Frank Lenk


Frank LenkeEducated as a mechanical engineer, Frank Lenk has been covering technology and entertainment media since the early days of the digital revolution. His software and game reviews have appeared in national newspapers, in major US and Canadian magazines and on television. He is the author of several books, the most recent being “Music Online,” published by Macmillan/CDG.




Last Updated: 12/04/2017 09:20:01 AM EST

303 Article(s)

FEATURE: The Disruptors - Google

FEATURE: The Disruptors - Google

Google is perhaps the most remarkable company to emerge from the digital age. It sells few tangible products, and innovates in diverse ways that would be largely incomprehensible to the average consumer.

Frank Lenk Published: 12/04/2017 09:20:01 AM EST

 

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FEATURE: The Disruptors - Amazon

FEATURE: The Disruptors - Amazon

There's a running gag in the 1993 film Demolition Man that seems more prescient with each passing year. In the future, explains Sandra Bullock, all restaurants are Taco Bell. It's a ludicrous worst-case scenario. But it's not nearly so ludicrous to wonder if, sometime soon, all retailers might be Amazon.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/28/2017 04:51:23 PM EST

Free Software Foundation Offers 2017 Ethical Gift Guide

Free Software Foundation Offers 2017 Ethical Gift Guide

The Free Software Foundation has published its 2017 Ethical Technology Giving Guide, with suggestions for geek-friendly purchases that avoid DRM, spyware, and proprietary restrictions.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/23/2017 01:15:04 PM EST

First Look: Microsoft Mixed Reality from Acer, HP

First Look: Microsoft Mixed Reality from Acer, HP

A press event today, hosted by Intel, offered a first look at Microsoft's new ‘Mixed Reality' hardware and software. Here are a few quick observations.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/22/2017 02:41:24 PM EST

IMAX VR Centre Opens at Toronto Scotiabank Cineplex

IMAX VR Centre Opens at Toronto Scotiabank Cineplex

IMAX Corporation and Cineplex have officially opened their first Canadian virtual reality Centre, at the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/19/2017 10:26:59 PM EST

Security Guru Predicts Software Oversight Agency

Security Guru Predicts Software Oversight Agency

On Thursday, at the SecTor Security Education Conference in Toronto, security expert Bruce Schneier delivered a powerful keynote, outlining the digital security problems we face today, and our best strategies for dealing them.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/17/2017 12:48:23 PM EST

Cybercrime Survey: Canadians Concerned, Unprepared

Cybercrime Survey: Canadians Concerned, Unprepared

The new Accenture 2017 Canada Cybercrime Survey reports that over half of Canadian respondents say that concern about cybercrime is limiting their use of online services.

Frank Lenk Published: 11/06/2017 05:32:57 PM EST

Immersed 2017: Lytro Takes Movie-making into the 7th Dimension

Immersed 2017: Lytro Takes Movie-making into the 7th Dimension

The most futuristic technology shown at the Immersed 2017 conference last week was presented in a talk by Buzz Hays, Head of Product at Lytro Inc., in Mountain View, California.

Frank Lenk Published: 10/27/2017 02:27:17 PM EST

Immersed 2017: Pimax Shows 8K VR Headset

Immersed 2017: Pimax Shows 8K VR Headset

The Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA) kicked off its fourth annual Immersed virtual reality conference today at the Ontario Science Centre, in Toronto. One highlight was a demo by Shanghai-based Pimax, of a new high-resolution VR headset.

Frank Lenk Published: 10/20/2017 12:15:01 AM EST

Valve Releases More VR Technologies for Manufacturers

Valve Releases More VR Technologies for Manufacturers

Valve Software has announced the availability of more "core components" for manufacturers of virtual reality systems.

Frank Lenk Published: 10/11/2017 12:54:55 PM EST

Filmmakers Campaign Against HDTV Motion Smoothing

Filmmakers Campaign Against HDTV Motion Smoothing

In a tweet last week, Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn kicked off a personal campaign against HDTV ‘motion smoothing,' drawing enthusiastic support from many other major movie creators.

Frank Lenk Published: 10/10/2017 11:03:56 AM EST



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