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Prezi’s new app Nutshell visualizes photos with graphics
March 4, 2015 – 1:34 pm

By Ted Kritsonis

The makers of Prezi, the intuitive presentation software, have launched a mobile app called Nutshell that fuses together photos into a short video filled with text and graphics to add effect. The result can then be shared with others via social media or email and text messaging.

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Can Windows 10 thrive across all devices?
March 2, 2015 – 2:31 pm
Can Windows 10 thrive across all devices?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Microsoft is all about Windows 10 on all devices. Will their ‘One OS to rule them all,’ strategy pay off?

What to expect from this year’s Mobile World Congress
February 27, 2015 – 9:50 am
What to expect from this year’s Mobile World Congress

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
2015 looks to be a major year for mobile. Various product leaks have given a glimpse of the major moves from manufacturers days before MWC.

Drone Users, UAV Operators Face New Regulations, Fines, Training Requirements
February 27, 2015 – 6:56 am
Drone Users, UAV Operators Face New Regulations, Fines, Training Requirements

Regulations for the safe and responsible operations of remotely piloted aircraft for both commercial and amateur must address safety and privacy matters; some say they should go beyond the requirements of Transport Canada.

by Lee Rickwood

Canadians eligible to get money back from class action settlement for overpriced tech
February 26, 2015 – 2:13 pm
Canadians eligible to get money back from class action settlement for overpriced tech

By Ted Kritsonis

Class action litigation leading to a settlement of $80 million from DRAM (dynamic random access memory) manufacturers is now open to all claims in Canada, where filling out a simple form should be enough to get the minimum $20.

Call for Voting: Women in Open Source Award
February 24, 2015 – 11:57 pm
Call for Voting: Women in Open Source Award

By Yasmin Ranade
Red Hat judges have narrowed down more than 100 nominations to 10 finalists for its Women in Open Source Award, which recognizes the contributions that women are making in the open source movement. And, now it’s time for the public to cast its vote to name the winners. Voting is open through March 6th.

Canadian MPs Seek Warning Labels on Cellphones, Wi-Fi Devices
February 20, 2015 – 9:02 am
Canadian MPs Seek Warning Labels on Cellphones, Wi-Fi Devices

“Future research may indicate that long-term human exposure to these particular low-frequency characteristics should be avoided or carefully controlled” a scientist wrote in 1979.
Now, we’re looking at labelling.

by Lee Rickwood

Ann Cavoukian To Address IABC Canada Eastern Region with Keynote on Big Data & Privacy
February 19, 2015 – 4:29 pm
Ann Cavoukian To Address IABC Canada Eastern Region with Keynote on Big Data & Privacy

By Yasmin Ranade
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada East Region (CER) and Waterloo chapter team up to host a presentation on February 26 on how to combine big data with social media and privacy safeguards.

Give unwanted tech away by Freecycling
February 18, 2015 – 2:09 pm
Give unwanted tech away by Freecycling

By Ted Kritsonis

Electronics recycling programs have grown in number to tackle all the e-waste that has accumulated over time, but there is always the alternative of freecycling — giving away old electronics for free to strangers willing to take them.

Canadian International AutoShow hints at what tech is coming to cars
February 16, 2015 – 10:57 am
Canadian International AutoShow hints at what tech is coming to cars

 

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The 2015 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) kicked off last week and while new cars were the focus, the future of EV and the connected car was on everyone’s mind.

Podcasters Celebrate World Radio Day Today
February 13, 2015 – 9:10 am
Podcasters Celebrate World Radio Day Today

Radio is evolving, being reborn through the rise of podcasting and live audio streaming services, and it’s being reinvented by young people, not just as listeners but also as active producers and broadcasters.

by Lee Rickwood

How to safely wipe data from your mobile devices
February 11, 2015 – 11:20 am
How to safely wipe data from your mobile devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
As our most personal devices, mobile phones and tablets carry a lot of personal data which needs to be thoroughly wiped before we replace or retire them.

Could Sling TV in the U.S. spur TV change in Canada?
February 9, 2015 – 4:40 pm
Could Sling TV in the U.S. spur TV change in Canada?

By Ted Kritsonis

The new Sling TV live television streaming service introduced by Dish Network in the U.S. a month ago isn’t available in Canada, but if successful, it may gain enough traction to force providers here to rethink their current strategies.