy tips to help you set up your telescope.

Before my first hoverboard experience, I thought riding one would be a breeze. I pictured myself stepping on to the board and immediately zipping by pedestrians and cyclists with ease. I was mistaken. Riding them takes some getting used to, so with that in mind, here are some hoverboard riding tips and tricks to consider before you step on to one for the first time.

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, I tend to stick to either wine or beer. I’ve experienced firsthand how decanting or aerating a bottle of wine can significantly change its flavour profile, but until I was asked to review the Fizzics Freestanding Draft Beer System, I didn’t realize that there was something out there that would do the same for beer.

Working on the go is a reality and coffee shops are selling more than lattes and donuts, they're providing a workplace, Internet connections and a virtual office for mobile workers. Here are 5 must-haves to pack for using your laptop in a coffee shop.

Laptop design has come a very long way in the past decade or so. There are still plenty of relatively boring looking black or grey plastic boxes. But manufacturers have pushed the envelope to release cutting edge new designs that are thinner, more elegant and more eye-popping than ever. I’ve put together a list of five that really stand out from the pack for making a big impression. If you want to make a statement, these are laptops you...

Having never seen a Cole Haan handbag, online or in-person, before I was unsure whether I would become a fan. But after taking three different bags for a spin, I now understand why so many are 'crazy for Cole Haan'.

2016 has been a great year of progress for Home Automation and an unfortunate year for our hydro and gas prices. With the rising costs of both, this edition of the Smart Home Series takes a look at how you can take some of those systems Steven Hill has been blogging about to apply them to conserving energy and shaving dollars and cents off those bills.

In previous instalments of my ongoing Smart Home System Series, I took a look at different frameworks and protocols that enable all your various Smart Home devices to talk, connect and work together. One such device that is really useful for understanding and controlling your whole living environment is a Smart Air Quality Monitor. Read on for a peek at some Smart Home Air Quality Monitors you can add to your own set up today.

Play as Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for PlayStation 4. In this most comprehensive version of the game, you get the main game, bonus storylines, modes, outfits, skins, weapons, DLC, and PlayStation VR support. Come find out why this is one of my favourite games this year.

Following the highly successful launch of XCOM 2 earlier this year on PC, Firaxis and 2K Games have brought their critically acclaimed turn-based strategy game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers worldwide. XCOM 2 is bigger, better and more rewarding than its predecessor in many ways: the stakes are higher, the challenge is stiffer (yet still fair), and new tactical options make your gameplay decisions more crucial than ever before. If you love strategy games, this is a game at the pinnacle of its genre.

Halloween is only a few days away. If you're planning on doing a little Halloween baking this weekend, here are a few treats you can try.

Anyone with an interest in hobby drones is sure to want to read this review. It's of the all-new Parrot Mambo drone, which takes the entire concept of hobby drones to a whole new level. This thing has a canon that shoots small BB shot (gently), a grabber claw mechanism that can pick up small objects, and the obligatory built-in camera. It's a small, lightweight drone that doesn't try to compete with professional photography drones, but is still super fun! Click through and read on if you love flying & having fun!

Make this the year your home gets smarter! For several years now people have been talking about “smart home” technology. Do you know how smart your home could be? Rate your own home on our “Domestic IQ” scale for a chance to win great smart home prizes.

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