The days have been different, but technology has been impressively helpful during these strange times. I'm streaming more, taking guitar lessons online, working, and at times, trying to be creative too.
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+.
Are you looking for something special to give the person in your life that deserves a little extra this year? Take a peek at our five truly luxury holiday gift ideas that will delight and impress, from Hasselblad and Samsung, to Hamilton Watches, TWG Tea, and Grand Marnier.
<em>Stranger Things</em> is back! I have a pretty short list of shows that I truly adore, and <em>Stranger Things</em> is right near the top, so I was thrilled when the second season debuted last Friday on Netflix. Now Aisha and I just need to find enough time to watch the rest of it, but I kind of appreciate taking a few weeks to see it all. I'm all for binging now and then, but for some shows it's also nice to take a little time to let a show sink in.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.