I just got my hands on the new Moneris PAYD device. This little unit is an absolute must have for small businesses that don’t take credit cards or for the business that wants a mobile billing solution. Basically you take the unit out of the box and plug it in to the headphone jack on [...]
Vancouver Gadgets contributor, Perpetual Motion, will be appearing on CTV News Channel tomorrow at 12 Noon PST. Keep an eye and an ear out for this event. Topics to be discussed include:
Apple iPad 3 Chinese Hacking into Nortel
The video will be posted here as it becomes available.
Holy War 2.0 is brewing and its happening in a place you wouldn’t expect, the Internet, more specifically YouTube. A gentleman by the alias of “bball1989” has posted a video that has gone viral and at publication date had 18,247,030 views. The video is titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” [...]
Is your business keeping up to the changes in technology? Are your leaders taking these changes seriously? If not, listen up. Tech is here to stay and is only going to become more and more embedded into both our personal and professional lives. Heck most of us are walking around with full-blown computers in our [...]
When Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection this week it came as a little bit of a shock. I say a little bit because really you could see it coming a hundred miles away. The company has been virtually missing-in-action for the past 10 or so years and didn’t seem to release any [...]
Vancouver start-up, Summify, has been acquired by Twitter. The app was a news and feed aggregation service that pulled data from both personal and professional sources such as RSS feeds, Twitter and Facebook. From what I can see it performed services similar to Zite which was recently acquired by [...]
Thinking of leaving Facebook? Think you’re ready to take the plunge? Well good luck. I tried today and failed. Maybe you’ve got the guts to cut the cord? I got it worked up in my head that Facebook was just an evil corporation gathering data about me and my friends and that it would someday [...]
Yet another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) comes and goes from Las Vegas, Nevada. The throngs of “real-time” reporters, bloggers and analysts have left and gone back to their usual jobs. With appearances from Justin Bieber, Dennis Rodman, LL Cool J and Snooki was the event more hype than anything else? There were prototypes galore. There [...]
By now you may have heard of the Reddit boycott of GoDaddy which extended across the Internet to many Internet domain owners that were up in arms with GoDaddy’s support of the SOPA (Stop Online Pirarcy Act) in the USA. Originally GoDaddy supported SOPA and many domain owners withdrew their registrations from GoDaddy which is [...]
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While following people back on Twitter (and to a lesser degree Facebook) I have taken notice of people’s profiles. In fact reading the profile is the first thing I do before I press that “follow” button. If somebody doesn’t have a profile description I will probably not follow back unless there is a very compelling [...]
One of the biggest stories of 2011 was the use of social media in public displays and gatherings. 2011 was the year of Social Media. Here are some of the ways social media was used this year:
- The Arab Spring (uprisings in Egypt, Libya etc)
– Shaming rioters (Vancouver Canucks – [...]
Yesterday, Jay Kenobi and Perpetual Motion appeared on The Bill Good Show on CKNW radio. Thanks to Karen Horak and Bill Good for the opportunity to appear on the show. We didn’t cover all the topics we had hoped to discuss but it was a great conversation nevertheless. You can listen to [...]
If you have to buy a Christmas present this year for a gadget lover you already know that this can be a daunting task. The array of gadgets let alone categories of gadgets seems to grow exponentially larger every year. I would like to take this opportunity to break things down into manageable bites so [...]
Publish a paper online? Me? Never! You may be thinking that this would involve too much work and technical acumen to accomplish such a monumental task. But there is a company making waves in the publishing industry by promoting an automated publishing platform that ties into Twitter, Facebook and Google+ called Paper.li.
You may have heard these words from your son or daughter this year, “Santa, I want a Nintendo DS.” I know because I heard these words and immediately thought, “why does my kid need his own personal video game system.” I must have went through all the ranges of emotion including denial, [...]
One of the coolest gadgets and technology companies around these days is IOGEAR. If you are a gadget lover you absolutely must check out the line of products manufactured by this company. They specialize in audio video and home solutions, KVM devices, desktop, mobility and networking solutions. If you have an idea to converge or [...]
The wait is finally over. Yesterday I joined the throngs by becoming the proud owner of a smartphone. I had been waiting for my Apple iPhone 4S since October 15th and it took about 45 days to finally get the device into my hands. Rogers had put me into [...]
This latest HP laptop computer is one of the best sellers in the PC category. The DV6-6140US is an entertainment powerhouse that will please even the most die-hard gamer in your family for years to come. It boasts 2.4GHz/1.5GHz AMD A8-3500M quad-core accelerated processor with 4MB L2 cache; 6GB DDR3 system memory (2 DIMM; [...]
2011′s hottest selling camera is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300. From the research I’ve conducted, the positives far outweigh the negatives for this powerhouse packed into a small camera body. The ELPH 300 has an outstanding capability of shooting 12.1 Megapixels and shooting full 1080P HD video. At this price point nothing else compares. I [...]
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