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Erin Lawrence
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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.

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 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.

You told us! Top TVs this holiday season, as rated by Best Buy customers

Reviews are a great way to get an accurate picture of how well the electronics device you’re interested in buying will perform and whether you’ll be happy with it too. Feedback and opinion from other TV owners with experience with the exact TV you’re considering can give you a great idea about whether you’re about to make a great investment or a poor one.   We’ve done some research for you and picked out some of the best rated TVs by Best Buy customers, along with why they like their choice. See what’s on the top of the list in each TV category.

Choose the perfect audio solution for your home

Selecting audio for your home theatre can be intimidating. There are many different setups, and components galore; so how do you know what to choose? I’ve broken the process down into three different configurations from easy to elite to help you find just the right audio solution for your home.

Bose Soundtouch series: Reviewing the Soundtouch 10, 20 and 30

Portable wireless speakers are taking over home entertainment. It’s just too easy to move them around and play your favourite music, podcasts, or web streaming services anywhere.  One of the big complaints about this kind of speaker has been audio quality, but thanks to audio giant Bose, there’s now an entire line of high end portable Wi-Fi speakers available to choose from.  What’s the difference in the different speakers in their line, and how well do they work? Read the review.

Best Wireless Headphones as rated by Best Buy customers

Wires are a pain when it comes to most technology, but with headphones, they’re even more annoying. They get tangled in everything from your arms, to the arm of a seat on the bus or plane, and they’re always getting in the way of your smartphone screen. If you’re still using the uncomfortable hard plastic wired headphones that came with your phone, or you need an upgrade, check out the top picks (both in-ear and over-ear) from Best Buy customers, who’ve tested these wireless headphones and love them.

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