The Kobo Aura H20 at its launch event in Toronto, on Aug. 26. (Image: Kobo).

Published: September 6th, 2017


What it’s like to use a pair of $500 headphones

What's the most money you've ever spent on a pair of headphones? Is it $200? Or closer to $100? Maybe you refuse to spend money on headphones and are using whatever came in

Published on: February 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

HP laptops are no longer getting down to those sick Beats

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s nearly six-year partnership with Beats for premium audio on its high-end laptops was on borrowed time since Dr. Dre sold the company to Apple, and now it’s officially over with HP

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Widget delivers video, gamification to online comments

Text comments can be so dry. If Jesse Moeinifar could have his own way the comments sections of every Web site would spring to life with sound bites from snarky readers, vivid video

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Archos 32 tablet misses the mark despite Android support

Don't let the name of the Archos 32 Internet Tablet fool you: It's palm-size, and it more closely resembles an Android smartphone than it does a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Archos 32 Internet

Published on: December 17th, 2010 Robert S. Anthony

How to set up an awesome video conferencing system

In business computing, some revolutions occur faster than others. After years of promise, video conferencing has finally become useful for small businesses, offering long-distance collabouration without the need to travel.Many people get their

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Curt Franklin

9 nifty ways to get awesome laptop audio

Whether your laptop is a state-of-the-art screamer that cost you thousands of dollars or a budget model that cost just a few hundred, chances are its speakers make it sound about as good

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Canadian radio content brought to your BlackBerry

Nation-wide radio station owner Corus Entertainment has partnered with mobile apps developer Viigo, to deliver free content to smartphones – starting with Web site content and eventually on-demand audio, according to company executives.Nine

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Samsung PN63A650

The Samsung PN63A650 is a whopper of display – in every sense. At 63-inches diagonal it's by far the biggest Samsung TV we've reviewed this year, and is every bit as weighty as

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player offers great value for money

Let's be clear: the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player isn't going to knock your socks off. If you have your heart set on a full-featured Blu-Ray player, then this device probably isn't going to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Surefire fixes for your printing, e-mail and PC audio problems

Nothing is more expensive than replacing inkjet cartridges. In this month's column, I'll talk about the tips and tools I use to save ink--and paper. I'll also give you the lowdown on removing

Published on: September 3rd, 2008 Steve Bass

iPhone headsets offer good sound quality at a decent price

Upgrading your iPod's headphones is the easiest way to improve your on-the-go music listening. But when it comes to the iPhone, upgrading isn't as simple a task, because the iPhone's stock earbuds are

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Dan Frakes

Why podcasting hasn’t hit primetime…yet

Last week, I said something in a Slashdot posting that rubbed people the wrong way. I compared Twitter to podcasting, asking whether Twitter's competition and revenue-related challenges would relegate the service to the

Published on: April 17th, 2008 Ian Lamont

Simple ways to create and effectively use podcasts

In the fast-paced 24/7 environment of E-Comm 911 Inc., the Vancouver region's emergency services call centre, it can be a challenge to keep their 400 employees in the corporate loop.But the centre has

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson