Why wearing a Fitbit can change your life, not just your fitness

Measure your caloric intake and your hydration. Set the alarm. Get alerts for texts and phone calls. Track your sleep patterns

 

 

Fitness trackers have come a long way since the pedometer, the original step counter. They’re no longer just for health nuts and those who simply want to get fit. The latest models include many practical applications no matter what you’re doing to help you get you through your day.

Even better, they’re no longer big, clunky and odd shaped – in fact, they’re downright stylish. And they’re now affordable. To top it all off, they’re app-enabled and can easily connect wirelessly to over 200 devices like iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets for even greater functionality.  Read more at Troy Media or below. [Read more…]

Local Fans Welcome New Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza in Red Deer Alberta

It’s not often I cover food – but Pizza is one of my favourite foods.

Restaurant to Provide Red Deer Community with Free Pizzas on Friday, August 24th.

August 20th, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, is giving fans in Red Deer a reason to celebrate. This Thursday, August 23rd, the leading fast casual brand will open a beautiful 2,200 square foot open kitchen restaurant with interior seating for 54 and is located in Gasoline Alley (159 Leva Avenue). [Read more…]

Udoq customizable universal docking station puts all your devices in their place

You can get one off the shelf configured for Apple or Android, or have one fully customized

Most people have so many gadgets to charge, wouldn’t it be nice if they could all be lined up in one place, without all the chaotic cable clutter?

Germany’s Marcus Kuchler, a 25-year product design veteran, and a team of 10 engineers worked for three years to create udoq, a universal docking and charging station.

I’ve come across many docks and charging stations over the years, but never one like udoq. It’s well machined and sleek, with obvious attention to detail in its finish and in its utility. Read MORE Below or full article at Troy Media. [Read more…]

Edifier R1280T Quality sound for a modest price

                                                         

 

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers offer functionality and high-fidelity in a retro package

 

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes. And you don’t need to look far to find some pretty far-out designs. But if you’re in the market for a new high-fidelity pair with a retro flair, the Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers would be a good bet.

The R1280T keeps with the traditional bookshelf design: a pair of wood veneer MDF cabinets with a removable front grill. Behind each grill is a four-inch bass driver with calibrated front-facing bass reflex port to allow the air to circulate freely for more accurate lower range sounds. It has a 13-millimetre silk-domed tweeter tweaked for crisper highs.    Read more below or see full article at Troy Media. [Read more…]

Does Wade Wilson a.k.a Deadpool work 9 to 5? (Video)

The super duo, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, return with the sequel to the Marvel Comics hit, Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand return to star alongside Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller and Jack Kesy in this enjoyably obnoxious sequel.

If you haven’t yet seen Deadpool 2 in theatres, the story line for the sequel is that you favourite foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a Deadpool), creates the X-Force team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young lad with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

 

 

Canadians may particularly enjoy the sequel because it’s full of Canadian jokes and references. In fact those of you who attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver last summer, you may have seen some film crews there as Deadpool 2 was filmed in various location including downtown, near the convention centre and even in front of our hotel – of course depending on where you’re staying. [Read more…]

Accessible packaging makes life easier for gamers with disabilities

It’s always great to hear when a new accessible product hits the market giving greater opportunities to those who perhaps have limited mobility. However, what’s often forgotten is the packaging. The product arrives at the doorstep but might be unusable to some until someone can help them get it out of the package. Microsoft realized this and recently unveiled accessible packaging appropriate for the new and upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller. – Gaming device designed to accommodate gamers with mobility challenges. [Read more…]

Meteorite fragment adorns Royal Canadian Mint commemorative coin – SOLD OUT

Just days before Canada Day came word that an out-of-this-world piece of Canadian memorabilia was sold out.

The prize 2018 $20 fine silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint was designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and it contains a fragment of a real meteorite.

“One hundred and fifty years of research, education and discovery by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is an engaging story to share with Canadians,” said Sandra Hanington, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.     ALSO READ FULL ARTICLE at Troy MEDIA. [Read more…]

Memory Techniques to Remember Just About Anything – Kevin Achtzener

Ever wish you can remember a name, a face a phone number? We’re so busy and bombarded with information that it’s sometimes so hard to remember even the simplest things let alone details.

In my latest podcast, I speaks with regular Kevin Achtzener, DTM, a self-proclaimed Future Memory Expert who shares techniques for better recall.

Kevin’s obsession for remembering things and these techniques have helped him not only memorize a shuffled deck of cards in five minutes but also creative methods to recall large numbers – like part numbers and serial numbers to names and words. What might surprise you is some of his techniques involve using pictures, humor and even cartoon characters.

Have a listen and enjoy.

Give Dad the Gift of Gadgets this Father’s Day

From home cinema systems to barbecue tools to bug-free patio time to Wi-Fi with muscle, here’s something for every dad

There’s no doubt Dad likes tech toys, so why not give him the gift of gadgets this Father’s Day? And while making the right selection is often tough, here are a few ideas:

Let’s start big. If Dad thought a 60-inch screen was cool, how about streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Soccer or his favourite movie withlarger-than-life images? With the Epson Home Cinema 1060 3LCD Home Theatre Projector, Dad can watch in full 1080p high definition.  Read Full Article at Troy Media.

Save money, avoid outrageous phone bills when travelling abroad

New CRTC rules mean Canadian providers must now unlock your phone, making it easier to use a different SIM card.

For many people, smartphones have become 24/7 appendages. However, worried about outrageous phone, data and roaming fees, many people reach for the off switch when travelling.

This is particularly true when going out of country or overseas. No one wants to return home to massive cellphone bills.

But rules and regulations are starting to change, and there are now more affordable choices for consumers. (Click More to read here. Or read it at Troy Media.) [Read more…]