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Tech Tuesday: LG G4 Vigor Unboxing Video

September 1st, 2015

It’s a good time to be a budget-conscious smartphone buyer. You don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles of those top-tier flagship devices when a perfectly capable (and far less expensive) mid-range device will do. Earlier this month, we took a quick look at the ZTE Grand X 2, the full review of which […]

Tech Tuesday: ZTE Grand X 2 Unboxing Video

August 18th, 2015

I like to refer to myself as a professional gadget geek, so I understand all too well the desire to own the latest and greatest from the world of technology. We lust after the new and shiny for no real reason other than the fact that it’s new and shiny. Sometimes, good enough is good […]

PAPAGO! GoSafe 318 Dashcam Overview and Unboxing Video

July 17th, 2015

What started out as a niche product generating odd videos coming out of Russia is slowly entering the mainstream consciousness of North America. A growing number of people are putting dashcams on their cars, partly to provide video proof to insurance companies in the case of a fender bender, but more so to upload the […]

Emoticons vs. Emoji: What’s the Difference?

June 22nd, 2015

You’ll find that a lot of people, including professional journalists, will use the terms “emoticon” and “emoji” interchangeably to refer to a whole family of symbols that are better known colloquially as smiley faces. If you’ve been texting on your phone or communicating over the Internet for any length of time, then you’re bound to […]

Unboxing the AVerMedia Live Gamer EXTREME (Video)

June 16th, 2015

Live streaming video games has exploded in popularity in recent years. You see it both among regular folks and professional gamers, playing the titles that they love from the comfort of their homes and broadcasting their (typically online) gameplay for all to see. The most common place to find live gaming is on Twitch, but […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Sample Photos and Video

March 16th, 2015

It’s something that many a tech enthusiast has been saying for a very long time: your standalone point-and-shoot camera has become practically obsolete as the cameras on smartphones are pretty amazing. And indeed, with all this talk of more processing cores and thinner profiles, one of the most important features on a modern-day smartphone is […]

Are You Coming to GottaCon 2015 in Victoria?

February 13th, 2015

One of the best things about an event like GottaCon is that it is very inclusive in celebrating so many aspects of geek and gaming culture. Some gaming events can feel very intimidating as you hear about those touting the supremacy of the PC gaming master race, for instance, but that’s not what GottaCon is […]

BTR Giveaway: Win Geeky Swag from CES 2015

January 15th, 2015

This year’s CES was totally different for me in a number of different ways. As I didn’t attend any of the press preview events nor did I actually make my way through the trade show floor, I didn’t return home with nearly as much swag as I normally do. Even so, I managed to grab […]