CES low key: What this means for tech in 2014

The rate of development for smartphones and tablets feels almost exponential. If it seemed like CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2014 was a non-event, it was. Sure, there were announcements for point and shoot

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Chris Lau

Post-CES 2014 Android review

Another Consumer Electronics Show is in the can, and there are tons of new product announcements to sift through – which will fizzle out, and which will take off? It’s hard to tell,

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Android Gift Guide: 2013 holiday edition

As we edge towards the end of the year, we’re hitting prime gift giving (and shopping) season. If you’re looking for gift ideas for the Android fan in your life, here are a

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

Your Android phone, under water (Don’t panic)

Last week I mentioned a couple of projects using crowdfunding to bring ideas to the marketplace. Since then I’ve heard from another Canadian company using Indiegogo to raise funding for their smartphone add-on,

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

BBM finally launches for Android. (But does anyone still care?)

Okay, so remember about a month ago when our friends at BlackBerry were supposed to launch the BBM app for Android and iPhone, so that people on other smartphone platforms could connect with

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

RIM patents anti-spy cam technology

You might say it’s in line with Research in Motion’s long tradition of shipping smartphones without any cameras. Just weeks before the RIM’s highly anticipated release of the BlackBerry 10, the United States

Published on: January 3rd, 2013

Huawei introduces "world’s slimmest smartphone"

STOCKHOLM (01/09/2012) - At about 6.8 millimeters thick, Huawei Technologies' Android 4.0-based Ascend P1 S is the thinnest smartphone yet introduced, the company said on Monday.Smartphone vendors are looking for ways to differentiate

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Mikael Ricknas

Solar power charging has many challenges: Nokia

 Charging a mobile phone by simply using a solar charging panel on the back cover is possible but challenging, Nokia has concluded after ending a research project on the subject.There's still some way

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Mikael Ricknas

Mobile still vital to Canada’s 2012 growth: IDC

With more Canadians buying smart phones than ever before, the number of mobile devices will reach epic proportions, according to one of the country’s biggest research firms. Some $6 billion will be spent

Published on: December 16th, 2011 jd speedy