Acer launches $300 touch-enabled Chromebook

Acer Inc. has just launched another Chromebook, this time with a touchscreen and an appealing price point of around $320, or $300 in U.S. dollars. That’s less than a hundred dollars more than

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Surface 2 a great tablet, mediocre laptop replacement: reviewers

With Microsoft Corp. launching two new Surface tablets in the last week or so, it’s easy to get confused with the difference between the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. However, reviews

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2013 Candice So

Jolt accelerator unveils 3rd cohort

The MaRS Discovery District's in-house technology accelerator Jolt announced its third cohort of startups today. The new group of startups follows the trend lately of more business-to-business focused companies being recruited into accelerator

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Q10 hands-on review: new take on a classic design

The BlackBerry Q10 will launch with version 10.1 of the BlackBerry OS, weeks before its larger touch screen counterpart Z10, gets pushed the upgrade. The first point-version update since the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hands on with Microsoft’s Surface tablet

My quick hands-on with the new 10.6-in. Surface tablets at Microsoft's launch on Monday gave me a little surprise: The edges on all four sides are sharp. I was expecting something a little

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Microsoft pumps ‘no compromises’ Windows 8 at Computex

While the viability of ultrabooks is being questioned, Lenovo product chief Peter Hortensius believes a drop in prices and the arrival of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS will signal a major shift in laptop

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2012 Agam Shah

CEO Heins shows off BB10 at RIM developers conference

Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins gave the world its first look at the new BlackBerry 10 software this morning, which gives the smartphones a touchscreen instead of a keyboard, an improved

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Motorola’s new Razr is one sharp smartphone

Sometime last year, a presenter talking about smartphones used to purchase products got a lot of laughs for saying that people still using the Motorola Razr have defintely fallen behind the times.Clearly he

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Old-school DJ flair meets touchscreen tech

To Alan Smithson old-school spinning was always part showmanship and part dropping beats. But Smithson, Toronto area-based DJ turned tech entrepreneur, admits that working with vinyl had its drawbacks.“Lugging two turntables and a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

The mobile ‘push’

By Nestor E. Arellano At one moment the giant video billboard on Time Square in New York was showing the picture of a nondescript building. The next moment, Toronto developer Adi  Isakovic fiddled

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Sense of touch helping to move display technology

If multitouch display technology is proliferating, haptic feedback is helping to fuel the trend. Haptics provide tactile feedback to your fingers as you touch a display by vibrating all or part of the display

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2011 Robert L. Mitchell

BlackBerry Bold Touch revealed in leaked photos

RIM's latest BlackBerry will combine a touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard in a candybar-style design, according to leaked images. N4BB.com (News for BlackBerrys) has published leaked photos of what has been dubbed the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Ross Catanzariti

Startup matches great games with solid brands

Imagine that some of the original arcade games had associations with well-known brands. What if pong had been boosted by Wimbledon, or Asteroids infused with a Star Wars theme? Maybe Pac-man could have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

A look back at Microsoft Surface technology

Last week, Microsoft announced that its motion sensing technologies like Microsoft Kinect won't be limited to PCs and video game consoles.Sensors and display advancements will change how humans interact with computers and lead

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff