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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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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?

NXP and BRAGI Demonstrate World’s First Smart, Truly Wireless Earphones

BRAGI, a European-based earphone manufacturer, is the world’s first company to release smart, truly wireless earphones, based on NXP’s NFMI transceiver technology and its Kinetis K24 microcontroller. BRAGI’s DASH-- a completely wireless hearable-- offers consumers a cord-free experience with freedom of movement, maximum comfort and high quality sound. The DASH combines three essential features into … Continue reading NXP and BRAGI Demonstrate World’s First Smart, Truly Wireless Earphones

Samsung Canada Introduces the First Consumer Edition of Gear VR, Powered by Oculus

Samsung Electronics Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, announced today the Canadian availability of its first Gear VR Consumer Edition.  Powered by Oculus, the new Samsung Gear VR broadens the accessibility of virtual reality and offers Canadians the opportunity to immerse themselves in new worlds, games and experiences … Continue reading Samsung Canada Introduces the First Consumer Edition of Gear VR, Powered by Oculus

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The mobile health industry is booming

The Mobile and Wearable Sensor Industry Projections The demand for wearable sensors resulted in the sale of 67 million units in 2013. By 2019, the worldwide market is seen to jump nearly seven-fold to 466 million units. Shipments of sensors for smart watches will surge by almost 600% in 2015 on the strength of new … Continue reading The mobile health industry is booming

Recon’s Jet hits the road

On April 16 local tech company Recon Instruments announced that its Jet was shipping. As someone who has followed this company for a while, I was happy to hear that the Jet is now available. The wearable tech field has become a hot one over the last few years with company's such as Apple, Samsung, … Continue reading Recon’s Jet hits the road

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Extend the functionality of your iPhone apps with Apple Watch

Yesterday, Apple announced that Apple Watch,  the newest addition to Apple’s ecosystem, will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. Apple Watch is a timepiece, communication device and a health and fitness tracker. “Conceived, designed and developed as a singular … Continue reading Extend the functionality of your iPhone apps with Apple Watch

Gear S added by Samsung Canada

Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile products to Canadian consumers, announced the latest addition to its innovative line of Gear wearables - the Gear S. Hitting the shelves of Samsung Brand Stores beginning November 14th, 2014 and rolling out to carriers and retailers throughout the month of November, the Gear S combines … Continue reading Gear S added by Samsung Canada

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Smartwatches Face Challenges as Payment System

A recent survey in China, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the US indicates that people in these countries see potential in using smartwatches to 'carry' tickets for passenger transport or as security keys to their computers and online accounts. The ability to send healthcare data via a smartwatch is also of particular interest to … Continue reading Smartwatches Face Challenges as Payment System

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Endomondo’s fitness app expands reach to more devices and users

After releasing updates earlier this year for Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2, Garmin, TomTom and Pebble iOS users; the popular Endomondo Sports Tracker app now integrates today with Android Wear devices, as well as the Samsung Gear S smartwatch. The free Android Wear update delivers a total of six real-time fitness stats across three … Continue reading Endomondo’s fitness app expands reach to more devices and users

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Hotels.com app compatible with Android smart watches

Last week the travel experts at Hotels.com announced that their award-winning mobile app is now compatible with Android smart watch devices. The app will now send important notifications to travellers at 2p.m. on their arrival date – just as they are about to check into their hotels. Helpful information shared includes a hotel image, address … Continue reading Hotels.com app compatible with Android smart watches

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5 Apple announcements including the all new Apple Watch

As I sit here listening to my free copy "Songs of Innocence" by U2 I'm pondering all the press releases from Apple this past week. Apple gave us a lot to think about this week as they announced the Apple Watch device. Are you excited about these announcements or do you think that Samsung already … Continue reading 5 Apple announcements including the all new Apple Watch

Moto products showcase new smartphones and wearables from Motorola

Last year Motorola relaunched with the intention of giving its customers greater control over their mobile experience. This week the new Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 timepiece launched to fulfill that promise. This dynamic new portfolio of products gives you unprecedented power to choose how your mobile technology fits into your life, with … Continue reading Moto products showcase new smartphones and wearables from Motorola

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GROW Conference brings innovation in technology and entrepreneurship to Whistler

It's well-known by now that BC is a tech hot bed and with its proximity to the West Coast of the US, things are only going to get better for Vancouverites and those involved in the tech scene elsewhere in the province. Thus it's no surprise that GROW, the conference that helps entrepreneurs build the next … Continue reading GROW Conference brings innovation in technology and entrepreneurship to Whistler

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2015 CES to feature latest innovations in Sensor Technology

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced this week that the Sensors Marketplace will showcase the latest innovations in gesture and motion technology at the 2015 International CES. The Sensors Marketplace will showcase leading innovation in the motion technology field, including MEMS, the smallest motion-sensing devices. The area will highlight gesture and motion recognition technology, and … Continue reading 2015 CES to feature latest innovations in Sensor Technology

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eSight enables visually impaired people to actually see

Is there anything better than a breakthrough technological device that enables some visually impaired people to recapture activities they haven't experienced in decades, like watching their kids play ice hockey, going to the movies or reading an exciting novel they've dreamed of reading all their life? eSight is an innovative, electronic assistive technology. The specifically … Continue reading eSight enables visually impaired people to actually see

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LG G Watch being developed in collaboration with Google

LG Electronics (LG) is working together with Google on LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say "OK Google" to … Continue reading LG G Watch being developed in collaboration with Google

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Live Google Glass broadcasting is the next big thing for sporting events

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

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Samsung beats Apple to the smart watch punch with Galaxy Gear

This is the announcement all of us techies have been waiting for in 2013 which is that of the first production smart watch. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the GALAXY Gear, a companion device that further integrates the Samsung GALAXY experience. No longer will you need to get your phone out of your pocket … Continue reading Samsung beats Apple to the smart watch punch with Galaxy Gear

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Vuzix CEO to Deliver Keynote Speech & Feature M100 Smart Glasses at Wearable Tech Expo

Vuzix Corporation the leading developer and supplier of smart glasses, today announced its participation at the Wearable Tech Expo, hosted at the Kimmel Center in Manhattan, NY from July 24th to 25th. The Wearable Tech Expo will feature pioneers of wearable technology and the companies that are now driving the wearable tech market with real … Continue reading Vuzix CEO to Deliver Keynote Speech & Feature M100 Smart Glasses at Wearable Tech Expo

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Keep your children safe with Leo Smart Watch

The Leo Smart watch is the latest technology used to keep your children safe. It sounds a little over the top at first but I can see that some parents may be interested in adopting this device to keep their children safe from predators. Overall the media may be hyping the problem up more than … Continue reading Keep your children safe with Leo Smart Watch

The Quantified Self – Apps and Devices to Measure Every Aspect of Your Life

From how much you spend to the distance you run there are apps and devices to measure every aspect of your life The idea of measuring things to track progress towards a goal is common within organizations; company turnover and profit, educational exam results, public transport reliability and so on. But the use of this … Continue reading The Quantified Self – Apps and Devices to Measure Every Aspect of Your Life