It's just over a week until Mother's Day, when we all celebrate the moms in our lives. Whether it's your own mother, spouse, sister, grandmother, friend, or another special mom in your life, flowers, candies, a card, and some quality time are all great ideas. (Some peace and quiet would do nicely as well.) But why not throw some great tech in there as well?
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Toronto-based Henry's Camera has acquired L.L. Lozeau, based in Montreal, in a deal that will now make Henry's the largest photographer retailer in Canada. According to Retail Insider, a purchase amount is not known for the acquisition.
Google's parent company Alphabet has officially become the first drone operator to get government approval to operate as an airline, which will, in turn, allow the company to start using drones to deliver packages to customers.
As we prepare to decorate Easter eggs with the kids this weekend, set up Easter egg hunts, or, for those who don't celebrate, simply enjoy a long weekend, Google is having fun with a few Easter eggs of its own as well.
When the television first became common in households in the ‘50s, it was a marvel to be able to see a moving image on the tiny, black and white screen. Households began to watch content terrestrially, then cable and satellite television afforded access to hundreds of channels. Add things like on-demand and pay-per-view TV, along with VCRs and DVD players to the mix, and we were in entertainment heaven.
We all have mindless tasks we like to engage in during downtime, to rid our minds of stress. It could be playing repetitive games like Candy Crush, twirling a fidget spinner, or endlessly scrolling through our social media feeds. Sometimes, we land on a silly yet seemingly entertaining quiz and decide "heck, why not?" Here's a tip: don't.
Remember a time when smartphones were actually used for tasks like receiving and making phone calls, messaging, surfing the Web, and even playing with apps? That's still the case today. But the most important feature by far has become the camera.
Arnold Frieman, the founder of Advance Electronics in Winnipeg and icon in the consumer technology retail business, passed away on April 5, 2019, peacefully and surrounded by family. He was 90.
Bryston has added native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for its BDP Music Players.
There's a trade-off when it comes to the conveniences and personalization benefits we enjoy today thanks to tech. We can acquire tons of loyalty points with retailers, receive targeted advertisements, get discounts on items that we need (or want), and enjoy an overall customized experience from the brands we love. But it all comes at a price.
Cutting the cord. It describes our desire to shift away from expensive linear television service packages with thousands of channels to a curated selection of content through a subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) service. Streaming TV has been on the rise, and Netflix is the constant. But other services have come (and gone). And now, Apple wants in.