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HANDS-ON REVIEW: Thorens TD240-2 Turntable and Totem KIN Play Powered Speakers

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Thorens TD240-2 Turntable and Totem KIN Play Powered Speakers

As I was browsing online for another fully automatic turntable and speakers to replace the ones in my bedroom, I came across the MSRP $1,499 German-made Thorens TD240-2. Meanwhile, the Totem KIN Play speakers ($1,250), which were first shown at CEDIA 2018 in early September, also sounded intriguing. The combination of the two? I was eager to try it out.

David Susilo Published: 02/20/2020 09:40:41 AM EST

 

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David's Take: Hands-On Review of the Nextbase 222 Dash Cam

David's Take: Hands-On Review of the Nextbase 222 Dash Cam

Not long ago, I was loaned a Hyundai Palisade SUV by Hyundai Canada so I could write a review of the vehicle's factory sound system. During the week-long review process, I also used the time to review the Nextbase 222 dash cam, which I first saw at CES 2020.

David Susilo Published: 02/19/2020 08:45:49 AM EST

Tech is Like Fashion: What's Old Is New Again

Tech is Like Fashion: What's Old Is New Again

At the far end of a storage closet in my basement, I have a collection of old clothes, long out of fashion, boxy and baggy, but still in great shape - the quality of the item outlasted the trend the item embraced. I keep these things knowing full well that if you wait long enough, clothes come back in style.


John Thomson Published: 02/18/2020 08:46:14 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Huawei Watch GT - An Energy Efficient Watch That Monitors Your Well Being 24/7

Hands-on Review: Huawei Watch GT - An Energy Efficient Watch That Monitors Your Well Being 24/7

At first glance, the new Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series looks like last year's GT model. But it offers much more, like slick-looking 3D glass with a smaller bezel, faster speed, longer battery life measured in weeks not days, more indoor and outdoor activities, a new 4GB music player, Bluetooth phone calling, and copious amounts of health and activity readings.

Steve Makris Published: 02/17/2020 08:20:01 AM EST

Hitchhiking in Costa Rica: Would This Ever Happen Here?

Hitchhiking in Costa Rica: Would This Ever Happen Here?

The distance to travel between the village of Nosara and the town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica is less than 70 kilometres, but it will still take more than two hours in a 4X4 on the dustiest, desolate, middle of nowhere, rocky roads with potholes the size of small vehicles.

John Thomson Published: 02/14/2020 07:00:01 AM EST

Mobile World Congress Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus

Mobile World Congress Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus

The annual Mobile World Congress mobile communications show, which is held annually in Barcelona every February, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns.

Steve Makris Published: 02/13/2020 12:34:52 PM EST

OBITUARY: Christie Blatchford, Award-Winning Canadian Journalist

OBITUARY: Christie Blatchford, Award-Winning Canadian Journalist

WiFi HiFi is saddened to announce the passing of Christie Blatchford, a long-time and well-respected Canadian journalist who had, at one point in time in her career, worked for all of the major daily newspapers in Toronto, most recently with National Post. She passed away from cancer at the age of 68.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/12/2020 10:09:39 AM EST

Technology Gifts To Get You Into A Valentine's Day Mood

Technology Gifts To Get You Into A Valentine's Day Mood

Express your Valentine's Day love with clever technology. Whether it's the Internet or gadgets that heighten the senses, here are my favourite ways of saying "I love you!"

Steve Makris Published: 02/12/2020 08:00:01 AM EST

Oscars Frustrations: Why Do I Need a Cable Subscription to Watch Free TV?

Oscars Frustrations: Why Do I Need a Cable Subscription to Watch Free TV?

I have been a happy cord-cutter for a decade, and have never looked back...until last night when I was trying to access the Oscars streaming online from a foreign country and ran into a number of issues.

John Thomson Published: 02/10/2020 01:13:59 PM EST

Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars Last Night

Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars Last Night

Following the Oscars surprise when Eminem rose up from the stage to deliver a throwback performance of his hit song from the early '00s, "Lose Yourself," the Internet went into a tizzy. Why is he there? What was the point of this? A little research provides the answer.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/10/2020 11:51:52 AM EST

OK, Boomer!

OK, Boomer!

You know you're being insulted when anyone younger than you rolls their eyes and says those dreaded two words: "OK, Boomer." The quieter they say it, the more insulting it becomes. They don't take up a debate or present a passionate retort to whatever it is you just said. They simply reply with this of-the-moment phrase that essentially suggests "hey, you're old.

John Thomson Published: 02/06/2020 05:33:21 PM EST


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