Gifts Under $25: Health and Fitness

Looking to pick out a gift for someone who is super into health and fitness yet want to stick to a budget? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with several great picks to help get you started.

Home Essentials to Survive a Power Outage

A power outage doesn’t have to mean an end to all of the high-tech fun. Check out some cool gadget ideas for keeping entertained, and connected, during an unfortunate blackout.  

Best Tablets for the Holiday Season (as chosen by Best Buy’s...

Whether you’re in the market for a new tablet to cosy up to on the couch as the weather starts to turn cold, or looking for the best one to give to that special someone this holiday season, it’s never easy making that choice with so many different products on the market. Let Best Buy’s customers help you narrow down your search, with a list of the five best tablets for the Holiday Season, based on your own feedback and reviews.

Best laptops to give this holiday season (based on customer reviews)

  October is winding up, and when the pumpkins disappear the colourful lights and holiday decorations will start making an appearance. So will wish lists, and topping many of these will be a new laptop. But with so many options, how do you choose the best one? Here’s a suggestion: take advantage of the ratings and reviews left by those who actually bought one! Here are five of the best laptops to give this holiday season, based on Best Buy customer reviews.

Why are so many people upgrading to Windows 10?

Launched globally on July 29, Windows 10 aims to bridge the gap between PCs, tablets, and phones. The new operating system combines the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8 with new Windows features. Just 2 months after launch and Windows 10 has already become a runaway hit with consumers. Let’s take a look at why so many people are upgrading to Windows 10.

What’s new with Microsoft this fall

Microsoft is on a roll. Windows 10 is so much better than Windows 8—worthy of skipping an iteration number altogether—Office 2016 is out and the company topped off the software announcements with several big hardware releases. The Surface Pro 4 and all new Surface Book convertible laptop are turning heads on the portable PC front, while new a new Microsoft Band hits the red hot wearables market and long-awaited Lumia flagship smartphones bring the best of Windows 10 to mobile. Microsoft has plenty to look forward to this fall.  

Options for low cost portable gaming

One of our readers posted a question in the Plug-in forum, looking for advice on an affordable laptop or tablet for playing Minecraft. Beside showcasing what a great resource the forums are, that question reflects a buying decision that many parents are facing as we head into the holiday season. What options are there for low cost gaming?

What is the best tablet to give to the women in...

Without the complication of having to choose data and voice-plans, today’s tablets still offer many of the features and benefits of popular smartphones, while having the advantage of larger displays, connected keyboard accessories, and a range of functionality. This makes tablets some of the best gifts for the women in your life.

Prepare for a Great Canadian Winter: Stay Safe While Driving

Winter is coming. That means snow and ice on the roads, longer commutes and potentially treacherous conditions. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for a safe journey. Here we look at tips and tricks, plus some gadgets, to ensure you’re driving safely this winter. 

Prepare for a great Canadian winter: Prepare your tech for a...

As Canadians, we’re no strangers to brutal winter weather. From bone chilling ice storms that knock out entire city power grids, to blinding blizzards and torrential downpours, to winds so fierce that merely crossing the street is a test of your core strength, coast to coast, we see it all. So with winter right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your tech for the inevitable change in weather.

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