Tag: technology

Overview: First look at Google’s new Pixel phones

Unfortunately, our review Google Pixel sporadically disconnected from our carrier network rendering it useless for calls or accessing the Internet. Our same SIM card worked without issue on five other devices. Google’s response was for us to contact our carrier, not really a helpful direction which dampens any enthusiasm I have in recommending the Google Pixel at this time.

‘Gift The Code’ Gives Technology Boost to Canadian Charities

By Yasmin Ranade
Local charity organizations often operate on tight operating budgets and, as such, rarely have the resources to take advantage of digital solutions and top-tier technology talent. That’s why Capital One Canada is launching its first-ever Hackathon in Toronto from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, named Gift the Code.

STEM-friendly Tech Toys for Kids

By Christine Persaud
It’s never too early to get kids started on learning the basics of the STEM fields, which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And luckily, there are a ton of cool, fun, and education tech toys that can help.

BlackBerry: A Retrospective

We all have memorable BlackBerry devices, these are some that changed the way people used their technology by making it more personal and portable and kickstarted the idea that smartphone were more than communication devices but were extensions of our work and personal lives.

Narrative’s fall and Snapchat’s new Spectacles show privacy still matters

By Ted Kritsonis

The “lifelogger” category has never truly gotten off the ground, and part of it can probably be attributed to the inherent invasion of privacy others might feel. Narrative, makers of the Clip, has voluntarily shut down, while Snapchat’s new Spectacles glasses aim to live stream everything the wearer sees.

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.