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Netflix wants to influence consumer hardware purchases with “Recommended TV” designation

Thought Netflix was hardware agnostic? Perhaps. But that hasn't stopped the company from trying to influence hardware manufacturers and shoppers. Don't worry, it seems that the TV streaming service will still work on everything

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Dave Yin

This smartphone monitor-keyboard dock is disguised as a laptop

When we said we wanted to see whether device manufacturers could take the desktop-like capabilities of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and run with it, we weren't sure this is what we had

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Dave Yin

Asus is partnering with Cineplex and WorldGaming to bring eSports to Canada

If in 2016, you're not yet acquainted with the world of eSports, or have dismissed it as a niche adolescent hobby, it's time for a reality check. Once seen as a trend in Starcraft-crazed

Published on: January 26th, 2016 Dave Yin

Toshiba refreshes notebook lineup with next-gen processors

Toshiba has updated its portfolio of notebooks to include newly-announced 6th generation Intel processors. The lineup includes the 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, 14-inch Tecra Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 Ultrabooks, 15.6-inch Satellite Pro R50, Portégé Z20t detachable

Published on: January 26th, 2016 CDN Staff

HP announces ruggedized sub-$200 Chromebook

Hot on the heels of Acer's sub $200 Chromebook announcement and its own updated education notebook lineup, HP has unveiled the Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE), also priced at $199. The 4G EE is

Published on: January 25th, 2016 CDN Staff

Samsung’s CES showcase includes belt technology

To no one’s surprise Samsung Electronics debuted its latest tablet, notebook and display products at CES 2016 show in Las Vegas. But what also caught the attention of many is a new wearable

Published on: January 6th, 2016 CDN Staff

Lenovo unveils tablet at CES 2016 that can double as a mobile projector

Vendors are vying for attention at CES 2016, and among the first vendors to exhibit their lineup is Lenovo. The hardware vendor has unveiled its PC lineup for the show, including new X1

Published on: January 4th, 2016 Dave Yin

Smart home device adoption to grow in quadruple digits within five years

Smarthome devices are still an emerging market, but this may change very soon. New data from Juniper Research suggests that sales of standalone home automation hardware will exceed 300 million by 2020. The context here

Published on: November 30th, 2015 CDN Staff

New IBM Watson app tries to take the guessing out of gifting

IBM wants Watson to be omnipresent, and now it's coming after your holiday gifts. Well, sort of. IBM has launched what is arguably the analytics service's most consumer-oriented application yet, in the form of, yes,

Published on: November 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

Canadians may be lured by Black Friday, planning on spending less this holiday: Report

Retailers expecting Canadians to shop in droves this holiday seasons may need to think again. New research from market research firm SAS suggests that, while the prevalence of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Published on: November 24th, 2015 CDN Staff

BlackBerry Priv – Is this the droid you’re looking for?

Let’s cut to the chase.  The Priv is everything a BlackBerry user wanted it to be and more.  It has all the great features and battery life that make the BlackBerry beloved by

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Jim Love

Here’s the encrypted call and messenger app that Edward Snowden himself uses

There's a slight chance that you value privacy but may not have the $800 or so that the likes of a BlackBerry or Blackphone demand.  If that's the case, this may be the next best

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Christine Wong

Microsoft’s new Windows Phones can run as a desktop

TORONTO, ON - Remember Ubuntu for Android? The effort by Canonical to bring the free open-source operating system to smartphones was fraught with ambitious price points, failed Indiegogo campaigns, and perhaps a flawed approach

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Samsung brings massive 18.4” TV-streaming Galaxy View tablet to Canada

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that 13” televisions were common, and 20” was considered big. Samsung Canada is busting convention with the Galaxy View, an 18.4” tablet device optimized for streaming

Published on: November 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras