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Xiaomi reveals new concept smartphone with edgeless display

Apple Inc.'s next iPhone is rumoured to feature an all-glass, edgeless design - but Xiaomi Inc. may have beaten it to the punch. This week the Beijing, China-based smartphone maker, the world's third-largest,

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mastercard and BMO officially release Identity Check in North America

Canadian commercial clients of Bank of Montreal can finally check out Mastercard Inc.'s "selfie pay" technology for themselves. The financial services giant, which collaborated with BMO to launch its biometric-based online payment confirmation

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry DTEK60 launch also next step in firm’s licencing strategy

BlackBerry Ltd. is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

PayPal announces support for Facebook ecommerce platforms

First it was Shopify Inc.; now PayPal Holdings Inc. will be adding its services to Facebook Inc.'s e-commerce platform, the company announced Monday. Effective immediately, U.S. PayPal customers will be able to link

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile payment awareness rising, but Canadians need more incentive to use it: Accenture

Canadian consumers are becoming increasingly aware of mobile payments, but remain unlikely to adopt the technology unless they find it easier or more valuable to use than card-based systems, a new survey by

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple and Nike team up for new smartwatch

Apple Inc. is all-aboard the personal fitness train with the Apple Watch Series 2. Today, alongside with Nike, Apple has introduced the Apple Watch Nike+, the newest edition to the Series 2 family. The

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Alex Radu

New leaks indicate BlackBerry’s DTEK60 could be released on Oct. 25

Though not yet officially announced, BlackBerry Ltd.'s next smartphone has appeared in several online inventory databases that collectively reveal its specs and even a release date. As first noted by fan site Crackberry,

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google shops opening in Best Buy locations across Canada

This week, Google shops have begun popping up in Best Buy locations across Canada, with a total of 14 “Experience Stores” to open across the country by the end of 2016. Starting this

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Alex Radu

Asus challenges budget smartphone market with new ZenFone 3 [review]

The Asus ZenFone 3 has officially arrived here in Canada, and after two generations of mediocrity, the ZenFone brand may finally be worth your attention. At first glance, the ZenFone 3 is a

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Alex Radu

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New AdWords service makes it easy to send texts consumers will actually read

Nobody likes receiving junk texts - but what if a potential customer indicated they wanted to hear from you? That appears to be Google Inc.'s thinking behind click-to-message ads, a new AdWords feature

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now Shopify clients can use Facebook Messenger to convert chats into sales

Shopify clients who use Facebook Messenger to reach out to customers will be happy to know they can now use the popular instant messaging app to facilitate purchases too. Starting this month, the

Published on: October 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

UX helps consumer wearables beat connected enterprise in the IoT race

Zayn Jaffer talked about connected business during an expert panel on Wednesday but it was his feet that really spoke volumes. Jaffer, director of emerging businesses at Best Buy Canada, told an audience at

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood