Original elfLight takes hassle out of hanging Christmas lights

elfLightShinesEDMONTON, Alta. Nov 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ – Originally, the Elf Light was either a beam of light from the sky reflecting off shiny ornaments or the glow of Rudolph’s red nose. But today, the Original elfLight – a gadget designed to make your annual holiday light hanging agony virtually non-existent – provides whole new meaning.

Rather than a string lights outside your house this Christmas, the Original elfLight laser-light projection system simulates a sea of coloured bulbs onto your home, patio or garage. Better yet, the system means the ladder never has to leave your garage this Christmas.

The Original elfLight’s sealed, sturdy metal alloy housing is designed to be both weatherproof and, to an extent, shockproof. You just have to prop it up by attaching it to the adjustable spike stand and sticking it into the ground or mounting it to a wall using the adjustable flat base stand (new for 2015) that comes with mounting screws. The elfLight is also suitable for use indoors.

It runs on standard AC power and comes with a corded transformer that connects to a long extension cord, giving you a good eight metres (25 ft.) of cable to work with.  READ FULL POST at TROY MEDIA.

5 holiday gadget gift ideas for a dorm or small space


They say that all good things come in small packages and sometimes “small” are what we need especially if our loved ones live or work in a tight space. And whether it is in a dorm room, condo, and makeshift office or for simply sitting on your couch, here are five gadgets that make ideal gifts for this holiday season that just make sense. 

Nimblstand Instant Workstation 

The iPad has become so versatile that many people are replacing their notebooks with these Apple tablets. The reality is that one never knows when or where it’s going to be used, but fear not, there’s a Nimblstand for that!   All you need to do is slide in your Apple Wireless Keyboard horizontally through the form-fitted slot, drop in your iPad in either landscape or portrait mode and you have an instant ergonomic compact two-piece workstation to help you play more comfortably and work more productively, almost anywhere. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

Office Holiday video remix not your father’s Jingle Bells

klick santaLast year at this time, Toronto-based digital health agency Klick Health entertained us with their holiday video – Bring Your Pet to Work Day. This year, they’ve decided to come out with something a little more wild but more in tune with the festive yuletide season and appropriately titled Epic Office Holiday Remix.

And to make sure the video really rocked, they called none other than You Tube sensation and fellow Canadian Andrew Huang, whose videos have been viewed over 25 million times, to produce the video. Huang is known for producing unconventional music videos, including covers of the Breaking Bad theme using meth lab equipment and 99 Red Balloons using, what else, red balloons.  Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog. 

8 gadgets and techie tools for your summer trip

While there’s no shortage of gadgets and techie things we can take on a summer trip, there’s always a shortage of space – whether it’s room in one’s backpack, suitcase, trunk of the car or your smartphone’s memory.  Nevertheless, here’s an eclectic mix of eight things that may come in handy and you might want to consider taking along for the ride to ensure smooth sailing this summer.

They take up very little room, so take along an extra pair of earbuds or if you must, extra headphones.  There’s nothing worse than forgetting your earbuds somewhere, having them accidentally destroyed or developing a loose cable connection by having them get tangled and torn up by the armrest on the plane. Now if your tunes are a must, you could possibly buy another pair, but you might be overpaying or not really getting the ones you want.

If you’re traveling with a companion, another good thing to throw into your carry-on is a headphone splitter like the Wicked Audio Splitter, which we reviewed last December. This little accessory could come in handy when you want to share your audio with a friend or significant other, or in the event your onboard entertainment doesn’t work and the two of you want to enjoy a movie on your iPad.  READ FULL ARTICLE at CANOE  Tech Blog

Apples are red – Apples are pink


If colour is important to you or loved one for this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many of Apple’s iOS devices are available in red or pink. And if they’re not, there are certainly red and pink cases as well as matching accessories to go along with them.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

10 super advanced technologies Santa needs to deliver presents


As the world’s population grows and handheld technology keeps kids right at Santa’s toes, the hidden North Pole toy factory needs to keep up with the times. Even more than ever before, Santa and his elves need to ensure they’re highly efficient, accurate and super quick in handling the billions of incoming requests, determining who’s been naughty and who’s been nice and schedule and make all the necessary deliveries around the world to the almost 1.9 billion children under 14 in one evening. All this while going totally undetected. A feat  I don’t think even the great FEDEX can even do.

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Get through Black Friday and beyond with these iOS apps

RFDWhile there doesn’t seem to be one totally authoritative iOS app to get you though the Black Friday maze, there are a few sources that might help you hone in on some decent finds, guide you where you need to go and help you get a good start for the annual year-end gift hunt.


Black Friday flyers leaked! Oh really?

BlackFridayIt’s plastered all over the Internet – “Black Friday flyers leaked, we’ve got the exclusive!” It seems almost extraordinary these days, because if it’s flyers or in any print form, chances are its already somewhere out in cyberspace or out there in the form of a really good rumour. But nevertheless, look at those deals!


Canada Day iOS inspired apps

Apps do not take holidays, so if you’re looking for something truly Canadian to do on Canada Day while you “woof” down a few cold ones, here’s a few iOS inspired ideas to get you through the day.


Seeing Apple (RED) for a good cause this Canada Day


Every Canada Day we see a sea of red Maple Leafs adorning every conceivable place, including people’s body parts. But what some of you may not know is that not only are a number of standard Apple products available in red, but that those products have a very special and significant meaning.