Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+

Are you ready to fall in love with four new Android phones? Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20 series yesterday, and the phones offer big upgrades over previous generations, from speed to high resolution photos and 8K video. Plus, there's a slick new flip phone on the way, the Galaxy Z Flip, and the new Galaxy Buds+.

Samsung Ballie

Among the thousands of new products announced at CES this year, there was a lot to take in, and Samsung stood out with new products that kept their booth very busy, including a personal robot that could be your next assistant.

French Montana

CES 2020 is in the books and I'm so tired. It was worth it though. Now that it's over, I finally have time to start sharing what I've seen this week.

Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland | Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Hand me a new cell phone to try, and I'll probably end up playing with the camera within a few minutes--it's my go-to feature because first and foremost I love taking pictures. The technology on mobile devices has also come a long way in the last five years, and they now offer impressive options compared to a standard camera. So when I had the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to play with for a month, I ended up shooting a lot of photos and videos--over 1300 photos, and close to an hour of video.

Ford Flex in Parry Sound, Ontario | Canada 150

Summer is around the corner, I just got back from a Canada 150 road trip with Ford, and there are only 85 days until the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017-42nd-toronto-international-film-festival/">Toronto International Film Festival</a>. There is a lot going on, but the festival is front of mind since I'm prepping The GATE's Interview Lounge at TIFF, and my accreditation application came in Monday too.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Father's Day is right around the corner, graduates are celebrating, and for the active guy in your life, or the dad who wants to be more active, we're giving away a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier to keep him connected and motivated.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Gear 360

Samsung gave me an early look at the <a href="http://www.samsung.com/ca/smartphones/galaxy-s8" target="_blank">Galaxy S8</a> last week, two days after their Samsung Unpacked event in New York City. Demoing the new devices to media last Friday, Samsung showed off some of the big changes, including one of the big new ways you can use the S8.

Amybeth McNulty

March is almost over and it's been a fun month, and just a tad more relaxed than I expect in April. A little down time is welcome, and it's certainly easy to hibernate when the weather is not so hot out. There has still been a lot to do though, and this weekend would have been a lot busier if I'd been able to make the Juno Awards, but I'll be watching the festivities from Toronto.

Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse from Cardinal

Canadian television has been very strong for well over a decade now, but the last couple of years have definitely been a peak, and 2017 starts with no less than four great new series: <em>Pure</em> on CBC, <em>Mary Kills People</em> and <em>Ransom</em> on Global, and <em>Cardinal</em> on CTV.

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

Spread the cheer this holiday season with special luxury gifts from some of The GATE's favorite brands, including two special timepieces from Hamilton Watch, the latest Samsung Curved 4K SUHD TV, Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, and cognac from Courvoisier.

The Beaches

Welcome to September, and wow, is it busy. I've certainly noticed that I'm busier than usual, but you really know you're especially busy when publicists start responding to your schedule by <em>telling you</em>, 'Wow, you're busy'. There's busy, and then there's a level of busy that even a publicist can appreciate.

If you're looking for gifting inspiration for the guy in your life, for your own summer treat, or maybe even for back to school, then look no further than our brand new Guy's Gift Guide. From new gadgets, cooking gear, and whisky, here are 12 of the best gift ideas that will really get him smiling for summer, fall, and maybe even into winter.

Muskoka's Sherwood Inn Hotel

Last Monday week I was handed the keys to a 2016 Ford Focus Titanium for a week of test driving, which came in handy last week for a long-weekend getaway in Muskoka. On Friday we left town early and headed up to the Sherwood Inn Hotel, and we luckily had perfect weather.

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