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Google to open 14 “Experience” stores throughout Canada

Google shops have begun popping up in Best Buy locations across Canada, with a total of 14 “Experience Stores” to open across the country by the end of 2016. The online search giant

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Alex Radu

Xiaomi reveals new concept smartphone with edge-free display

Apple Inc.'s next iPhone is rumoured to feature an all-glass, edgeless design - but Xiaomi Inc. may have beaten it to the punch. This week the Beijing, China-based smartphone maker, the world's third-largest,

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Worldwide PC shipments in decline according to Gartner

PC shipments are in decline worldwide according to Gartner. Shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a 5.7 per cent decline from the third quarter of 2015. This marks

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Alex Radu

4 trends HP Labs’ Shane Wall believes will define the next 30 years of tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Whenever Shane Wall is asked what he believes the next big thing in tech will be - and as HP Inc.'s CTO and global head of HP Labs, he's

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

A Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled devices to compete with Apple’s Macbook Air

Ever heard of Xiaomi? The Chinese smartphone maker, which has seen a meteoric rise in popularity in Asia, is among the top five smartphone makers in the world by some accounts, even though

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple seeks to bolster its services division in response to declining sales

Apple Inc.'s recent shift in focus appears to be paying off, literally, with the company announcing that its services division had posted a record quarterly revenue of $6 billion USD - a 19

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

A quick look at the Asus ZenBook UX306 Ultrabook

The latest ultrabook to come from Asus is the ZenBook UX306. Coming in at 2.9 lbs and 0.5-inches thick, it is the lightest Zenbook yet, according to Asus. The machine is priced at $1,399 in

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

HP adds touchscreen support to next Chromebook

HP Inc. is giving its bare-bones, cloud-based laptop a few upgrades. The company’s next Chromebook, the 11 G5, will include an optional touchscreen when released in the fall – all the better to

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung unveils Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX wireless earbuds with heart monitoritng

Samsung Canada has announced the release of two new devices, the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX. The Gear Fit2 is the next iteration of the device maker's fitness trackers and retains the shape

Published on: June 15th, 2016 CDN Staff

Asus’s new Strix GL502 gaming notebook has independent CPU and GPU cooling

Asus has added Strix GL502 to its line of Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptops. The 15.6-inch device comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980GPU options. The non-glare IPS

Published on: May 27th, 2016 CDN Staff

A quick look at the new HP EliteBook 1030

HP has announced an addition to its business-class line of notebooks, namely the HP EliteBook 1030. While it's the most expensive of the three models - it starts at about US $1249.00, the EliteBook

Published on: May 16th, 2016 CDN Staff

All Hands on Tech: Alienware 13 Review

With the Alienware 13, Dell is trying to do things a little differently. With this iteration, gone is some of the bulk that plagued other models, replaced by something a bit more compact;

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Dave Yin

Apple’s 13-year winning streak comes to an end with quarterly loss

Apple Inc.'s remarkable 13-year growth streak officially came to an end today, as falling iPhone sales led the company to post its first quarterly loss since 2003. From Jan. 1 until March 26,

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Durability tests show the iPhone SE is more fragile than the iPhone 6s [infographic]

With the release of iPhone SE, Apple seems to be bucking the phablet trend of yesteryear and opting to return to its roots of a smaller form factor. Yet, does a compact body

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Dave Yin

Pebble lays off a quarter of its staff amidst wearables sales slump

Are smartwatches a fad? Reports are circulating that Pebble, a key player in this space, is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff, or 40 employees. The news was revealed during

Published on: March 24th, 2016 CDN Staff