If you’re a marketer then context awareness is something that you’ll want to know about. SXSW is starting up and Eventbase has created a game changing app that uses iBeacon to prompt mobile users to interact with people and nearby objects. Context awareness is gaining traction in places such as transportation, retail, venues, entertainment, museums [...]
The Government of Canada has announced it has chosen technology from Wedge Networks™, the leader in Cloud-Based Security Services to protect its information systems from advanced security threats. The WedgeOS™ platform is a first-of-its-kind solution that melds patented network traffic inspection capability with software defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to [...]
Having just wrapped up a successful Small Media for Businesses Workshop we are branching out again to offer number of communications services to small businesses.
Meet us for a coffee and chat about your social media marketing needs, marketing/branding ideas or writing and blogging services [...]
Vancouver is in the grips of a winter storm and while the snow usually shows up and washes away in a day or two this time it’s still around after 48 hours. People in other parts of Canada are usually laughing at us too knowing that winter is more than [...]
Samsung will defend its crown as the world’s top smartphone maker on unveiling a new premier smartphone – Galaxy S5 – in the face of tougher markets and a rising challenge from China.
On the opening day of the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the South Korean giant will [...]
Ever wonder how you can make bookmarks in your PDF document? With Adobe Reader I felt this frustration the other day and hunted around for some solutions but didn’t really find anything that suited me. After all who wants to hunt around in a 500 – 1000 page PDF for [...]
Wow. Facebook is spending a lot of money! $19 billion to be exact. When I heard this yesterday I couldn’t believe my ears. Is WhatsApp really worth this much? What I’m really wondering is how Facebook is going to get any kind of ROI out of this still potential purchase. Of course a purchase of [...]
It’s 2014 and you still aren’t using social media for your business? Why use it? It’s pretty simple! Make money, connect with your customers and promote yourself.
Ben Abel founder of Vancouver Gadgets discusses tips and tricks on how to use social media to take that next step in your business.
Last week Pelmorex Media Inc., parent company of The Weather Network and MétéoMédia, announced that its weather application is now available on several Connected TV models including Samsung, LG and Panasonic among others. Offering similar features as its popular mobile and web apps, The Weather Network Connected TV app provides users with on-demand access to [...]
Hashtracking Inc. is pleased to share live data on hundreds of Olympic-related hashtags that the company has been tracking since the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Several trends have emerged since the start of the Games. These include:
Hashtag Hijacking: Hashtracking is following McDonalds hijacked #CheersToSochi Hashtag as well as the [...]
Over the weekend of January 19th, more than 500 college and university students competed in the Great Canadian Appathon(GCA): a crazy, intense and exhaustingly wonderful hackathon to design the next hit mobile game in just 48 hours. Picked as the best from a pool of more than 100 submitted games the top [...]
Fast Company today named Belkin International, the company behind the WeMo family of home automation products, Echo water and power solutions and the Linksys home networking brand, to its 2014 list of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things. The list is published as part [...]
Last September Vancouver Gadgets sent out a Tech News piece about a new TV service for kids called Kidoodle.TV.
This week I got a chance to take a look at Kidoodle and am happy to note its available for iOS [...]
Nubo, the Android-based cloud workspace, has released a new version of its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution that leaves zero data on employee devices. The updated version delivers a dramatic improvement in bandwidth consumption, seamless transitions between data networks and a new file browser to give Nubo users a faster and more consistent [...]
CrowdOptic, a maker of crowd-powered mobile and wearable applications as seen at popular sporting events, today announced it has received funding to ramp up sales and marketing of its software, which curates and broadcasts live streaming video from Google Glass and other smart devices to stadium scoreboards, fan mobile devices and live TV.
Having recently got my sweaty paws on the Nexus 5 I ended up spending some time researching protective cases. I tend to carry a lot of stuff around in my pockets and because of this smartphones I’ve owned in the past have tended to look pretty badly beaten after only a few months [...]
The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series is an impressive computer to say the least. Having used Dell laptops in generations past I was surprised when I received this machine last month. I was not expecting something like this at it has all the latest bells and whistles. Let’s dive right in and look [...]
Marvel Entertainment has teamed up with developer Aeria Mobile to launch X-Men: Battle of the Atom for iPhone. Featuring gorgeous original art by Marvel artists and stories adapted by prolific X-Men writer James Asmus, the new free-to-play card battle game (CBG) stars everyone’s favorite Uncanny X-Men in [...]
The bring your own device (BYOD) movement is growing on a global scale, and Canada leads the charge. A recent study conducted by research firm Ovum for information communication technology provider Dimension Data Canada Inc. shows that more than 75 percent of Canadian firms let their workers to use personal smartphones and tablets [...]
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