REVIEWS

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

Alcatel A50

Tile Pro Sport smart tracker

27-inch Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

Anki Cozmo programmable robot

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Google Home

Sennheiser HD-1 in ear wireless headphones

Motorola Moto E4

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch

BlackBerry KEYone

Philips Hue Smart Lighting System

insta360 nano 360 camera for iPhone

2017 Cadillac CT6 Luxury

UAG Rugged Case for Surface Book

Motorola Moto G5

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Network

Fitbit Alta HR

2016 Range Rover

2016 Ford Flex Limited

Timex IQ+ Move fitness tracking watch

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Sunday
Jun172018

Samsung develops hotel management solution for the Gear S3 to help hotel staff communication

Samsung partners with hotel operations platform ALICE to develop a new hotel management solution centered on the Gear S3. This new solution aims to help hotel staff answer customer requests more efficiently and quickly. For example, when a guest has a request, employees from the relevant department will get silent vibration alerts on their smartwatches. The hotel employee can simply tap on the screen to acknowledge that they are taking care of the task, which also allows managers to track the request in real-time. It will benefit hotel workers (like those involved in room service, repairs, cleaning, etc.) that are always on the move and need both hands to complete their tasks.

The Viceroy Hotel Group was the one who brought the partnership about and they will first employ the solution at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel before it comes to their other properties around the world.

Sunday
Jun172018

Beyoncé takes digs at Spotify in new song off her Tidal-exclusive album with husband Jay-Z

Beyoncé has just released a new joint album with her husband Jay-Z on his own streaming service Tidal (where the pop superstar is also a shareholder) and one of the songs find her taking a dig at competitor Spotify. Beyoncé doesn’t hold back in “Nice” as she sings "Patiently waiting for my demise / 'cause my success can't be quantified / If I gave two fucks about streaming numbers / would have put Lemonade up on Spotify." Bey’s 2016 album Lemonade was released exclusively on Tidal.

Called Everything Is Love, the album features nine tracks with each credited to the couple a.k.a. The Carters and comes in at under 40 minutes. Using their clout as one of the biggest power couples in the music industry, the album is definitely seen as a way to help turn Tidal’s fortunes. The streaming service has had its fair share of controversies recently—including allegations of late royalties and inflated streaming numbers. Whether this would help retain users is a different question. It could spike trial sign-ups and one-month subscriptions, but will people keep coming back to the service? We can’t say. We don’t have access to Tidal’s exact subscriber base but it’s believed to be far smaller than Spotify’s 75 million paid users (as of March) or Apple Music’s 50 million (as of May, with this number including trials).

Source: Engadget

Sunday
Jun172018

Leica introduces stylish long-zoom, compact C-Lux camera

Leica adds a bit of style to the long-zoom, compact camera market with the introduction of the new C-Lux camera. What’s essentially a reskinned Panasonic Lumix ZS200, it features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 15x zoom lens, a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel sensor, 49-point autofocus, 10 frames per second continuous shooting, 4K video recording capability (up to 30fps at a max of 100Mbps) with a 15-minute time limit. The C-Lux also comes with a 3-inch touchscreen and a viewfinder with 2.33 million-dot resolution. This camera also has support for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Getting one of these will set you back US$1,050 (around CA$1,380). What will this US$250 markup get you? Two new color options: Light Gold (as seen above) and Midnight Blue.

Source: SlashGear

Sunday
Jun172018

Ontario gives access to residents’ health data in hopes of building better healthcare-related tools

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A new project coming out of Ontario wants to create better healthcare-related tools for its citizens. How are they going to do this? By giving access to its residents’ health data. Ontario has entrusted medical research organization University Health Network and MaRS Discovery District (which Quartz describes as a “cross between a tech incubator and WeWork) to develop a platform that will give approved researchers and companies access to its citizens’ health data.

Called Project Spark, the goal is create an API or a way for developers to request information from the government’s data cache from its 14 million residents. With the API, developers can create apps that will give doctors access to a patient’s full medical history or give Ontarians complete access to their health records and even record health issues as they occur. Researchers, on the other hand, could be given another level of access to get anonymized data on Ontarians that meet certain criteria and assist in their studies.

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