Telus gives huge thank you to longtime customer

Telus recently gave a decades-long customer the surprise of her life. Ramona Ostrander has been with the telecommunications for the past 20 years. They surprised her at her home in Guelph, ON to to fulfill her lifelong dream — flying in an airshow airplane (that had her name on it, no less). Check out the amazing […]

BlackBerry Passport to launch in September

by Christina Peden BlackBerry will release their next phone, the Passport, in September according to CEO John Chen. The news was announced yesterday during the company’s release of their quarterly earnings report. The Passport will feature a 4.5 square display with 1440×1440 resolution and a QWERTY keyboard underneath. The keyboard, a staple on Blackberry devices, […]

Home Theatre of the Month: The Savoy

by Christina Peden Every month, our sister site AVSforum.com features one lucky forum member as the proud owner of its ‘Home Theatre of the Month’, and we’ve decided to share this column with our readers here at DigitalHome.ca. For June, this honour is bestowed upon forum member David Beck and his home theatre, The Savoy. When David and […]

Honeywell launches new ‘Lyric’ smart thermostat

by Christina Peden Honeywell this week launched their latest innovation — the Lyric smart thermostat, designed to make managing the temperature in your home easier than ever. An obvious competitor to Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat, the Lyric uses your smartphone location to determine when you’re at home and when you’re away. With the geofencing feature, […]

Bell still first in Netflix ISP speed rankings

by Christina Peden Bell once again offers the fastest internet speed in the country on its fiber optic network, according to Netflix. The online streaming service yesterday released its ISP Speed Index for the month of May. April’s results caused quite a stir as communications giant Rogers came in dead last among 14 Canadian ISPs. […]

Dyson: three inventions that didn’t quite make the cut

by Christina Peden 21 years ago, James Dyson launched the world’s first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. 18 months after going to market, it was the bestselling vacuum cleaner in the UK. These days, Dyson is still best known for its vacuum cleaners, along with those spectacular blink-and-you’re-finished Airblade hand dryers. In honour of its 21st anniversary, […]

Sony SmartBand now available at Rogers

Rogers today announced that the Sony SmartBand SWR10 is now available at select Rogers stores, dealers and Rogers.com. The SmartBand allows users to track their fitness goals, social activities and special life events. The wearable band connects to users’ smartphones and uses Sony’s Lifelog app to measure how active users have been and how they’ve […]

Bell launches new ‘Home Hub’ for Fibe customers

Bell announced today the launch of Home Hub, a new modem and WiFi router combination designed exclusively for Bell Fibe customers. The company is promising WiFi speeds up to 3 times faster than most residential routers, as the device features the latest 802.11ac wireless standard. “As we continue the rapid rollout of the world-leading Fibe […]