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Why NFC failed to push mobile payments forward
April 22, 2014 – 8:22 am

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
NFC or Near Field Communications has long been heralded as the answer to mobile payments yet nobody talks about the feature anymore and other payment solutions are emerging.

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Comparing the HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5
April 18, 2014 – 9:34 am
Comparing the HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Anyone shopping for an Android flagship smartphone today has a solid shortlist of contenders to choose from. The HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 square off.

Seeing Beyond Gender: Canadian Tech Entrepreneur Shares Successful Vision
April 15, 2014 – 8:11 am
Seeing Beyond Gender: Canadian Tech Entrepreneur Shares Successful Vision

The disease itself surely makes no such distinctions – nor should a company that’s developed a product to treat it. So why should gender complicate things?

By Lee Rickwood

4 Ways Women are Digging Deeper into the Gaming Industry
April 12, 2014 – 12:24 pm
4 Ways Women are Digging Deeper into the Gaming Industry

By Christine Persaud
It’s long been believed that the typical serious gamer is male, aged 18-34. (The Entertainment Software Association says the average age of today’s gamer is 30. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) actually pegs that sweet spot age at 34.) So it comes as no surprise that game creators are tailoring to that audience.

Discovering Pebble’s smartwatch and App store
April 11, 2014 – 8:34 am
Discovering Pebble’s smartwatch and App store

 
 
 
 
 
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Pebble’s smartwatch has a great head start in the wearables game. Not only are their devices cross-platform, users can access various apps and applications from their app store.

Review: Tablo aims to take you out of your cable subscription
April 9, 2014 – 11:58 am
Review: Tablo aims to take you out of your cable subscription

By Ted Kritsonis

Cutting the cord from your cable provider doesn’t necessarily mean there is one solution to cover everything you watch. Ottawa-based Nuvyyo thinks it may have something that can help the cause in a big way with the Tablo, a set top box that can take free over-the-air HD broadcasts and stream and record them to mobile devices.

Windows XP is being put to rest, forcing users to upgrade
April 8, 2014 – 9:00 am
Windows XP is being put to rest, forcing users to upgrade

By Ted Kritsonis

After the longest run of any operating system Microsoft has ever produced, Windows XP will basically be laid to rest on April 8, meaning that no further patches, updates or support will be forthcoming from the software giant. For users still clinging to the aged OS, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 has become the only option, more or less.

Buying a Car? – Help is in the Palm of Your Hand with New Autofocus App
April 7, 2014 – 8:05 am
Buying a Car? – Help is in the Palm of Your Hand with New Autofocus App

The Autofocus website, available for both French and English users, offers an expert-curated collection of auto research, market information and review tools.

By Lee Rickwood

Sticking around: Google Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick
April 1, 2014 – 9:00 am
Sticking around: Google Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Streaming content to your TV has been getting increasingly easier as different types of solutions have come to market, and given the timing of the launch of both Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s Streaming Stick, it’s apt to compare them. While they seem to be an apples-to-apples comparison, they diverge in some key areas that should impact your buying decision.

AVG Zen provides umbrella security for all your Internet connected devices
March 31, 2014 – 4:01 pm
AVG Zen provides umbrella security for all your Internet connected devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Providing security for individual PCs was already a tedious enough exercise, but with smartphones and tablets thrown into the mix a unified security solution makes the most sense.

Canadian Tech Start-up Dives into Social Media, Online Video Sharing
March 28, 2014 – 7:46 am
Canadian Tech Start-up Dives into Social Media, Online Video Sharing

A new social platform being developed in Canada will let its users visually connect with friends and family, at different times in different places.

by Lee Rickwood

Facebook looks to virtual reality through acquisition of Oculus
March 26, 2014 – 9:00 am
Facebook looks to virtual reality through acquisition of Oculus

By Ted Kritsonis

Facebook has made yet another high-profile acquisition by announcing yesterday that it will pay $2 billion (U.S.) to bring Oculus into the fold, a company that has made some headlines with its virtual reality technology.