Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Driving the stylish 2018 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 2018 review
We recently got to drive and discover the features of the 2018 Mazda CX-9. The CX-9 is positioned as a Mid-range SUV that has style and does the heavy lifting. We recently packed the CX-9 for a road trip and got to experience most of everything it had to offer.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Microsoft Brings inclusivity into Canadian classrooms

I believe that every one of us is unique in every way, and with opportunities we can all strive to do our best and feel proud of ourselves. February is Inclusive Education Month in Canada and Microsoft is working with partners like Fair Chance Leaning to bring inclusive learning tools to the classroom. They want to highlight how a classroom that includes technology can strengthen inclusivity and ensure children, of all learning abilities, are set-up for success. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Healthy Lifestyle: Food, Fitness and Probiotics

renew life bellabeat
I have been paying more attention to my lifestyle especially fitness and healthy eating while taking probiotics. Probiotics are friendly beneficial bacteria that live in our gut, which is important for our digestive system. It helps our body produce vitamins, digest food, support our immune system, and controls the over growth of bad bacteria and fungi. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Streaming Smarter with Google

watch netflix ask google
From historic facts and figures to little known answers for peculiar questions, in our home we turn to google. Since my first encounter with google couple of decades ago, I have been "googling" and learning from it. Google has changed our lives!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Security Cameras from EZVIZ helps us keep an eye on our home

ezviz mini trooper camera
It is surprising how far technology has evolved, making it easy for us to keep an eye in our home and surroundings from far away through crystal clear quality video. As we travelled many places this summer, we are glad we installed a couple of security cameras from EZVIZ.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keep Exploring During March Break with DK Canada Books


March Break is a time to play, relax and explore and break the school days' routine for a week! Children will have lots of time to relax and try different activities. Having fun and exciting books to refer to can help children get inspired to explore. Here are three books from DK Canada that will help children build exciting computer projects, including games, music, and designs on the computer, or learn to draw, or do science experiments.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Microsoft Celebrates #Canada150 Through #ExploreTeachBuild

microsoft skype #exploreteachbuild
Microsoft's #ExploreTeachBuild challenge celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation through a series of educational opportunities that students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 across Canada can engage in. Students can connect with a tour guide from national heritage sites and engage in real-time through Skype Virtual Field Trips, use Minecraft: Education Edition to re-create Canada's historical sites and submit their creations into a national collection and win prizes. The student created collection will be featured globally on July 1st 2017 on Microsoft Canada's 150 National Sway.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Review of the Alcatel IDOL 4

alcatel idol 4
We reviewed the Alcatel One Touch IDOL 3 smartphone last year and loved it. This year Alcatel has released a newer version – The Alcatel IDOL 4. We have been using the IDOL 4 on the Bell network and enjoyed some of the features in this phone.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Phantom Glass Screen Protector

phantom glass iphone screen protector
We have used Phantom glass on our previous devices and love the quality of the product. With larger screen smartphones, such as the new iPhones it is becoming necessary to protect the screens of our valuable investment. This is where Phantom glass screen protectors help us. They are a valuable addition to our smartphones, as it helps protect the screens from scratches and fingerprints.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot is Fabulous for STEM learning

sphero spark
With the holiday season coming there are lot of toys and technology options we can choose to present as gifts to our children. As parents, we all know some toys will be a hit and others will be enjoyed for a while before it is put aside. Although, tablets, video games and television can be fun they can have some harmful effects if children use it for long periods of time. The best way to avoid our children being engaged in tablets, video games and television is to divert their energy to do fun stuff with technology that would be beneficial to them. We introduced our children to the Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Breaking Free from the Everyday with Hyundai Tucson

hyundai tucson
We did break free from the "everyday", as we drove the Hyundai Tucson recently for some of our road trips this summer! The features of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson deliver sporty driving dynamics, and its safety technology makes everyone feel safe, which gives us confidence to enjoy the drive. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Keyless Future with Schlage

Schlage keyless deadbolt
The hassle of losing or forgetting house keys or any set of keys can be very cumbersome and nerve wracking. Imagine a life without keys? I think with our busy active lifestyles it is sometimes best not to worry about the simple things such as house keys. This keyless future is currently sitting on my front door! We installed a Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt recently and have been surprised and happy about how stylish, easy, practical, and functional it is.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Phantom Glass will help protect the screens on our devices

A good investment like smartphones and tablets need to be protected! When you plan to give gifts to your loved ones, consider getting them a solid screen protector from Phantom Glass that will help them protect their tech devices such as phones, tablets, and digital cameras.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Smartphone on a Budget

If you are an Android phone user, and you are looking to upgrade to a phone that has new features you might like this fabulous new Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Smartphone. I find the prices of modern phones sometimes become a barrier to even think of owning one. I like that we can own the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Smartphone for a reasonably price compared to the latest smartphones in the market.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

LeapTV Gets Our Children Learning and Moving

Looking to introduce your children to a gaming console that is fun, educational, and easy to use? The LeapTV tries to be just that, as it is aimed for children 3 to 8 years. The LeapTV comes with a console, a motion sensing camera, a controller, and a HDMI cable that is connected to a HDMI equipped TV.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Automate Your Home with WeMo

I have heard about the terms "Internet of Things" and Home Automation, but never expected to try them out myself so soon. What if all the gadgets in your home can connect to the Internet and be controlled by you with the help of your smartphone or tablet? Sounds a bit scary but with the popularity of the Internet, smartphones, and in home Wi-Fi the future is headed in that direction. I have been wanting to find out how home automation can benefit us with the simple things that we use day-to-day and improve our lifestyle.

My Epic Kids are Loving the LeapFrog Epic

With the fabulous LeapFrog Epic children from ages 3 to 9 years can explore kid-appropriate web, have fun with a variety of Android apps, and learn from exclusive LeapFrog games that allows them to think creatively, as well as develop skills such as problem solving. As a parent, I love that this tablet experience adapts to our growing children allowing us the freedom to expand web and content experience as our children grow, so they can have endless possibilities of exploration, learning, and play. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

The New Jabra Eclipse Review

Gone are the days where we run around like robots with bulky Bluetooth headsets wrapped around our ears. I know that most of us would shy away from using Bluetooth headsets because of their appearance and size. Jabra is known for its innovative sleek designs when it comes to headsets. With the debut of the Jabra Eclipse Wireless headset, Jabra has taken big strides in making a hands free headset look a lot stealthy and stylish with no compromises.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Leaping into Early Literacy and Numeracy with LeapFrog

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, my children and I got to check out useful tech learning products from LeapFrog. For over 20 years, LeapFrog has been making useful, educational and active children's products. This year, LeapFrog has introduced their fabulous LeapPad Platinum and Imagicards that is packed with fun learning.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our Road Trip to New Brunswick in the 2015 Toyota Sienna

We really enjoyed driving the spacious 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE, which was perfect for our 14 hour road trip from Toronto to New Brunswick. Everyone in the family felt that they had comfortable amount of space to stretch, and to be seated during our travels. The ride was smooth throughout our trip despite the variety of road conditions we went on. In my upcoming posts, you will see that we not only drove the Sienna in the city, but also in small towns, winding highways, rugged roads, and lots of drivable trails.