CES 2017: The Practical Gadgets and Gizmos to Really Get Excited About

That’s a wrap—CES 2017 has come and gone, leaving technology buffs everywhere with plenty of soon-to-be-released gadgets and gizmos to drool over. The paper-thin televisions, submarine drones, and fleet of self-driving cars grabbed most of the headlines, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find CES was chock-full of more practical (and far more affordable) product announcements this year. Here are a few of our favourites:

Mohu AirWave                   

How to ring in and stream a rollicking New Year’s online, without cable

“It’s almost midnight! Turn on the TV!”

For decades, this has been the phrase heard in just about every home and at every party on December 31st at a few minutes to midnight. It’s standard party-going fare. Flip on the TV, watch the ball drop, and pop some champagne. But the times, they are a changin’!

Can’t-Miss Gift Ideas for Christmas 2016

We all have that hard-to-shop-for someone on our Christmas gift list. But sometimes we’re simply over-thinking the entire process, searching for an elusive mystery gift that probably doesn’t exist.

If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t overlook some of the most popular gifts of the season. From toys to tech and beyond, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite gift ideas below.

Hot and trendy toys

Netflix Introduces Offline Viewing So You Can Binge Anytime, Anywhere

If you’re a longtime subscriber to Netflix, you’ve likely wished at one point or another for the ability to download TV shows and movies from the online streaming service for offline viewing. From airplanes and subways to airports and hotel rooms, we often find ourselves in situations without reliable access to the Internet, which makes Netflix streaming either impossible or wildly expensive.