August 29th, 2013

The Ultimate Gaming Computer

Only one cat poses. My other cat disdains

Only one cat poses. My other cat disdains

If you’re like me, your household is divided when it comes to computer usage. I use my computer for page layout, photo editing and light video production, which is what I do for a living. I use a MacBook Pro, and I love it like it was my third cat.

An actual kid winning $10k at the ASUS ROG Summer 2013 StarCraft II Tournament. Image from rog.asus.com

An actual kid winning $10k at the ASUS ROG Summer 2013 StarCraft II Tournament. Image from rog.asus.com

When my gaming daughter was shopping for a computer, she stopped me at “You should buy a Ma…” Apparently, my wonderful MacBook is not ideal (or in some cases, not capable) of running the games she plays. I can’t scoff at this, because kids these days are wining prizes in the neighbourhood of $10,000 at gaming tournaments, while I’m still working by the hour.

The Right Choice

Stickers on laptop = love

Stickers on laptop = love

Taylor did her homework and bought an ASUS (pronounced “ay-soos”) laptop. How do I know it was a right choice for her? One, I never hear her exaggerated sighs about lag time or delays; two, she lovingly tattooed her personality all over it with stickers.
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August 19th, 2013

#LDTouchTech Twitter Party

LDTouchTech_403x403It’s that time of year again – time to get back to class and back to business. London Drugs is hosting another great online event to showcase some cool tools for back to school.

Join our tech team for a Twitter party on Tuesday, August 27 to learn more about the evolution of touch screen technology, why it’s so prominent in today’s devices, and some of the latest and greatest products in touch screen technology available at London Drugs. You’ll also have a chance of winning one of several $50 London Drugs gift cards.

Join us:

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Online – Twitter
Hashtag: #LDTouchTech

Why Join the Party?

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July 16th, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Unboxing and Quick First Impressions

Google dropped a bomb on the tablet world on June 27th this year during their I/O conference. Touted as the world’s first shipping Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, the Nexus 7 is made to showcase Google’s true vision for their operating system in partnership with Asus.  Unlike other Android devices shipping from Sony, Toshiba, Acer and a host of others, the Nexus 7 comes unskinned with no extra bloatware added on top to muddle with the experience. To top it off, the 16GB version of the tablet comes in at a staggeringly low $259 price tag.

The Nexus 7 comes in a small grey box, with a clever picture of the tablet adorning the front in the shape of a 7. After fiddling with the box to slide its heavenly contents out, one lays their eyes upon the small tablet. Upon further inspection of the box, a charger, sync cable, and manual come along for the ride as well.

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