Geek Life: A Toronto Lifestyle Blog for Tech, Travel & Sci-Fi Geeks​

Nerding it up over all things Geek Lifestyle, unapologetic oversharing on gadget and smart-home technology, pop-culture, and travel.
Boldt Castle Power House 1000 Islands Canada USA
Geek Travel

Go Explore The Heart of Boldt Castle

Are you familiar with Boldt Castle? It lives amongst the 1000 islands running along and on top of the US/Canadian border in the east of Ontario, within the St. Lawrence River. This castle has everything any castle-enthusiast could hope to explore. Massive structures, underground tunnels, its own island, a tragic love story, and likely a couple of ghosts. The Making of Boldt Castle Imagine this… You’ve fallen in love with the most awesome, fabulous, intriguing, beautiful person in the world. You happen to have banked a boatload of cash and want to use it for that grand gesture. The one that will show

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Zoo Sauvage de St-Felicien Quebec Maritime Bear Sitting in Woods
Geek Travel

7 Exciting Things to Do in the Quebec Maritime

If you find yourself road tripping across the Quebec maritime region (which you totally should do), here are seven fun things to do while you’re in the area.   Things to Do While Road Tripping Through the Quebec Maritime Region Whale Watching To be honest, I didn’t have a clue that whale watching was a thing to be done in Quebec, and yet there is a major whale population to be found throughout the year in Quebec’s maritime region, along the Saint Lawrence River. Beluga whale pods, which are unfortunately now on the endangered species list, frequent the area. As

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Unique Places to Stay in Maritime Quebec
Geek Travel

8 Unique Places to Stay While Visiting Maritime Quebec

Looking for unique and unusual places to stay while visiting the maritime area of Quebec? Here are eight adventurous places where the fun begins the moment you unload your bags. The highly forested areas of the Quebec maritime and Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean is simply gorgeous. Take a deep breath of clean, fresh, woodsy air. Get your adventure on by kayaking along the fjords of the Saguenay River, become BFFs with a wolf or two, watch whales, or simply enjoy hiking the rugged terrain. And, if you happen to live in an area where the weather forecast frequently includes the humidex, you’ll

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Yorkville Village Banksy Exhibition Toronto Featuring Local Street Artists
Pop Culture

Banksy's Haight Street Rat is Here in Toronto for a Limited Time

The Saving Banksy Toronto Exhibit, featuring the Haight Street Rat, along with inspiring works from local street art talent, and Los Angeles’ graffiti icon RISK, will be open to the public from June 6th to 11th, at Yorkville Village Lane. When I heard that Banksy’s Haight Street Rat would be making an appearance here in Toronto, one of the most controversial and sought-after contemporary art pieces in the world, I may have got a little overly excited. I haven’t even seen Saving Banksy on Netflix yet to get the full story, but… I love graffiti. I would tour the world

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A Wrinkle in Time DVD Blu-Ray Giveaway feat Peter Pan
Pop Culture

We Can Fly! A Wrinkle in Time & Peter Pan Blu-Ray DVD Giveaway

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Peter Pan are being released to Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs this week. Two fantastical movies about time that are sure to inspire the creative minds in your family. 65th Anniversary of Disney’s Peter Pan Walt Disney Studios opened their vault to release a 65th Anniversary Edition of Peter Pan! This new edition, part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, is packaged with two hours of never-before-seen bonus features, including: Stories from Walt’s Office (a study of Walt’s love of flying, and a look at Disney’s company planes), a nostalgic reunion interview with Wendy and John

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Luna - Artic Wolf at Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime
Geek Travel

Adventure Awaits: That Time a Wolf Ate My Boot in Quebec

If you’re looking for an adventurous kind of experience for your next vacation, I wholeheartedly recommend visiting the maritime area of Quebec. Embrace the rugged terrain, epic places to camp out, hike, kayak, and don’t forget the fjords. Didn’t know Quebec had a maritime? Yeah, me neither!  Who knew? The answer is Europeans. Apparently the tourist demographic for this area of the Quebec region is 80+% Europe, largely from France. I can’t wait to go back out north-east with Jay as soon as possible! Living in the city that invented the Humidex (a measurement of humidity), going to an area

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Black Panther AR Experience Marvel Disney Canada
Pop Culture

Grab Your Copy of Marvel's Black Panther on Blu-ray/DVD Today

You’ve seen the record-breaking MCU movie in theatres five times since it first launched, and now you can own a copy on Blu-ray™ today! If you need a reminder of how awesome this movie is, check out the Blu-ray™ trailer:   I’ve loved the concept of the Black Panther for years, but never truly appreciated the character in comics (and Saturday morning cartoons,) as much as I wanted to. For a Geek, an advanced, hidden civilization, an Atlantis on land, was all kinds of delightful eye-candy. I always wanted to see more. Eager to find out what Wakandans have designed

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Free Comic Book Day May 5 2018
Geek Culture

Check Out Free Comic Book Day This Saturday!

It’s Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 5, 2018! Every year, on the first Saturday of May, comic book stores across North America hand out an incredible assortment of free comic books from a wide range of publishers, both for kids and adults to read. How awesome is that? Check out What Comic Books Are Free This Year! Every year we’re treated to an amazing selection of free comic books, and this year is no different. Check out all the cool comics on the list. From Power Rangers, DC Superhero Girls, and Disney Princess for the young ones, Doctor Who,

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Team Captain America Fighting in Avengers Infinity War
Geek Culture

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review: The I'm in Impossible

I can tell you right now that the bottom line of this review is, “GO.  Go see Avengers: Infinity War on April 27.” The bigger question is whether you’ll go see Infinity War more than once in a matter of a week’s time. If you know you’re the type of movie-goer that will watch your favourites repeatedly in theatre, you might as well book your tickets now for both (or more) viewings. There is SO MUCH that I want to flail over with you right now, words that I would love to use to exclaim about how this movie will

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Iron Man Marvel Avengers Infinity War Disney Studios
Geek Culture

An Infinity War Sc’AVENGER Hunt In 10 Canadian Cities

In celebration of Avengers: Infinity War, in theatres April 27, Marvel Studios Canada is calling on Canadians to find 10 Avengers that have popped up across the country! Through a series of clues or sightings over April 20 -22nd, participants are tasked to find and comment on which Avenger is tied to their city on Marvel Canada’s Facebook page and they will have a chance to win an Avengers: Infinity War prize pack. SPOILER ALERT: Here are the heroes that have been found across Canada so far! Infinity War Avengers Found Across Canada TORONTO: Iron Man #IronMan is in Toronto! @MarvelEntCA #AvengersXCanada

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Could not sleep on old mattress.
Technology & IoT

Epic Smart Home & Decor Technology Finds: The Bedroom Edition

When was the last time you made a trip to Best Buy to browse the epic smart home technology that is available on the market right now? It’s exciting how fast the “internet of things” market is exploding to interconnect every aspect of our life digitally into a near fluid method of living. Do you ever think back to grandma’s house, or perhaps the home you knew as a child, and suddenly stop to realize how truly insane technology advancements are these days? I still remember the day that dad brought home our very first VCR and my not fully

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Star Wars Last Jedi Carrie Fisher General Leia Organa
Geek Culture

Why You Should Have Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Your Movie Library

Have you picked up your Blu-ray/4K DVD of Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? Thanks to Disney Studios Canada, I was given a copy to review, and this is what I learned.   Here are a few reasons why you should have this episode in your movie library. Carrie Fisher – may the force be with you as you walk along the planes of the Cosmic Force, General.   Due to the untimely death of Fisher in 2016, while The Last Jedi was in the tail-end of production, this became the last movie for Princess Leia Organa, one of the

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Geek Culture

A Tribute to Gord Downie, Citrus Silver Silk Wrap of COURAGE

If you’re a geek for local artists, and meaningful accessories that truly have you in mind, I have a shop that you need to check out: Citrus Silver. Citrus Silver is a jewellery design shop of hand-stamped, timeless accessories that defines you by the moments, people, and words that bring you joy. These are personalized pieces that tell your story. Check out the affordable, beautiful and timeless sterling silver pieces made right here in Toronto, Ontario Canada! A BIG fan of accessories that have clean, bold lines, I spent forever looking at all the pretty pendants and charms that I could

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Geek Travel

Treasure Hunting North America: The Secret in Montreal

We all love a good treasure hunt, don’t we? Many will flock to second-hand stores, hoping to find that one item that everyone else overlooked. Garage sales are still a thing here in Toronto. Kijiji is accessed daily, on the off-chance that someone is selling a yet unidentified precious antique that is doing nothing more than collecting dust. And you just might find your neighbour creeping around your backyard to find a Pikachu. Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that is all about hunting down bits of virtual treasure. Did you know that there are real treasures of gold and precious

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ESET Smart Android TV Antivirus Protection Experience Safer Technology
Technology & IoT

Is Your Android TV as Secure as You Think It Is? Here’s a Super Simple Fix!

Having Android OS available on your TV is amazing right? So simple to access your favourite apps, games, movies, and music from the Google Play store on your big screen for epic entertainment. But are you safe?  Is your TV safe from viruses, and abuse?  Chances are, you may be part of the 90% of Android TV users that haven’t protected their TV from fraud. Luckily ESET’s FREE & PREMIUM TV security software can fix this in a matter of minutes. It’s the first app fully dedicated towards protecting your Android TV, cognizant of your TV’s controls and user interface.

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