Tag: Canada

Shomi’s demise opens the road to different options

By Ted Kritsonis

Shomi will be showing nothing after Nov. 30 when it will be officially shut down by Rogers and Shaw, paving the way for other services to step in and fill the void. The lack of a legitimate source to stream the content it offered, however, may also lead to a spike in piracy.

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean around Bermuda, Canada

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean

By Lee Rickwood
The videos can be viewed online at the Nekton Mission YouTube Channel and Facebook page; they are gorgeous, but the deeper story is, well, pretty ugly: climate change, over-fishing, pollution and acidification have pushed our oceans into a state of extreme disruption.

To headphone jack or not to headphone jack, the smartphone maker’s dilemma

There’s no doubt that the future of audio is indeed wireless, but there are a number of things that need to improve significantly before it is anywhere as good as what wired analog headphones have to offer today. There’s the issue of battery life, limited range, interference and sound quality plus the reality that wireless Bluetooth headphones can cost up to three to five times more than their wired counterparts.

Review: Sony Xperia X and X Performance

By Ted Kritsonis

Sony has been on the outside looking in for years, watching other manufacturers carve out a slice of the smartphone market, and the company now feels it can fight back on multiple fronts. The Xperia X is a mid-range handset, and the Xperia X Performance is a flagship device, both of which are supposed to compete hard against what’s already out on the market.