When I bought my 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, I was disappointed that VW no longer offers Dynaudio audio as a factory upgrade option in Canada. It was offered for my 2010 Golf GTI, but now, Fender Premium Audio is the upgrade option for the GTI line.
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Angie is an icon of Canadian high-end audio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having founded American Sound and Angie's Audio Corner. And she is one of the rarest birds in a business in which everyone has to scratch their beards to name other women. Naturally, Angie is on my short list of industry luminaries. And like most industry leaders, her personal life and business life are connected at the deepest level.
Friday, March 3 is International Women's Day, and this year's theme is #BalanceforBetter, with a focus on helping create a more gender-balanced world, celebrating women's achievements, and raising awareness against bias.
As part of an ongoing series highlighting influential women in Canadian tech, this week, we talk in-depth with Brie Code, CEO and Creative Director of TRU LUV, a Toronto-based studio that makes AI companions for smartphones, to get her perspective on working in a male-dominated industry.
They're popping up everywhere. Little shops in strip or shopping malls that promise to save your smartphone from becoming a doorstop after you've dropped it for the umpteenth time, or following an accidental spill.
Anyone who knows me knows my first piece of advice to anyone who buys a new TV is to get it professional calibrated. (I'm sort of biased on that topic!) But that's not what this piece is all about. Here are some practical tips on the first things you should do once you're ready to bring home a brand spanking new display.
Are you ready to fork out more than a couple grand for the hottest tech gadget commanding the attention of media and early adoptors?
Alarming content is being found hidden in videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids, and the company, owned by Google, can't seem to remove it fast enough before more pops up.
Recently, a spate of articles online have suggested that the end of physical Blu-ray disc media is near, largely as a result of the growth in streaming. Much of the fear has been fueled by Samsung's recent announcement that it will no longer sell Blu-ray players in North America; Oppo announced the same in a farewell message on its website just shy of a year ago. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
Focal Naim, a subsidiary of Vervent Audio Group, has acquired both Audio Plus Services and Plurison. Audio Plus Services will now be known as Focal Naim America, while Plurison has become Focal Naim Canada. Both companies will be headed up by Daniel Jacques, who will continue in his position as President.
A couple of years ago, Samsung stole the show at CES with the introduction of "The Frame" TV, a stunning panel that disguises itself as a piece of framed art when it isn't being watched as a television, complete with a bezel that can be matched to the décor of your room. "Game Changer" was how most journalists described the Frame TV