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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.

What’s new in Wearable Tech: Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit has emerged as one of the most well-known names in the fitness tracker/wearable market these days. The company offers a range of different devices designed to help you keep on top of things like the number of steps you take in a day, the calories you burn, distances travelled and more. Well, let’s add one more gadget to that growing device list, as we take a first look at the company’s new offering, a smartwatch/fitness tracker combo called The Fitbit Blaze.

Be more productive with your PC: Upgrade to a widescreen monitor

Are you looking to wow your bosses with your superb work ethic, but aren’t exactly sure how to squeeze out extra productivity at the office without having to clone yourself? It turns out you can actually “see” your way to wasting less time at work and be more productive with your PC by upgrading to a widescreen monitor.

She’ll love a fashionable and fun watch for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I still haven’t figured out what to get my wife. Every year it’s either a giant box of expensive chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, or a fancy dinner out on the town. Sometimes it’s all three depending on how much I have to make up for over the past couple of months. If you’re also searching for a something special for your partner (and a few romance Brownie points), it’s a sure bet that she’ll love a fashionable and fun watch for Valentine’s Day. So, we’ve lined up a few options to save you the last-minute dash to the candy aisle of the drug store this year.

Learning New TV Tech: All about 3D TV

Do you enjoy the latest cinematic trend of 3D movies? Want to bring that experience into your home, but don’t know a lot about the technology? Well, sit back, grab some snacks and get ready, ‘cause we’re coming right at you with all you need to know about 3D TV.

Review: Philips 288P6 4K Monitor

Ultra HD (also known as 4K or UHD for some brands) monitor prices have been dropping like a stone lately—although I still can’t get my wife to buy me one—and that’s thanks to massive demand, plus 28-inch TN panels that are getting less expensive to produce. Philips’s foray into that budget-conscious market is the 288P6 Brilliance 28-inch 4K Monitor, and I got to put one through its paces to see if it makes me want that upgrade.

Keep your New Year’s Resolution to Learn a New Skill

Now that 2016 is here, it’s time to honour all those resolutions you made when the clock struck midnight. There’s no better time than the present, but don’t worry, we’re here to give you some support in keeping those promises. So, if your New Year’s resolution was to learn a new skill, read on for how to actually make it happen in 2016.

Hottest LEGO Sets of 2015

LEGO is one of those rare toys that’s never gone out of style for generation after generation, and in fact, the little coloured building blocks’ popularity seems to have exploded even more in recent years, thanks to associated movies, video games and related products. But it always comes down to the pure joy kids get from creating cool things out of those LEGOs, and there are a ba-zillion sets from which to choose, ranging from super hero and sci-fi packs, to Disney Princesses, Star Wars and beyond. But, to save you some shopping time this holiday season, we’re giving you a glimpse at some of the hottest LEGO sets of 2015.

Review of Machi Koro and other new board games

Pull up a chair, get comfortable and fill a bowl with your favourite snack, because just in time for the holiday season it’s family game night at the Best Buy Plug-In Blog, and you get to be a part of the fun as we play and review seven games from award-winning comics and tabletop game publisher IDW Games.

Review: Skylink Alarm System & Lighting Control Starter Kits

Has home security been on your mind? Are you looking to better safeguard your family and belongings, but want something that’s easy and doesn’t break the bank? We take a look at the Skylink Alarm System Starter Kit and also the company’s Motion Activated Lighting Control Starter Kit to see how simple it can be to add more control and security to your household.

Review: Sony h.ear on/in stereo hi-res headphones (Coming Soon)

Sony has unveiled its newest line of around and in-ear stereo headphones under the “h.ear” brand moniker, and we get to put the three different types to the test to see if these premium hi-res cans and earbuds can deliver the quality audio people expect from today’s high-end digital music.

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