Getting a jolt out of the Chevy Bolt’s practicality and versatility

GM’s top-selling electric car has plenty of features that make it attractive for everyday use, at a price that puts its chief competition to shame

With the growing public focus on the use of clean energy, electric cars sales are on the rise – and the frontrunner may surprise you. CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, which track U.S. plug-in sales by automaker, report that in November, Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold Tesla’s sleek Model S. Besides the fact that the Model S is twice…

Protect your $1,000 phone from earth, wind, water, and the Force

Some smartphones can easily run you over $1,000, all the more reason to give them the proper protection they need to keep them running

Protect your $1,000 phone from earth, wind, water, and the ForceNo matter where they’re going, or what they’re doing, people are taking their smartphones with them. And, as some the latest models can easily run you over $1,000 to buy, this is all the more reason to give them the proper protection they need to keep them running. To do so, it’s important that they…

Christmas gift ideas for TV and music lovers

The Gadget Guy offers you ideas from TV streaming boxes to wireless earphones to handheld mics to hi-fidelity earplugs

Christmas gift ideas for TV and music loversMusic- and TV-related gadgets are always safe bets for gifts, so here are a few of my top picks this Christmas season. Roku Express Is the family going to cut the cable cord this year? Or are you just looking for an easy way to stream HD video and high-quality digital audio? Consider putting a…

Adding quality audio to your smartphone videos

With the low-cost iRig Mic Lav, audio pickup is always just a few inches from your mouth

Adding quality audio to your smartphone videosTravelling is cumbersome at the best of times and with luggage costs rising, people want to travel lighter and are leaving their bulky video cameras at home. And with smartphones like the Apple iPhone 7 with Google Pixel capable of shooting 4K or ultra HD video, capturing video has never been easier. It’s hard to…

Give dad the gift of sound this Father’s Day

Every dad enjoys his music in different ways. Here are a few Father's Day gift ideas so he can listen to his tunes, podcasts or news any way he likes

Give dad the gift of sound this Father’s DayEvery dad is different, so every dad enjoys his music in different ways. Here are a few Father's Day gift ideas so he can listen to his tunes, podcasts or news any way he likes. Fluance AB40 Soundbase For the dad who enjoys home-theatre sound but prefers not to have speakers cluttering the family room or…

Shop safely online without using your credit card numbers

Alternative online payment methods are quick, easy and free. And if an online merchant is compromised, you're safe

Shop safely online without using your credit card numbersYou can shop anywhere for just about anything online or with your smartphone – even for groceries. It’s a convenient part of the daily routine for many. However, some people are hesitant, even fearful, about making themselves vulnerable by using their credit card online. When retail giants like Home Depot, Target and Marshalls are hacked and credit card numbers are compromised, it’s…

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in Alberta

The Second World War was hard on the men fighting on the front lines as well as those they left behind

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in AlbertaWhile the Second World War was hard on the men and women fighting on the front lines, it was also hard on those they left behind. This is important to remember this Remembrance Day. It's two sides of the same coin, said Dr. Adriana Davies, Executive Director and of the Heritage Community Foundation. "The front (line)…

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul Brandt

The most popular sale item on Paul Brandt's music tours is a rubber duck

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul BrandtMerchandise is as much a part of the concert tour experience as the music for many fans. It’s also a much needed revenue generator for many performers. When I asked platinum-selling country star Paul Brandt what the most popular sale item was on his tours, he hesitated for a moment, then let out a big…

Is your microwave killing your Netflix?

How to fix interrupted Wi-Fi signals

Is your microwave killing your Netflix?There’s nothing more frustrating than when the family is binge-watching House Of Cards Season 3 on Netflix and your son decides to make microwave popcorn. All of a sudden, the video gets choppy and Netflix starts buffering and rebuffering. It’s not a catastrophe, as it eventually resets and comes back but it can certainly kill…
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