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Graham Williams
Graham Williams is a Canadian tech expert, appearing on CBC and Global BC, as well as teaching a number of courses at UBC in Vancouver, British Columbia. An avid gamer, Graham can be found on Steam and PSN, as well as online as a host of MOMENTOUS.TV

Review: Samsung KS9000 and 9500 HDR 4K Smart TVs

 Two new KS series 4K HDR televisions are launching from Samsung, and Best Buy is carrying both. I was invited to Best Buy HQ in Burnaby, BC, to take a first look at them, and to provide you with a review of the experience. If you haven’t already read my review of the KS8000 series, check it out, it’s worth your time. For those looking to step up to the KS9000 series, read on. I think you’ll be thrilled to hear what Samsung has for you with this premium model.

Review: Samsung’s KS8000 Flat and KS8500 Curved 4K HDR Televisions

Spring is an exciting time if you love colour and beauty. I’m not talking about flowers and trees; Samsung’s annual model changeover happens in May each year, bringing exciting new things to the home theatre space. Two new 4k models are hitting shelves soon and I had a chance to visit Best Buy Headquarters to see them in person. Are they everything we’ve come to hope from Samsung? Read on to find out.

What you should know before buying a treadmill

   I love all kinds of exercise, from running to cycling to shift some iron, but being able to consistently perform any of those things can be challenging. There’s been one piece of equipment that no matter where I’ve lived I’ve always wanted as part of my routine: my treadmill. Adding one to your home can be a great way to a strong baseline to your fitness routine, and getting the right treadmill can be the difference between using it or regretting your purchase. Let’s talk about what you need to know.

Review: Misfit Ray Fitness and Sleep Tracker

Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes, but for the most part they all feel very familiar: weird connected to charge them, big bulky shapes for heart rate monitoring, and a sporty, plastic look. There’s one brand that’s gone in a different direction, however: Misfit. Focusing on attractive, fashionable hardware with smart fitness and sleep tracking, Misfit has brought a number of products to market. The latest, the Misfit Ray, wound up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. I took it for a test run (and lift, and nap). Here’s what I found out about the Misfit Ray Fitness and Sleep tracker.

QardioArm blood pressure monitor and QardioBase smart scale review

Know thyself. That’s what the Oracle said to Neo in The Matrix; it’s a ancient Greek saying that was originally written on the temple of Apollo at Delphi. The spirit of those words has given way to a more literal reality: we can know ourselves inside and out better than we ever have before. I’ve spent the last four years using data gathering devices like my FitBit and Apple Watch wearables, and my FitBit Aria scale, to know the inner me–literally. Today we’re looking at two products from Cardio that are a step up from anything I’ve used before. I like them a lot. Read on to find out why.

Cool things to pack for your next trip away

It was somewhere around the 15th hour of flying and waiting, transitioning through time zones, that I realized that my trip could have been just a bit more complete with some accessories. I think there’s a great deal of truth that can be found through exhaustion, and though I’m usually extolling the values of packing light, I decided (on my return) to make a list of the things I wish I had with me, and why I think you might want to check them out too. So if you’re heading out on a trip–either on your own or with family–read this list over, and you might find a bit of truth-in-advance that’ll help you too.

FitBit Blaze Fitness Tracker and Smartwatch Review

I’ve been in the FitBit ecosystem for a long time: I started with a Fitbit Flex, upgraded to the FitBit Force, and then went back to my Flex after about a year. Through my FitBit tenure I’ve absolutely loved my FitBit Aria scale. I was excited when the FitBit Blaze was announced; it’s a smart watch-style device that brings some incredible new features to FitBit users. Is it the next generation of must-haves for FitBitters? Read on to find out.

Fuji introduces stylish, classy, powerful X-Pro2 mirrorless camera

The Fujifilm X-series has won acclaim from technology critics and photographers alike; it’s a camera that focuses uniquely on image quality first, while also building cameras that exude style. The X-Pro line’s latest entry—the X-Pro2—was announced today, delivering a drastically improved image processing engine along with quality-of-life features like weather resistance. Read on to learn more.  

Keep your New Years Resolution to make your home Energy Star Efficient

Energy use is a serious thing; costs are increasing across the country, in some places more than others. As some of the major consumers of energy in your home, you may be thinking about upgrading your appliances. Not only will you find that there are some great new features out there that your older models might not have, but many newer appliances leverage great new technology to be more energy efficient. It’s a great way to start the new year! Want to learn more? Read on!

CES 2016: Nikon announces KeyMission 360º Camera, new HD-DSLR and DX DSLR Cameras

CES is always a great time for Nikon; this year is no different. They’ve hit the ground in 2016 running with three great new cameras, each excelling in the own category, along with a cool new connectivity piece that makes it easier than ever to share your pictures from a Nikon camera to your social networks. Let’s take a look!