Tag: mobile

Connected Home mishaps and how IoT is still not where it needs to be

The promise of a connected home for new or old homeowners is really a glimpse into the future. Being able to micro-manage your thermostat remotely, be virtually at home and answer the doorbell even if you’re vacationing in Cannes, set lighting on the fly for different moods, as well as shut appliances on or off at will, are attractive propositions and are all available today for a price, but are they any good.

A shooting gallery of 360-degree cameras

By Ted Kritsonis

Shooting panoramic photos used to be one way to capture a scene from a wider perspective, but 360-degree cameras have burst onto the scene this year to pull in everything that’s left. As options grow, so does the sophistication behind them.

Lenovo bets on modularity for the smartphone’s future

Lenovo, by virtue of Motorola, is looking outward. They’ve created the thinnest smartphone in the market with the Moto Z and its cheaper, slightly thicker variant, the Moto Z Play. But while both of these are premium flagship devices, it is the availability of Moto Mod accessory modules that really pushes the smartphone paradigm towards the future.

Tech Gear for the Athletic Student

It’s that time again – back-to-school – which means loading up on all of the basics, from a new laptop and smartphone, to pens, notebooks, and a stylish backpack. For the student athlete, however, there’s an additional list of gear…

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.

Canadian Olympic Star Shines in Mobile App Development

by Lee Rickwood
A Canadian Olympian is pushing the development of mobile apps that support athletes and the communities who support them. Winter sports are covered; summer activities like cycling and rodeo sports have been added and more sports apps are coming soon.