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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

‘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

Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows. First trending on

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto-based Storyful launches ‘Youtube for voice entertainment’

A Toronto-based startup that's hoping to create an interactive audio content platform accessed through smart speakers released its Alexa Skill on Wednesday. The "choose your own adventure" type of stories are a perfect

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

No surprises from Google as it unveils Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub

NEW YORK --- Google did its best to try and distract people from the fact that most of its products have been leaked in the past couple of months, with flashy promos leading

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Installing and using the TP-Link HS220 dimmable switch

Now that smart home technology has progressed to the point that we can say "let there be light" and it is so, it's only natural to demand that we can summon just the

Published on: October 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

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