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Drupal’s CMS powers travel and airport websites
October 20, 2014 – 10:59 am

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Drupal’s free and open-source content management framework  powers 2.1 per cent of all websites and is also  making its mark in the travel industry.

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Review: Slingbox M1 sticks to basic TV place-shifting
October 17, 2014 – 9:00 am
Review: Slingbox M1 sticks to basic TV place-shifting

By Ted Kritsonis

The Slingbox has been a rare case in that it has essentially offered the same core functionality and gone through few makeovers, yet has evolved enough on both the hardware and software sides to make the cost of entry more affordable with the M1.

What’s your ‘ish’? Myish.com wants to know
October 16, 2014 – 2:19 pm
What’s your ‘ish’? Myish.com wants to know

By Yasmin Ranade
I’m always intrigued by the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs are those people who have passionate ideas that they just need to see shared and commercialized into action. Like … how about a review-based website where users in India comment, share, follow and rate their favourite things or ‘ish’?

Making Smartphones Smarter, Canadian Technologists See Through the Screen
October 15, 2014 – 7:20 am
Making Smartphones Smarter, Canadian Technologists See Through the Screen

They built see-through temperature-sensing and phone-authentication processes right in the screen in order to demonstrate the potential of their innovation.

by Lee Rickwood

Cloud Defense – Tips to secure your cloud services
October 12, 2014 – 10:47 pm
Cloud Defense – Tips to secure your cloud services

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
There have been many recent cases of massive cloud service breaches and failures resulting in loss of privacy and personal information. Here are some tips to consider.

Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech
October 10, 2014 – 12:54 pm
Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech

By Christine Persaud
Square noticed a critical gender gap in the field of computer sciences, and is doing its part to help fill it with Code Camp, which encourages girls in high school and college to pursue careers in tech. The latest college camp, which accepts students from both Canada and the U.S., begins next January, and applications officially opened today.

Five Hundred Years: Data Storage Technology Goes Back to Reach the Future
October 8, 2014 – 7:21 am
Five Hundred Years: Data Storage Technology Goes Back to Reach the Future

Data is “big” these days, and while data was once valued for its ability to help us recall yesterday, now data is a highly actionable asset for decision-making about tomorrow.
Among the many bids to protect …

Prezi tries to instill life into presentations
October 7, 2014 – 2:17 pm
Prezi tries to instill life into presentations

By Ted Kritsonis

Presentation software has long been key to visualizing information for audiences, yet its evolution has seemed stunted by a lack of creative options to keep eyeballs engaged. Prezi has tried to change that by infusing animations that go beyond typical transitions and basic slides, but does it work the way it should?

Canadian Company Driven by Tech Mission: Low Cost Internet, More Affordable Devices
October 3, 2014 – 8:33 am
Canadian Company Driven by Tech Mission: Low Cost Internet, More Affordable Devices

A tech company in Canada is at the forefront of efforts to expand Internet access to those countries on the other side of the digital divide.

by Lee Rickwood

Samsung Knox 2.0 what you need to know
October 1, 2014 – 9:24 am
Samsung Knox 2.0 what you need to know

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Enabling personal devices in the workplace has its conveniences as well as its potential hazards. Samsung’s Knox 2.0 feature set aims to keep users secure.

Women’s History Month is All Business for 2014
September 30, 2014 – 10:45 pm
Women’s History Month is All Business for 2014

By Christine Persaud
It seems every month stands for something these days. February is Black History Month. May is ALS Awareness Month (though with the latest Ice Bucket Challenge, some may argue that August is far more suitable this year.) June is LGBT Pride Month. And in Canada, since 1992, October has been declared Women’s History Month. The hope with this year’s celebrations, says the Canadian Government, is to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs. But also to encourage women to become more interested and engaged in the sciences, business, technology, the trades, and natural resources.

BlackBerry launches Passport, but software tells a wider story
September 25, 2014 – 11:06 am
BlackBerry launches Passport, but software tells a wider story

Text, photos and video by Ted Kritsonis

BlackBerry launched its anticipated Passport smartphone at events in Toronto, London and Dubai, marking the first major release since CEO John Chen took the reins 10 months ago. The device’s appeal is largely aimed at business and productivity-focused users, rather than the average consumer, but its performance in the market could signal where the struggling company goes from here.

Google’s Made With Code Inspires Young Girls
September 23, 2014 – 10:12 pm
Google’s Made With Code Inspires Young Girls

By Christine Persaud
We haven’t seen quite an effort to close the gender gap in the technology business like Google’s Made With Code. The company is using the program, launched this summer, to educate young girls about coding. And it’s no small feat: Google is investing $50 million over the next three years toward encouraging more female involvement in tech.