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Teaching kids about money is child’s play

"You have to pay for that!," yelled my three-year-old while pointing at the groceries in my shopping cart. You'd think stepping out of the checkout line to grab a forgotten tub of ice cream would have thrilled my daughter.<p>But rather than scream for ice cream, the kid called for my arrest. The …

Samsung Gear S2, a second opinion

The Samsung Gear S2 review has our definitive take on the new smartwatch, with all of the details covered. Being a smartwatch doesn't mean that it's …

How ticks became a major public health issue

The tall grass at my cottage outside Lunenburg, N.S., is a no-go zone. This is Tickland.<p>If the barbecue tongs should happen to slip off the deck, a debate ensues over who will tread into Tickland to fetch them. We find ourselves tiptoeing across the grass, which my husband cuts regularly with a …

Electronics - Product Reviews - Comparison for 2018

Expert Reviews on the Best Products, Software & Services<p>Gadget Review was founded on one simple premise: honest expert reviews that will help any …

Gear & Gadgets

This Galaxy S6 case doubles the battery and adds SD card support

This Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge case aims to alleviate any issues you might have over battery life and lack of SD card support.<p>With a built-in …

Chinese Food Takeout Container Laundry Hamper

No that’s not a gigantic sized order of Chicken Lo Mein, it’s a hamper. The Takeout Container Laundry Hamper is a two foot tall holder for your dirty …

Food & Dining

Cellphone customers have bargaining power thanks to CRTC contract rule

If your cellphone provider has been calling you unexpectedly with offers of a better deal or a free phone upgrade, it's not a fluke. Canada's big …

MakerBot's 5th-Gen 3D Printer Adds Wood, Metal, And More To The Mix

3D printing is rapidly becoming far more than just an expensive hobby for nerds. It’s slowly but surely altering manufacturing, prototyping, and …

This Kit Makes Installing A Hidden Door Simple

It’s a classic staple of mysteries, horror movies, and TV shows; a quick search of the library, the right book pulled, and a hidden door swings open …

Carvey Lets You Carve Anything Out Of Pretty Much Anything

CNC mills are truly awesome devices, but they’re also enormous and generally insanely expensive. There’s a reason; they’re very precise motion tools …

Division Furtive Type 50 Is The LED Watch Of A Cyberpunk Future

Admittedly, there aren’t a lot of reasons to own a watch these days. There are clocks everywhere, in our computers and on our person, so really, we …

Dubs Aren't Ear Plugs: They're Noise Filters

We live in a world bathed in noise. No, seriously. Think about all the sounds that you’ve just… gotten used to over the years. The hums, the beeps, …

Every Smart Home Can Have A Smart Yard With The Eve Ecosystem

If you’re going to have a smart home, it only makes sense to make your yard smart, too. The Kickstarter campaign for Eve Ecosystem will revolutionize …

Line Your Glass with a Sheet of Ice

Here’s a new way to keep your mixed drinks really cold- with Iceliners. Instead of making an ice cube that goes inside your glass, this mold makes an …

This Watch Looks Like a Nuclear Reactor Control Panel

Danger! Tokyoflash’s latest watch, the Kisai Radioactive looks like something you’d in a nuclear power plant. It has a bold retro style with flashing …

Take Singing In The Shower To The Next Level With Rain-Style Shower Speaker

Your shower performances just got a whole lot cooler with the Shower Speaker that features a rain-style shower head with color-changing LED lights …

PantryChic Makes Baking Easier and Cleaner

With the new Kickstarter PantryChic in your kitchen, you’ll never need to use measuring cups ever again, meaning you’ll have less dishes to wash and …

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

The stylish, elegant, easy to read Kaidoku watch gets a new look, say hello to Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch. It’s a limited edition wood …

Grovemade Modern Wood Watches Made From Domestic Hardwoods

<b>Grovemade wood watches</b> offers beautiful handcrafted watches made from domestic hardwoods. It offers a cutting-edge take on traditional timepiece. …

Review: Mixbag Transforming Bag

The nice folks from Mixbag sent us over a sample of their awesome transforming bag to try out and review. What makes this bag unique is that it can …

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

June 23, 2014<p>I’ve been on a little bit of a cheesecake kick the past week or so.<p>It started with these Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars that I made …

Dessert

Smart bike and hit Canadian TV series top crowdfunding list

Kickstarter and Indiegogo, two of the most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites in the country, give creative people the opportunity to fund their projects via online donations or pre-purchasing of products or experiences. Every few weeks, The Report on Small Business will provide a snapshot …

See The Sabertron In Action

Recently, we told you about the new Kickstarter taking the nerd world by storm, Sabertron. But one thing we didn’t have was a demonstration of the …

Reinvented Father's Day Gifts For Extraordinary Dads

Whether Dad's a gear-loving outdoorsman, a high-tech wine connoisseur, or an aspiring inventor, we've got you covered.

Shopping

Feel the Time

The Ehsaas (feel) watch was designed on the principal of the Braille reading system to give sight-impaired users a familiar and easy way to tell the …

Fast Production Tips by Izzy Swan, Part 1: How a Piece of Leather Can Increase Workshop Productivity by 20%

As we saw in Accidental Designer's True I.D. Story, production work can be one of the biggest challenges faced by an independent furniture …

Palazzo Sofa Bed Goes From A Couch To Bunk Beds In Less Than A Minute

Those who live in tight spaces know that saving space is the key to staying sane in such small areas. These small dwellings require furniture that …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

7 Reasons Why Retro Gamers Will Love The RetroN 5 Console (list/video)

I’m from a different era of gaming. Particularly the Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. days. I think I still even have my old school Nintendo …