It looks like the U.S. ban on Huawei Technologies is having an effect on the Chinese telecommunications giant's 2019 annual report. Although Huawei revealed that its net profit for the year was CNY62.7 billion ($12.5 billion), Reuters noted it was the company's lowest increase in three years at 5.6%.
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At the end of 2016, it was confirmed that TCL Communications would be taking over the manufacturing of BlackBerry devices. By February 2017, the KEYone was revealed at Mobile World Congress as the first device under the new partnership. But now, that brand licensing agreement is about to come to an end leaving BlackBerry's future in question.
iFi Audio has added the hip-dac to its line-up of portable USB DAC/headphone amps. The device, which is finished in petrol blue with a touch of copper, is designed to take with you and offer hi-res music playback from wherever you are.
A new Payments Canada rule, called Rule E5, will make it possible for Canadians to use their debit cards to pay for items through delayed authorization, which means for public transit.
According to Statista, 3.1 million Canadians are expected to spend US$244 million on dedicated fitness trackers in 2020. In the U.S., 39 million Americans own a fitness tracker and spend US$3.2 billion to count steps, measure heart rate, and analyze many other data points in a quest for a healthy lifestyle.
I have a weird hobby. I like to sort of collect small Bluetooth speakers then complain about how bad they sound. I probably inherited the habit from my grandfather who used to do the same thing with tiny AM/FM radios. Nonetheless, it means I have tried tons and tons of them.
Sol Republic has released two new pairs of headphones, including the Soundtrack and the Soundtrack Pro ANC wireless headphones.
uBreakiFix ended off 2019 with the opening of 14 new locations in its fourth quarter, bringing its total footprint to 559 stores in Canada and the U.S.
Racepoint Energy, sister company to Savant, has acquired Noon Home, including its residential lighting control innovations.
These days, many a start-up is touting itself as the "Uber for..." whatever service they offer. The idea is on-demand service conducted by a network of (hopefully) skilled individuals. And EdenApp calls itself the Uber for snow removal.
Mobile Klinik, a professional smartphone repair chain based in Toronto, says that it will achieve its fiscal year-end goal of opening 80 locations by January 31, 2020.