Alcatel Officially Launches Devices Through Telus, Koodo

Christine Persaud 08/20/2014 09:36:49 AM EST in Mobile

Alcatel Officially Launches Devices Through Telus, Koodo

Today, two new Alcatel devices come to Telus and Koodo: the Idol X smartphone and Pop 8 tablet, joining the Pop Icon, which launched last week.

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Should Kids Under 13 Have E-Mail Accounts?

Published: 08/20/2014 09:14:54 AM EST

Should Kids Under 13 Have E-Mail Accounts?

The age at which a child should have access to his own e-mail account is the latest debate as rumours swirl that Google is considering allowing kids younger than 13 to sign up for Gmail; and is looking at developing a kid-friendly version of YouTube.

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Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Appoints Hitfar as Exclusive Canadian Distributor

Published: 08/20/2014 08:00:02 AM

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Appoints Hitfar as Exclusive Canadian Distributor

Hitfar Concepts Ltd., based in Burnaby, BC, has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distribution partner for Urban Armor Gear (UAG), an Orange County, CA-based manufacturer of protective, military grade cases for smartphones and tablets.

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Torus Power Appoints Four New Canadian Sales Rep Agencies

Published: 08/20/2014 07:30:01 AM

Torus Power Appoints Four New Canadian Sales Rep Agencies

Torus Power, a subsidiary of Plitron Manufacturing and maker of isolation transformer-based power components, has appointed four new Canadian representatives in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta.

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Home Depot Gives a Wink to DIY Automation

Published: 08/19/2014 03:39:22 PM

Home Depot Gives a Wink to DIY Automation

Home Depot is making its play into the growing do-it-yourself home automation market with a partnership with Wink. And WiFi HiFi got a sneak peek at how the technology works in a beautiful five-storey smart home in downtown Toronto.

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IT Pros at 1/3 of Canadian Companies Know Data Compromised

Published: 08/18/2014 05:51:31 PM

IT Pros at 1/3 of Canadian Companies Know Data Compromised

Professional IT specialists at about 36% of Canadian companies are certain that their firms have had serious breaches in data security within the last year. So says a new study by the Ponemon Institute, conducted on behalf of Websense, an American cyber-security company.

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Is It Working?

Published: 08/18/2014 04:48:11 PM

Ice Bucket Challenge: Is It Working?

Heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It's the latest viral video sensation with an important message behind it: bringing awareness and raising money to help combat ALS. But with the "donate or dump" mandate, is it really serving a purpose? Or is it just the coolest (literally) new social media trend?


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Sony Announces α5100 Mirrorless Camera

Published: 08/18/2014 12:19:27 PM

Sony Announces α5100 Mirrorless Camera

Sony of Canada has announced a new compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. The α5100 replaces the NEX-5, a comparably small model, but employs technology from the α6000, which was launched earlier this year.

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Xcel Source to distribute NYNE Bluetooth Speakers

Published: 08/18/2014 08:14:12 AM

Xcel Source to distribute NYNE Bluetooth Speakers

NYNE, a manufacturer of lifestyle inspired audio products, has partnered with Xcel Source Corp. to distribute its accessories in Canada.

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Students Covet Tech Over Fashion for Back-to-School

Published: 08/18/2014 08:00:22 AM

Students Covet Tech Over Fashion for Back-to-School

It used to be all about the hot new pair of kicks, stylish backpack, or high-end pair of jeans. And it still is, to some degree. But, according to a new study, kids are more excited this year about their high-tech gear for back-to-school than they are about fashion.

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