TP-Link Tapo C420S2 Wire-free Security camera system for worry-free living

Security cameras are a must-have in this day and age. While some people install cameras in every corner of their homes and offices, sadly, others don’t bother due to overly complicated setups and placement challenges. TP-Link changes all that with a new wire-free smart security camera lineup under the Tapo brand family. These cameras are water and dust resistant, easy to set up, and can be placed virtually anywhere, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

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Aug 22, 1964 –59 Years ago The Day the Beatles shook Vancouver

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August 22, 1964. Photo by Owen Coppin. From the private collection of Red Robinson

The Fab Four’s first appearance in Canada 59 years ago was cut short because of a near riot

While February 7, 1964 was the day The Beatles crossed the big pond to conquer America, it was on August 22, 1964, the day before the legendary Hollywood Bowl Concert, that The Beatles made their first appearance north of the 49th Parallel. That concert was held outdoors at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, B.C.

The late legendary broadcaster and Disc Jockey Red Robinson, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, had previously introduced the likes of Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and Buddy Holly to the general public. But it was on that night in Vancouver that Red emceed the show that would go down as an unforgettable date in Beatle’s history.

I had the incredible opportunity to interview Red in 2004 when he graciously agreed to emcee a show at the PNE featuring Rubber Soul – The Canadian Tribute a band I was managing at the time.

Robinson, then 27, was at the time the Program Director and DJ at CFUN Radio in Vancouver. “It was a great day,” says Robinson. The concert was held on a football field on the site of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), built in 1954 for The British Empire and Commonwealth Games. It was during those games that Roger Bannister and John Landy broke the four-minute mile. [Read more…]

Creative’s Outlier Free Pro headphones a delightful out-of-ear experience

The bone-conduction magic of the Creative Outlier Free Pro is a revolution in sound

Earphones, earbuds or headphones, there’s no shortage of wired or wireless personal devices for enjoying your favourite music or podcasts on the go. These devices are typically designed to be worn in or over the ear.

Enter the Creative Outlier Free Pro, a newcomer on the scene that employs Bone Conduction Technology and is comfortably worn around the head, nestling just outside the ear.

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Dyson Supersonic – the ultimate hair drying experience

Whether you’ve just handed over a fortune to your hairdresser or striving to always look well-groomed, you’ve likely wondered how all that much pampering particularly the drying part is playing havoc on your oh-so-precious head of hair. If that’s the case, you might want to gift yourself – or others for the upcoming holiday season the ultimate grooming gadget – the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

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Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ Red Robinson dead at 86

Red Robinson introduces Rubber Soul PNE August 21, 2004. Photo by Greg Gazin

Robinson interviewed, befriended and introduced the likes of The Beatles, Elvis, Bill Haley, and Buddy Holly to the Canadian public

Legendary Canadian Rock’ n’ Roll broadcaster and DJ Red Robinson passed away on Saturday at 86 after a brief illness.

I first met Red in 2004 when I asked him to introduce a tribute band I was managing at the time – Rubber Soul – The Beatles Experience – which had been selected to perform on the opening night (Aug. 21) of Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to commemorate both the 50th anniversary of the PNE and the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first Canadian concert at what was then the Empire Stadium. Empire Stadium was torn down during the eighties to make way for the PNE.

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Trombe – Powerful Airborne Dust Cleaner

3-step filtering with Automatic A.I. Operation 

We’re all concerned about the quality of the air we breathe – especially at home and we often think we need an air purifier? We ask, what kind should we get?  HEPA? UV? Active Carbon, Negative Ion? – And will it really even do the job? 

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Kokoon Nightbuds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Fully functional but, unlike other earbuds, Kokoon Nightbuds Earbuds are smart and designed for sleep time

Trying to get a good night’s sleep is something many people continually strive for. Pressure, anxiety of the times, late nights, hot weather and Netflix binging likely don’t help their cause. For Tim Antos, this was no different. His work-related insomnia was so severe he required the services of a sleep clinic.  Realizing that this was not accessible or convenient for everyone, he embarked on a quest and along with a fellow engineer came up with a sleep solution the Nightbuds Earbuds by London U.K. based Kokoon.

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CLEAVE – The Most Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboard on the Planet

Are you finding that you seem to be forever living behind your keyboard and more often than not a painful experience? If so, you might want to give the Truly Ergonomic Cleave Keyboard a try. While the name best describes it, it’s designed to allow you to maximize your typing experience with less fatigue and strain on your hands and also body posture.

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SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun drums a beat of pain relief

While most of us hate to admit it, something we all likely have in common are the little aches and pains in our muscles and joints we seem to live with. Maybe it’s a sign of getting on in years or perhaps it’s a nagging injury that never quite seems to heal. For those days where we need a little massage or pain relief therapy perhaps the SKG F5 Mini Body Percussion Massager Gun is the answer.

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Last Minute Wow Gifts for the Holiday Season

Items from places like AcousticSheep, Truly Ergonomic, Cyber Acoustics & Moen make for great gift ideas

If you’re still scrambling trying to find just that right particular gift for this holiday season, here’s a few practical, innovative and extremely useful few gift ideas with a little wow-factor.

SleepPhones

If your loved one likes to listen to his or her favourite tunes or podcasts while drifting off to sleep and standard earbuds are just not practical, SleepPhones by AcousticSheep may be the solution.

This bed-friendly gadget from a cleverly named company are literally headphones in a headband. Nestled between the layers of comfortably fitting fabric is an easily accessible and removable tiny rechargeable wireless Bluetooth module connected to a pair of flat speakers. 

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