Articles By Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry reveals new smartphone at CES – and it has a keyboard

A new BlackBerry phone may be on the horizon in 2017. TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.(TCT), Blackberry’s latest software and brand licensing partner, has released three teaser videos of a new smartphone ahead

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Asus unveils ultra-light business notebook at CES

Asus has unveiled what it claims is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook at CES in Las Vegas. Whatever the semantics, the Asus Pro B9440 is certainly light, weighing just 2.31 pounds despite

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Preparation will be key to digital transformation in 2017, Constellation Research says

Preparing for the technological changes ahead will be the biggest hurdle for leaders and businesses in 2017, according to Constellation Research. Digital transformation became a hot topic in 2016, and companies soon learned

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect more technological integration and consumer power in 2017, Fjord predicts

Next year will see widespread application of living services and a shift towards more evolved, human-centric businesses, according to a new report by Accenture subsidiary Fjord. According to the consulting firm's design and

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

CRTC declares broadband Internet a basic service

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has declared broadband Internet a basic telecommunications service for all regions across Canada, and set new speed targets for Internet and mobile services available to Canadians. In

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

New adhesive wearable aims to reduce brain injuries in athletes

A new adhesive wearable device that monitors acceleration and vital signs could change the way athletes and health professionals deal with head trauma. SportFitz, a Waterloo, Ont.-based startup, announced its Fitz Brain Injury

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Gen Z more likely than predecessors to pick up the phone

Young people are often characterized as anti-social and too reliant on technology, but Generation Z might just prove us all wrong. In fact, according to a new study by Seattle-based mobile advertising analytics

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Rogers experts predict more connected devices, but increased security risks in 2017

The 2017 technology market will continue to see Canadian businesses take advantage of connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), the tech experts at Rogers Communications Inc. say, greater defensive measures will have to

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

How the designers behind Deloitte’s new ‘smart helmet’ put users first

A new wearable device aimed at improving the safety and productivity of miners was unveiled at the Putting Wearables to Work event on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Partnering with Cortex Design Inc., a

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Smartwatch maker Pebble discontinues brand after Fitbit acquisition

The connected health and fitness market just became a little smaller. Wearable activity tracking technology company Fitbit announced on Dec. 7 that it had acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Integrating tech into city infrastructure poses challenges, Toronto execs tell Technicity

Technology can offer municipal governments a multitude of opportunities to improve city services, but expectations around integrating it into existing infrastructure on current budgets poses numerous challenges. Speaking at Technicity on Dec. 7

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs