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Looking for a Bluetooth headset? Consider these options
April 24, 2015 – 11:02 am

By Ted Kritsonis

Bluetooth headsets have never been highly touted or even popular with consumers, yet they have improved in performance at the same time. If you like the idea of going hands-free at home and on the go, there are models worth paying for.

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HP goes for head start with new Back to School PCs
April 23, 2015 – 3:45 pm
HP goes for head start with new Back to School PCs

By Ted Kritsonis

Launching new back to school laptops and hybrids before the current school year is over may seem unusual, but HP has done just that with a new line of Pavilion and Envy models coming in May and June.

Meerkat and Periscope set to disrupt video-focused social media
April 21, 2015 – 11:50 pm
Meerkat and Periscope set to disrupt video-focused social media

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
With personal streaming video apps like Meerkat and Periscope, we’re seeing social media evolve right before our eyes into an instantaneous and empowering video revolution.

Almost a Tenth of the Highest-Paid Executive Positions in Canada are Held by Women
April 20, 2015 – 10:23 pm
Almost a Tenth of the Highest-Paid Executive Positions in Canada are Held by Women

By Christine Persaud
While there’s still plenty of work to be done to achieve true gender equality in the workplace, the new Rosenzweig Report points to some interesting data suggesting that we’re well on our way. According to the global talent management firm’s Report, 8.5% of the highest-paid executive positions in Canada are currently held by women.

Face Time, or Face-to-face Time: The Medium Makes a Difference
April 17, 2015 – 8:23 am
Face Time, or Face-to-face Time: The Medium Makes a Difference

With less time spent practicing and performing real face-to-face communication, the scientists’ worry, social skills will decline, much as without physical exercise, muscle tone in our bodies will decline.

by Lee Rickwood

Hacking Health Design Challenge puts technology in the service of patients & doctors
April 15, 2015 – 12:02 am
Hacking Health Design Challenge puts technology in the service of patients & doctors

 

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) hosted an eight week Hacking Health Design Challenge where over 80 developers worked to create innovations to transform healthcare in Ontario. 

Why Apple will never make a TV
April 14, 2015 – 1:18 am
Why Apple will never make a TV

By Ted Kritsonis

Apple TV

For years, rumours have ebbed and flowed on Apple’s alleged plans to enter the TV market by designing and manufacturing its own flat-panel TV. Such a scenario already seemed unlikely, given that the company’s interest had more to do with software than hardware.

High Tech Incubators Support Entrepreneurs with Precedent Setting Partnership
April 10, 2015 – 10:13 am
High Tech Incubators Support Entrepreneurs with Precedent Setting Partnership

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is partnering with Waterloo’s Communitech and Toronto’s OneEleven to share their facilities, resources and talent. Communitech and OneEleven, like the DMZ, help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9
April 9, 2015 – 5:22 pm
Choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

A new year means a new crop of flagship smartphones, and among the group of Android handsets, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 are two of the best to choose from. Both are compelling and refined, making the decision more of a practical one.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival
April 8, 2015 – 9:44 pm
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

By Christine Persaud
A new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 15-26 in New York City, and sheds light on the need for encouraging more female participation – and acceptance – in the computer sciences.

Ranking Canada’s Telecom Providers on Consumer Complaints, Code Violations, Privacy Protections
April 6, 2015 – 9:46 am
Ranking Canada’s Telecom Providers on Consumer Complaints, Code Violations, Privacy Protections

Canadians are amng the world’s leading consumers of Internet and cell services, but companies that deliver the goods to us have more work to do in terms of being open and respectful about service contracts, monthly fees and consumer privacy.

by Lee Rickwood

Has flagship smartphone innovation plateaued?
April 2, 2015 – 10:14 am
Has flagship smartphone innovation plateaued?

 

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Many of 2015’s flagship smartphone releases look a bit uninspired and iterative. Have we finally gotten to the point where smartphone innovation is at a standstill?

Is the edge different enough in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
March 31, 2015 – 6:13 pm
Is the edge different enough in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Since Samsung announced it would launch two versions of the Galaxy S6 — a regular “flat” model and the Edge — consumers will have to choose between them. But the only real difference is the latter’s edged display, so what does it do and is it worth the extra $100 asking price?