Back to school calls for new, cutting-edge technology. But don't discount older tech that can still walk the walk. Here is my eclectic mix of savvy products that will help any student be properly armed for school - from smart backpacks to indoor grills, loud concert protection to affordable and safe big screen media portability.
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November 23 marked the 25th anniversary of the smartphone. Although traditional cell phones launched 40 years ago, the Simon Personal Communicator from IBM, unveiled at COMDEX Las Vegas in 1992, featured a touchscreen and stylus, and could send and receive faxes, e-mails, and cellular pages.
iPhone X landed in eager Canadian hands on Friday in Canada. The $600 down (64GB option) on a monthly $95 for two years through Telus (in Alberta0 plan begs the question: How does it compare to the 64GB Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the second most expensive phone costing $550 down on a monthly $95 per month?
Buying a new phone every few years is getting financially more challenging. You want to get the most money from your current phone to afford the soaring sub-$1,000 (or more) prices of the newest flagship phones, like the iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung Note 8, Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, and Sony's Xperia XZ1.
The simplest ideas can lead to smart products. From phone cases that heat up or chill down your phone, to mugs and glasses that you can't knock, over or an affordable printer that makes stunning prints, check out my favourite seasonal cool gadgets.
Wikimania, an annual global conference that celebrates the popular Wikipedia knowledge resource Website and its sister knowledge products, is coming to Montreal August 9-13.
For dads who appreciate the value of nice things, here is an eclectic list of smart gifts that keep on giving. They hit many sweet spots from craftsmanship, design, functionality and yes, the "wow" factor.