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Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Watch her on Tech Talk, monthly on CTV Morning Live Calgary.

Muse Brain Sensing Headband Review

You’re probably reading this headline and wondering what the heck a brain sensing headband is for… and why you’d need one. Muse is a device that promises not just to help you relax, but it gives you meaningful feedback and results on whether you are truly relaxed and calm. Just by wearing this space-age, Star Trek-looking device for a few minutes a day is supposed to help keep you calm. Can a headband really help relax your brain? Read the review to see the surprising experience I had with Muse.  

Review: Netatmo Welcome Camera

Keeping your home safe and secure has never been easier or more convienient than it is today. It used to be you needed to purchase an expensive system, hire a pricey installation team, and they’d take all day to wire your house. No more. Cameras are now small, sleek, and blend in to any home’s decor; like the Netatmo Welcome Camera with facial recognition. Netatmo makes a popular and well-liked Weather Station, but does the camera measure up to the company’s reputation? Find out.

Review: Netatmo Weather Station

Weather is one thing that affects each and every one of us every single day, so it makes sense to pay close attention to it.  While you can turn on the TV or the radio or go online, wouldn’t it be nice to havea personalized weather data, telling your what’s happening outside your very own front door? That’s where the Netatmo Weather Station comes in.

4k TV is the ultimate Christmas gift

Family Christmas gifts are great, but this year, think about getting a gift everyone in the family can enjoy each and every day of the year.  A new TV is the ultimate gift for Christmas morning, and upgrading your older set to a new 4K or “Ultra HD” model will wow the entire family. Plus, you won’t need to shop for matching PJ’s again this year! Find out what 4K TV is all about, and why a new 4K TV is the gift you need to get.

What are the differences between the old and the new Chromecast?

It’s a common question with the release of Google’s new Chromecast streaming device; what’s the difference between the old version and the new? Aside from the obvious physical differences, there are a few surprises hidden under the hood. Read on to see which device is right for you.

Shelly’s Friday Favourites – Planning a Christmas Cookie Exchange

This week on Shelly’s Friday Favourites: a guest post! I’m Erin, and most of my articles are about home theatre and televisions, but today Shelly asked me to write about an event I participate in each year: a Cookie Exchange. 

What are the differences between the Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio?

There are two devices newly available from Google: Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio. A question we’re seeing often is, “What’s the difference between the two?”   While they have different and distinct purposes (primarily Audio vs Video), there is some overlap and crossover. 

How to set up your Google Chromecast Audio

The new Google Chromecast Audio has received plenty of press since its anouncement, but you may be wondering exactly what is does, how it works, or why you’d even need one (click through for these answers). Perhaps if you’ve already decided the device is for you, you’re wondering how to get started quickly and easily. Fortunately the device is as easy to use as it is versatile.

Google Chromecast: How to set up your new streaming TV device

If you’ve recently purchased a Google Chromecast, and you’re new to streaming TV, we’ve got the basics for your new tech journey. While Chromecast is an easy device to use, we’ve got some pointers and tips for getting set up, how to watch TV, and even how to stream TV directly from your computer’s web browser, to the TV.

Google Chromecast TV and Chromecast Audio Review

If you’re new to the streaming TV game, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge. There are all kinds of streaming options for your TV, particularly now with the launch of Google’s new Chromecast TV device. The company has also added Chromecast Audio, which promises to make older, “dumber” speakers smart. Check out what each of these devices can do, how they work and what they can add to your home theatre.

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