Industry associations join forces to create intelligent packaging council

Two Canadian industry associations, one representing printable electronics, the other representing packaging companies, have joined forces to create the Intellipack Leadership Council, a group of 11 executives who will collaborate on strategies to

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New HP retail devices emphasize security, mobility

The growing power of the online consumer seems to be a recurring theme in the retail industry this week, with HP Inc. unveiling a series of products on Jan. 17 that when combined

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The Clipless wants to help you access your phone, hands-free

One of the great things about having a smartphone is being able to use what’s basically a computer on the go. One of the not-so-great things? Trying to juggle your phone while doing

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Candice So

All Hands on Tech: Clipless

Today, we’re checking out the Clipless, which its creators have dubbed as a mobile device mounting system. Basically, this means as a user, you can get access to your smartphone or tablet, hands-free,

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Is UGO Canada’s answer to Apple Pay?

If I were to guess what was in your pockets in right now and without knowing who you are, I'd start with two items - a smartphone, and a wallet. Most of us

Published on: November 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why you still need your wallet, even with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Leaving the wallet at home and using a smartphone to pay for all of our purchases sounds like an enticing idea - well, to some of us anyway. But we still have some

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Candice So

How to use Apple Pay in Canada

Updated Oct. 24, 9:47 a.m.: Updated to add that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users need to set their region to the U.S. to use Apple Pay in Canada. The update also

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Candice So

MasterCard unveils a fingerprint-scanning, contactless credit card

MasterCard has announced it’s partnering with Zwipe, a Norwegian company that has built a credit card armed with near field communications (NFC) technology and fingerprint scanning. The two companies say the new Zwipe

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Candice So

2016 will be the year of mobile payments: eMarketer

If there’s ever going to be the Year of Mobile Payments, it’s finally coming – but we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see it, according to a new report from eMarketer Inc.

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Candice So

Mobile payments: a history of [in]security presentation

Using mobile devices to complete payment transactions in stores is on the brink of mass adoption in North America. What's not clear yet is what technology will be the most popular and how

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Paper, plastic, or Apple Pay: should you support the mobile payments option?

One weekend, 10 million sales. That’s how big Apple’s latest iPhone launch has been so far, with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flying off store shelves, often briskly outpacing demand. The

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Apple Pay can kickstart marketing opportunities

One of the biggest headlines in tech this week - if not the biggest - was around Apple's announcements of the iPhone 6, the phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and Apple

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Apple Pay coming to Canada may be dependent on banks deal

Apple Inc. unveiled its mobile payments platform on Tuesday along with its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch hardware that will support the transaction mechanism with NFC chips - but the service will be

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson