The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

U-HWK launches Kickstarter campaign for new sportswear action camera

Waterloo-based U-HWK has developed a new sportswear action camera that allows athletes to capture first person footage during competitions. The device is designed to be very minimalistic, as well as rugged enough to

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Nymi and Entertech make building and workstation access simple with wearables

Two Toronto-based companies have teamed up to try to make building key cards and password-required workstations a thing of the past. Nymi, a smart wristband that uses biometrics as a means of identity

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Should HR really be using wearables to monitor employee heart rates?

The quest for work/life balance isn’t a new drama, and with more companies pushing a flexible workplace model fueled by mobile technology that will only increase. But here’s a new wrinkle in the

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Miragii aims to combine fashion and wearable technology for hands free experience

San Diego, Calif.-based tech start up Miragii has designed a ‘smart necklace’ in pursuit of its goal to design a hands-free smartphone. While it could be a case of wearables gone wild, developers

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon

The power of wearables and data to save lives

2002 was the worst year of Eric Dolan’s life. The then-ten year old contracted a flesh eating disease in his leg, and his mother, who suffered from epilepsy, had open-back surgery, further complicating

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce enters the wearable workplace with 20 enterprise Apple Watch apps

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce is counting on the emerging wearable technology market to blossom and put its productivity applications in the hands—or rather, on the wrists—of field staff everywhere. Lindsey Irvine,

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Fitbit Charge HR satisfies your inner competitive athlete

Fitbit Inc. makes what are perhaps the most ubiquitous of the many activity trackers sprung onto the market in the past couple of years. Fitbit emerged early, starting up in 2007 in San

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Jackie Atkins