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Steven Hill

Steven Hill
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I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.

At the end of July, Microsoft will launch its brand new operating system called Windows 10. For many users still hanging on tightly to Windows 7 or XP—or who got stuck with the critically and consumer-panned Windows 8—it’s a free upgrade … but is it worth it? We take a look at the new operating system’s biggest improvements.

Having trouble connecting with your honey? Is technology getting in the way of your relationship? Here are five cool smartphone apps speficially deisgned to help couples get to know each other better, improve their communication and get back to being all lovey-dovey.

Your kid has finally graduated, is going off into the big wide world, and you’re looking for a grad gift that says “I know you, I love you… but I’m not buying you a car.” Seriously, here are a few suggestions for graduation gifts that your kid will actually use, and have with them everywhere they go.

Gamers today want mind blowing high definition graphics that really put them right in the action and immerses them in a believeable virtual world. But if you’re playing on a console or using your TV as a giant computer monitor, then you need to know the facts about what features are essential for the best gaming experience.

I put the new Energy Connoisseur CS-30 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer up against my four-year-old quad speaker system to see if the new generation of home theatre surround sound systems will make me want to upgrade.

With the exclusive Canadian launch of the Myo armband at Best Buy, I can soon be controlling all sorts of things—from games and toys, to computers, TVs and more—all with a wave of my hand or snap of my fingers, just like I had the power of telekinesis. Read on to learn why I can’t wait to pair one of these with a video game and have a brand new reason to call in sick for work.

            In Part 5 of our TV Features Explained series, we look at the importance of contrast ratio and black level … and whether you can trust the huge numbers manufacturers list for these specs.

It’s time to upgrade from my old router to something new, but is the unique and spider-like D-Link AC3200 Ultra going to meet the needs of a harcore gamer in a household where everyone is connecting to the Internet and hogging the bandwidth?   

When you’re looking for the ideal wireless speaker setup for your home music enjoyment, you’re going to have to decide to connect via Buetooth or WiFi. Both have their pros and cons, but which is right for you?
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