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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

AI: Economic Boom But Jobs Bust

Artificial Intelligence will double annual economic growth rates by 2035 #ai #business

A news release from Accenture has some very good things to say about the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI). By pairing man and machine together, Accenture Research predicts that annual economic growth rates will double by 2035. “Artificial intelligence heralds dramatic potential for growth for both the economy and for humans,” said Mark Purdy, managing director … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence will double annual economic growth rates by 2035 #ai #business

Yahoo let the NSA read your email before you even opened it.

Yahoo! involved in unprecedented privacy violation #security

Website, Fight for the Future is directing people to delete their Yahoo! accounts after it was found that the company had been redirecting all personal emails to the NSA for analysis. "This is an absolutely unprecedented privacy violation. Surveillance experts and former government officials are saying they have never seen such a broad demand for … Continue reading Yahoo! involved in unprecedented privacy violation #security

Could The Digital Age Be Forgotten? A Web Pioneer Thinks It’s Possible

This current digital age could become a forgotten era #tech #history #software

Vint Cerf, of the original Internet Pioneers, thinks that the current digital age we're living in could become a forgotten era. A post on Hacked explains that, "Cerf’s concerns lay in the rapid progression of technology. File formats that were common just a decade ago have become deprecated in favor of newer, more efficient formats. … Continue reading This current digital age could become a forgotten era #tech #history #software

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

Leaders in #Vancouver and #Seattle talk about a #tech corridor between the two cities

There's plans in the works to create a tech corridor between Seattle and Vancouver. A report from the New York Times found ideas being thrown around for a dedicated lane for self-driving vehicles. "A group of Seattle techies proposed ... a dedicated lane for autonomous vehicles on Interstate 5, the highway connecting Seattle to the Canadian border. … Continue reading Leaders in #Vancouver and #Seattle talk about a #tech corridor between the two cities

Microsoft Skype for Business PSTN conferencing from Microsoft allows anyone to join your Skype Meetings using only a telephone.

Changes coming to Skype for Business include Mac and iOS integration enhancements #audio #video #business

Microsoft announced some updates to Skype for Business this week. According to a blog post from Gurdeep Singh Pall at Microsoft Office Blogs there is a big focus on Mac integration. "... the new Skype for Business for Mac will be available in October. The new client has been written from the ground up using the … Continue reading Changes coming to Skype for Business include Mac and iOS integration enhancements #audio #video #business

Microsoft Windows 10 Hotfix issue

Windows 10 Update KB3194496 causes a restart loop post install #microsoft #os

According to Thurrott, Microsoft has released a Windows 10 update that is problematic - specifically KB3194496. Several users are reporting that their computers are going into a restart loop. "The update that is causing the problem, KB3194496, is not installing correctly for users. The update, when it does fail, is causing some machines to restart, often … Continue reading Windows 10 Update KB3194496 causes a restart loop post install #microsoft #os

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DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet – Test your DNS configuration here

Today at the national meeting of Canada's Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) called on Canada's law enforcement community to protect their domains and DNS from cyber-attacks. "The DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet," said Jacques Latour, chief technology officer at CIRA. "When your DNS goes down, your website, your … Continue reading DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet – Test your DNS configuration here

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Ooredoo Promotes “Internet of Things” Solutions with New Service Launches

Ooredoo is promoting its success in further developing its Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio for customers across its footprint at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Demand for IoT/M2M solutions, which enable business assets to communicate directly with each other or with a central command centre, is rising strongly, as more … Continue reading Ooredoo Promotes “Internet of Things” Solutions with New Service Launches

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Sandvine enhances network security with Symantec

 Sandvine, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced enhancements for its Network Security product, including new integration with Symantec RuleSpace, a web categorization service, and Symantec DeepSight™, a cyber-threat intelligence service. This new integration will enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to better protect both their subscribers and … Continue reading Sandvine enhances network security with Symantec

Bell & IBM bring new hybrid cloud capabilities to Canadian market

Bell Business Markets and IBM today announced a new partnership to expand the cloud computing services available through Bell Business Cloud. This partnership will give businesses across Canada access to the IBM Cloud via a secure, high-speed private connection from Bell, simplifying the way customers adopt and build out their hybrid clouds. More and more … Continue reading Bell & IBM bring new hybrid cloud capabilities to Canadian market

