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Dyson Hot+Cool purifying fan and heater

Microsoft Surface Go with LTE Advanced

Google Pixel Slate

ABox Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter kit

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

2018 MacBook Air

ViewSonic M1 portable projector

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Waze navigation app on Apple CarPlay

Apple iPhone XR

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple iPhone XS Max

Google Pixel 3 XL

Fitbit Charge 3

Rowenta Intense Air Pure Purifier

iOS 12

Bissell CrossWave PetPro Multi-Surface Cleaner

Casper Dog Bed

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

MacBook Pro 13 (2018)

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Plus PHEV Driver

Dyson Pure Cool HEPA Air Purifier and Fan

BlackBerry Key 2

Sonos Beam

Huawei P20 Pro

Apple HomePod

Google Home Max 

Motorola Moto G6

Fitbit Versa

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart headset

Amazon Echo Spot

Apple iPad (2018)

Spectre x360 13 2-in-1

Samsung Galaxy S9

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset and Controller

ScoopFree Original Self Cleaning Litter Box

Kindle Oasis (2017) - The Perfect eBook reader

Azio's Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard

Google Pixel Buds

Jaybird Run wireless bluetooth headphones

BlackBerry Motion

Apple iPhone X

Microsoft Xbox One X

Miele Blizzard CX1 Hardfloor PowerLine

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Anki Overdrive - Fast and Furious Edition

Apple TV 4K

Google Home Mini

Fitbit Flyer

Fitbit Ionic

Huawei P10

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

2018 Toyota C-HR

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Nomad leather case for iPhone 8 Plus

Monday
Apr222019

BlackBerry Messenger for consumers will be shutting down in May

Are you still a loyal BlackBerry Messenger user? Well, we’ve got bad news for you. The consumer version of the app is shutting down for good on May 31st. Indonesia-based media conglomerate took over its development in 2016. They redesigned the app to get modern features in hopes of competing against the more popular chat apps these days. However, efforts didn’t seem to be enough and now the app is shutting down for good. Emtek’s statement about this announcement says, “We poured our hearts into making this a reality, and we are proud of what we have built to date. The technology industry however, is very fluid, and in spite of our substantial efforts, users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on.”

The enterprise version is going to be made available for personal use, though. It’s now available for Android devices and it’ll be coming to Apple’s App Store “soon.” The app is free for the first year of use and will cost US$2.49 for a six-month subscription afterwards. But in the age where there are tons of free messaging apps, will BBM be able to attract its users back?

Source: Engadget

Sunday
Apr212019

Samsung is reportedly postponing launch of the Galaxy Fold in China

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One might not be related to the other but recent events suggest otherwise. Confused? Well, Samsung is reportedly postponing its Chinese launch of the upcoming Galaxy Fold smartphone. According to SamMobile, the postponement was reportedly due to an issue with the venue, but said other activities related to the launch have also been delayed or canceled. According to Engadget’s Chinese Editor-in-Chief Richard Lai, planned events for the Galaxy Fold in Hong Kong and Shanghai happening on Tuesday and Wednesday have been postponed as well.

The rumoured postponements come after reports that some review units encountered a variety of issues just a few days after the tech journalists got their hands on them. Samsung already issued a statement on these problems and seemed to have plans to push through with the US launch on April 26th. Now, we’re keeping watch to see if the company sticks to that plan.

Sunday
Apr212019

Netflix might have a couple more Beyoncé specials coming post-‘Homecoming’

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Looks like Beyoncé’s Homecoming isn’t a one-time special for Netflix. Rumour has it the superstar has signed a US$60 million three-project deal with the streaming service. The amount might seem exorbitant, but Netflix is known for shelling out hundreds and millions of dollars to secure rights to specials and sign exclusive deals with showrunners, comedians, and artists. Vulture reports that HBO was interested in getting rights to Homecoming, but they couldn’t match the deal Netflix offered Beyoncé. Either camp refused to comment on the report, so now we just have to wait and see if there is any truth to the rumours.

Saturday
Apr202019

Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup – 4/14 – 4/20

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Apple and Qualcomm announce surprise settlement

Volkswagen showcases ID Roomzz concept at Shanghai Auto Show

Acer launches built-for-creators ConceptD 9

Facebook brings dark mode to all Messenger users

‘Something big’ is coming to the Google Pixel universe

Netflix and Mark Millar announce next comic book project called ‘Space Bandits'

There are issues with the Samsung Galaxy Fold review units

Mike Myers gets Netflix show where he’ll play multiple characters

Alexa can control Apple Music on Sonos speakers in a handful of countries

Samsung releases statement on broken Galaxy Fold review units

How You Can Upgrade and Modernize Your Business

Original ‘Burnout Paradise’ game will have its servers shut down by August 1st

Canadian group sues government over Google-backed smart neighbourhood in Toronto

Apple expands Recycling Programs with more drop-off locations for used devices

Sidewalk Labs wants to develop street signs that let people know what data is being collected from them

Netflix retells the story of the Central Park Five with ‘When They See Us’

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ goes big and explosive with new trailer

CIA accuses Huawei of being funded by Chinese state security