Learn to develop web applications with Ruby on Rails

I've immersed myself in the world of web application development for the past few months and have learned how to develop with the Ruby on Rails framework. It seemed like a daunting task at first and even looking ahead it still does appear quite daunting as there's a vast amount of work that goes into … Continue reading Learn to develop web applications with Ruby on Rails

Samsung Smart TVs vulnerable to hacks, Apple’s iBoot firmware source code leaked and dealing with Device Addiction

Last week was a good one. Here's some things I've found. I'm dumping them here for future reference. Security Weekly has some great content on YouTube and on its own wiki. I'd highly recommend this as a source for information security professionals and anyone interested in computer security. The shows are generally hosted by Paul … Continue reading Samsung Smart TVs vulnerable to hacks, Apple’s iBoot firmware source code leaked and dealing with Device Addiction

What’s the deal with blockchain? Part 3

This post is part three in a series. I’m posting my research as an outlet to teach myself and others about blockchain technology. If you have any recommendations for resources I should consider please leave a comment below. Ethereum development I've been experimenting with development on the Ethereum platform and found the experience to be … Continue reading What’s the deal with blockchain? Part 3

What’s the deal with blockchain? Part 2

Since my last post on blockchain I've installed the Ethereum wallet and examined  the application and I can report that it's not exactly straightforward to navigate. This is definitely a programming development environment and not meant for your typical user. Over the next few days I'll look at the components of Ethereum and check out … Continue reading What’s the deal with blockchain? Part 2

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What’s the deal with blockchain?

So what's the deal with blockchain? I hear news about blockchain technologies in fits and starts but what is it really all about? And is blockchain really as important as some of the claims being made against it? For example, is blockchain as important a technology as the Internet itself? According to the IBM blog, … Continue reading What’s the deal with blockchain?

Enhance information security threat awareness with Fortinet Fabric-Ready

Fortinet has issued a press release with details about its Fabric-Ready Partner Program. For full details about this release please visit the Nasdaq website. The Fabric-Ready Partner Program builds on Fortinet's robust ecosystem of technology alliances by opening the functionality of the Fortinet Security Fabric to complementary solutions. Partners in this program validate technology integration … Continue reading Enhance information security threat awareness with Fortinet Fabric-Ready

Big Data Can Help Save Our Planet

Big Data Can Help Save Our Planet #pollution #cities

Big data analytics company and ETH Zurich spin-off Teralytics, Telefónica NEXT and sustainability solution provider South Pole Group conducted a study in Nuremberg, Germany that reveals the analysis of mobile network data as an effective way to estimate CO2 and NOX emissions in urban areas at very low cost. To achieve this, Teralytics examined aggregated … Continue reading Big Data Can Help Save Our Planet #pollution #cities

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CVR 2017, Canada’s Biggest Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Conference is Coming to Vancouver from May 5th-7th

The Virtual and Augmented Reality community will descend on Vancouver during the month of May as today Archiact announced CVR 2017. The three-day event, which goes from May 5-7, will showcase a world-class selection of top industry experts, the latest technologies, and hands-on demonstrations of the latest products.  The event will be open to industry … Continue reading CVR 2017, Canada’s Biggest Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Conference is Coming to Vancouver from May 5th-7th

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The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

The virtual reality (VR) industry is now expected to boom in the coming years, with projections noting a market potential exceeding $30 billion by 2020, along with 500 million VR headsets sold by 2025. A major cause of the reignited excitement over VR comes from industry experts having discovered the assistance that VR can provide a … Continue reading The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

LG G6 OFFERS ULTIMATE USER CONVENIENCE AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY WITH FULLVISION DISPLAY

LG Electronics (LG) will feature its new mobile UX 6.0 in its upcoming G6 smartphone specifically customized to maximize the advantages of the device’s expansive FullVision® display. LG G6 will feature a QHD+ FullVision display with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio that almost entirely fills the front of the smartphone. The dimensions of the phone … Continue reading LG G6 OFFERS ULTIMATE USER CONVENIENCE AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY WITH FULLVISION DISPLAY

PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and TIO Networks Corp. (TSXV: TNC), a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company, today announced a definitive agreement under which PayPal will acquire TIO for $3.35 CAD ($2.56 USD) per share in cash or an approximate $304 million CAD ($233 million USD) equity value. The purchase price … Continue reading PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks

Internet Tax Widely Opposed By Canadians, But GST On Netflix Not So Bad

Canadians are opposed to the federal Liberals instituting a new tax on Internet and mobile services to pay for Canadian content, but a plurality would be okay with paying sales tax on their Netflix service, a new poll finds. The poll from IRG, carried out for consumer advocacy group OpenMedia, found 70 per cent of … Continue reading Internet Tax Widely Opposed By Canadians, But GST On Netflix Not So Bad

Next Big Tech Corridor? Between Seattle and Vancouver, Planners Hope

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2017

Last year, I wrote an article about the 11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2016, which highlighted tech companies of all sizes in Canada that were ready to make headlines over the following 12 months. The great part about most predictions is that people tend to forget about them by the time your prognostication … Continue reading 11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2017

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ZTE Canada launches Axon 7 Mini

This week ZTE, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in North America, announced that the Axon 7 Mini, will be available January 27, 2017 on Virgin Mobile. The Axon 7 Mini is the more svelte version of the flagship Axon 7 smartphone and winner of the IDG 2016 IFA Product Technical Innovation award for “Breakthrough Smartphone … Continue reading ZTE Canada launches Axon 7 Mini

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ZTE Project CSX Phone – Hands Free Eye Tracking Device

Hawkeye - A Crowdsourced, Unlocked Phone Known as Project CSX, which stands for Crowd Source X, the idea, design and name comes directly from consumers.  The name, Hawkeye, was chosen by consumers who can expect to be engaged in the next phases of this exciting project to select materials, colors and help contribute software for … Continue reading ZTE Project CSX Phone – Hands Free Eye Tracking Device

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BlackBerry discusses the future of BB10

If there is a virtual tombstone to be erected as confirmation of BlackBerry 10’s end, then the company will have to pull the plug first because it has plans to keep it alive for the long term. It would seem curious that a proprietary operating system could somehow continue to live on when its maker … Continue reading BlackBerry discusses the future of BB10

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Tablet sales to fall for third successive year as PC market stabilizes

The iPad was once expected to render the PC practically extinct, with households and offices forecast to ditch their computers for portable touchscreens. But sales of tablet computers are now set to fall sharply for their third consecutive year after researchers said demand had peaked and that the technology had proved less popular than smartphones … Continue reading Tablet sales to fall for third successive year as PC market stabilizes

Keep your data in Canada with AWS and Cologix

Keep your data safe in Canada with AWS and Cologix #cloud #enterprise #it #tech

Creating hybrid cloud deployments with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud just got more compelling for customers interested in connecting to AWS’s new Canada (Central) Region. Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data centre company, announced today the immediate availability of AWS Direct Connect cloud service in its Montreal data centres. As an AWS Direct … Continue reading Keep your data safe in Canada with AWS and Cologix #cloud #enterprise #it #tech

LG’s mass-tier smartphone offerings for 2017 to be unveiled at #CES

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil four new mass-tier K Series smartphones and a new Stylus 3 at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas, as the mid-range segment continues its strong growth as the market matures. The new mid-range devices are designed to bring popular, best-in-class technologies from LG’s more premium flagship smartphones, such as the 120-degree … Continue reading LG’s mass-tier smartphone offerings for 2017 to be unveiled at #CES

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Tech Execs To Liberals: Don’t Make Online Surveillance Even Worse

Many tech entrepreneurs were already concerned that Bill C-51 — the controversial piece of national security legislation passed by the Harper government — is turning Canada into “a horrible place” for tech companies to do business, as one put it. Now, they are growing worried that the federal Liberals’ are apparently considering expanding online surveillance … Continue reading Tech Execs To Liberals: Don’t Make Online Surveillance Even Worse

Build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your users naturally wherever they are, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.

Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework #cognitive #office365 #sms #sdk

One of the key problems in human-computer interactions is the ability of the computer to understand what a person wants, and to find the pieces of information that are relevant to their intent. For example, in a news-browsing app, you might say “Get news about virtual reality companies,” in which case there is the intention … Continue reading Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework #cognitive #office365 #sms #sdk

Net Cease - Hardening Net Session Enumeration

Harden your #network against attackers with #Microsoft script Net Cease #security

Microsoft has released a PowerShell script called Net Cease that will harden machines against reconnaissance which is a key stage within the Advanced Attackers kill chain. According to details of the release on Microsoft TechNet, "once attackers have breached a single end-point, they need to discover their next targets within the victim's corporate network, most … Continue reading Harden your #network against attackers with #Microsoft script Net Cease #security

Mirai “internet of things” malware from Krebs DDoS attack goes open source

Mirai IoT #malware from massive DDoS attack goes open source #security

A bulletin released by US-CERT explains an issue where IoT (also known as Internet of Things) devices  have recently been used to create large scale botnet attacks. "On September 20, 2016, Brian Krebs’ security blog (krebsonsecurity.com) was targeted by a massive DDoS attack, one of the largest on record, exceeding 620 gigabits per second (Gbps). An … Continue reading Mirai IoT #malware from massive DDoS attack goes open source #security

Microsoft System Center 2016

#Microsoft announces System Center 2016 and #Windows Server 2016 #business #tech #msignite #cloud

Microsoft has announced the general availability of System Center 2016. Of note the new platform provides more focus on the cloud, "greater heterogeneity and cloud management with broader support for LAMP stack and VMware, including monitoring resources and services in Azure and Amazon Web Services." Here's more from the announcement, "For a full listing of … Continue reading #Microsoft announces System Center 2016 and #Windows Server 2016 #business #tech #msignite #cloud