I finally caved. I have been avoiding signing my 8-year-old son up for Facebook Messenger for Kids since the invites started rolling in ages ago. As much as I use and advocate for the benefits of social media, I don't think an 8-year-old needs to be on a Messenger service.
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I had the chance to check out the Sony Bravia X950G 4K LED TV. Here's my take.
Back to school calls for new, cutting-edge technology. But don't discount older tech that can still walk the walk. Here is my eclectic mix of savvy products that will help any student be properly armed for school - from smart backpacks to indoor grills, loud concert protection to affordable and safe big screen media portability.
Earlier this year, I was given the opportunity to try out the Amazon Echo Link and Amazon Echo Amp, designed as Amazon's first foray into the hifi streaming game. Both can connect to your existing stereo system to purportedly offer high-fidelity music streaming along with Alexa voice controls.
We may not remember but most of us first drew before we could read, with pencil on paper or colour crayons on restaurant kid's menus. Sadly, we followed other endeavours in our lives leaving drawing and painting to artists.
The UBP-X1100ES is Sony's premium 4K UHD Blu-ray offering, replacing the X1000ES that came before it, a higher-end stablemate to the unfeasibly fine UBP-X800m2 ($400). In terms of performance and value, the latter is one of the best value UHD Blu-ray players available, so clearly this more expensive sibling needs to be truly special to warrant a premium $900 price.
In every issue of WiFi HiFi, we have recommended a TV series that's worth binging, available through one of the top streaming services in Canada, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Crave.
There has been a lot of debate over fitness trackers for kids. Some believe that they promote negative body issues, making kids feel self-conscious if they don't meet set activity levels, or believe their parents are pushing them to lose weight, be more active, or live up to certain standards. But is this really the case?
You would be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn't associate the cinema with popcorn. It doesn't matter if you're watching a film at the local cinema or at home, having a handful of the sweet or salty treat is always the perfect complement.
I browsed through my local Best Buy and found the Samsung HW-MS650, which is sold at an MSRP of $600. It caught my eye for being very attractive, with no-nonsense, industrial rectangular sculpting. Add to that the brushed finish on the top, and the industrial-style grille over the speakers, and everything harmonized together beautifully. So I brought it home with me.
After reviewing a Pioneer car audio system as an upgrade to my 2018 MK7 Golf R, I received an invitation from Mapletech Audio, a BC-based Canadian car speaker company that does its design and engineering here in Canada.