Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

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Description: The final winners will be announced live on May 19th at 7 PM PT at Google I/O and will be live streamed. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 22, 2016 Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers that it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12… Read more »

Canadians Craving Smarter Homes as Trend Gathers Momentum

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Description: Connected smart home devices are well on their way to becoming as prevalent as smartphones and tablets. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 21, 2016 A new study conducted by MARU/VCR&C, and commissioned by Telus, found a significant gap between those that believe that smart home technology will benefit their lives (61 per cent) and those… Read more »

El Capitan Boosts Mac Speed, Productivity

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Description: Apple on Wednesday made El Capitan available for download to its users from the Mac App Store. Source: Tech News World Date: October 2, 2015   Improved performance and some app enhancements to boost productivity highlight the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan.”Basic operations were just quicker, and Apple did… Read more »

Aerodrums Turn Thin Air Into a Virtual Drum Kit

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Description: The art of drumming has now entered the 21st century. You can now play the instrument, without the actual drum set! Source: Reuters Date: February 23, 2015 Aerodrums uses real-time motion-tracking technology to accurately translate air drumming into sound. The inventors say it allows professional and amateur drummers alike to keep all the finesse and… Read more »

Microsoft’s barrier-breaking plan to get more apps for Windows

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Description:  Microsoft’s plan is to provide developers with the tools that will let them design an app once, then apply it across all of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platforms, even the Xbox game consoles eventually, with minimal extra effort. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 3, 2014 Microsoft’s new strategy for its flagging operating system empire is… Read more »

Windowless Jet Will Let You Virtually Ride on Top of Clouds

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Description:  Spike Aerospace announced plans to launch a windowless supersonic business jet that will feature video displays that take up most of the interior wall space. Source: Mashable  Date: March 19, 2014 Adding to the surreal nature of the experience will be the fact that the flights will travel at supersonic speeds of Mach 1.6 to 1.8. According to Spike… Read more »

Keep Learning Linux – It’s The Future

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Description: Linux may be 20 years old, but it’s as hot as ever in terms of job creation, a new survey finds. Source: readwrite.com Date: February 20, 2014 Everyone’s a tech company these days. From new-school video streaming services like Netflix to old-school grocery businesses and government agencies, technology increasingly drives business productivity. At the… Read more »

Intel’s Holiday Pop-Up Store Sounds Like The Opposite Of Christmas

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Description:  Intel will open a series of pop-up shops around New York City this holiday season, starting with one in the city’s Nolita neighbourhood. Source: Fast Company Date: November 14, 2013  Intel is opening a series of pop-up shops around New York in an attempt to woo holiday shoppers. But without a gift-worthy, flagship product, what’s the draw? Anyone who has… Read more »

Microsoft Reportedly Wants to Replace the Cookie

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Description: Microsoft is working on a tracking technology that would extend to mobile devices and gaming consoles, says AdAge. But will the cookie crumble away without a fight? One tech jounalist gives his opinion. Source: CNET Date: October 10, 2013   Microsoft may be aiming to replace the famous (or infamous) browser cookie with its own brand… Read more »

What SDN Can and Cannot Do for Your Network

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Description: Software defined networking (SDN) is still at the early stages of development adoption.  In this video interview, Rami Rahim, executive vice-president of platform systems division at Juniper Networks, offers some advice to organizations considering SDN. Source: itworldcanada Date: October 3, 2013   Rami Rahim of Juniper Networks says businesses should look for SDN systems that offer programmability… Read more »