Category: Featured

Rogers rolls out Canada’s first LTE network

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Ottawa is officially “Canada’s fastest city” after Rogers uncorked its high-speed Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the nation’s capital. The new LTE network will increase download speeds by up to 12Mbps to 25Mbps, more than double what consumers are using now on 3G.

HP TouchPad and webOS perform well, but can’t beat the iPad

Featuring Ted Kritsonis

Being the latest tablet to enter the fray against the iPad, HP’s TouchPad is an intriguing player, largely because of webOS, the mobile operating system running the thing. The hardware, while unspectacular, is more than passable for a tablet that is portable and functional, but it’s webOS that is the real star here, and it shows real promise on what it can do long-term. For now though, the slick and intuitive design and interface is still not on par with where the iPad 2 sits.

Pentax reveals smallest Interchangeable lens camera system

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Small cameras with big sensors and a variety of lenses are quickly gaining ground and Pentax has just launched their new system that offers the smallest bodies in the interchangeable lens market.

Microsoft’s Cloud-based Office 365 Still a Little Foggy in Beta Release

By Lee Rickwood

Microsoft’s Office 365 is a cloud-based version of its well-known desktop and office applications, with Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Lync and more available as SaaS, or software-as-a-service. There is a dedicated Office 365 site for Canadians.

Here comes the ‘world’s first’ foot-operated computer

By Ted Kritsonis

Computers have always been devices made for our hands, but what if feet could be brought into the equation, or if they could play the leading role in interacting with them? A nifty device in the U.S. called the SoftStep KeyWorx multi-touch foot controller, is available to anyone who needs the extra help from below.