Articles By Tom Li

Apple updates iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Mini – what you need to know

Apple Inc. announced its new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini at its Oct. 30 event held in Brooklyn, New York. iPad Pro Device Apple iPad Pro 11" Apple iPad Pro 12.9"

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Tom Li

Amazon announces waterproof Kindle Paperwhite eReader

Amazon Inc. today announced the redesigned Kindle Paperwhite eReader with waterproofing capability. Now with an IPX8 rating, the Amazon Kindle PaperWhite can withstand being submerged for 60 minutes under 2m of water. The

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Tom Li

Epson printers reject third-party ink cartridges after security update

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit group vowed to protect digital privacy, posted a letter on Oct. 5 highlighting that Epson has been issuing software updates to its printers to reject third-party ink cartridges. The

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Tom Li

Dell releases latest Rugged laptops

Today Dell released three new laptops for use in extreme conditions, adding to its lineup of Rugged devices. The new Latitude 7424 Extreme, Latitude 5424, and Latitude 5420 all have passed MIL-STG-810G testing,

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

North demonstrates the consumer-oriented Focals smart glasses

In 2018, smart glasses technology still seems to lie dormant in the general consumer market; with that said, one Canadian company is looking to rejuvenate the scene with a new set of lenses.

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

Unboxing for Business: Focals by North (first look)

Thalmic Labs has rebranded itself and is now known as North. The company has also released a new pair of smart glasses and they'll be available at two locations; one at downtown Toronto

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

Fujitsu announces ScanSnap iX1500 scanner

Fujitsu today introduced the ScanSnap iX1500 as its new flagship scanner designed for businesses and SOHO users. ScanSnap iX1500 supports day-to-day business documents formats including business cards, receipts, and envelopes, double-sided prints, and colored

Published on: October 18th, 2018 Tom Li

Lift & Co. introduces user-driven cannabis data bank

In light of cannabis legalization in Canada today, Lift & Co. is introducing a user-driven databank to help consumers select the proper solution for their needs - think of it as a personalization engine for

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Tom Li

‘Vapium Lite’ is a USB-C powered, Canadian-made cannabis vaporizer

With cannabis legalization today, Canadians will notice that the "personal devices" market just got a bit bigger. Vapium, a Canadian company specializing in cannabis technology, launched its Vapium Lite cannabis vaporizer on Oct.

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Tom Li

Samsung SmartThings comes to Canada

The Samsung SmartThings ecosystem officially launched in Canada last week, bringing the Samsung smart home experience to the Canadian market. The goal of the SmartThings is to form a coherent, centrally managed appliance system by

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Tom Li

Google Pixel 3 XL Smartphone Review

The Pixel 3 XL delivers excellent performance on all fronts, and I dare say that it’s Google’s best phone yet. While it’s certainly a solid choice for Android purists, it loses when it

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Tom Li

Smartfrog turns old phones into home security cameras

A surveillance system is a great way to improve home security. Those who have old phones lying around can use Smartfrog, a software developed by an Irish-based IoT company, to repurpose them into

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Tom Li

BlackBerry Key 2 LE now available in Canada

TCL Communications announced today that the BlackBerry Key 2 LE is now available to Canadians through select retailers and carriers. The dual-SIM 64GB model is purchasable immediately from Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Blue Shop

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Tom Li

HP Tango lets you ask voice assistants to print

Network printers have been around for ages, but printing remotely is often convoluted and messy. The HP Tango hopes to make the process easier with its cloud printing capability. Specifically designed for users

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Tom Li

What to expect from the Oct. 9 ‘Made by Google’ event

The annual Made by Google event is the birthplace for new Google products. This year, Google Inc. is expected to debut new Pixel phones, tablets, as well as software demos for Android Pie

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Tom Li