Category Archives: My Tech

Staying Ahead with Tech Part 1: Augmented Reality

Every year, thousands participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and thousands more write and talk about the latest trends in technology equipment and gadgets. This year, the Las Vegas show featured hundreds of presentations from exhibitors on what’s to come in tech in the foreseeable, and at times, somewhat distant future. Over the next three editions of Beaches|life, … <entire article…>

3D Printing – Today and Tomorrow

3D printers are a new generation of machines that can make everyday things.  They can make pretty much anything from ceramic cups to plastic toys, metal machine parts, stoneware vases, fancy chocolate cakes or even (one day soon) human body parts. They replace traditional factory production lines with a single machine, just like home inkjet printers replaced many printing presses … <entire article…>

The Long & Short of Home Projectors

If you are considering a home theatre, you can join the majority with a large television or really get the theatre feel with a high-definition projector.  There are questions you should ask yourself, such as: brightness, resolution, can it be mounted on the ceiling, but one big factor is how big is your room and how large a screen can … <entire article…>

Guide to Social Media

Some days, especially when you are spending time around younger adults and kids, you might wonder how you can ever catch up with what’s happening with social media. Just when you are used to Facebook, everyone is talking about Snapchat! Here is a short guide of what is current now! (be warned, we have no idea what will be trendy … <entire article…>

Voice Wars – Hey Siri vs. Hello Google vs. Alexa…

Alexa, Siri, Google: you may already have one of these “voice assistants” in your home that answers your questions, plays music, even gives updates on the weather. For those who are wondering about the differences between the three smart home devices, or what they actually do, here’s some helpful information. The History First came the Echo, featuring the cloud-based voice … <entire article…>

Affordable New Tech Gadgets

Whether you’re trying to charge multiple devices at once, keep your stuff more secure, or clear up clutter, there are some innovative and inexpensive tech gadgets today that can make all of this happen. Here are just a few of what the experts suggest, and all for about $25 or less. LCD writing tablets: Inexpensive, various choices feature a letter-sized … <entire article…>

Music Your Way, Every Day

In the past, if you wanted to listen to music or any other type of audio, you downloaded an audio file in a format such as MP3. You then saved the songs to playlists or albums, until you ran out of storage! Today, the tech-smart music lover uses a streamlining delivery method to hear their music. Streaming music, or more … <entire article…>

Protecting Your Valuable Memories

Many travel through the summer or get together with friends and family they haven’t seen in months or years. Our photos are precious reminders of these wonderful times, whether we are with family in our backyard, or trekking through the Alps. Don’t let the failure to back up your photos take away those memories. The technology is available, easy to … <entire article…>

Protect Your Identity – It’s the Only One You Have

What is identity theft? Identity theft doesn’t just happen in movies. It’s when someone is using some of your personal information, including their name, bank information, credit rating, or even your reputation for criminal purposes. According to Canada’s Anti-Fraud Centre, there are over 12,000 Canadian victims of identity theft each year. Check out our helpful tips to make sure you … <entire article…>