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CANADIAN INSTANT POT – TOP AMAZON.CA PRIME DAY SELLER

Amazon announces its 30 hour Prime Day 2017 global deals event, reserved exclusively for Prime members – surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making it the biggest day in Amazon history! It grew by more than 60 per cent over last year’s event, according to Amazon.

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AMAZON PRIME TODAY HAS HOT DEALS, BUT CHECK LOCAL STORES FOR SURPRISES TOO!

Amazon’s Black Friday is here today and gone tomorrow!  Reminder today is Amazon Prime Day with 30% to 50% savings on electronics, movie gift sets, TV’s, Kindle,  eReaders and more. Free regular Canadian Amazon members need to pay $79 annually for Prime membership to take in the deals and free two-day delivery all year round, preferred pricing every day and Amazon TV and Movie access…or try the free 30 day trial.

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SAMSUNG MOBILE DeX WORKS…CAN IT REPLACE BANNED LAPTOPS ON PLANES?

A smartphone cradle that runs like a desktop computer on any big screen with mouse and keyboard?

Say hello to Samsung’s DeX Station, $249.99 CDN, portable charging cradle on steroids, complete with wireless smarts, Ethernet, two USB, one power and HDMI ports making any monitor or TV a desktop-like experience. For now, it only works with Samsung’s newest S8 and S8 plus smartphones, with more compatibility in the works.

DeX Station with mounted Galaxy S8, lower left, works with corded or Bluetooth mice and keyboards and HDMI ports on TV’s and monitors, including All-in-One desktops like the HP Envy. It let’s you run productivity and entertainment apps on one big desktop screen

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NETFLIX INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING IS COOL…OR IS IT

I need your thoughts on this.

Netflix’s Interactive Storytelling lets you watch a TV story over and over, with different beginnings, happenings and endings you can choose from.  It’s like being a director of your own show.

Kids can control the direction of a story on TV or iPad

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BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE NEW WAYS OF GETTING AROUND

Technology is changing everywhere, but the wheel will still be here…in a big way. That’s good news for France based tire maker Michelin who hosted the Movin’On international summit for sustainable mobility in Montreal. #MovinOnConf

Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO and Managing General Partner of the Michelin Group at Movin’On and a Michelin visionary concept of a tire that is airless, made with a 3D printer from recycled materials, does not need inflation, will last as long as the car and is recyclable. New tires can be 3D printed on demand to suit weather conditions.

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LAST MINUTE TECH FOR MOM

Attention Mother’s Day procrastinators! If you have not chosen your gift on the eve of honouring mothers, check my list of smart tech gift suggestions, apps and most importantly, why I like all of them. All come from reputable makers and are proven technology. Some of these are only available online but I’m sure husbands and children can find clever ways of stalling Mom with a small delivery gift delay, right?

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NEW LG G6 PHOTOGRAPHY: SIMPLY UNMATCHED BY ANY OTHER PHONE

The new LG G6 smartphone has a feature no other phone maker can match:

Breathtaking super-wide 13 megapixel photos, part of its unique dual camera design using a standard 71 degree view f1.8 normal optical image stabilization (OIS) lens and a unique zoomable f2.4 software stabilized 125 degree view lens, also 13 MP.  Its wide view coverage can be zoomed to where the standard lens takes over. The front 5MP f2.2 selfie also offers a 100 degree wide view.

National Palace of Pena in Portugal through a two meter-wide enclosure

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CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES FINALISTS IN AUTONOMOUS CAR COMPETITION

The University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo are finalists among eight North American universities who will compete in the upcoming three year-long autonomous vehicle design competition, AutoDrive Challenge.

The announcement by SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors will see teams from both Universities start with a GM supplied a Chevrolet Bolt EV as well as software and parts from strategic partners and suppliers.

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