Videotron Join Forces With Others to Create Canada’s First Open-Air Smart Living Lab

Videotron Join Forces With Others to Create Canada’s First Open-Air Smart Living Lab

Videotron, Ericsson, École de technologie supérieure and the Quartier de l’innovation (QI) have announced the creation of Canada’s first open-air smart living laboratory. Located in the heart of the Quartier de l’innovation in Montreal, the lab will test innovations with the potential to improve and simplify Quebecers’ lives. The tests will be conducted under real-life conditions, in order to assist in bringing smart living that works to...


SaskTel Brings Faster Internet to Cypress Hills and Elk Ridge

SaskTel Brings Faster Internet to Cypress Hills and Elk Ridge

SaskTel has announced that the residents living in the resort communities of Cypress Hills and Elk Ridge in Saskatchewan will be able to enjoy the benefits of faster high speed Internet. “SaskTel is pleased to bring faster Internet services to the resort communities of Cypress Hills and Elk Ridge” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO, “We continue to deliver world class communications services all throughout Saskatchewan, so that all residents...


Empire and Transparent Set to Return to Shomi for Season 3 This Week

Empire and Transparent Set to Return to Shomi for Season 3 This Week

In the next few days, shomi is bringing new content to viewers, through its subscription video on demand service jointly owned by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications. On Thursday, September 22nd season 3 of Empire brings the Lyons back to viewers in content that streams only on shomi, through exclusive rights the company holds to the hit drama. And on Saturday, September 24th, season 3 of Transparent, the five-time Emmy® winner from Amazon...


Polaroid’s Instant Digital Camera, the Polaroid Snap Touch, is Available for Pre-Order

Polaroid’s Instant Digital Camera, the Polaroid Snap Touch, is Available for Pre-Order

Polaroid has announced the global release of the Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital camera, which is now available for pre-order at www.polaroidsnapcamera.com. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful first generation Polaroid Snap, the Polaroid Snap Touch offers a wide range of updated features including the addition of a 3.5″ LCD touchscreen for framing shots and navigating the camera’s menu, a new and improved 13 megapixel...


New App “Google Trips” Helps Users Plan Vacations with Ease

New App “Google Trips” Helps Users Plan Vacations with Ease

This week, Google announced a new app made to reduce the work of planning a vacation. Citing a GoodThink study that showed 74% of travelers feel the most stressful aspect of travel is figuring out the details, Google has invented Google Trips. According to the company, Google Trips is a “personalized tour guide in your pocket” that contains categories of information including day plans, reservations, things to do, food & drink, and more. The...


CRTC Accepting Comments on Reddit for Upcoming Hearing

CRTC Accepting Comments on Reddit for Upcoming Hearing

In preparation for the hearing taking place in late October on pricing practices related to Internet data plans, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that it will be using a Reddit forum to gather comments related to the issue. The Commission has stated on their website that it will post the topic of differential pricing practices related to Internet data plans plans on the /r/Canada subreddit discussion...


Eastlink Stream Allows Viewers to Stream TV and Movies on Mobile Devices

Eastlink Stream Allows Viewers to Stream TV and Movies on Mobile Devices

Eastlink, Canada’s largest family owned and operated telecommunications company, added a new service for customers this month. Eastlink Stream allows viewers to stream live TV, along with prime time shows and movies on demand on mobile devices. The service is an app that is available for use on computers, tablets and smartphones at no extra cost. The new offering is a development that comes from trials done with Eastlink customers earlier this...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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