Absolut Vodka Canada 150 bottle a work of high tech art

There are many ways the world is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, but Swedish vodka maker Absolut is toasting the occasion with a limited edition bottle: Absolut Canada. While the bottle still contains the same vodka people have enjoyed for decades, the bottle design is uniquely Canadian.  It was created by a Canadian artist using custom high tech software and state of the art hardware inspired by something that has a rich history in Canada and keeps Canadians warm – a quilt. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

20 years ago first camera-phone photo taken

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1st Camera-Phone pic taken/shared  Jun 11,97

Starting off with saying. “It was 20 years ago today,” immediately conjures up an image in one’s mind of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But this time, “Image” is the operative word, as exactly two decades ago today, the first camera-phone photo was taken and shared – a feat we certainly take for granted today. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Gadgets for Dad for Father’s Day

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Some find it tough to find Dad just the right gift for Father’s Day, so here are a few ideas for the outdoorsy Dad, cord-cutter Dad or Dad with a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7 series smartphone. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus world’s thinnest gaming laptop

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While gaming laptops are likely to be known for their power and substance, the new Zephyrus, the latest offering by ASUS, under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product line is not only powered by powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, with 120Hz Full HD G-SYNC display, it now appears to be also the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Paracord great for more than just cables and parachute lines

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It’s not uncommon to get comments and e-mails offering thanks for suggestions in finding the right gift for their loved one for the right occasion. And we thank you, our readers, for those times. However, I can’t ever recall an instance that a holiday gift roundup inspired a new creation of its own from a single $20 product suggestion. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New QcK Prism 1st dual-surface RGB illuminated mousepad

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Gamers are pretty serious about their gear, all the way down to even the mouse pad that they use. So what does it say about you if your eyes light up at the thought of playing your games on a QcK Prism, by SteelSeries, the world’s first dual surface RGB illuminated mouse pad?

The new QcK Prism allows you to use both of its surfaces. One side is fitted with a premium micro-textured cloth for when you need friction for those deliberate movements while the flip side has a hard polymer finish for ultra quick gliding. The QcK Prism has large and sturdy surface, measuring 11.51” W x 14.04” H and only 0.34” D. It weighs in at 2 lb. and supported with a silicon rubber base.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia announces Syntronik legendary synth powerhouse- Mac/PC

 

 

 

IK Multimedia is introducing Syntronik, the new cutting-edge virtual synthesizer for Mac/PC, which will be available in July 2017 and is now open for pre-order. Syntronik raises the bar in virtual instrument technology, sound quality and flexibility thanks to a brand new combination of the most advanced sampling techniques with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, an arsenal of high-quality modeled effects and innovative instrument features that provide players and producers with the ultimate and best-sounding collection of vintage synthesizers to date.

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AquaGenie world’s smartest water bottle – fully funded

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There’s an app that reminds me to drink water but I have to manually record the amount of water I actually consume.  Wouldn’t it be nice, if there were a clever smart water bottle that helps you keep healthy, by automatically tracking how much water you actually drink?  Well there is one currently on Kickstarter and it’s called AquaGenie.  Read full post at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Philips Beard Stubble Trimmer boasts 17 settings

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Some men live their whole adult lives wearing a beard; others grow one or try to grow one at this time of the year as a tribute to Hockey, Canada’s Winter Sport. Regardless as to why, there might come a time when you either need to shave it off or give it a trim. Unless you’re somewhat of a barber, stylist or artist, keeping the exact same look can be a challenge, unless you have something like the Philips Beardtrimmer Series 5000 Stubble TrimmerRead more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Dyson UV Cleansing Humidifier

Depending on where you live, you know how dry it can get indoors, particularly during the cold weather where besides dry skin, many people may exhibit chapped lips, sinus issues and a nightmare for some allergy sufferers. It also generates static, which can wreak havoc on your electronics. That’s when it’s a good time to ensure you have a decent humidifier to help you breathe easier and keep the “nasties” away.

I had given up on furnace mount humidifiers a long time ago, after going through a few of them; they either seized up due to calcification or unevenly humidified rooms. Some rooms were poorly humidified while others had condensation buildup on the windows. I resorted to using a run-of-the-mill portable ultrasonic humidifier in the sleeping area and living room that I felt more or less did the job until I took the Dyson AM10 Humidifier for a test drive for a month.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.