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Erin Lawrence

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.

CES 2016: Hands-on with new tech at the Samsung booth

It’s one thing to hear about new technology, and another to see it, feel it and watch it in action right before your eyes. I had a chance to experience several new items from the Samsung product line, months before they’ll hit store shelves. Read to see what’s new, and headed to consumers for the future, as well as what’s shipping right now.

CES 2016: Samsung Announces New Tablet, TVs and the smartest fridge ever?

Upgrades for the Gear S2 smart watch! New TVs! A smart fridge with cameras that orders food for you! That’s not even the full list of what Samsung announced at the Consumer Electronics Show today. Wait till you see what else they rolled out.

CES 2016: LG Announces Super Thin, Super Ultra HD TVs

From the floor at CES – Just when you thought new TVs were already like little slices of reality in a flat-pack box, LG is out of the gate with TV that’s better than 4K or UHD. See what they anounced at the Consumer Electronics Show today; a Super Ultra HD TV that’s just 6.6mm thick!  

CES ’15 Revisited: TV Technology

Last year’s comsumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas added a wealth of TV and Home Theatre technology to our world. As this year’s CES 2016 gets underway, let’s take a look back at some of last year’s announcements and technological leaps, and what you can get your hands on today.

Learning New TV Tech: The best new features

What makes a great TV, well … great? It may seem hard to quantify what contributes to a really good video-watching experience, since “the screen just looks cool!” is what many people say when asked to explain what’s so awesome about their new TV. But there are several new and “new-ish” features on today’s flat screen TVs that contribute to that feeling of awe you get standing in front of a brand new screen. Click to take a look.

12 Days of Christmas Gifts : Day 8 is 4KTV

It's Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Spectacular! On this auspicious day, we're going to look at a great gift for the family: a brand new 4K TV and what it can do for your home and family harmony, well after the leftovers are gone.

Sonos Trueplay Will Let You Hear the Music as the Artist Intended

Some cool new technology is promising to improve the way music sounds in your home. Sonos’ new Trueplay technology will allow you to hear music as your favourite artist meant it to be heard, by allowing your speakers to be perfectly calibrated for any room they’re used in.

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.

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