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  1. Industry News
    Maybe it's a good thing, but maybe it's just something different. Hard to say. If it always seems that as soon as you search for information about Canada’s Wonderland passes, car rentals, fishing tackle and grocery delivery options… and share that info you find with your relatives and friends...
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    We’ve all been there. You’re at an outdoor festival with family or friends and all of a sudden, you’re alone. Well, alone within a crowd of thousands-you’ve lost your group. What to do? If you’re lucky enough to have your phone in hand, a quick call can remedy the situation. But what about...
  3. Industry News
    Love your phone but wish your jacket was connected to the world as well? Levi’s has heard your requests and has the product you’re looking for coming soon. Levi’s has partnered with Google to develop a smart jacket that will hit the rack this coming fall. It’s made of denim and is building on...
  4. Industry News
    What's immigration good for? Many things, including bringing in a lot of talent. Donald Trump's travel ban has left people in a lurch and desperate, worldwide. The executive order bars citizens coming from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Libya from entering the United States for...
  5. Industry News
    Google’s new phones, Pixel (smaller) and Pixel XL (larger) are now on the market for pre-order.   Pixel smartphones are the first phones ever with Google Assistant built in. This is great as users can manage everyday tasks, find photos quickly, translate, search for answers to life’s questions...
  6. Industry News
    Late last week, Japan was hit with twin earthquakes in its Kyushu region, leaving several dead and thousands without vital services, as was coastal Ecuador, which received a 7.8-magnitude quake on Saturday that left hundreds dead and death tolls rising. In light of these natural disasters...
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    Need a new creative outlet? Want to paint, but don’t have a brush? Try Tilt Brush , Google’s new virtual reality app that allows users to “paint from an entirely new perspective,” in three-dimensional space. As Google states, “Your room is a blank slate. You can step around, in and through...
  8. Industry News
    Yesterday, Google set their new tablet, the Pixel C, upon the world for all to enjoy. The convenient device comes with a full-sized keyboard, while keeping the portability of a tablet. The keyboard attaches to the screen via magnets and automatically connects using Bluetooth. According to...
  9. Industry News
    Earlier this week, Google unveiled their latest smartphone, a collaboration with LG, by launching the Nexus 5X. As the third successful collaboration between LG and Google, the Nexus 5X delivers a phone with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor, advanced camera features, a fingerprint...
  10. Industry News
    Lots of email? Google is going one step further to help you manage it. The mega-company has unveiled a new gadget for its email users this week: a tool that writes artificially intelligent responses to your email messages, for you. The new ‘smart reply’ button is part of an update to the...
  11. Industry News
    Yesterday, Google announced the release of a variety of new hardware including two new Nexus phones, new Chromecasts, and the Pixel C Android tablet. Here’s a breakdown of the some the items and their features: Nexus 6P Google’s new flagship phone has a slightly smaller screen than its...
  12. Industry News
    As BlackBerry makes cuts to its workforce with around 200 employees from its hardware and design teams laid off last week, tech giants like Google and smaller companies like Shopify are increasing their presence in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Shopify is being dubbed Canada’s...
  13. Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    No, the title isn't a typo. :-) Had an irritating experience with my Samsung Galaxy S III yesterday. The Samsung "Store" app had an update. I thought, OK, no problem. In the updating process, the Samsung "Store" app noticed I had a few apps from Google that were "Older" and automatically...
  14. Industry News
    Google has confirmed that it has sold its Motorola unit to Lenovo for 2.91 billion including $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, as well as $1.5 billion in a three-year promissory note. The deal gives Lenovo ownership of the Motorola brand and its range of devices such as...
  15. Industry News
    If your hacking skills are up to snuff, you might want to take a crack at Google Chrome. There's plenty of cash up for grabs at the CanSecWest digital security conference in Vancouver on March 7-9 - all courtesy of Google - if you're able to expose vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser. If...
  16. Industry News
    Just think about this: every second one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube. I'm sure you're thinking, that's about 60 hours uploaded per minute. This all translates into about 4 billion video views a day, up 25 percent in the last eight months . Contributing to the increased popularity is...
  17. Videotron
    Up on Videotron site here. No date or pricing given.
  18. Industry News
    In a blog posting this week, Google has announced the closure of a number of products and projects, including Google Gears, Knol, and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, which the company says haven't had the impact they had hoped for. The announcement is the third such announcement by the...
  19. Industry News
    Google’s eBookstore launched in Canada Tuesday. The online store, which will compete with the likes of Amazon, Kobo and Apple, is offering thousands of paid titles and nearly 2 million public domain books free of charge. The eBookstore first opened its virtual doors in December 2010 in the...
  20. Industry News
    Google and Samsung have announced that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone which will be the first Android smartphone to come with Ice Cream sandwich natively installed. For those readers who don't know, Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for the fourth major version of the Android mobile Operating...
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