Create Your Own Fun or Useful Alexa Skills With Blueprints

Christine Persaud 04/20/2018 09:21:50 AM EST in Mobile

Create Your Own Fun or Useful Alexa Skills With Blueprints

Amazon has introduced a new feature called Alexa Skill Blueprints, which allows users to create their own personalized skills and responses from the digital voice assistant.

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David's Take: What Your TV's Refresh Rate Means

Published: 04/19/2018 05:03:27 PM EST

David's Take: What Your TV's Refresh Rate Means

Just because your TV says it has a refresh rate of 120Hz or 240Hz, does that mean it's actually refreshing at 120Hz or 240Hz? Not necessarily. One of the latest techniques is using different technology to approximate the effect of a higher refresh rate, without actually driving the TV at the higher rate.

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Call2Recycle Calls for Canadians to Stop Hoarding Batteries

Published: 04/20/2018 11:27:06 AM

Call2Recycle Calls for Canadians to Stop Hoarding Batteries

To help jumpstart battery recycling efforts before Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, Call2Recycle Canada is encouraging Canadian consumers to declutter living spaces and recycle their used batteries.

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AVAD to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its New Toronto Branch

Published: 04/19/2018 04:58:47 PM

AVAD to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its New Toronto Branch

Residential and commercial custom installation distributor AVAD LLC is getting set to open its new Toronto branch later this month, which offers up a bigger showroom and warehouse space, along with room to expand as the business grows.

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Telus Launches 4K HDR Through Optik TV

Published: 04/19/2018 03:04:32 PM

Telus Launches 4K HDR Through Optik TV

Telus has confirmed the launch of 4K HDR content through its Optik TV service, which is available to customers in Western Canada.

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Samsung Canada Expands Samsung Pay in Canada Through RBC

Published: 04/18/2018 01:47:52 PM

Samsung Canada Expands Samsung Pay in Canada Through RBC

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has announced that Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) personal payment cards are now supported by the Samsung Pay mobile payment system. Samsung Pay works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap a card.

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Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces to Sell Smart TVs

Published: 04/18/2018 01:10:45 PM

Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces to Sell Smart TVs

Once major rivals in the consumer technology retailing space, Amazon and Best Buy have turned heads by announcing that the companies will be partnering up to sell Amazon's new Fire TV Edition smart TVs.

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Beem United Debuts New Wireless Fitness Earphones

Published: 04/18/2018 09:36:53 AM

Beem United Debuts New Wireless Fitness Earphones

Irvine, CA-based Beem United has launched its new line of fitness wireless earphones, the BeActiv E300, which boast Bluetooth technology, and come in a range of bright colours.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Includes Dual Camera, 4K HDR Display

Published: 04/18/2018 09:30:32 AM

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Includes Dual Camera, 4K HDR Display

Sony Mobile has added a new smartphone to its Xperia line in the XZ2 Premium, which features ISO 12,800 sensitivity for video recording and 51,200 for photos, along with a 4K HDR display, and 4K HDR movie recording.

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Google Announces $2.1M in Funding for STEM in Canada, Opens New Google Waterloo Community Space

Published: 04/18/2018 08:33:51 AM

Google Announces $2.1M in Funding for STEM in Canada, Opens New Google Waterloo Community Space

Google today announced a new $2.1 million funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and unveiled a new Google Waterloo Community Space to advance STEM education, innovation and digital skills in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

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