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions for 2016

Buying something with your smartphone or tablet will be easier this year as mobile touch commerce emerges in 2016, this according to Deloitte’s 2016 Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions. The number of individuals who use a third party touch-based payment service to buy something on their mobile device (smartphone or tablet) is predicted … Continue reading Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions for 2016

Self Balancing AngelBoard Will Turn the #Backtothefuture Hoverboard Into Reality

Today marks the launch of AngelBoard, the hoverboard that will have you gliding through the streets. The company AngelBoard operates as an exclusive global co-brand of CHIC Intelligent Technology. It's no coincidence that Marty McFly arrives in the future on October 21, 2015, the day this board was released. The latest edition of the Canton … Continue reading Self Balancing AngelBoard Will Turn the #Backtothefuture Hoverboard Into Reality

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Vancouver Gadgets visits the Dun & Bradstreet Cloud Innovation Center

Bursting at the seams, the Dun & Bradstreet Cloud Innovation Center is a prime example of the growing tech industry in Vancouver. The team has expanded by 327% since April 2014, out-growing their current space in Vancouver’s traditional financial district and reaching the point where they need to expand, in this case to a 2-floor … Continue reading Vancouver Gadgets visits the Dun & Bradstreet Cloud Innovation Center

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Has the price of GoDaddy website hosting increased?

I had a shock this morning when I checked Gmail. I got an email from GoDaddy - a billing statement for $95.88. I thought there must be some mistake since I don't recall owning any products in that price range. I checked the GoDaddy website and added up the monthly quotes and low and behold … Continue reading Has the price of GoDaddy website hosting increased?

Problem synchronizing Apple Calendar between devices

I'm hoping there's someone out there with an answer on this one. My wife and I have a number of Apple devices: she has an iPhone 5S running iOS 7.1.1, I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2, and I have a MacBook Pro running Yosemite (10.10.1). Note we synchronize our devices with one iCloud … Continue reading Problem synchronizing Apple Calendar between devices

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Should I stick with iTunes Match or go with Spotify?

I've renewed iTunes Match for another year but I'm starting to feel some buyers remorse. At close to $30 the service seems to lack what other services like Spotify are now offering for free. Hmm iTunes Match vs. Spotify. This is one of those questions I'll be pondering for some time. Perhaps you're in the … Continue reading Should I stick with iTunes Match or go with Spotify?

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Could Apple, Google, and Microsoft offer a premium music streaming service for free?

So it seems we are in the heat of battle. We are witnessing the war of the music streaming service providers. The media has been full of stories of music streaming providers lowering prices, consolidating services and buying up competitors. For consumers this is a great thing as it means more choice and lower prices … Continue reading Could Apple, Google, and Microsoft offer a premium music streaming service for free?

Netscape Navigator 1.1 launched 20 years ago

It was 20 years ago on Monday that the first commercial web browser Netscape Navigator was released. Still in its infancy at the time, the web had yet to become the dominant form of communication that it is today. One cannot underestimate clearly how significant this release was or how far we have come on … Continue reading Netscape Navigator 1.1 launched 20 years ago

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What’s the deal with Club Penguin?

So my son and daughter both have memberships to Club Penguin, at quite a steep cost mind you, and I'm starting to feel a little taken by the policies of this children's social network. My daughter's account cost $20 for a three month membership and my son's cost $40 for a six month membership. Now … Continue reading What’s the deal with Club Penguin?

Don’t believe the hype. Can celebrities save tech companys?

On Saturday my partner Jay Kenobi posted news about Aston Kutcher and his work with Lenovo. Is this by another tech company to cash in on the hype and profile such a celebrity brings. It seems that way. We've seen this happen before one example being Blackberry who brought on Alicia Keys as Global Creative … Continue reading Don’t believe the hype. Can celebrities save tech companys?

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Is Ashton Kutcher the next Steve Jobs?

Well apparently Lenovo seems to think so in today's mass email distribution. There's a photo of Ashton Kutcher hovering over a Lenovo tablet with a very serious look on his face. I'm not sure what Lenovo is trying to accomplish here but I find it a little disconcerting. Apparently Ashton Kutcher thinks he's the next … Continue reading Is Ashton Kutcher the next Steve Jobs?