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Canadian tech companies courted by Colombia
July 24, 2014 – 9:00 am

By Ted Kritsonis

A business event taking place in New York City today will bring together top Colombian companies with firms from Canada and the United States looking to establish partnerships, expand their operations, or start working in Colombia in fields related to IT, software and digital services.

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Parrot’s A.R.Drone goes elite, but what comes with that?
July 23, 2014 – 3:04 pm
Parrot’s A.R.Drone goes elite, but what comes with that?

By Ted Kritsonis

Parrot’s A.R.Drone has gone through a couple of iterations so far, with the 2.0 model now in an “Elite Edition” that seems to indicate a solid push upwards, though this may be more a case of style over substance. No matter the focus, the unique quadricopter is still a lot of fun no matter what moniker you attach to it.

Effective Leaders Are Adopting More Female Attributes
July 22, 2014 – 10:02 am
Effective Leaders Are Adopting More Female Attributes

By Christine Persaud
The idea of a strong leader has always been equated to traits like confidence, control, and the avoidance of showing signs of weakness. But, according to a new study, that’s changing. And the most effective leaders, whether male or female, are adopting more traditionally female-centric qualities.

Canada Considers Input on Wi Fi Safety, Wireless Health Concerns
July 21, 2014 – 3:33 pm
Canada Considers Input on Wi Fi Safety, Wireless Health Concerns

Health Canada says it will finalize and publish a revised Safety Code 6, its set of guidelines and suggestions for the safe use of electromagnetic devices, this fall.

by Lee Rickwood

OpenTable and the evolution of a great idea
July 18, 2014 – 8:49 am
OpenTable and the evolution of a great idea

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We recently spent some time at OpenTable’s offices in San Francisco  prior to the company’s acquisition by Priceline for $2.6 billion. Here’s what we learned.

Canada Among Global Leaders for Dyson Award
July 15, 2014 – 7:07 am
Canada Among Global Leaders for Dyson Award

Over the years, Canadian finalists have come up with robotic surgical tools, portable systems for disaster relief, even an energy source that’s fuelled by human muscle power.

by Lee Rickwood

5Barz offers a boost for weak cellular signals
July 9, 2014 – 11:05 pm
5Barz offers a boost for weak cellular signals

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We’ve all experienced poor cellular voice and data connections as well as notorious dead spots. An innovative solution from 5Barz eliminates the problem.

Comparing 3 affordable smartphones that pull their weight
July 9, 2014 – 9:00 am
Comparing 3 affordable smartphones that pull their weight

By Ted Kritsonis

Flagship smartphones, the likes of the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One, tend to get the most attention because they are supposed to be the latest and greatest. There is, however, a growing segment of mid-range handsets that are designed to be both affordable and dependable. Here, we look at three in the Motorola Moto G LTE, Sony Xperia M2 and Acer Liquid S1.

Global Banking Crisis Good News as Top Woman in Canadian Technology Honoured
July 7, 2014 – 7:56 am
Global Banking Crisis Good News as Top Woman in Canadian Technology Honoured

The head of a Canadian technology company that is tackling big global problems has been named as Canada’s Top Female Innovator and Entrepreneur.

by Lee Rickwood

Read the fine print on home Internet deals
July 5, 2014 – 1:07 pm
Read the fine print on home Internet deals

By Ted Kritsonis

Every so often, you might receive a flyer in the mail from one of the major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), offering what seems to be a sweet deal in bold letters, but turns out not to be a little more expensive in the fine print.

Google aims to get leg up on home automation with Dropcam purchase
July 2, 2014 – 8:35 am
Google aims to get leg up on home automation with Dropcam purchase

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The connected home is more than a buzzword, it is an emerging platform and one of the next stages where our smartphones become smarter by controlling our homes remotely.

ideacity Speakers and Webcasts a Mash-up of Tech, Science, Art, Music
June 30, 2014 – 1:40 pm
ideacity Speakers and Webcasts a Mash-up of Tech, Science, Art, Music

‘Who wants to learn more about Fourier transforms?’ asked math professor Jason Brown, expecting – and getting – little response.

‘OK, well, who wants to sing Beatles songs?!!”

by Lee Rickwood

Review: HP Slate 21 Pro good for home and business
June 29, 2014 – 7:45 pm
Review: HP Slate 21 Pro good for home and business

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not common to see Android displayed on a 21.5-inch desktop computer, but HP’s Slate 21 Pro is an interesting and affordable machine that brings the mobile operating system to an all-in-one form factor that could cater equally to both consumers and business users.