Last minute gift ideas for dad and grads

Here are a few ideas that will put a smile on your dad, or grad's, face

Last minute gift ideas for dad and gradsWant to find a gift for the special dad or grad? Even better, how about one that can be shared with the entire family to keep everyone happy and help stretch the home budget? Here are a few ideas that might just fit the bill. Make dads and grads look good Any dad or grad…

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless use

The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard allows you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless useDo you seem to forever live behind your keyboard and, more often than not, it’s a painful experience? You might want to give the Truly Ergonomic Keyboard from Cleave a try. It’s designed to allow you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain on your hands while improving your posture. The standard keyboard…

PODCAST: New Year’s resolutions not working?

Try naming your year

PODCAST: New Year’s resolutions not working?Our guest today, Troy Media columnist Dave Fuller, uses “Naming Your Year” as a method to accomplish what resolutions are meant to but never do. Dave shares how he stumbled upon “Naming Your Year” as a business management method and will tell you what it does and how it works. You’ll hear how he puts…

SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun drums a beat of pain relief

Retails for $179.99 and is available from Amazon or directly from SKG Canada.com

SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun drums a beat of pain reliefWhile most of us hate to admit it, something we all have in common is the little aches and pains in our muscles and joints. The SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun is the answer for those days when we need a little massage or pain relief therapy. The beauty of this sleek little gadget is…

Last minute wow gifts for the holiday season

Scrambling to find just the right gift for this holiday season?

Last minute wow gifts for the holiday seasonIf 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 gift ideas with a little wow factor. SleepPhones If your loved one likes to listen to their favourite tunes or podcasts while drifting off to sleep and standard earbuds are just…

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century Alberta

Christmas was more primitive in the 18th and mid-19th centuries, but it was still Christmas

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century AlbertaTurn the clock back to the late 18th century and mid-19th century Alberta, and chances are you’d be eating fish, beavertail, and stewed moose rather than roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham for Christmas dinner. Instead of rockin’ to tunes emanating from audio systems and streaming services, you’re more likely to be dancing the jig to…

Pixy Mini provides an impressive (and mini) power bank for your devices

It can keep your smartphone, tablet and laptop alive without having to lug around a plethora of chargers

Pixy Mini provides an impressive (and mini) power bank for your devicesWhen you’re going on a long trip, it’s imperative to take power chargers, adapters and power banks. But if you have to run out of the house without fully-charged devices, it’s nice to know you have a little extra battery power just in case. That’s where the innovative Pixy Mini by Futurizta comes in. It…

How I discovered radon in my home and mitigated it

Radon exposure takes the lives of eight Canadians every day

How I discovered radon in my home and mitigated itOne hates to be part of a statistic, but it seems like I’m one of the 94 per cent of people who had no idea that a silent killer was lurking in my home. It’s radon, which takes the lives of eight Canadians each day. Imagine my surprise when I learned that the Edmonton home…

The myths and misconceptions surrounding radon

Radon can become a risk to the health of you and your family

The myths and misconceptions surrounding radonNovember is National Radon Action Month in Canada. Many people don't know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Listed below are some of the myths and misconceptions of radon, a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and that can become a risk to the…

Radon: the silent killer lurking in your home

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer

Radon: the silent killer lurking in your homeWhen we think of a tasteless, odourless and invisible killer potentially lurking in our homes, carbon monoxide (CO) immediately comes to mind. What’s beyond our radar, however, is radon. In Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking, and the number one cause of cancer in non-smokers. While carbon monoxide…

Sonos Roam gives you smart speaker features at home or away

Precision-engineered acoustics produce a crisp, clear and full-body sound

Sonos Roam gives you smart speaker features at home or awayNot everyone wants to wear headphones or earbuds to listen to their music, radio stations or podcasts, but speakers can be such a pain. Speakers are often bulky, can be cumbersome when using them with multiple devices, and they’re typically susceptible to the elements, so not great for the outdoors. Unless you have the Sonos…

Are you having trouble hearing voices on TV?

The ZVOX AccuVoice AV157 is a compact soundbar that uses the science behind hearing aids to create more clarity in recorded dialogue

Are you having trouble hearing voices on TV?Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually decipher the dialogue on TV? As sound delivery advances with the advent of immersive technologies like surround sound and Dolby Atmos, we still sometimes have to crank up the volume or turn on close captioning. Sometimes we even play a passage again to make out what’s being…

Sonobo Earbuds features all-day comfort and a great audio experience

Ground-breaking noise cancelling, noise isolating HD Sound

Sonobo Earbuds features all-day comfort and a great audio experienceWhether it’s listening to music, a podcast, people during a Zoom meeting or simply a phone call, you've probably found you've been spending more time than ever before with buds in your ears. It has become imperative that the earbuds give us the best quality sound possible (while eliminating unwanted noise), be comfortable to wear…

Thermapen ONE a high-tech way to check your meat temperature

The ONE in the name refers to the speed of a reading – one second – with accuracy within 0.3°C (0.5°F)

Thermapen ONE a high-tech way to check your meat temperatureEven after years of preparing steak, fish and chicken, do you still cut into your protein to make sure it’s cooked just right? I’ve used a typical thermometer, but I keep cutting meat on the grill due to a combination of concern about inaccuracy and my cooking ineptness. A good solution is Thermapen ONE by…

MEATER thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking

No more standing over your stove or grill; you can monitor what’s cooking from your phone

MEATER thermometer takes the guesswork out of cookingWhether you’re tracking the time or simply gauging by touch, some people just have the knack for knowing when their meat has been cooked to perfection. For others – like me – it’s always been about constantly hovering over the hot stove or grill, poking your chicken, steak or fish with a thermometer or cutting…
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