Pebble announces Time Steel and Smartstraps as updates to Kickstarter campaign

Just a week after launching its new, e-paper colour display Pebble Time smartwatch that nearly brought Kickstarter to a halt as it became the fastest-selling campaign ever seen on the crowdfunding site, Pebble

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Thalmic Labs Myo armband hits consumer release, for sale on Amazon

Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs released its arm band that allows users to interact with computers with a wave or a flick of the wrist for sale on Amazon.com on Monday. Previously only available

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pebble Time smartwatch with full colour display nearly breaks Kickstarter

Pebble is launching a new, thinner smartwatch with a curved design, colour e-paper display and a microphone. And it’s selling so fast you need a smartwatch to keep up. Pebble got its start

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

A CIO at CES: the Weird and the Wonderful

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that opened today to 160,000 attendees, 3500 vendors and 6000 media. Let me state at the start of this blog, I like technology gadgets

Published on: January 8th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: 5 most intriguing products from CES Unveiled

Hello from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where I attended the CES Unveiled event set out solely for the press. There were about 100 vendors exhibiting their products for about

Published on: January 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

#ITWCchats – Take a trip down wearables alley

The stretch of highway that connects Toronto with Waterloo, Ont. is officially called the 401, but lately investors have labelled it “wearables alley.” From EEG brain-reading devices, to armbands that transform gestures into

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed


Daniel Debow tapping Canadian startups to drive Salesforce’s wearables future

If you walked in to the Salesforce Wear keynote at Dreamforce, the annual mega-conference hosted by cloud software vendor Salesforce.com, you might think that you were in Toronto instead of host city San

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

How Bionym just avoided the problem that took BlackBerry years to fix

Toronto-based wearables maker Bionym announced today it is changing its name to match its product and will henceforth be known as Nymi Inc. The maker of the Nymi Band, a wrist band that

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tablets, phablets, and wearables, oh my! These are the must-watch trends for mobile marketing in 2015

It’s no secret that mobile is a big part of any digital marketing play nowadays. But as gadget makers crank out new types of smartphones and tablets, marketers are going to need to

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 most popular blogs of 2014

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but 2014's days are numbered and we're already looking ahead to 2015 for our coverage. So much happens in the technology world in

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

The Moto Hint is a Bluetooth-enabled wearable that’s sleek and subtle

For better or worse, a lot of wearable devices don’t seem to have hit the mainstream as of yet, with some consumers citing their conspicuousness as a reason for not adopting them. So

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

How do the CEOs of wearables startups expect to disrupt the marketing world?

Some of Toronto's hottest startups are in the business of creating tech products that people will actually wear to improve their lives. But how will that impact the world of advertising and marketing?

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Here’s a new virtual reality device – but this one isn’t for gaming

Nov. 24, 9:47 a.m. EST: This story has been updated to reflect Cordon Media's decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo instead of Kickstarter.  Milan Baic taps and swipes through the air,

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So