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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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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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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

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

Download apps for business at Microsoft AppSource

Focus your #business on #cloud technologies with #Microsoft AppSource

Microsoft AppSource is the place to get your new business up and running quickly. It's also the place to get your existing business focused on cloud based technology. Microsoft AppSource launched in July 2016 and as Ron Huddleston explains that, "as the responsibility for technology investments moves away from IT and into business units, [Microsoft is] seeing … Continue reading Focus your #business on #cloud technologies with #Microsoft AppSource

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Sonos now available in Apple physical and online stores

Last month Sonos announced it was expanding its collaboration with Apple by bringing Sonos into Apple’s physical and online retail stores. Two of its most popular speakers — the PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 — were available 468 Apple Stores worldwide on October 5, and Apple’s online stores outside of the US starting November 2. “Our expanded … Continue reading Sonos now available in Apple physical and online stores