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 numbersEDMONTON, Alta., April 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – You 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…

FixMeStick virus detection software runs from USB stick

Equipped with its own operating system, a gadget like FixMeStick can be a lifesaver

FixMeStick virus detection software runs from USB stickEDMONTON, Alta. Dec. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It’s imperative that you use software to protect your computer against viruses, spyware, malware, trojans and other threats. Unlike the human body, where vaccines or treatments can take effect while you’re asleep or awake, some computer nasties can’t be detected or eradicated if an infection is active,…

Faulty battery leads to iPhone 6s recall

Battery defect on iPhone 6s may cause your phone to shut down unexpectedly. Fortunately, it won't blow up

Faulty battery leads to iPhone 6s recallEDMONTON, Alta. Nov. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Apple has announced a recall of some of its iPhone 6s due to a faulty battery. There is no need to worry, however, as, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which are now banned on all airlines, the iPhone 6 batteries won't explode or catch fire. In…

Getting free HD TV channels without cable

By attaching an HD antenna to your high-definition TV, you may be able to pick up many cable channels over-the-air and in high definition

Getting free HD TV channels without cableSome folks just can't live without cable TV, with its hundreds of channels and seemingly endless program choices. But for others, it's getting harder to justify the ongoing expense that can easily exceed $1,000 per year. You hear of people "Cutting the Cord," dropping traditional services and opting to get their entertainment from popular services…

Treat dad to gadgets this Father’s Day

Here are a few ideas that will certainly put a smile on Dad's face

Treat dad to gadgets this Father’s DayEDMONTON, Alta. June 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Looking for the right gadget for Dad on Father's Day? If so, here are a few ideas that will certainly put a smile on his face. Ergonomic Wireless Desktop If Dad spends a lot of time in front of his keyboard and likes to stay comfortable, the…