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Canadians Immersed in AR, VR and 3D Technologies
November 26, 2014 – 6:56 am

We all supplement or augment our view of the physical, real-world environment – through our senses, our upbringing, our education, lifestyle or social status. Sometimes we use technology, too.

by Lee Rickwood

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Starwood Hotels enables smartphones to act as room keys
November 24, 2014 – 9:34 am
Starwood Hotels enables smartphones to act as room keys

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The Starwood Hotel chain is betting on technology to revolutionize access control in its hotels and resorts. We may soon just need our phones to check-in to our rooms.

KIN Canada YouTube Channel Sheds Spotlight on Talented Women
November 23, 2014 – 12:15 am
KIN Canada YouTube Channel Sheds Spotlight on Talented Women

By Christine Persaud
KIN Community was founded in 2007 as a digital media company that hosts lifestyle content from and for talented women. And now, through a round of Series C funding from Corus Entertainment Inc., there’s a new Canadian arm called KIN Canada.

The partnership will see the multichannel network expand for a Canadian audience, with advertising opportunities north of the border, as well as the development of new talent and content targeted at women. Already, KIN Community enjoys 200 million views from over 25 million unique visitors per month.

High Speed Internet Deal Sparkles on Toronto’s Waterfront
November 19, 2014 – 7:11 am
High Speed Internet Deal Sparkles on Toronto’s Waterfront

Increasing speeds and costs controls are key parts of a new broadband service being offered by a Canadian Internet Service Provider.

by Lee Rickwood

Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 offers document scanning on the go
November 17, 2014 – 9:00 am
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 offers document scanning on the go

By Ted Kritsonis

Going paperless in an office environment or home-based business can be critical to reducing clutter and staying organized. Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX100 is a document scanner that aims to do that with a form factor portable enough to take almost anywhere.

Microsoft’s Lumia 830 showcases Windows Phone OS 8.1
November 15, 2014 – 12:48 am
Microsoft’s Lumia 830 showcases Windows Phone OS 8.1

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Lumia 830 is the last Nokia handset which also brings the very latest features to Microsoft’s four year old mobile OS.

BlackBerry, Samsung partnering on mobile security
November 14, 2014 – 11:07 am
BlackBerry, Samsung partnering on mobile security

By Ted Kritsonis

BlackBerry and Samsung announced a working agreement yesterday that would see the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Services 12 (BES 12) platform be integrated into Samsung’s Knox business platform.

Review: Apple’s 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina all about the display
November 12, 2014 – 11:38 am
Review: Apple’s 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina all about the display

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

The idea of 4K Ultra HD resolution is usually reserved for the highest-end TVs, but Apple has packed in a huge number of pixels into its latest 27-inch iMac. The quality of the display is fairly clear, but whether or not there’s enough of a viewable difference to justify spending the money depends on what you plan to use it for.

High Tech’s Impact on Health Care Brings Tremendous Opportunities, Big Fears
November 10, 2014 – 6:56 am
High Tech’s Impact on Health Care Brings Tremendous Opportunities, Big Fears

By applying advanced cognitive computing and big data analytics capabilities, physicians can make evidence-based treatment decisions with speed and confidence, leading to better outcomes and less recidivism for patients.

By Lee Rickwood

Rogers announces new U.S. roaming initiative for $5/day
November 7, 2014 – 1:47 pm
Rogers announces new U.S. roaming initiative for $5/day

By Ted Kritsonis

Rogers announced a new roaming initiative called “Roam Like Home” that would allow its customers to roam freely in the United States at a cap of $5 per day. The one catch is that it is only available to those on Share Everything plans.

November 8 is National Girls Learning Code Day
November 5, 2014 – 11:32 pm
November 8 is National Girls Learning Code Day

By Christine Persaud

MasterCard has declared November 8 National Girls Learning Code Day in Canada, with plans to offer free coding classes across the country for girls and their parents. The global payments company is joining a growing list of firms shedding a spotlight on the lack of women in the technology field, and looking to change the situation through programs that target the younger generation.

State of Cloud Security 2014
November 5, 2014 – 1:55 pm
State of Cloud Security 2014

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Everything from web-based email to storage services like OneDrive and Dropbox rely on cloud computing networks to work. How safe are today’s cloud services?

The Tech Industry Can Learn From Women in Capital Markets
November 1, 2014 – 11:34 am
The Tech Industry Can Learn From Women in Capital Markets

By Christine Persaud

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) believes that once women in senior leadership roles leave the industry for an extended period of time, they find it difficult to re-integrate. The non-profit advocacy organization is working to change that for women in the finance sector. But Jennifer Reynolds, CEO, talked to us about how the program is as applicable, and easily replicated, in industries that face similar barriers, like the technology sector.