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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

‘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