Logitech closing its Canadian office

The king of mice is scampering out of Canada. Logitech International is shutting down its Mississauga office, the lone Canadian location of the recently beleaguered maker of computer mice, webcams, keyboards and other

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Christine Wong

CDs, DVDs top iPads as favourite Christmas gift choice

Forget the iPad. It’s not the Samsung S Captivate or the HTC Sound 7 phone either or the Kinect sensor for Xbox.  While sales of Apple’s iPad is expected to hit the roof

Published on: November 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Canadian SMBs not walking the talk on IT recycling: Samsung

Small and medium sized Canadian companies overwhelmingly believe that recycling used IT products is the “right thing to do” but a majority of local SMBs admit they do not consider disposal of hardware

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Flip camcorders ditch standard definition for all-HD product line

The entire line of Flip Video now records in high definition--and the newest models do it at a higher frame rate. Cisco today phased out the remaining standard-definition models of the Flip family

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 Tim Moynihan

How an energy audit can help your business save serious money

Sluggish sales and hard-to-get loans may blight the business landscape, but cutting energy waste can bring a big payoff to a small company. To shave liabilities off your profit-and-loss statement, aim to slash

Published on: August 4th, 2010 Elsa Wenzel

Groundbreaking laptop designs offer new ways to work and play

Tired of the stale cookie-cutter designs that make all laptops look basically alike? You're not alone. A group of intrepid designers and engineers is doing something about the "sameness syndrome" that permeates notebook

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Brian Nadel

Electronics device manufacturer hikes pay to curb suicides

Foxconn plans to raise pay again for workers in Shenzhen, China, to put a stop to a string of suicides at its main factory there, a campus of over 300,000 workers.The company has

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Dan Nystedt

How to get the most from user reviews before buying

Before the rise of Internet shopping, the only reviews you'd encounter at the point of sale were testimonials selected by the manufacturer or retailer. Real reviews were the domain of specialty publications, written

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Chris Walters

Good design for bad economic times

As we embark upon the adventure that is 2010 we arguably leave behind us the worst of the recent economic downturn.  As far as economic downturns go, this one was a bit of

Published on: January 4th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Great online sites that help you easily recycle your old tech gear

Downturn or no downturn, it's nice to upgrade your tech gadgets now and again, especially when they are so old that your colleagues are looking at you sideways. But once you've bought -

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Dan Tynan

Panasonic forecasts 90 percent drop in profits this year

The company, which is Japan's largest consumer electronics manufacturer, now expects net profit for the year to be 30 billion Yen (US$315 million), down sharply from the previously forecast profit of 310 billion

Published on: November 27th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Audit: US exporting harmful e-waste to other countries

The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor's report.Multiple U.S. electronics

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Grant Gross

Will Motorola’s multi-purpose device boost customer service?

When shopping for an electronic – or computing-related – product, few things are as frustrating as being unable to find an associate (or the right associate) to assist you.For the retailer this can

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes