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Review: Livescribe 3 is smarter when you have what it needs
July 30, 2014 – 12:30 pm

By Ted Kritsonis

Livescribe has had a good run for the last several years making smart pens that have turned ordinary penmanship on paper into digital content that can save precious time in productivity. The Livescribe 3 Smart Pen continues the tradition, but does so in a way that walls off users who don’t have an iPhone or iPad.

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New Mobile Apps Show Every Face Counts in Fashion, Photography, Law Enforcement
July 28, 2014 – 10:45 am
New Mobile Apps Show Every Face Counts in Fashion, Photography, Law Enforcement

ModiFace is one of the companies that is applying software algorithms to digitally analyze faces captured in digital images of almost any type.

by Lee Rickwood

Ubisoft & the Absence of the Female Game Character
July 26, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Ubisoft & the Absence of the Female Game Character

By Christine Persaud
Last month at E3 in California, game maker Ubisoft found itself in trouble after addressing concerns about the absence of female game characters in its latest online edition of Assassin’s Creed (ironically called Unity), as well as Far Cry 4. The company justified the moves by indicating that it would have taken too much time and money to add a female character.

Canadian tech companies courted by Colombia
July 24, 2014 – 9:00 am
Canadian tech companies courted by Colombia

By Ted Kritsonis

A business event taking place in New York City today will bring together top Colombian companies with firms from Canada and the United States looking to establish partnerships, expand their operations, or start working in Colombia in fields related to IT, software and digital services.

Parrot’s A.R.Drone goes elite, but what comes with that?
July 23, 2014 – 3:04 pm
Parrot’s A.R.Drone goes elite, but what comes with that?

By Ted Kritsonis

Parrot’s A.R.Drone has gone through a couple of iterations so far, with the 2.0 model now in an “Elite Edition” that seems to indicate a solid push upwards, though this may be more a case of style over substance. No matter the focus, the unique quadricopter is still a lot of fun no matter what moniker you attach to it.

Effective Leaders Are Adopting More Female Attributes
July 22, 2014 – 10:02 am
Effective Leaders Are Adopting More Female Attributes

By Christine Persaud
The idea of a strong leader has always been equated to traits like confidence, control, and the avoidance of showing signs of weakness. But, according to a new study, that’s changing. And the most effective leaders, whether male or female, are adopting more traditionally female-centric qualities.

Canada Considers Input on Wi Fi Safety, Wireless Health Concerns
July 21, 2014 – 3:33 pm
Canada Considers Input on Wi Fi Safety, Wireless Health Concerns

Health Canada says it will finalize and publish a revised Safety Code 6, its set of guidelines and suggestions for the safe use of electromagnetic devices, this fall.

by Lee Rickwood

OpenTable and the evolution of a great idea
July 18, 2014 – 8:49 am
OpenTable and the evolution of a great idea

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We recently spent some time at OpenTable’s offices in San Francisco  prior to the company’s acquisition by Priceline for $2.6 billion. Here’s what we learned.

Canada Among Global Leaders for Dyson Award
July 15, 2014 – 7:07 am
Canada Among Global Leaders for Dyson Award

Over the years, Canadian finalists have come up with robotic surgical tools, portable systems for disaster relief, even an energy source that’s fuelled by human muscle power.

by Lee Rickwood

5Barz offers a boost for weak cellular signals
July 9, 2014 – 11:05 pm
5Barz offers a boost for weak cellular signals

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We’ve all experienced poor cellular voice and data connections as well as notorious dead spots. An innovative solution from 5Barz eliminates the problem.

Comparing 3 affordable smartphones that pull their weight
July 9, 2014 – 9:00 am
Comparing 3 affordable smartphones that pull their weight

By Ted Kritsonis

Flagship smartphones, the likes of the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One, tend to get the most attention because they are supposed to be the latest and greatest. There is, however, a growing segment of mid-range handsets that are designed to be both affordable and dependable. Here, we look at three in the Motorola Moto G LTE, Sony Xperia M2 and Acer Liquid S1.

Global Banking Crisis Good News as Top Woman in Canadian Technology Honoured
July 7, 2014 – 7:56 am
Global Banking Crisis Good News as Top Woman in Canadian Technology Honoured

The head of a Canadian technology company that is tackling big global problems has been named as Canada’s Top Female Innovator and Entrepreneur.

by Lee Rickwood

Read the fine print on home Internet deals
July 5, 2014 – 1:07 pm
Read the fine print on home Internet deals

By Ted Kritsonis

Every so often, you might receive a flyer in the mail from one of the major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), offering what seems to be a sweet deal in bold letters, but turns out not to be a little more expensive in the fine print.