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
CrowdOptic, a maker of crowd-powered mobile and wearable applications as seen at popular sporting events, today announced it has received funding to ramp up sales and marketing of its software, which curates and broadcasts live streaming video from Google Glass and other smart devices to stadium scoreboards, fan mobile devices and live TV. Find Wearable … Continue reading Live Google Glass broadcasting is the next big thing for sporting events
Back in August our Tech News team posted some information on the netTalk Duo and now that I have had time to use it a bit here is my review. The fact that I am not using a telephone company like Telus to run my telephone seems a bit odd to me. We did post … Continue reading Cutting the cord with the netTalk Duo Wifi
We all know that texting and walking can be hazardous to our health but did you know that 1 in 5 high schoolers crosses the street while engaged with a gadget or tech device? According to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide titled, "Teens and Distraction: An In-Depth Look at Teens' … Continue reading Texting and walking can be hazardous: 1 in 5 students crosses the street while distracted by #tech
AVG released an interesting survey in May of 2013 on the extent to which women are using technology to manage their love lives. In an increasingly digital world, today’s ultra connected women have never been more emotionally detached. So say the findings of the latest global study by AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider … Continue reading AVG Releases Women + Tech Survey: Face-to-Face or Facebook?
If you've been thinking about disconnecting from the social media behemoth Facebook you should take a look at the Facebook rehab bestseller "Forty Days Off Facebook". This book recently hit #1 on Amazon and is a great resource for anyone wishing to distance themselves from what can become a connecting yet isolating technology. Ryan Beale … Continue reading Facebook Rehab Bestseller “Forty Days Off Facebook” Hits #1 on Amazon
Vancouver Gadgets is once again on the Organizing Committee for the 2013 Northern Voice conference set to run June 14th and 15th 2013. We are looking for speaker submissions for this event. Information on how to submit and what the conference is about is below. We look forward to seeing you at this event! Fill … Continue reading Northern Voice 2013 is looking for speakers!
Pinterest and Fancy are two relative newcomers to the world of social media. Both have yet to gather a following quite as large as Facebook or Twitter however, for businesses, they can provide a far more focussed platform than either of the best known social networks. Pinterest and Fancy are both image book marking sites, … Continue reading Pinterest and Fancy: Image Bookmarking Gone Social
Social Media has permeated just about every facet of our lives these days so it's no surprise that its entered the workplace in many forms. Over the next few weeks or so I'll be examining a few angles of how social media has changed not only how we do our work but how it can be used to help us find work when we are looking for it.
On Friday May 13th I visited the Northern Voice Conference at UBC as part of my attempt to broaden my horizons in the areas of social media and blogging. Unlucky you might say since it was Friday the 13th but I'd argue it was one the luckiest I'd ever had. As we are ramping up … Continue reading Northern Voice 2011