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Amazon announces new Fire TV Stick for Canadian market

Amazon today released the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the Candian market. Not to be confused with the Fire TV Stick 4K released in Canada last October, this new Fire TV stick is

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Tom Li

LG unveils new smart home products, adds Alexa to 8K TV at CES 2019

LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics opened its CES 2019 showcase with a press conference that introduced new smart home product categories and an 8K compatible TV that works with two different smart assistants.

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Fitbit Charge 3 review: A versatile fitness tracker you’ll actually want to wear

If it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen. Now I don’t really believe that, but these days you have to wonder if there’s any line left between the public and the private. Take

Published on: December 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Waterloo-based North acquires Intel AR glasses patents

North, the company that designed the stylish Focals smart glasses, has acquired the patents from the now-defunct Intel Vaunt smartglasses. A quick comparison easily reveals how Intel's patents could benefit the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Tom Li

Congnitive Systems partners with Stanley Black & Decker to create Omni WiFi security system

Cognitive Systems Corp, the company behind the Aura WiFi motion tracking technology, has announced a partnership with Stanley Black & Decker to assist it in creating its Omni home security system. Omni is a

Published on: December 12th, 2018 Tom Li

Do iRobot’s cloud-stored maps of my home represent a major privacy risk?

I guess when I tweeted about using a cloud-connected robot that maps the inside of my home in conjunction with an always-on microphone that persistently uploads data over the Internet, I should have

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google Pixel Slate hands-on: the Chromebook goes detachable

Google’s Pixel Slate convertible PC is the newest showcase product for its browser-based Chrome OS. Announced on Oct. 9 at the Made by Google event, it aims to show the world that Chromebooks

Published on: November 28th, 2018 Tom Li

Vector ‘the Good Robot’ announces integration with Amazon Alexa

Vector 'the Good Robot' made a bit of a splash when it was first launched in October, and now the four-inch robot will be integrating with Amazon's Alexa. The creators of Vector, Anki, announced

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Clutch: Wearables don’t drive IoT investment

Despite being one of the most popular smart devices today, a Clutch Co. research revealed that wearable devices are being used as standalone, legacy devices and do not drive further IoT investment. This

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Tom Li

Smart TeamWorks aims to simplify real-time collaboration

Smart Technologies, a company that specializes in smart whiteboards, today released its new TeamWorks software designed for real-time collaboration using its Pro series smartboards. Designed as a collaboration software solution for the enterprise

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Tom Li

Spotify launches app for Apple Watch

After years of waiting, Apple Watch owners are finally getting an official Spotify App that does more than just control volume and skipping tracks. In addition to being able to manage simple playback

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Tom Li

Clutch survey reveals insight on IoT usage and attitude

In a technological utopia, all your devices and appliances would be linked together over the Internet,  seamlessly communicating with one another and exchanging information. This is the Internet of Things(IoT), a concept that's

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Tom Li

iRobot Releases Roomba i7 and e5 robot vacuum cleaners

Earlier last month, iRobot expanded its robot vacuum cleaner lineup with the release of its Roomba i7 and e5 models. The new Roomba i7 is iRobot's new best robot vacuum cleaner. It has twice the

Published on: November 2nd, 2018 Tom Li

TCL brings its HDR smart TVs to Canada

TCL is bringing three of its TV lineups to Canada. Introduced are the 3-series, 4-series, and 6-series Roku smart TVs. 6-series: Performance TCL's 6-series smart TVs is its highest-end line. They're available in

Published on: November 1st, 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