Strathcona: A Vancouver neighbourhood ready for a comeback

On June 30th I was invited to a tour of Strathcona a long standing Vancouver neighbourhood that's ready for a comeback. The goal is to make the neighbourhood and East Hastings the most walkable street in Vancouver by 2021. For more information on Strathcona check out the Strathcona Business Improvement Association website. The goal is … Continue reading Strathcona: A Vancouver neighbourhood ready for a comeback

Canadian Compass: Adventures in Every Direction a VR exhibit

With Canada 150 happening this weekend be sure to check out Canadian Compass: Adventures in Every Direction a VR exhibit that takes you on a cross-country adventure. Located at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby the exhibit was unveiled June 12 in conjunction with a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony held at Metrotown. It runs until Monday July … Continue reading Canadian Compass: Adventures in Every Direction a VR exhibit

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Apple launches new iPad Pro 10.5 inch

Apple has launched a new iPad Pro last week and according to the tech giant it's their best yet. Apple's also been circulating its message that tablets are soon to replace desktops as the go to device for work and play. While we don't believe this will happen anytime soon the iPad Pro 10.5 tablet … Continue reading Apple launches new iPad Pro 10.5 inch

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Roku Ends Milestone Year with 1 Billion Monthly Streaming Hours

Roku Inc., the leading TV streaming platform announced that 13.4 million active accounts streamed a record 1 billion hours of video and music in December 2016 and that Roku customers streamed a total of 9 billion hours in all of 2016. According to Nielsen, in December 2016, Roku accounted for 48 percent of active streaming … Continue reading Roku Ends Milestone Year with 1 Billion Monthly Streaming Hours

Second-Gen Apple TV Updates Are No More Apple Ends Tech Support Declares Device Obsolete

The second-generation Apple TV is the latest Apple device to be retired. Apple has added the digital media player to its retired products page and will no longer provide most product support for the device, according to a report from AppleInsider. Coverage is still available in Turkey and California, because the Apple TV is classified … Continue reading Second-Gen Apple TV Updates Are No More Apple Ends Tech Support Declares Device Obsolete

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ZTE Unveils ZTE Gigabit Phone with Download Speeds Reaching up to 1Gbps

ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker is returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, unveil the Gigabit Phone, the world’s first smartphone with download speeds reaching up to 1Gbps. Thanks to ZTE’s independently developed Pre5G Giga+ MBB solution and smart devices, onsite visitors saw a successful test of download speeds reaching up to 1Gbps … Continue reading ZTE Unveils ZTE Gigabit Phone with Download Speeds Reaching up to 1Gbps

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Whatever happened to Google Glass?

In 2012 Google Glass launched and like everyone else in the tech world we were glued to social media networks and online mentions of the technology. Wearable tech has always been a thing but Glass seemed to make it so real that everyone was going to have one. The wearable tech scene and industry probably … Continue reading Whatever happened to Google Glass?

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Logiix Bluetooth Headphones Review

I have always been a big fan of Bluetooth Headphones for my workouts. I find it tiring to have headphone cords snag on my clothes or equipment so when the Logiix Bluetooth Headphones arrived I was happy to start using them. I previously used and reviewed a couple pairs of Jabra headphones back in 2014 … Continue reading Logiix Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Cutting the Cord Part 3 The HD Antenna

Last week I told you I cut my Optik TV with Telus and have begun exploring some cord cutting options. I have a Sportsnet and Netflix subscriptions to help compensate for not having a TV package. I already have an Apple TV and a Roku 3 which I blogged about last year. This should help … Continue reading Cutting the Cord Part 3 The HD Antenna

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Cutting the Cord Part Two Looking at streaming boxes

Last week I did what I wanted to do and cut my Optik TV with TELUS. TELUS tried to offer a big discount to stay on with The Essentials package at 15 for 6 months versus 38.00$. I said no and eliminated 56.00 dollars from my monthly bill because I had two themes packs as … Continue reading Cutting the Cord Part Two Looking at streaming boxes

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Google’s Pixel Phone puts a new twist on the smartphone game

The iPhone 7 launch and the Note 7 battery issue has put the smartphone wars at an interesting point. Samsung is sure to reel from loss of the Note7 for a while and with the Pixel phone from Google just launched, Android lovers may have found themselves a great new phone to get. With its … Continue reading Google’s Pixel Phone puts a new twist on the smartphone game

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Power up #backtoschool with power solutions from #Logiix

Back to school is a busy time and if you are on the go a lot you'll invariably need to charge your smartphone. Logiix has a great selection of charging solutions including a couple we have been using for a while. Piston Power Multi 3000 Retailing at 54.99, this portable pack has connectors for Apple … Continue reading Power up #backtoschool with power solutions from #Logiix

#iPhone7 Rumors and Release Dates

Apple's latest iPhone, the 7 should be released on September 7th. Rumor has it that iPhone 7 will ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, causing much outrage among current Apple users. You won't then be able to use your current headphones on new Apple devices as you can now. Every device since the Sony Walkman … Continue reading #iPhone7 Rumors and Release Dates

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Look out for malware on Android platforms

Having worked for Telus Mobility for a while now, I recently found out about this issue from a number of customers who are Android users. It often inspires panic and worry in people when it pops up on their phone. The message can look like the following Rather than panic, we suggest doing a quick … Continue reading Look out for malware on Android platforms

Hardware issues plague more great offerings from Logiix

We received a bunch of samples from Logiix and have had no issues with them until recently. One of their Sync and Charge Jolt cables broke as the Lightning connector piece completely snapped out of the front of the cable. While it surprised me I have had this happen before with another cable by Belkin. … Continue reading Hardware issues plague more great offerings from Logiix

LG G5 steps up the premium smartphone game

The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 are the two hottest premium smartphones out there now and while the iPhone SE is exciting, Apple won't make a splash until we see the iPhone 7. I attended a launch party last month for the G5 and I was immediately impressed but what LG showed us. We … Continue reading LG G5 steps up the premium smartphone game

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Logiix Piston Connect and Tune Freqs great accessories for your gadgets collection

Buying a new gadget or phone is complicated these days and when it comes to choosing accessories for them it can be just as confusing. Apple, Samsung and LG provide earphones and charging cables with their devices but as I have found Apple's Lightning connectors are not as durable as they should be. They can't … Continue reading Logiix Piston Connect and Tune Freqs great accessories for your gadgets collection

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iPhone SE drops confirming widespread rumors are true

These days whenever there is an Apple launch or any gadget launch for that matter we hear or read about it weeks in advance via the internet or social media. As past experience tells us this often means that a new product is coming and we had better be ready. Apple seems to have done … Continue reading iPhone SE drops confirming widespread rumors are true

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors

Rumors swirl for the next big smartphone release and with the Mobile World Congress just days away, Samsung is reported to be releasing a new Galaxy S7 and a curved Galaxy S7 Edge. Now Internet rumors and speculation usually mean this is going to happen and Samsung itself won't confirm what the S7 will look … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors

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#BCTECH Summit showcases best and brightest of the B.C. Tech Scene

Two weeks ago I attended the first #BCTECH Summit at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The BC Government and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) along with Microsoft were responsible for the event. The Summit was meant to inspire and allow British Columbians and BC businesses to embrace technology and new innovations. I spent over 3 … Continue reading #BCTECH Summit showcases best and brightest of the B.C. Tech Scene