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Why Women Appreciate Home Automation
May 25, 2015 – 9:28 am

By Christine Persaud
With so much attention on the Internet of Things (IoT), and a plethora of apps to control everything from your TV to your refrigerator, home automation is falling more and more into the mainstream. And it’s catching the attention of women just as much as men.

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Technology, Innovation and the Sharing Economy: The Future Rewritten, But Who’s at the Keyboard?
May 22, 2015 – 11:34 am
Technology, Innovation and the Sharing Economy: The Future Rewritten, But Who’s at the Keyboard?

Tough conversations that challenge the status quo take place at the crowded, busy intersection of technology, science, creativity & entrepreneurship – and at events produced by a Canadian entrepreneur.

by Lee Rickwood

The debate over streaming music for free
May 21, 2015 – 10:03 pm
The debate over streaming music for free

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s hard to find any average consumer who doesn’t like streaming music for free. As consumption continues to shift from downloading music a la carte to streaming it buffet-style, does offering any music for free portend a dystopian future for artists and the recording industry?

Surface 3 brings Microsoft’s mobile computing vision down to earth
May 19, 2015 – 8:49 am
Surface 3 brings Microsoft’s mobile computing vision down to earth

Text and photos Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
 
The new Surface 3 is a full-featured PC with the size and weight of a tablet. It is also Microsoft’s most sensible option for mobile users preparing for Windows 10.

Canada Calls for Telephone Companies to Count the Last Pay Phone
May 15, 2015 – 11:57 am
Canada Calls for Telephone Companies to Count the Last Pay Phone

Whether you carry a cell phone or not, whether you wear the newest watch tech or not, public payphones have an on-going value, beyond being one of the last examples of shared social consciousness and communal convenience.

by Lee Rickwood

Do you need a smartwatch?
May 13, 2015 – 6:22 pm
Do you need a smartwatch?

By Ted Kritsonis

Now that the Apple Watch has launched, the spotlight is on a product category that seems to confuse the imagination as much as it captures it. Though all tech gadgets are more ‘wants’ than ‘needs’, it’s hard to gauge whether there is any general desire for smartwatches yet.

The German Female Leader Quota – Should Canada Follow Suit?
May 12, 2015 – 10:31 am
The German Female Leader Quota – Should Canada Follow Suit?

By Christine Persaud
Several countries in Europe – most recently Germany – have instituted quota rules for women to lead the largest companies. Is this a good or bad strategy? Should Canada follow suit?

Microsoft Canada’s DigiGirlz initiative hopes to get girls to code
May 11, 2015 – 10:34 am
Microsoft Canada’s DigiGirlz initiative hopes to get girls to code

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Empowering the youth with technology has been one of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiatives, their DigiGirlz program aims to reach out to young girls and offer them mentoring and the love of coding.

TechWomen Canada Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk to Entrepreneurial Success in Silicon Valley
May 8, 2015 – 10:39 am
TechWomen Canada Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk to Entrepreneurial Success in Silicon Valley

A number of Canadian women tech entrepreneurs are heading to the high impact and high growth environment of Silicon Valley.

by Lee Rickwood

Giving Mom the Gift of Tech  
May 7, 2015 – 12:10 pm
Giving Mom the Gift of Tech   

By Christine Persaud
Moms come in all types – from the business executive to the stay-at-home kind. But whatever the type of mom, there’s a hot tech gift item that will perfectly suit her.
Here are 5 cool choices for the special mom on your list.

Canadian companies are embracing the Apple Watch with their apps
May 6, 2015 – 9:37 am
Canadian companies are embracing the Apple Watch with their apps

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The highly anticipated Apple Watch arrives in Canada with the support of over 3,500 apps, a bunch of which are Canadian.

The Next Billion Conference on Women & The Economy Kicks Off May 7
May 5, 2015 – 3:17 pm
The Next Billion Conference on Women & The Economy Kicks Off May 7

By Christine Persaud
On May 7, global leaders from around the world will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for the inauguralThe Next Billion: Women & The Economy of the Future conference, to discuss practical ways that woman can contribute to successes in the international business economy. And among the speakers are a few women who play their hand in the tech world.

6 tech gifts that make sense for Mother’s Day
May 4, 2015 – 4:24 pm
6 tech gifts that make sense for Mother’s Day

By Ted Kritsonis

Buying mom a tech gift for Mother’s Day is a challenge to anyone, particularly since the product should be something she didn’t realize she needed or wanted. These five gift options may be among the best — and most useful — suggestions you can find if you’re in the hunt.