Fitbit Under Fire, Faces Class-Action Re Heart Rate Monitoring

Christine Persaud 05/24/2016 10:27:07 AM EST in Industry

Fitbit Under Fire, Faces Class-Action Re Heart Rate Monitoring

Makers of the market-leading Fitbit activity trackers are under fire, as a class action lawsuit filed in January claiming that the heart rate trackers in some of the latest devices are "highly inaccurate," is being further fuelled by research conducted at the California State Polytechnic University.

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Microsoft Awards Affordable Access Grants to 12 Businesses

Published: 05/24/2016 07:27:25 AM EST

Microsoft Awards Affordable Access Grants to 12 Businesses

Microsoft Corp. has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses to help scale their solutions and business models to increase affordable Internet access in communities around the world.

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Lowe's Completes Acquisition of RONA

Published: 05/20/2016 07:49:13 AM

Lowe's Completes Acquisition of RONA

Lowe's has officially completed its acquisition Boucherville, QC-based home improvement retailer RONA Inc., marking the latest takeover of a Canadian company from an American firm.

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Booq's Saddle Pro Briefcase is Made for Travelers

Published: 05/20/2016 07:34:41 AM

Booq's Saddle Pro Briefcase is Made for Travelers

Booq says its latest Saddle Pro bag is ideal for travelers, boasting an expandable design, and quick-access pockets for holding items like passports and an iPad.

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In Which Country Will You Pay the Most for an iPhone?

Published: 05/19/2016 04:20:02 PM

In Which Country Will You Pay the Most for an iPhone?

If you think Canadians pay an arm and a leg for the latest iOS device compared to our neighbours to the south (when you take the exchange rate into consideration, of course), consider that Canada is actually ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of iPhone pricing among 27 countries.

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Rotel Intros RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

Published: 05/18/2016 08:19:46 AM

Rotel Intros RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

Rotel Electronics has introduced the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier, built on the RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 power amplifier.

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Erikson Consumer Appoints The Rep Firm Ltd for Quebec Specialty & Luxury Brands

Published: 05/18/2016 07:23:31 AM

 Erikson Consumer Appoints The Rep Firm Ltd for Quebec Specialty & Luxury Brands

Erikson Consumer (Home), a division of JAM Industries Ltd. has announced the appointment of The Rep Firm Canada Ltd., led by Frederic Bourgeois, to represent its Specialty & Luxury Brands in Quebec.


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Wemo Now Works with Nest

Published: 05/17/2016 02:49:29 PM

Wemo Now Works with Nest

Belkin's Wemo smart home system products are now officially integrated with Works with Nest, enabling all Wemo switch products to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

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Sony Goes Big With New 6" Xperia XA Ultra Smartphone

Published: 05/17/2016 08:01:28 AM

Sony Goes Big With New 6" Xperia XA Ultra Smartphone

Since last week, Sony has been teasing that something "big" is coming. And today, that something was confirmed to be the latest smartphone in its Xperia line, the XA Ultra, which boasts a sizeable, borderless 6" display.

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HP Debuts EliteBook 1030

Published: 05/17/2016 06:50:01 AM

HP Debuts EliteBook 1030

HP's new EliteBook 1030 is a premium, business-class device that boasts a smaller design, with a sizeable 13.3" screen.

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