Review: TP-Link Archer Wireless C5400 Tri-Band router

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You can never get enough bandwidth or speed out of your Wi-Fi and chances are that the stock unit that came from your service provider likely does the job, but barely, so we’re going to have a look at the TP-Link Archer Wireless C5400 Tri-Band Gigabit Router (AC5400) that doesn’t have one or two bands, but three. [Read more…]

Review: iRig Keys I/O all-in-one portable digital audio workstation

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If you’re a budding musician or musician simply tight on space or spends time on the road, then you might be interested in IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O. It’s a brand new self-contained digital audio workstation (DAW) for your Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad. It’s a MIDI controller with full-sized keys (25 or 49), a high resolution digital-audio interface (DAC) suitable for plugging in directly your guitar, bass or microphone, and a built-in pre-amp. All this comes in a self-contained compact lightweight portable unit along with with a bundle of software and apps. [Read more…]

It’s NOT all been done before – Holiday Tech 2017

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When it comes to gadgets, for me, sometimes Barenaked Ladies’ songs come to mind. Not, necessarily, If I Had $1,000,000, but rather the words of former band member Steven Page, It’s All Been Done (Before). But much to my delight with the scores of trade fair vendors at LDTECH 2017 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference, I did not walk away disappointed – in fact, it was the opposite! [Read more…]

MTN Dew and Doritos giving away an Xbox One X every hour

While there’s a lot of hype going around about the upcoming November 7th launch of the much-anticipated Xbox One X, there’s also a contest that will allow Canadians to win one of over 1,000 units up for grabs. All this, courtesy of Mountain Dew and Doritos who have teamed up and will give you a chance to ‘Win Every Hour.” And if you are in Toronto there’s another Xbox One giveaway happening. [Read more…]

Waterproof USB cables necessary for harsh environments

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While more and more products are going wireless, it’s not always possible to do away with USB cables. And if you do need to use them, the challenge of course arises when you have to use them in less than ideal conditions – particularly wet ones. Since not all cables can withstand moisture, having waterproof rated cables is imperative to ensure you maintain a solid connection especially in mission critical situations. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Canadian Netflix watchers top world in Binge Racing

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When House of Cards made its debut on Netflix, I watched Season 1 in its entirety in less than a week. I thought that was pretty fab, but I guess that’s nothing compared to today’s Bingers who are ripping through every single episode of a season in a day. In fact, the new trend amongst the over eight million “super fans” around the world, primarily to get bragging rights is called Binge Racing with Canada clocking in with the world’s top marks. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD – high-def digital mic interface for iOS, Mac & PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia has just announced iRig Pre HD a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC. It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. Featuring an integrated 1/8″ headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps, iRig Pre HD is the most comprehensive, portable digital microphone interface for professional applications on the market.

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Pocket-sized Sonic Soak cleans clothes and everything else

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It’s hard enough finding time to do laundry and even harder when you’re on the road. Enter Sonic Soak, a tiny pocket-sized cleaning tool that uses ultrasonic waves to clean your clothes, fruits and vegetables, the kid’s toys and even your jewelry.

Sonic Soak consists of an AC (110/220V) powered control module with a built-in auto timer and a vibration generator made of medical grade antibacterial stainless steel. It weighs a mere four ounces and can be taken anywhere.  [Read more…]

MacGourmet Deluxe – No more searching for recipes

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With Thanksgiving behind us, in Canada anyway, and the holiday season just right around the corner, for many of us our thoughts turn to holiday gadgets, but also to food. And if you’re the cook, chef or preparer of the food, those thoughts may turn to recipes. Many look them up in our cookbooks, have them memorized or simply Google them but there is a better way to keep them organized, keep you focused and save you from pulling your hair out. It’s called MacGourmet Deluxe.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Donald Trump curated quote database exceeds 10,000 entries

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With media coverage on Donald Trump along with his comments, statements, interviews and barrage of tweets it’s not hard to imagine how many thousands of quotes can be attributed to him. So a resource was created, AboutTrump.org, that touts itself as the world’s largest collection of quotes about and by “The Donald,” which contains over 10,000 entries with dozens more added weekly.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.